our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a

2013/08/25

Through the reactualization of his myths, religious man attempts to approach the gods and to participate in being; the imitation of paradigmatic divine models expresses at once his desire for sanctity and his ontological nostalgia.

from The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
By Mircea Eliade
notes on the book