Quote by: Mircea Eliade

The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or 'wholly other.

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Author Bio

  • NameMircea Eliade
  • DescriptionRomanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher
  • BornMarch 13, 1907
  • DiedApril 22, 1986
  • CountryRomania
  • ProfessionAnthropologist; Writer; Diplomat; Historian Of Religion; Historian; Journalist; Novelist; Philosopher; Essayist; Playwright; Educationist