Il mondo magico dei gephyrismi eleusini

The paper analyses the link between magic and religion in Ernesto De Martino’s thought, starting from his thesis on gephyrismi eleusini. The thesis – published for the first time in its original version in <<Archivio di storia della cultura>> (31, 2018) – shows a conception of religion already charismatic and close to magic, detecting in the graduate student the early features of the author of Il mondo magico