Mircea Eliade (1907-1986)

Mircea Eliade was a historian of religion, philosopher and writer. He has written several highly influential works on on mythology, shamanism ("The Shamanism and Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy"), ritual, hierophany and the concept of Eternal Return.

Mircea Eliade wrote several fiction books, such as "With the Gypsy Girls", "Miss Christina", and the collection of short stories "Under the shadows of the lily".

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