This concept is so bizarre to me!!
It’s a pagan ceremonial practice to say the least but essentially it’s just plain ol’ vampirism and cannibalism. This concept was created in the middle ages, the same time people started thinking the satan was a red man with horns and a tail yet one-third of Roman Catholics STILL believe they are consuming the flesh and blood of Christ?!
Jesus spoke FIGURATIVELY all through out the Bible, not to say every thing He said was figurative, but He spoke in metaphor frequently. He wasn’t saying to drink His actual blood and eat His actual flesh! When Jesus told His disciples they are the salt of the earth did they transubstantiate into actual salt?! When Jesus told His disciples He is the vine and they are the branches did He literally turn into a vine and them into branches?! When He told His disciples they would have rivers of living water pouring from their chests did this also literally happen?! C’mon now.