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sacrifice

(sak′rĭ-fīs″) [L. sacrificare, to make or offer a sacrifice]
1. To give up or yield something of value.
2. To experience a loss.
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The similarities of extreme violence, a tacit complicity of the victims with their sacrificers, as well as the multiplicity of victims killed in the same ceremony, suggest an interiorization of violence.
In the framework of sacrifice, mutilated body parts transmit special powers to the sacrificer.
By himself becoming offering as well as priest, sacrifice as well as sacrificer, Christ participates in every Christian offering as the substance offered: it is the scent of Christ that mingles in the fragrance of the incense rising.
Sacrifice"--says Girard--"has often been described as an act of mediation between a sacrificer and a 'deity'" (Violence 6).
Jesus Christ is both the shepherd and the sheep, the farmer and the wheat, the vineshoot and the wine in the chalice, the sacrifice and the sacrificer.
The subterfuge Bataille has in mind is an illusion of sympathetic magic: "In sacrifice, the sacrificer identifies with the animal struck by death.
They are weddings in reverse in that they lead toward a sacrificer, who is often the father, and .
The excavated documents, however, reveal the names of transcendental entities that refer not to the personal relation with the sacrificer, but to the ways the former died.
Blackie is both bull and matador, sacrificer and sacrificed, victim and executioner.
it raised the sacrificer to be overlord of minor kings' (1970: 83).
Brian Smith has noted the importance of the sacrifice or yajna, described as a sturdy vehicle--a bird, a cart, a ship, or a chariot--to carry the sacrificer on the difficult and dangerous journey to the yonder world of the gods, where one can replicate the original sacrificial action of the gods.
Thus if, as a sacrificer and worshipper, I enter the Capitol or the temple of Serapis, I shall fall from God--just as I should if a spectator in circus or theatre.