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The Plurality of the Sacred—Critical Remarks on Mircea Eliade’s Conception of the Sacred  [PDF]
Yaser Mirdamadi
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.57048
Abstract: Mircea Eliade’s conception of the sacred, confining it to religious sacred, is criticized. A more comprehensive model of the sacred, which includes non-religious sacred, is developed and human love is suggested as a good candidate for non-religious sacred.
sitios sagrados y territorio wiwa
Cordoba Ponce,Erich Mauricio;
Universitas Humanística , 2006,
Abstract: this article explores several territorial dynamics, based on their symbolic and social importance. it asks for the role the sacred plays in the construction of the territory and the ways in which, from this starting point, a set of associations and belongings to a determined group is created. to this end, the work studies several places that are considered sacred inside gotshezhi, a wiwa village located in the lower river basin of the guachaca river, in the northeast of the sierra nevada of santa martha.
Ine?s GIL
The Turkish Online Journal of Design, Art and Communication , 2012, DOI: 10.7456/10202100/003
Abstract: Contemporary moving image (film and video) is looking for a new form of expressing the sacred, after decades of refusing all kinds of explicit “religious” content. The notion of Sacred changed with the social evolution and today its representation is directly related to the image of reality, that allows a sincere and immediate contact with the viewer. The body’s image can be a strong mediator between the expression of the sacred and reality, because it questions the position of man in the world and its relation to others. Bill Viola and The Dardenne Brothers – among others, are directors who work with a totally different cinematographic form but they have the same challenge: to reveal the potential sacred of life through light and image movement.
Catherine Clement, Julia Kristeva, Femeia si Sacrul/ The Woman and the Sacred
Iulia Iuga
Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies , 2003,
Abstract: Catherine Clement, Julia Kristeva, Femeia si Sacrul Editura Albatros, Bucureoti, 2001., 244 pg.
Catherine Clement, Julia Kristeva - Femeia si sacrul
Iulia Iuga
Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies , 2003,
Abstract: Review.
Maximus the confessor and René Girard: a hermeneutic approach
Sorea, D.
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Bra?ov. Series VII : Social Sciences and Law , 2010,
Abstract: For Maximus the Confessor, the Holy Scriptures is a guide for the ascetic ascension and the commandment to imitate the Lord means love. For R. Girard, Christ’s passions take down the resorts of the victim’s mechanism, signaling the mimetic functioning of culture and the false sacredness instituted by violence. In hermeneutic approach, the two discourses unveil their similitude, proving alternative paths from the text of the Scriptures to their significance.
Changes in Microfungal Community in Cherrapunji—The Wettest Patch on Earth as Influenced by Heavy Rain and Soil Degradation  [PDF]
Purabi Saikia, Santa Ram Joshi
Advances in Microbiology (AiM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/aim.2012.24059
Abstract: As part of a long time analysis to examine the ecological impacts of heavy rain coupled to soil degradation, soil fungal communities from two closely spaced sites bearing distinct ecology—one receiving heaviest rainfall but degraded patch on earth and the other pristine sacred grove forest were investigated over a period of three years. Cherrapunji besides being highest rainfall receiving area, is characterized by complete deforestation and soil erosion with sparse grasses forming the surface growth, whereas the sacred forests are conserved in their pristine nature due to religious beliefs of the indigenous tribes. The effect of deforestation and land degradation on soil microbes, soil organic carbon, soil nitrate nitrogen, soil pH, soil temperature, and fungal CFU/g were investigated from the two contrasting sites. The sites showed great variability in physical and chemical parameters including soil composition, temperature, pH, soil carbon, nitrogen content, water availability and enzyme activities. The population count of fungi was higher in sacred forest soil than degraded land of Cherrapunji. In both soil types, Penicillium perpurogenum markedly dominated and the co-dominant species (Aspergillus sp., Fusarium sp. and Trichoderma sp.) were common in both virgin and degraded soils. A total of 63 species were identified during the study period. The species composition between the two sites showed some variation as Syncephalastrum sp., S. chartarum, Gliocladium sp., Eupenicillium osmophilum and Eurotium sp. were not present in Cherrapunji. The undisturbed sacred forest fungal communities had significantly higher Simpson, Shannon and evenness indices than that of degraded soil of Cherrapunji. The prolonged anthropogenic activity in the area leading to degradation coupled with heavy rainfall has decreased the diversity level of fungal communities and masked the pristine differentiating effect of soil on the fungal community.
Love in Spenser’s Amoretti  [PDF]
Jiancheng Wang, Zhengshuan Li
Advances in Literary Study (ALS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/als.2014.21006

Being a sonnet cycle of love with a detailed description of the lady’s physical beauty and the lover’s happy feelings, Amorettiis a story of love between earthlings which is aimed at marriage. Meanwhile, Spenser sanctifies the love by Platonizing and Christianizing the lady. Thus it is clear that the love in the mind of Spenser is not just an earthly one or a heavenly one separately, but both, and, a combination of both earthly love and sacred love.

The Sacred Groves of the Balts: Lost History and Modern Research
Vykintas Vaitkevi?ius
Folklore : Electronic Journal of Folklore , 2009,
Abstract: The article deals with the sacred groves of the Balts in Lithuania andpresents the linguistic background, the historical documents from the 12th–18th century, the key folklore motifs of the topic, as well as selected examples of groves. The article also discusses possible relationships between pre-Christian religious traditions connected with the sacred groves and the ones which have survived into the 21st century. Despite the fact that the sacred groves of past ages have mostly disappeared on the landscape, this tradition has not significantly changed. Various religious activities which were carried out in sacred groves, at smaller groups of trees, and beneath separate trees enable us to learn, even if insignificantly, about the phenomenon. Interdisciplinary approach to sacred groves should be preferred in modern research.
Sacred and Profane in the Quattrocento
Jean-Louis Charlet
Studii de Stiinta si Cultura , 2012,
Abstract: On the basis of a semantic and lexicographic (N. Perotti, Cornu copiae ; L. Valla, Elegantie) study of the words sacer and profanus, it is showed that in the latin poetry and in the thought of the Quattrocento, the sacred can pass to the (latin) linguage, to the poetry, to a kind of paganism and principally to a laicization of the sacred (sacralisation of the body and of the man himself) which announces our modern time.
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