Mircea Eliade Quote

Within the sacred precints the profane is transcended. On the most archaic levels of culture this possibility of transcendence is expressed by various "images of an opening"; here, in the sacred enclosure, communication with gods is made possible; hence there must be a door to the world above, by which the gods can descend to earth and man can symbolically ascend to heaven. - Mircea Eliade

Within the sacred precints the profane is transcended. On the most archaic levels of culture this possibility of transcendence is expressed by various "images of an opening"; here, in the sacred enclosure, communication with gods is made possible; hence there must be a door to the world above, by which the gods can descend to earth and man can symbolically ascend to heaven.

Mircea Eliade

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