Terms and Questions:

Sacred Space and Sacred Time



1.    Mircea Eliade

2.    Hierophany

3.    Axis mundi

4.    Imago mundi

5.    Cosmogony

6.    Stupa

7.    Pagoda

8.    mandala


1.    According to Eliade, what is the difference between the sacred and the profane?

2.    Give several examples, from class and your own experience of sacred space

3.    What does the establishment of a fixed point of sacred space have to do with creation?

4.    Give several examples of an axis mundi

5.    How does sacred time differ from profane time?

6.    What does sacred time have to do with cosmogony?