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Author QuotedMircea Eliade
Title QuotedForge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structure of Alchemy
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/05/10
ImprintNew York : Harper. 1962
QuotationFascinating books by Mircea Eliade. Finished (two days ago) Image and Symbol and began today the new one, Forge and Crucible, about alchemists. Opening up the meaning of myth in primitive technology which is always mystical. Why engineers are happy without religion?
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 218
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