Book List in Order: 16 titles

  • In this exuberant and touching portrait of youth, Eliade recounts the fictional version of his university years in late 1920’s Bucharest. Marked by a burgeoning desire to "suck out all the marrow of life," the protagonist throws himself into his st...


  • My attic is the same as ever: quiet, lonely, sad. I’m going to write The Novel of the Short-Sighted Adolescent. But I’ll write it as if I’m writing the author’s Diary. My book won’t be a novel, but a collection of comments, notes, sketche...


  • Had we not feared to appear overambitious, we should have given this book a subtitle: Introduction to a Philosophy of History. For such, after all, is the purport of the present essay; but with the distinction that, instead of proceeding to a specula...


  • 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 his ...


  • "This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian migr-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on ...


  • No event in our world is real, my friend. Everything that occurs in this universe is illusory . . . And in a world of appearances, in which no thing and no event has any permanence, any reality of its own-whoever is master of certain forces can do an...


  • Set in 1930s Calcutta, this is a roman à clef of remarkable intimacy. Originally published in Romanian in 1933, this semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious youn...


  • Mircea Eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still an essent...


  • Proposes the means by which the therapist can help validate stepfamilies as viable units, creating integration of old loyalties and new ties. Reprint of the 1979 ed. published by Univ. of Notre Dame Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ...








  • Organizing data from cultures the world over, Mircea Eliade, one of the preeminent interpreters of world religion in the twentieth century, lays out the basic patterns of initiation: group puberty rites, entrance into secret cults, shamanic instructi...




  • What This Series Means It is the thesis of World Perspectives that man is in the process of developing a new consciousness which, in spite of his apparent spiritual and moral captivity, can eventually lift the human race above and beyond the fear, ig...