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Carnival ' s hell represents the earth which swallows up and gives birth , it is often
transformed into a cornucopia ; the ... Victory over fear is not its abstract
elimination ; it is a simultaneous uncrowning and renewal , a gay transformation .
Thus blood is transformed into wine ; ruthless slaughter and the martyr ' s death
are transformed into a merry banquet ; the stake becomes a hearth . Bloodshed ,
dismemberment , burning , death , beatings , blows , curses , and abuses — all ...
The basic principle of all physical phenomena is the transformation of one
element into the element nearest it . Thus fire is transformed into air , air into
water , water into earth . This transformation is the law of creation and destruction
to which ...
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