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The selection, naming, special treatment, and finally the ritualized destruction of the scapegoat was the most important and most potent "therapeutic" intervention known to "primitive" man. In ancient Greece, the person sacrificed as a scapegoat was called the pharmakos. The root of modem terms such as pharmacology and pharmacopeia is therefore not umedicine," "drug," and "poison," as most dictionaries erroneously state, but "scapegoat"! " The "modern" reader might be tempted to shrug off all this as etymological curiosity.
As the term "communion" implies, the celebration of the Lord's Supper through the Holy Communion at once symbolizes and realizes the joining together, in a community, of all those who participate in it. ' Then he took a cup, and having offered thanks to God he gave it to them with the words: 'Drink from it, all of you. ' " 1 To the non-Christian, the metaphorical or symbolic nature of this ritual is, of course, transparent: bread and wine are not the body and blood of Christ-they only represent them.
27 H "Mr. Pop" cannot persuade the Yao to do what, save for American coercion, they have no conceivable reason for doing, then he, or his employers, will perhaps make them an offer they won't be able to refuse. " Before returning to their home base, the Laotian Cabinet ministers, legislators, and American officials-including, presumably, ''Mr. " 28 I think what had been agreed to is entailed quite clearly in what this whole ''visit," as a social ceremony, symbolizes. The powerful foreign invader appears in the village and offers tempting bribes for the destruction of traditional customs.