the myth of the eternal return

this book by mircea eliade opened up my face. time as a circle, an ouroboros, is an idea that i’ve often returned to, but this work offered a significant cross-reference of cultures that all operated within the framework of time being cyclical rather than linear. if we are to imagine the sun as moving away from some universal center and the planets trailing behind it, not in perfect circles but rather perfect flowing spirals, the linearity and cyclicality of time can be commingled. this book doesn’t state that per se, but that’s where my thinking is at.