Against Freudian Myth-Interpretations

Mircea Eliade on the prominence of 'Freudian' interpretations of mythology: "The interpretations of Freud are more and more successful because they are among the myths accessible to modern man. The myth of the murdered father, among others, reconstituted and interpreted in Totem and Taboo. It would be impossible to ferret out a single example of … Continue reading Against Freudian Myth-Interpretations

The Past Is Another Country – Made Yet More Remote Via The Distance Of Time

"As for the primitive, I hark back to it because we are still very primitive. How many thousands of years of culture, think you, have rubbed and polished at our raw edges? One probably; at the best, no more than two. And that takes us back to screaming savagery, when, gross of body and deed, … Continue reading The Past Is Another Country – Made Yet More Remote Via The Distance Of Time