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The priest does not turn bread and wine into the body and blood of the divine. The world already is God’s body and blood. It’s already here, there is nothing to change, to transform, or to transubstantiate. The pantheists, animists, and panentheists knew this all along.

Before Socrates, Thales taught that the world is full of gods. I say, the universe is not only full of but is God. The great time bending, infinite sea of space and eternity is the body of the divine, the tides and gravitational swells its blood, and when we take a bite, our pinched myopia turns inside out. It is not the elements that have been transformed by the whisper of the priest, but we ourselves when confronted by the scope of Who we are.

(Vision of the Cosmos, below, by Hildegard of Bingen.)

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 01:49PM by Registered CommenterLinda Brown Holt | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

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