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The Sacred and the Profane, The Nature of Religion
Mircea Eliade
The significance of religious myth, symbolism, and ritual within life and culture.

1 "The sacred is pre-eminently the Real, at once power, efficacity, the source of life and fecundity."

2 "A universe comes to birth from its center; it spreads out from a central point that is, as it were, its navel. It is in this way that, according to the Rig Veda (X, 149), the universe was born and developed from a core, a central point."

3 "All nature is capable of revealing itself as cosmic sacrality. The cosmos in its entirety can become a hierophany."

4 "The symbolism of the center is the formative principle not only of countries, cities, temples, and palaces but also of the humblest human dwelling."

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