Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sacred Tree

"The sacred tree,
the sacred stone
are not adored
as stone or tree;
they are worshipped
precisely because
they are hierophanies,
because they show
something that is
no longer stone
or tree but sacred,
the ganz andere
or 'wholly other.'"

Mircea Eliade (1907 - 1986)
Myths, Dreams and Mysteries

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