For religious man time too, like space, is neither homogenous nor continuous. On the one hand there are the interveals of a sacred time, the time of festivals (by far the greater part of which are periodical); on the other there is profane time, ordinary temporal duration, in which acts without religious meaning have their setting. Between these two kinds of time there is, of course, solution of continuity; but by means of rites man can pass without danger from ordinary temporal duration to sacred time.

Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane p68.

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