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Culianu, Ioan P.

Overview
Works: 194 works in 642 publications in 15 languages and 5,616 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Encyclopedias  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Honoree, coo
Classifications: BL80.2, 291
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Most widely held works by Ioan P Culianu
The Eliade guide to world religions by Mircea Eliade( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Serbian and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative compendium of the 33 major religious traditions
Eros and magic in the Renaissance by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a widespread prejudice of modern, scientific society that "magic" is merely a ludicrous amalgam of recipes and methods derived from primitive and erroneous notions about nature. Eros and Magic in the Renaissance challenges this view, providing an in-depth scholarly explanation of the workings of magic and showing that magic continues to exist in an altered form even today. Renaissance magic, according to Ioan Couliano, was a scientifically plausible attempt to manipulate individuals and groups based on a knowledge of motivations, particularly erotic motivations. Its key principle was that everyone (and in a sense everything) could be influenced by appeal to sexual desire. In addition, the magician relied on a profound knowledge of the art of memory to manipulate the imaginations of his subjects. In these respects, Couliano suggests, magic is the precursor of the modern psychological and sociological sciences, and the magician is the distant ancestor of the psychoanalyst and the advertising and publicity agent. In the course of his study, Couliano examines in detail the ideas of such writers as Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola and illuminates many aspects of Renaissance culture, including heresy, medicine, astrology, alchemy, courtly love, the influence of classical mythology, and even the role of fashion in clothing. Just as science gives the present age its ruling myth, so magic gave a ruling myth to the Renaissance. Because magic relied upon the use of images, and images were repressed and banned in the Reformation and subsequent history, magic was replaced by exact science and modern technology and eventually forgotten. Couliano's remarkable scholarship helps us to recover much of its original significance and will interest a wide audience in the humanities and social sciences
Handbuch der Religionen by Mircea Eliade( Book )

84 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire d'histoire comparée des religions qui comprend un index commenté des prophètes, des fondateurs et des livres sacrés des religions
The tree of gnosis : gnostic mythology from early Christianity to modern nihilism by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of this world : other-worldly journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by the editor of the journal Incognita, takes the reader on a fantastic journey through a wide range of cultures and traditions to examine the phenomenon of ecstatic visionary experiences--from Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Taoist Immortals to the imaginative fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. The author provides a comprehensive tour of otherworldly journeys common from immemorial times among shamans, magicians and witches, and illustrates their connection with such modern phenomena as altered states of consciousness, out-of-body experiences, and near-death experiences.--From publisher description
Psychanodia by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Romanian and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der religiösen Ideen by Mircea Eliade( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychanodia by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

21 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mircea Eliade ... by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprise en format de poche d'un cahier publié en 1978
Expériences de l'extase : extase, ascension et récit visionnaire de l'hellénisme au Moyen Age by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnosticismo e pensiero moderno : Hans Jonas by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros und Magie in der Renaissance by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Zeitalter der Entdeckungen bis zur Gegenwart : Mircea Eliade. Hrsg. von Ioan P. Culianu. Mit Beitr. von Peter Bolz ; by Mircea Eliade( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expériences de l'extase : extase, ascension et récit visionnaire de l'hellénisme au Moyen Age by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religione e potere by Gianpaolo Romanato( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Romanian and Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des croyances et des idées religieuses by Mircea Eliade( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enciclopedia delle religioni( Book )

in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Gnoses dualistes d'Occident : histoire et mythes by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les gnoses dualistes d'Occident : histoire et mythes by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I miti dei dualismi occidentali : dai sistemi gnostici al mondo moderno by Ioan P Culianu( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Eliade guide to world religions
Alternative Names
Cilianu, Ioan P. 1950-1991

Couliano, I.P.

Couliano, I. P. 1950-1991

Couliano, I. P. (Ioan P.)

Couliano, I. P. (Ioan Peter)

Couliano, Ioan P.

Couliano, Ioan P. 1950-1991

Couliano Ioan Peter

Couliano, Ioan Peter 1950-1991

Couliano Ioan Petru

Couliano, Ion P., 1950-1991

Couliano, J. P.

Couliano, Joan P. 1950-1991

Culianu, I.P.

Culianu, I. P. 1950-1991

Culianu, I. P. (Ioan P.)

Culianu, I. P. (Ioan Petru)

Culianu, Ioan P.

Culianu, Ioan P. 1950-1991

Culianu, Ioan Petru.

Culianu, Ioan Petru 1950-1991

Culianu, Ion.

Culianu, Ion 1950-1991

Ioan P. Culianu Romanian academic

Ioan Petru Culianu Roemeens schrijver

Ioan Petru Culianu rumänischer Religionswissenschaftler, Kulturhistoriker, Philosoph und Essayist

Ioan Petru Culianu storico delle religioni, scrittore e filosofo romeno

Ιοάν Πέτρου Κουλιάνου

Кулиано, Ион, 1950-1991

Իոն Կուլիանո

クリアーヌ, I. P

クリアーノ, ヨアン・P

ヨアン・ペテル・クリアーノ

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Eros and magic in the RenaissanceHandbuch der ReligionenOut of this world : other-worldly journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert EinsteinPsychanodiaPsychanodia