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The Sacred and the Profane is a literary work written by Mircea Eliade and translated from Greek to English by Willard Trask It is a text that helps to differentiate the relationship between the sacred and the profane thoughts that we have as humans and people of a rational thinking socity Coming from page thirty nine Eliade says that This same symbolism of the center explains other series of cosmological images and religious beliefs Among these the most important are first that holy sites and sanctuaries are believed to be situated at the center of the world two temples are the replicas of the cosmic mountain and hence constitute the pre-eminent link between earth and havens lastly the foundations of temples descend deep into the lower regions Then there is the idea that is found on page fifty-six Exactly like the city or the sanctuary the house is sanctified in the whole or part by a cosmological symbol or ritual This is why setting somewhere-building a village or merely a house represents a serious decision for the very existence of man is involved In all religious customs there is the idea of holy places and what the significances of these buildings relate too In all types of religions there are always holy places or places to worship For the most part these sanctuaries are thought to be the center of the world Everything revolves around this one place in some strange way this is true the earth that we live on is the shape of a sphere so because of this really no matter where you are standing you are still in the center Temples are also a big part of the religious experience When you think of a holy temple somewhere in the world what first comes to mind is a Buddhists temple perched high up in the mountains somewhere What was said in the text is that the higher towards the skies
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