User:RobertC/Nibley:One eternal round
Please feel free to add to this page which discusses the phrase "one eternal round" as discussed in Hugh Nibley's book Temple and Cosmos (Deseret Book and FARMS, 1992), particularly chapters 4 ("The Circle and the Square") and 9 ("One Eternal Round: The Hermetic Version").
I've only skimmed these chapters, but I think one main idea is that the phrase "one eternal round" is based on the notion of a compass (the kind that is used to draw circles). If the anchor point for the compass is solid and doesn't change, then the compass will draw consistent, unvarying circles.
- Mercea Eliade: According Kevin Winters review of Temple and Cosmos, Mircea Eliade has followed up on Nibley's ideas in The Myth of the Eternal Return (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1954).
- LDS scriptures: Scriptures using the phrase "one eternal round" can be seen here.