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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 445
The Writers’ Bloc with Kathryn S. on Mircea Eliade


Mircea Eliade

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The eclectic scholar Kathryn S. [2] was host Nick Jeelvy‘s guest on the latest broadcast of The Writers’ Bloc, where they discussed Mircea Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane and answered viewer questions, and it is now available for download and online listening.

Topics discussed include:

00:04:54 Mircea Eliade’s background and influence
00:06:56 Parallels to Jung and Freud
00:12:01 Influence on Camille Pagllia
00:18:21 Introduction to The Sacred and the Profane
00:36:26 Ancient and modern perspective on astronomy
00:38:52 How the whole world is imbued with the sacred
00:44:04 Parallels with West African and African-American social structure
00:46:18 Sacred spaces in the modern world
00:50:40 Resacralizing the profane world through ritual
00:54:59 On modern “religion”
00:58:09 Patterns across theories of history
01:03:13 On the sacredness of water
01:04:57 The cross-cultural relevance of dragons
01:15:53 How ancient religion and modern Leftism both get incorporated into all aspects of life
01:23:57 Statue destruction as iconoclasm
01:30:50 Statue destruction as a form of permitting crime
01:33:39 Initiation rituals in sacred society
01:38:55 The Dissident Right as a sacred and initiatic society
01:50:48 What are some of your favorite fictional genres?

To listen in a player, click here [3]. To download, right-click the link and click “save as.”

https://counter-currents.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Writers-Bloc-Sacred-and-the-Profane-with-Kathryn-S.mp3 [3]

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