Australian Religions. Part IV: The Medicine Men and Their Supernatural Models

  title={Australian Religions. Part IV: The Medicine Men and Their Supernatural Models},
  author={Mircea Eliade},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={159 - 183}
  • M. Eliade
  • Published 1 November 1967
  • Political Science
  • History of Religions
Provided he pursues his religious instruction, every male hopes to learn, in his old age, the sacred history of the tribe. This ultimately means re-establishing contact with the actors of a sacred history and, consequently, partaking of their creative powers. But, as everywhere else in the world, so is it in Australia that man's relations with the sphere of the sacred are not uniform. There are always some exceptionally gifted individuals longing, or destined, to become "religious specialists… 

Not All That Glitters is Gold? Rock Crystal in the Early British Neolithic at Dorstone Hill, Herefordshire, and the Wider British and Irish Context

Evidence for working rock crystal, a rare form of water-clear type of quartz, is occasionally recovered from prehistoric sites in Britain and Ireland, however, very little has been written on the

The role of quartz in Neolithic lithic traditions: a case study from the Thornhill Early Neolithic palisaded enclosure, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland

  • Killian Driscoll
  • Geology
    Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature
  • 2016
Vein quartz as a raw material for prehistoric stone tools is a much maligned material, very often treated to a cursory analysis only, if it is analysed at all. This paper examines the role of quartz