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Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
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|February 8, 2004

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First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the…
History Of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity

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The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman Religion, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity-all are encompassed in this volume.
The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
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|February 1, 2001

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A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade In The Sacred and the Profane , Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves…
History Of Religious Ideas, Volume 1: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries

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'A History of Religious Ideas, volume 1 will arouse the interest of all historians of western religion, since it includes chapters on the religions of Canaan and Israel. However, the book must be read cover to cover if one wants to grasp the significance of its…
The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History

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First published in English in 1954, this founding work of the history of religions secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade. Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no…
History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity
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|December 16, 2011

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In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religions,…
The Forge And The Crucible: The Origins and Structure of Alchemy

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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…
Yoga: Immortality and Freedom
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|July 26, 2009

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In this landmark book, first published in English in 1958, renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, Eliade provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in…
History Of Religious Ideas, Volume 3: From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms
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|March 15, 1988

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This volume completes the immensely learned three-volume A History of Religious Ideas . Eliade examines the movement of Jewish thought out of ancient Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean area and Europe, and the rise and diffusion of Islam…
Youth Without Youth
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|November 30, 2007

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Bucharest, 1938: while Hitler gains power in Germany, the Romanian police start arresting students they suspect of belonging to the Iron Guard.  Meanwhile, a man who has spent his life studying languages, poetry, and history—a man who thought…
The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History
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|May 8, 2005

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This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship…
Harpercollins Concise Guide To World Religions: The A-to-z Encyclopedia Of All The Major Religious…

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The definitive dictionary of the world's religions, compiled by two of the 20th century's most distinguished religion scholars. This highly accessible resource distils Mircea Eliade's lifework of detailing and comparing humanity's entire religious heritage,…
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