The Forge and the Crucible

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2020-10-23
Genre: Religion
Pages: 238 pages
ISBN 13: 022602654X
ISBN 10: 9780226026541
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
Primitive man's discovery of the ability to change matter from one state to another brought about a profound change in spiritual behavior. In The Forge and the Crucible, Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of these ancient societies, adventures rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power. The new edition of The Forge and the Crucible contains an updated appendix, in which Eliade lists works on Chinese alchemy published in the past few years. He also discusses the importance of alchemy in Newton's scientific evolution.
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