THEOPHAGY

noun. literally, the food ingestion of God. In most utilizations, the term references the representative ingesting of the body or blood of a deity, as within the Christian Eucharist, as a way of communing more completely with the divine. That being said, it can additionally be referenced as specific rites wherein adherents try to absorb the traits of a deity by eating the body or blood of a slaughtered animal or person thought to be its representative.

THEOPHAGY: "Theophagy, in more extreme senses, is regarded to be silly and sometimes odd, by many people."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THEOPHAGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/theophagy/ (accessed June 4, 2020).
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