ePub ß mobi World Peace Diet ☆ Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony Free ô naturaltreatment

ePub World Peace Diet

ePub ß mobi World Peace Diet ☆ Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony Free ô naturaltreatment ☆ Food is our most intimate and telling connection both with the living natural order and with our living cultural heritage By eating the plants and animaFers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience from any religious tradition that they can follow to reconnect with what we are eating what was reuired to get it on our plate and what happens after it leaves our platesThe World Peace Diet suggests how we as a species might move our consciousness forward so that we can be free intelligent loving and happier in the choices we makeNow includes a full index While I do think it's important for people to become conscious of the impact of their foodfashionproduct choices on their physical and emotional well being other beings society and the environment I don't think the way to do it is by reading this book My five reasons for this are1 Black and white picture of the worldThe author presents an incredibly simplistic view of the world all its problems and humanity who are clearly defined in terms of either vegan or non vegan“Our cultural predicament – the array of seemingly intractable problems that beset us such as chronic war terrorism genocide starvation the proliferation of disease environmental degradation species extinction animal abuse consumerism drug addiction alienation stress racism oppression of women child abuse corporate exploitation materialism poverty injustice and social malaise is rooted in an essential cause that is so obvious that it has managed to remain almost completely overlooked until we are willing to make the connections between what we are eating and what was reuired to get it on our plate and how it affects us to buy serve and eat it we will be unable to make the connections that will allow us to live wisely and harmoniously on this earth” page xv preface In the author's opinion ALL the world's problems are caused by the consumption of animal products and can therefore be fixed by simply stopping the practice Undoubtedly many of the world's issues are interconnected and dependent upon each other but correlation does not imply causation and there can't just be 1 fix for everything That being said there actually are many issues that “veganism” can and does have a positive effect on it's just a pity that the author chose to create an idealistic grandiose and naive image of it2 Preaching to the convertedOne would assume that this book was written to convert people to the vegan lifestyle not just a “plant based” diet and yet the evangelical tone slated resources and new agey yet aggressive and confrontational language in my opinion is enough to turn many people away from it and to further isolate the movement By preaching to the converted the author perpetuates the creation of self congratulating social bubbles that so many vegans seem to create for themselves behaviour that is not by any means exclusive to vegans and in my opinion never serves to truly further any meaningful cause3 Us versus them mentalityYou're either with us or against us – this comes across as the author's “vegan” message There are countless parts of the book that either imply or outwardly suggest that a Non vegans are slaves to their culturalsocial backgrounds while vegans are never subject to indoctrinationbrainwashing and are immune to the impulses that drive non vegans towards consumerist culture etc An example“Veganism is still exceedingly rare even among people who consider themselves spiritual aspirants because the forces of early social conditioning are so difficult to transform” page 28As if that is the only reason why someone would choose not to be vegan b There's no such thing as a “former vegan” For example“We vegans never 'cheat' because that means directly harming others which we are unwilling to do While there are thus many 'former vegetarians' it's unlikely that 'former vegans' were ever actually vegans; it seems doubtful that compassion authentically obtained is ever lost” page 94 This in my opinion reinforces veganism's cult like imagec Non vegans are evil menaces to society For example while the author acknowledges that many slaughterhouse workers only work at these places out of necessity he then goes on to say“How do people who spend their days in slaughterhouses treat their girlfriends spouses and children” page 173 Readers are encouraged to both sympathise with slaughterhouse workers who presumably simply don't know any better and at the same time to consider them as evil beings who are incapable of compassion and who therefore make terrible spouses friends and parentsd People are naturally “good” and eating meat makes them “bad”“In order to confine and kill animals for food we must repress our natural compassion We are called to allow our innate mercy and kindness to shine forth and to confront the indoctrinated assumptions that promote cruelty” page xvii prefaceI guess the author sides with Rousseau in the Hobbes people are naturally bad but are civilised by society vs Rousseau people are naturally good but are corrupted by society argument on the essence of human nature but doesn't even think it's worth justifying his opinion to the reader – he presents his opinion as a given fact that the reader is expected to take for granted 4 Promotion of pseudoscienceEven though there were references to interesting research and several different studies it was impossible for me to trust any interpretations of the works provided by the author with paragraphs such as the ones below filling up a good majority of the book From a section titled “Eating Vibrations” page 135 “Animal foods concentrate both physical and metaphysical toxins Metaphysical toxins – ie the concentrated vibrations of terror grief frustration and desperation permeating these foods are invisible and completely unrecognized by conventional science yet they may be even disturbing to us than physical toxins because they work on the level of feelings and consciousness which are essential dimensions of ourselves than our physical vehicle” page 137 I would hope that most people who decide to stop consuming animal products don't do so because they're afraid of the “metaphysical toxins” Unfortunately a non vegan reader could be left with the impression that this is what vegans are really afraid of 5 New agey psychoanalysis of meat eatersFor example“What is so simple as eating an apple When we eat an apple we are not just eating an apple as a separate thing We humans eating apples are in a true sense apples eating apples” page 5“It seems we cannot bear the thought of growing up and leaving home Perhaps we long for infancy and the peaceful oblivion of our mother's breast and if hers isn't available then we'll use the breast of any lactating mother even if she's a cow” page 110“The devil is ironically represented as having the horns and hooves of a goat or cow This evil or devil is certainly on one level at least the projection of our own shadow – the guilt shame and unexpressed grief we bear for the massive ongoing cruelty we engage in as eaters of animals” page 162I have to say I should have taken a cue from the book title; it does have the words “spiritual health” in itAs if the other negative aspects of this book weren't enough the author really tries to drive his point home by repeating it hundreds of times within the 293 page book The main points are repeated several times within each chapter as though the author expects the reader to not only have a very short concentration span but to also suffer from short term memory loss

Will Tuttle Õ Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony mobi

Mental degradation enormous human health problems and unimaginable cruelty toward our fellow creaturesIncorporating systems theory teachings from mythology and religions and the human sciences The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a empowering understanding of our world based on a comprehension of the far reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview those choices reflect and mandate The author of I learned a lot reading this book I started reading as a vegetarian still eating eggs and dairy and ended with making a conscious decision to be vegan I'm still learning but I am already very glad I've made this decision Tuttle repeats himself a lot He also has a writing style that I'm not used to and loses my attention There were sections that were VERY hard to get through I would recommend this book to people who are Veg curious but not the general public or people who are long time Vegans

text ´ Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony Õ Will Tuttle

World Peace Diet Eating for Spiritual Health and Social HarmonyFood is our most intimate and telling connection both with the living natural order and with our living cultural heritage By eating the plants and animals of our earth we literally incorporate them It is also through this act of eating that we partake of our culture's values and paradigms at the most primal levels It is becoming increasingly obvious however that the choices we make about our food are leading to environ This book is a life changer About 12 years ago I read a book that changed my life called Diet for A New America by John Robbins It started me on a path that I continue on today and that has changed and shaped who I am in countless positive waysFor me being a vegan was not only an animal rights issue or a health issue or an environmental issue; it was always a spiritual issue I love to read books covering various aspects of veganism but I don't often encounter the spiritual side of veganism especially as it relates to non conventional spiritual paths FINALLY this book addresses that topic and SO MUCH MORE It is uite simply the book I have been waiting for It discusses some really startling and thought provoking information regarding the origins of our current cultural and social consciousness including the how and why meat eating is so deeply ingrained in our culture I read this on my Kindle and I used the highlight and bookmarking feature so much that at one point I thought to myself geez maybe I should just highlight the whole book The information is THAT relevant THAT revolutionary It was absolutely mind blowingI have since purchased two hard copies of this book for people in my life and I plan to continue to read it and give it to anyone I possibly can If everyone read this book and truly took its message to heart our society would absolutely change The title may seem like an unreachable goal but once you read the text you see that it is not only reachable but the people who embrace this lifestyle the likely we could see this transformation occur in our lifetimes