Simply put, Langlois's description of the transubstantiated
bread as seized in mystical rapture is a metaphor of the ontological ekstasis inherent in transubstantiation itself.
I share your perspective on this topic, especially your sentiments in the next-to-last paragraph: "But given a choice, I think I would prefer an afterlife in which I'm utterly transformed by death, transubstantiated
The production and distribution of most psychoactive substances in this class is prohibited, except within the restricted regulatory domain of the pharmaceutical sector (in which case, drugs are almost magically transubstantiated
into medicines), and those who do engage in their unauthorized trade, rather than being celebrated for their entrepreneurial capitalist initiative, are maligned as "dealers" and "pushers" (Coomber, 2006).
Pythagoras claims the phoenix comes eternally from its own form; it is "another and the same" (7: 581, Dryden's addition), its own translated or transubstantiated
Second, it brings to the fore the problem of inner-outer, whereby an inner intention is magically transubstantiated
into a physical action.
As Buck attempts to "rid" Stephen of his creative thought-vermin -- to consume them, as it were -- they and Stephen are transubstantiated
by the mirror to become an immortal "God's body," a consecrated "host" for the mock-Mass that Buck has been conducting from the first sentence of the novel a sentence in which the same mirror appears: "Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came on the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed" (Joyce 1961, 1).
Culture is thus literally transubstantiated
: the same sets of beliefs and practices change from the binding power of a collective into an expression of personal and private idiosyncrasies.
He sets the Wordsworthian line off from his own text to isolate and elevate it, even as Wordsworth the man is transubstantiated
into allusion and the noumenal--the thing in itself--separating the quotation epistemologically by category and authority from his prose poetry.
He knew that Christians of the time believed that it had quite literally transubstantiated
into the body of Christ, but he wished to see "whether the insane things which Christians prattle about are true." He stabbed at it with his knife, but it remained uncut.
The priest says a formula over the 'host' which is a wafer of bread and over the cup of wine." Through holy intervention, which is not evident to the viewer, the bread and wine are transubstantiated
into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
Such embodied resplendence, in turn, allows the ugly-duckling-turned-Swan to transcend to a celebrated sphere where working-class and/or ethnic excess have been transubstantiated
into gorgeous womanhood.
Wittgenstein has not logically transubstantiated
the Theory of Types, turning it from expressible into inexpressible, from what can be said into what can only be shown, but that he has indeed made the Theory vanish (Jolley 2004: 282).
But the choice of analogical terms, no matter how simple, already goes beyond the recording of raw physical facts." (14) In A Man Asleep this is transubstantiated
into: "[The tree's] strength, its majesty, its life--if you still hope to draw some meaning, some courage, from these outworn metaphors--are only ever images, neat illustrations, as useless as the tranquillity of the fields, or the still waters which, reputedly, run deep, or the courage of the little paths that don't climb very high but do so all alone, or the smiling hillsides upon which bunches of grapes ripen in the sun" (154).
For example, the domical funerary baldachins above Christ's prostrate body in the two representations of the entombment specified earlier, on the painted crosses designated as Uffizi number 432 and Pisa number 20, also suggest the offering of His transubstantiated
substance at a church altar (fig.