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  • In primitive cults the distinction between sacred and unclean is far from complete or well defined (see Taboo); consequently we find two types of cathartic sacrifice - (i.) one to cleanse of impurity and make fit for common use, (ii.) the other to rid of sanctity and in like manner render suitable for human use or intercourse.
  • Of animals, the cow and the pig are her favourites, the latter owing to its productivity and the cathartic properties of its blood.
  • In these customs originated perhaps the scapegoat, some forms of sacrifice and other cathartic ceremonies.
  • Explaining my irritation about numbers being written incorrectly was a cathartic moment. 
  • It looks like a cathartic experience, and I wish I had been able to attend. 

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