theophagy


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theophagy

(θɪˈɒfədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
(Theology) the sacramental eating of a god

theophagy

the act of eating one’s god, either literally or symbolically. — theophagite, n.theophagous, adj.
See also: God and Gods
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In Dick, you taste God: theology is theophagy, not just in the case of sacramental wine and bread but also in that of the ecstatic mushroom.
Here the papal or Catholic carpus is mortally poisoned by consumption of the fantastically transubstantiated corpus Domini and, in turn, infects the true, Reformed corpus ecclesiae (not to mention reipublicae) via perpetuation of this blasphemous anthropophagy or, more precisely, theophagy.
This isn't exactly anthropophagy, cannibalism, consuming the other animal, but it is a kind of theophagy, a consuming of god or the divine, a commonplace if still curious aspect of most religious experience (i.