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  • adj. Of or relating to a hierophant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to hierophants or their teachings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging or relating to hierophants, or to the office or duties of a hierophant.


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  • In terms of spiritual doctrine and institutional practice, the theistic Church, which still refuses to ordain women and attributes blame for the fall of humankind to the actions of Eve, was sharply distinct from the doctrinally omnivorous Farmies, who invested midwives with hierophantic authority and attributed to neither sex responsibility for the decline of humankind into ignorance of Spirit.

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • On the whole there is a sincerity and heartiness of interest in his long account of this sect, which persuades one that he was moved by a genuine sympathy with a religion that could enjoin the humane and peaceful and spiritual precepts of Christ, while putting away baptism, ceremonial communion, and hierophantic orders.


  • The very conception of truth was a new one, as a goddess not to be shielded behind the shades of hierophantic mystery, but rather to be sought in the free tumult and joyous strife of many voices, there vindicating her own majesty and marking her own children.


  • LPD is one of my four core bands [1], partly because the lead vocalist EKS is one of my favorite hierophantic pathwalkers [2].

    Legendary Pink Dots 22 June 2006, Local 506, Chapel Hill

  • From their massiveness distilled a sense of power, mysterious, mechanical yet — living; something priestly, hierophantic — as though they were guardians of a shrine.

    The Metal Monster

  • And as at dusk and dawn the great menhirs of Stonehenge fill with a mysterious, granitic life, seem to be praying priests of stone, so about these gathered hierophantic illusion.

    The Metal Monster

  • Peace of the druid priests of Cymbeline: hierophantic: from wide earth an altar.


  • [In an hierophantic tone] Oh! most mighty king, the boundless air, that keepest the earth suspended in space, thou bright Aether and ye venerable goddesses, the Clouds, who carry in your loins the thunder and the lightning, arise, ye sovereign powers and manifest yourselves in the celestial spheres to the eyes of your sage.

    The Clouds

  • Ficino's influence upon religious thought was to bring about a non-hierophantic, subtle Platonizing of ethical Christianity rather than a Christianizing of

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Greek "Joe" -- but loses itself, like a Welsh genealogy in the darkest gloom of antiquity, we ought not to be surprised that ancient legends, being often shattered fragments and dim shadowings-forth of mystic and hierophantic philosophy, should be found, with many of their principal features unaltered, in the popular traditions of different ages and countries.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845


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