Ivan Marazov. The Golden Utopia
Category: Cultural Studies
There is no new age that does not declare that the Golden Age is coming with it. Unlike the Modern Times, the archaic country of the Golden Utopia is localized not in the future, but in immortality — in a parallel dimension of space. It is located beyond the borders of the inhabited world, isolated from it by cold or heat, with impassable mountains, most often on islands. Only the souls of the chosen ones can inhabit this land and they are the souls of aristocrats.
The characteristics of this country are described as opposition to the everyday life: there is no cold, no heat, no winter, no hot summer, people do not envy, do not quarrel, do not get sick, do not work, the earth itself gives birth to three crops, gold at they are not a means of enrichment, but a spiritual essence. The Thracian god Zalmoxis, for example, promised his followers that they wouldn't ever die, but would go to a country where they would live happily. And to convince them, he built an underground dwelling, hid in it, and appeared three years later. Every utopia begins with a lie...
Table of contents
I. Характеристики на златната страна
II. Лабиринтът. Пътуване до другия свят
III. Обитатели на утопичната страна: хипербореи и етиопи
IV. Белият остров и Бялата скала
V. Моделът „виждане — вкаменяване“
VI. Тракийската златна страна на безсмъртието
VII. Утопичната страна между минало и бъдеще
|Publisher||Zahari Stoyanov Publishing|
|Illustrations||b/w and color figures|
|Size||24 х 28 cm|