At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Eternal Recurrence received an average score of 72 based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Paul Simpson of AllMusic gave Eternal Recurrence 3.5 stars out of 5, calling it "a fine, thoughtful piece of ambient drone-folk that is as challenging as it is assuring." He said, "The release clocks in at less than half an hour, but its meditative nature transcends time, and it feels like a complete work rather than a minor batch of non-album tracks." Scott A. Gray of Exclaim! gave Eternal Recurrence a 7 out of 10, stating that "[Eternal Recurrence] pulls back on the rhythmic side of her intercontinental folkloric psychedelia in favour of something more meditative, untethered and texturally focused."