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Chapter 7 – Greek Legend & Link to Golden Era

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GREEK AND PERSIAN LEGEND AND THE LINK BACK TO THE GOLDEN ERA

THE DELPHIC ORACLE

Delphi lies to the north and west of the Corinthian Isthmus of Greece. The Oracle of Delphi, originally the Oracle of Pythia, is at least as old as the Mycenaean era, 14th Century B.C.E., and probably older. There are similar legends about the oracles of Dodona (Homer, Odyssey 14:326-7, Iliad 16:127; Herodotus 2:54-58) and Cumaea.

Ancient kings consulted the earliest Pythic Oracle; so too did ordinary people. An “inquirer” would speak directly to a priestess who would deliver her answer face to face. A priestess had to be over 50 years old, and could be married or widowed. There were one to three priestesses. There is mention of at least one male priest of the earliest Oracle. The theatre-like temple was located on the lower slopes of Mt. Parnassus. A stone in the temple was regarded as the omphalos, the navel of the world. Some kind of gas, probably methane, may have emerged from underground to intoxicate the priestess and stimulate her visions.
The priestess was called the Pythia, which is a term for serpent or python. The python had mantic powers, the ability to tell the future and protect the Earth. Recall that the caduceus, the coiled serpent on a cross, was a symbol of healing, which Moses erected in order to heal the Israelites. (Numbers 21:8, 2 Kings 18:4.)

Aeschylus said the goddess of the Oracle was the primeval goddess. Ancient authors say the name of the original deity of the oracle was Gaea, the earth-goddess and that Gaea was protected by the she-dragon Pythia. Poseidon shared the oracle with Gaea and assisted in its protection. Gaea was the goddess of the Pelasgians, the indigenous people of Greece, Crete, and the Levant, who spoke pre-Indo-European languages. Homer said that Poseidon was the god of the Pelasgians. (Iliad 16:127.) The Cretan Minoans were Pelasgians as probably were the Philistines of Palestine-Israel and the Etruscans of Italy.

According to legend, Apollo slew Pythia, the she-dragon. In oldest Greek myth, the Pythia which Apollo slew was female, but later Greek writers switched her gender, calling her Python instead, perhaps to magnify Apollo’s conquest—a historical “sex change operation.” The town of Delphi was known as Pythos before it was known as Delphi. Around 1050 B.C.E. the savage Dorians—another Indo-European speaking, Aryan tribe—invaded Greece and overwhelmed the Mycenaeans. The Mycenaeans were descended from patriarchal invaders and had adopted various matristic, Minoan, and Egyptian customs. From around 850 B.C.E., the oracle came to be referred to as the oracle of Apollo.

The male priests of Apollo reduced the priestesses to subject status. They did not evict the priestesses from Delphi because the oracle continued to speak only through them, never through the new priests. So the priests of Apollo changed the ancient procedures. A consultant seeking to question the oracle was no longer allowed to meet directly with a priestess. Instead he met with a priest of Apollo to submit his question and make his donation, usually sizeable. The priest in turn submitted the question to a priestess. She prepared her answer and gave it in writing to the priest, who then delivered it in written form to the consultant. Legend says that Poseidon was forced to yield his part in the oracle to Apollo. The oracle of Delphi was shut down by the Christian Roman emperor Arcadius in 398 C.E. Pan was silenced. (T. Dempsey, The Delphic Oracle: Its Early History, Influence and Fall, p. 3 ff., 21-30, 36, 53-55, 183 ff.; Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1979 ed., “Delphi,” III, p. 452; Merlin Stone, When God Was a Woman, p. 202 f.; Howatson & Chilvers, The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, “Dorians,” “Apollo,” “Mycenae.”)

From such surviving data about the Oracle, we can theorize that following a peaceful era in which the goddess was worshiped at Pythia, cruel patriarchal invaders killed off or enslaved much of the early goddess-worshiping population and almost all of the priestesses of the old matristic religion, allowing only a few priestesses to carry on in subordinate position and only because they were useful to the patriarchs. (Cf. Exodus 22:18; Numbers 31:13-18, 32-35.) The oracles may have been among the last surviving remnants of the matristic civilizations of Old Europe.

PYTHAGORAS, MUSICIAN, PHYSICIAN, PHILOSOPHER, MATHEMATICIAN, VEGETARIAN, 569-470 B.C.E.

Until the 1800s, when the word “vegetarian” was coined, vegetarians were referred to as “Pythagoreans.” Pythagoras was born in Samos, Greece. He was the son of a Greek mother and a Phoenician father. Herodotus said the Phoenicians had come from India. His parents may have named him after the goddess Pythia. “Pythagoras” might mean “assembly of Pythia.” He extended the concept of ethics and justice to include animals and
… commanded [people] to consider these [animals] as their familiars and friends; so as neither to injure, nor slay, nor eat any one of them. (Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras, p. 90.)

Pythagoras and his followers believed in metempsychosis, today referred to as reincarnation, including the belief that humans sometimes are reincarnated as animals and animals as humans.

Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Apollonius of Tyana, Ovid, Plotinus, Porphyry, the Jewish Essenes of Palestine, the Jewish Therapeutae of Egypt, John the Baptist, Jesus, James the brother of Jesus, Simon Peter, Matthew, the original Judeo-Christians of Jerusalem, the Ebionites, the Nazaraeans, Copernicus, Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Gottfreid Leibniz can be considered Pythagoreans or strongly influenced by Pythagoreanism.

These individuals and groups held to most or all of the following Pythagorean beliefs and customs: an emphasis on high ethical standards; an opposition to returning violence for violence; dressing in white robes and in some cases an opposition to the wearing of wool along with a preference for wearing linen; opposition to slavery; an optional communalism coupled with the belief that wealth inevitably interfered with spiritual development; knowledge of herbs, medicine, and healing; an optional celibacy; elevation of the status of women; an emphasis on sexual purity; abstinence from wine; opposition to animal sacrifice; and a vegetarian diet. Eating a vegetarian diet was one part of a “Pythagorean package” of beliefs and values which all these individuals and groups shared.

Pythagoras received a scholarship at age 31, in around 538 B.C.E., and went to study in Egypt. There he learned the Egyptian language and hieroglyphics. He had access to Egyptian temples and partook of the religious mysteries. In pursuit of spiritual insight as part of these mysteries, he consumed mind-altering drugs of some kind. It is assumed that he became a priest of Isis. These priests ate no meat because of their belief in reincarnation, and they even refused to wear wool. (Peter Gorman, Pythagoras: A Life, p. 59.) It is possible that Brahman, Jain, and Buddhist ideas about reincarnation and vegetarianism arose not in India, but traveled there from Egypt and Greece?

After Pythagoras had been in Egypt for 13 years, the Persians conquered the country around 525 B.C.E. They took Pythagoras, along with others, into captivity in Babylon. There he studied Eastern thought for 12 years, and it may have been there that he learned the Golden Ratio and the Pythagorean Theorem. He may have had contact with Jews who had been exiled in large number to Babylon around 586 B.C.E. Vegetarianism was a strong tradition among some Jews by this time, and Pythagoras’ contact with them may have reinforced his vegetarianism and theirs. (See the sections of this book entitled Judaism and the History of Food, p. 51, and Jesus Quoted the Vegetarian Hosea, Opposed the Sacrifices, p. 178.)

Likewise, both Pythagoras and the Jews may have had contact in Persia with Buddhist missionaries; Persia at that time controlled Babylon and part of India, and there were close connections between Persia and India. Pythic-Delphic, Buddhist, and Hebrew traditions may have reinforced each other. This may explain why the teachings of the Buddhists, the Hebrew prophets, the Pythagoreans, and the Judeo-Christians overlap so much. Certain Buddhist values even survive in Catholicism and Orthodoxy, such as the asceticism of the monks and Christianity’s early five-day and two-day-per-week vegetarianism. (See the section of this book entitled Early Christian Fasting and the Didache, p. 158.)

Around 510 B.C.E., Pythagoras returned to Greece. He set up a communal society at Croton in southern Italy, which was then a frontier province of Greece and an area from which the Greeks customarily kidnapped and enslaved powerless, perhaps indigenous people. Pythagoras abolished slavery in Croton and set up abolitionist towns throughout southern Italy. He also abolished the sacrificing and eating of animals. The Pythagoreans aroused the enmity of neighboring dictators. Unfortunately, the Pythagoreans were strict pacifists and had developed no defensive skills. The dictators easily destroyed Pythagorean towns and killed or enslaved thousands of Pythagoras’ followers. Pythagoras himself fled Italy and returned to Greece.

Although his followers adulated him, Pythagoras refused to allow them to exalt him. He denied that he knew everything. He would not even allow himself to be called a sage; he coined the term “philosopher,” or lover of wisdom, and used that term to refer to himself. Pythagoras and his followers wore their hair long, and they wore white robes, as later did the Hebrew Essenes and Therapeutae—vegetarian Hebrew sects active in the First Century C.E. (See the sections of this book entitled The Therapeutae, p. 88, and Stephen, Hellenist, Foe of the Sacrificial System, p. 98.)

Women were admitted to Pythagorean schools on an equal footing with men. Theano, wife of Pythagoras was a noted teacher. She wrote a treatise on the Golden Ratio and carried on Pythagoras’ teaching after he died. Pythagoras’ daughter Myia wrote on the rearing of children.

Throughout this section, note the similarities between the teachings of Pythagoreans and those of the Essenes and Jesus and his brother James. Pythagoras’ followers were divided into two classes, the first class being the acusmatici and politici, those who lived in the world at large, and the second being the mathematici, higher level followers who lived as celibates in communes. Likewise, the Jewish Essenes later had two classes, a larger group that lived in the world at large and married and a core group that lived communally and were celibate. (Cf. Acts 2:44, 4:34; 1 Corinthians 7:26; 1 Timothy 4:3.)

Pythagoras opposed taking oaths, saying “… that their language should be such as to render them worthy of belief even without oaths.” (Cf. Matthew 5:34, James 5:12.) Pythagoras counseled his followers to avoid responding to violence with violence. (Cf. Matthew 5:39, James 1:19.) His biographer Iamblichus said of him, “And he said, that it is much more holy to be injured than to kill a man.” Pythagoras advised his followers to “… have an unstudied contempt of and hostility to glory, wealth, and the like… .” (Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras, p. 36, 83, 90; cf. Matthew 19:24; James 2:6, 5:1 ff.)

Pythagoras was a noted physician, having studied medicine in Egypt and Babylon. He employed various techniques including music therapy. (Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras, p. 87-88). Recall that the Pythagorean Essenes were noted physicians (Josephus, Wars of the Jews, ed. Whiston, p. 477) and that Jesus, the Pythagorean Essene, was famous first as a healer. Pythagoras opposed the eating of animal food and the drinking of wine. (Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras, p. 36, 58, 90, 98, 99, and 116; Vaclavik, The Vegetarianism of Jesus Christ, p. 38.) He advised his followers not “… to sacrifice animals to the Gods, nor by any means to injure animals, but to preserve most solicitously justice towards them.” However, there is some confusion on this point, for Pythagoras allegedly ordered the acusmatici and the politici, those Pythagoreans who lived in the outside world and did not live communally “… to sacrifice animals, such as a cock, or a lamb, or some other animal recently born, but not frequently.” (Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras, p. 58, 80.)

Pythagoras opposed the wearing of wool; there is no consensus as to why. Perhaps he saw it was intertwined with the slaughter and eating of mutton. Maybe he was aware of the environmental impacts of grazing, that sheep and goats destroy oases and eat small tree seedlings and girdle and kill saplings and even large trees, thus hindering the recovery of wooded areas after humans have cut down the trees. On the other hand Ovid (43 B.C.E.-17 C.E.) said that Pythagoras lauded sheep for giving milk and wool. (Ovid, Metamorphoses, book 15, line 115, Loeb Classical Library, p. 373.) The Pythagoreans may have been lacto-vegetarians or even lacto-ovo-vegetarians. Bear in mind that Ovid and Iamblichus wrote centuries after Pythagoras’ death, and they may have gotten some of their facts wrong.

Instead of wool, Pythagoras wore linen, which is produced from flax or hemp. (Iamblichus’ Life of Pythagoras, p. 80.) If Pythagoras and his community wore linen, then they too would have eaten flax and/or hemp. Without eating flax, hemp, or chia, a diet free of meat is not sustainable or healthy, given that they are the best vegetable sources of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Another source is greens, however, a very large quantity must be eaten.
Pythagoras’ disciples referred to him as “the man,” saying, for example, “the man said such and such.” (Vaclavik, The Vegetarianism of Jesus Christ, p. 36; See Ovid, Metamorphoses, book 15, line 60, Loeb Library, p. 368 ff.) Recall that Jesus referred to himself as “the son of man.” Although there are numerous references to “the son of man” in the Old Testament (e.g., Daniel 7:13), it is possible that Jesus adopted this terminology because he considered himself a disciple of Pythagoras and was referring to himself as a son of Pythagoras. It is not impossible that the author of Daniel also considered himself a Pythagorean and derived the term “son of man” from the Pythagoreans, since the book of Daniel—although it describes events that allegedly happened around 600 B.C.E.—was written or last rewritten and edited around 168 B.C.E. (Harper’s Bible Dictionary, “Daniel,” p. 205 f.)

Roman poet Ovid (43 B.C.E.-17 C.E.) said of Pythagoras: “He was the first to decry the placing of animal food upon our tables.” Ovid quotes Pythagoras as saying:

O mortals, do not pollute your bodies with a food so impious! You have the fruits of the earth, you have apples, bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling to ripeness on the vines; you have also delicious herbs and vegetables which can be mellowed and softened by the help of fire. Nor are you without milk or honey, fragrant with the bloom of thyme. The earth, prodigal of her wealth, supplies you her kindly sustenance and offers you food without bloodshed and slaughter… .

But that pristine age, which we have named the golden age, was blessed with the fruit of the trees and the herbs which the ground sends forth, nor did men defile their lips with blood. Then birds plied their wings in safety through the heaven, and the hare loitered all unafraid in the tilled fields, nor did its own guilelessness hang the fish upon the hook. All things were free from treacherous snares, fearing no guile and full of peace. But after someone, an ill exemplar, who envied the food of lions, and thrust down flesh as food into his greedy stomach, he opened the way for crime. It may be that, in the first place, with the killing of wild beasts the steel was warmed and stained with blood. This would have been justified, and we admit that creatures which menace our own lives may be killed without impiety. But, while they might be killed, they should never have been eaten. (Ovid, Metamorphoses, book 15, line 95 ff., Loeb Classical Library, p. 370 ff.)

Pythagoras had great influence on those who came after him. He is important to my study because he constitutes evidence that there were vegetarian societies in pre-historic times. My argument goes like this: Pythagoras did not get his vegetarian values from thin air. He admitted that he learned much of what he knew, which would have included his vegetarian values, at the feet of Themistoclea, a priestess of the Oracle of Pythia-Delphi. (See Mary Ellen Waithe, “Early Pythagoreans: Themistoclea, Theano, Arignote, Myia, and Damo,” A History of Women Philosophers; www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9974/old.html.) And we can presume that Themistoclea was not a solitary vegetarian but that all the priestesses of the Oracle shared the same values. The Oracle was apparently part of a religious tradition that extended back past written history, back through that Dark Age that began with the Aryan invasions around 4300 B.C.E. and was reintensified with the coming of the Dorians. The Oracle appears to have been a surviving remnant of the pre-Aryan, goddess culture, which I would argue was at least in part vegetarian.

It is possible that Pythagoras got not only his vegetarian ideas but also his mathematical and scientific ideas from the priestesses of the Oracle, who in turn had preserved them for thousands of years.

Pythagoras may be the missing link between Old Europe and the classical and modern worlds.

THE ORPHIC MYSTERY, THE CULT OF DIONYSUS

Early Dionysian rituals included omophagia, the eating of animal, human, and even infant flesh. However, the religion of Dionysus was reformed by Orpheus, and for flesh was substituted a eucharist of bread and wine. Old line adherents of the cult of Dionysus murdered Orpheus. Followers of Dionysus came to reject the eating of meat. (Martin A. Larson, The Religion of the Occident, p. 74-76; “Asceticism,” Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1979 ed., 2, p. 136.)

Relatively little is know of the religion of Orpheus and the Orphic mystery. Its followers believed that man’s wicked tendency should be suppressed and his heavenly nature cultivated, and this could be done by “… living an Orphic life, which included abstention from meat, wine, and sexual intercourse.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1979 ed., Micropaedia, VII, p. 594; Martin A. Larson, The Religion of the Occident, p. 74.) The Latin Church Father Jerome, a vegetarian who extolled vegetarianism but regarded it as optional for Christians, said, “Orpheus in his song utterly denounces the eating of flesh.” (Jerome, “Against Jovianus,” Schaff & Wace, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Volume VI, II:14, p. 398.)

SOCRATES AND PLATO

Plato studied under Socrates and transcribed his dialogs, or perhaps he reworked them or even created them out of whole cloth. In Book 2 of The Republic Plato wrote of Socrates’ discussion of the development of a city, in light of its economy, specialization by occupation, and considerations of justice, health, and conflict. There Plato advocated specialization of occupations as being good for the economy and also discussed the problem of developing a full-time, specialized army that would be skilled enough at war to defend the city but also principled enough to abide by the law. Plato spoke sympathetically of vegetarianism.
According to Plato in The Republic, Socrates envisioned a city in which the diet was loaves of wheat and barley, olives, cheese, onions, greens, figs, chick-peas, beans, toasted myrtle berries, acorns, and wine. It is clear from the context that he intentionally omitted meat.

So they will spend their days in health and peace, living to old age as you might expect and leaving another such life to their children.

Plato’s Socrates was asked how things would be different if the diet of the city included meat. He described how such a city would develop:

A city of that sort might show us possibly how justice and injustice grow up in states. However, the real city seems to me what we have described, a healthy sort; but if you wish us to examine one in a high fever, there is nothing to hinder… . [T]hat healthy city is not enough now; it must be swollen and filled with people and things which are not in cities from necessity—hunters of all sorts… . And besides we shall want swineherds; there were none in our first city, because they were not wanted, but they will be wanted in this one, and lots of all kinds of other pasturing animals will be wanted if anyone is to eat them… . And shan’t we need physicians much more than before in such a manner of life?… Take the land also; what was enough to feed them then will not be enough now, it will be too small… . Then we must take a slice of our neighbors’ land, if we are to have enough for grazing and plowing, and they also must take a slice of ours, if they, too, pass the bounds of the necessary, and give themselves to the boundless getting of wealth… . The next thing is, we shall go to war… . [W]e have discovered the origin of war now, from that whence cities get most of their troubles… . (Great Dialogues of Plato, p. 165 ff.)

THE ZOROASTRIAN VISION OF THE VEGETARIAN PEACE SURE TO COME

The Indo-Europeans invaded Persia sometime around 2000 B.C.E., several centuries before they invaded India. Persian prophet Zarathustra, known in the West as Zoroaster, lived probably around 1400 to 1300 B.C.E., although scholars radically disagree as to his dates. Until Moslems conquered the Persian Empire in the 600s C.E., Zoroastrianism was a strong influence on all the other major world religions. Zoroastrianism survives as an organized religion today primarily in India. Zoroastrian priests were called magi (singular magus) A “magus” is a seer or wizard or wise one. According to Christian legend magi attended the birth of Jesus. (Matthew 2:1, where the Greek word magoi is used.)
In the Zoroastrian myth the first man and woman were charged by god as follows:

You are the seed of man, you are the parents of the world, you have been given by me the best perfect devotion; think good thoughts, speak good words, do good deeds, and do not worship the demons.

The first man and woman were misled by the evil Ahriman to conclude that the world derived from evil. This was their original and worst sin. They began to offer sacrifices [animal?] which were not pleasing to god. They started drinking milk. (John R. Hinnells, Persian Mythology, The Greater or Iranian edition of the Bundahishn, 14:11, p. 62.)

The Zoroastrians believed the history of the world began in 9660 B.C.E. and would last some 12,000 years. (Martin A. Larson, The Religion of the Occident, p. 96.) At some point a second savior will come, born of a virgin. “The original paradisal state will draw yet nearer. Men will no longer need to eat meat, they will become vegetarians and drink only water.” A third savior will come, born in the same way. “All disease, death and persecution will be overcome, vegetation will flourish perpetually and mankind will eat only spiritual food. The world is now to be perfectly and finally renovated.” The world will end around 2340 C.E., and then all will be judged. Those who have committed evil will be punished to a level that is exactly proportional to the wrongs they have done. Then their punishment will end, and all humanity will be reunited. (John R. Hinnells, Persian Mythology, p. 69.)

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• Ash from the Toba volcano some
74,000 years ago wiped out most humans.
There were only a few hundred of us. Around
12,000 years ago we reached 10 million. There
are 6.6 billion of us today, and we are headed
for 9.0 billion by 2050. Is there some great
work that humans are called to do that can
only be accomplished by 9.0 billion people
instead of by some lesser number?

• There is a second population
explosion – of farm animals. There
are 15 billion factory farm animals. Half the
land surface of the earth is taken up by animal
grazing and growing grain to feed to animals.
In the U.S. animals eat over 80 percent of corn
and soy. To graze animals, we cut down forests
and turn them into prairies and deserts, and 75
percent of U.S. topsoil has been lost, largely in
the cultivation of animal feed. Less forest and
less grassland means less CO2 recycled out of
the atmosphere and worsening of greenhouse
warming. Deserts can be reclaimed, but only
if animal husbandry is eliminated. Our diet
affects our land use, which affects our climate.

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• Before 4300 BCE in Old Europe,
land was farmed and owned by women. Most
tribes worshiped a mother goddess instead of
a male god. She taught peace and partnership.
Her priests and priestesses were physicians,
midwives, and scribes. The first agriculture was
tending nut and fruit trees.

• In Old Europe cities had no walls –
because there was no war. Around 4300 BCE
Aryan, Indo-European speaking cowboys
invaded Europe, seeking new pasture. They
had overgrazed their own lands, helping
turn them into deserts. They introduced
cattle, horse, and sheep herding. Sometimes
the invading Aryans killed everyone except
the virgin girls, whom they took as slavewives
– our ancestors on the female side. The
Aryans introduced slavery and human sacrifice.
Women lost the right to own property. The
world has still not recovered from the assaults
of the Aryans – our ancestors on the male side.

• Plato in The Republic tells of a
Golden Era when our ancestors ate an allvegetable
diet, which he said was better for the
environment and health and would promote
peace. Genesis and the Talmud say that before
the legendary Flood, humans did not use
animals for food. The original kosher excluded
flesh food. After the Flood, when Noah was
given animals to eat, a curse was included – a
shortened life span.

• Pythagoras (579-480 BCE)–
mathematician, musician, philosopher,
physician, enemy of slavery – opposed killing
animals for food. He acknowledged that he
learned much from the priestesses of Delphi,
the last to survive from Old Europe, and he
saved their theories for the modern world.
Hippocrates the Pythagorean physician taught:
“Let food be your medicine, and let medicine
be your food.”
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• Late Hebrew prophets opposed the
sacrificing of animals in the Jerusalem
Temple and predicted the coming of a messiahking
who would end the sacrifices. Ancient
writers say that Peter, Andrew, Matthew, John
the Baptist, James the brother of Jesus – in fact,
all of Jesus’ disciples – ate no meat. Jesus led
an armed force which shut down the animal
sacrifices in the Jerusalem Temple. The Judeo-
Christian church, the original church, for
over 300 years, until its destruction by gentile
Christianity, refused to eat flesh food, believing
Jesus had done the same.

• My theory is that Jesus was one of a
long line of prophets extending back to
the era before the patriarchal invasions, who
strove to revive the values of the world as it
was before the invasions, when peace, law, and
justice had prevailed.

• “Eleventh Commandment? I went
half way through seminary, but I never
heard of any Eleventh Commandment. What
is the Eleventh Commandment?” … “Do unto
other species as you would have them do unto
your own.”

• I had been a runner, swimmer, and
tennis player. But in law school I began
to feel angina pains in my left shoulder. My
blood pressure was up. I learned that an allvegetable
diet would make me healthiest. I quit
all animal products and have not intentionally
eaten any for 25 years. My blood pressure
is 115 over 72. My total cholesterol is 139;
HDL is 46; LDL is 77. I eat raw and cooked
greens, sprouted and cooked grains, fruit,
nuts, sprouted bread, flax, and dandelions.
My hobbies are growing my own food and
inventing tasty recipes with my goddess.

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• The science is in. All the nutrients
that animal foods supply are available
from plant-based foods. For adults – and
children too – a green diet is superior. Those
who eat this way are leaner, have lower blood
pressure and cholesterol, less cancer and
diabetes. They live longer, are healthier, and
are even sexually active in their old age.

• When the topic is breast cancer,
“early detection” is all you hear, never a
word about prevention, as if cancer were
unpreventable. No, a green diet can usually
prevent and sometimes reverse cancer.

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• The biggest part of most species’
brains is the smell brain. Humans find
the smell of factory farms to be loathsome.
Imagine how factory animals find it. When
workers enter these “animal penitentiaries,”
pigs and chickens go berserk. Are they
begging their captors to release them from
their claustrophobic cages? Or are they
shrieking in rage at them?

• “We’re natural born killers.” …
“Like in the Oliver Stone movie.” … “I hear
Woody Harrelson is a vegetarian.” … “We
don’t just kill them; we torture them first. It’s
unrelenting, and it’s billions of animals. People
just don’t think about it. It’s one of our flaws as
a species.”

• The punishment does not fit the
crime, in fact, the animals have committed
no crimes. They are completely innocent. So
it is all the more unjust that we treat them
so badly. If the ghoulish tortures committed
in secrecy against our food animals were
committed against our pets, their owners
would take up arms.

• For the project to civilize the world
to succeed, all factors must be considered.
When the suffering of animals is left out, the
project is incomplete. Insensitivity to animals
is a blind spot. Within the shadows behind
that blind spot lurk moral errors which poison
the civilizing project.

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• Capitalism loves population
explosion. It makes more consumers to buy
more goods, more workers to keep down the
cost of labor. Political parties have to keep the
economy cranked up or they get voted out.
So it’s grow, grow, grow. Democracy is a weak
force. We need another force, a moral force,
to give democracy more backbone, perhaps a
religion firmly grounded in what we should do
instead of what we should believe.

• We are not innately evil. We are
innately gullible. We are conformists. We
have huge brains, but they are mostly blank
computing space badly programmed. We
construct rationalizations that justify the status
quo and allow us to follow dictators, amoral
capitalists, and saturated fat salesmen.

• The majority has been wrong on
many issues: The majority advocated
slavery, anti-Semitism, the subjugation of
women, killing witches, and the idea that the
earth was flat. If you adopt a green diet, you
will be in the minority, but that does not mean
you will be wrong.

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Chapter 25 – Index

Index
A
Aaron 187
activism
violence, direct action 296
Acts
Peter and Paul presented as partners 107
addiction to foods 315
adoption 201
adoptionism 195, 196
Africa 32
Agapé 174, 203
agnostic idealist 400
agriculture
animal husbandry 36, 47
Central America 37
changed after patriarchal invasions 45
grain 36
North America 37
rise of 34
South America 37
tree farming came first 34
Alexander 48
Alzheimer’s disease 280
American Dietetic Association
takes Monsanto money 318
American Medical Association
takes Monsanto money 318
amino acids 249
anemia 262
angina 272

animal-based foods
large amounts tolerated occasionally 238
animal penitentiaries 287
animals
cruelty opposed in Judaism 64
animal sacrifices 207
Animal Welfare Act
excludes food animals 297
Anti-semitism 348
antibiotics 263, 269
Antioch 201
Apollo 68
Appall-O-Meter 318
appendicitis 285
Aquinas, Thomas
animals have no souls 295
Aries the ram 194
arthritis 266, 278
Aryan 9, 39, 41, 46, 48, 195, 215, 217
asceticism 82
Asoka 49, 1072
Astrology 194, 195
Aquarius 195
Pisces, sign of the Jews, then Christans 194
atherosclerosis 270
Atrazine 328
Augustine
a Manichaean for 9 years 154
Australopithicus afarensis 31

B
B-12
added to soy milk, yeast 302
Bachofen, historicity of myth 51
Bakan, David 61
Baldwin, Alec
vegetarian 293
bamboo 228
bananas
skin them and freeze them 351
baptism 104
Barabbas, Jesus 180
Bar Cochba, Simon
led Jewish rebellion
of 132-135 C.E. 149
barley 353
Barnard, Neal 251, 275, 278
Basques 45
beef 266
beef cattle 288
begotten 197
Benedict 190
Bentham, Jeremy
Can they suffer? 296
benzopyrene 275
Beta-carotene 243
breaks down into vitamin A 302
beta blockers 271
Bethlehem 194

Bible
Old Testament lost and reconstructed many times 107
bigotry
toward animals 398
bio-intensive gardening 332
biodiesel 224
biomass 228
Birkath-ha-Minim
Jewish prayer against Judeo-Christians 149
black, symbolic of the earth 41
blind spot 22
blood libel 124, 135
blood meal 337
Bogomiles 155, 156
bone meal 337
bone piles 36
Borneo 282
bovine growth hormone 284
bovine leukemia 263
bovine somatotrophine 284
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy 281
bow and arrow
appeared around 30,000 B.C. 55
Brahmanism
descended from Ayran Vedic religion 48
four basic castes plus untouchables 49
lacto-vegetarians 50
renounced animal sacrifice 49
Brahmans
praised by Peter 108
strict lacto-vegetarians 323
Braunstein, Mark Mathew
Radical Vegetarianism 325
Radical Vegetarianism, highly recomended 342
breast cancer, early
detection of 275
Brody, Jane 263
Bronze Age 36
BST 284
Buddha 49
Buddhism
Asoka 49
Mahayana sect, relaxed
vegetarian rule 49
similarities with Essenes, Pythagoreans 88
Theravada sect strict
vegetarians 49
buffalo commons 221, 298
burden theme
be as vegetarian as you can 161
Burger King 293
burgers 378
burgers, vegetarian 358, 377
butter 257, 262
C
Caduceus 47, 67
symbol of matristic religion 45
used by Hypocrites the Pythagorean 52
Caesarea
pogrom 111
calcium 245
calling 4, 401
camel 43
cancer 16, 273, 332
bovine leukemia 278
breast 275
prevention 276
colon 275
lung 344
prostate 277
cannibalism 37
capitalism 11, 46
evolved out of cattle-ism 230
Carnitine 245
Cascadian Farm 327
casein 262
catch-22 26
Cathari 154-5
cattle 267
cellulose 341
Celtic civilization 45
censors and book-burners 96
censorship 79, 84, 86, 105
Judeo-Christian writings destroyed 86
Theodosius 85
Central America 18
cereal with juice
instead of milk 359
charity
Christian charity
amazed Romans 203
chew food well 341
chicken 266
chickens
laying hens 291
child abuse 21
children 249
more sensitive to animal hormones 249
chloramphenicol 288
chocolate cake, vegan 396
cholesterol 266, 270
cholesterol, average level 272
Christianity
origins 64
Christian Vegetarian
Association 84
christological inflation 78, 94
Chrysostom
lauded vegetarianism
of ascetics 159
rabid anti-Semite 159
church
orthodox church won 204
went from poor to rich 204
Church Fathers 85
circumcision 101, 102, 130, 131
forceable circumcision
of gentiles 130
circumcision party
hounded Paul 129
probably also meant
vegetarian party 129
Clement 197
Clementina 89, 103
contain Judeo-Christian
writings 86
Clinton, Bill 257
Clopas 137
coconut milk 355
coconut oil 257
colon
human colon curved as in herbivores 239
communist
first Jerusalem 101
compost 333
consciousness
among animals 399
Constantine 88, 204
a leper? 137
constipation 285
corn, broiled 382
Corporate Crime Reporter 318
cosmic trade 121
cotton
can be replaced with flax 228
Cro-Magnon 33
Crohn’s disease 323
Croton 69
cycle of violence 122

D
dairy products 261
Damascus 114
Daniel 11, 64
Daniel, vegetarian 63
David
ethnic cleanser 45
Davidians 183
Da Vinci, Leonardo 264
deaconesses 203
Dean, Jimmy 316
debeaking 291
debunkers
skeptics who question vegetarianism 301
Delphic Oracle 61, 67
conquered by Dorians 68
originally matristic 67
priestesses retained
but demoted 68
priestess of, taught Pythagoras 71
Deluge 55
9600 B.C.E. 57
Einstein’s theory of shifting lithosphere 56
perhaps symbol of patriarchal invasions 57
demons 4
desertification 220
Desposyni 80, 186
Deucalion
Greek Noah 55
devil 123
DHA, docosahexaenoic acid 259
DHA, EPA
essential fatty acids 303
diabetes 273
Didache 136
be as vegan as you can 131, 160
one of the oldest Christian documents 131, 159
taught strictly vegetarian
fasting 147
Diesel, Rudolf 229
Dionysus 72
diseases of excess 242
diverticulosis 239, 285
Dodona, Oracle of 67
dogs 37
dominator paradigm
decline of 46
the antithesis of law 46
don’t ask, don’t tell 127
downer cows 281
downer pig disease 281
Dravidian 30
Dravidians 48
ducks 292
E
E. coli 285
Ebionites 104
the first Jerusalem followers of Jesus 109
believed Hebrew Bible was tampered with 89
equated with Nazoraeans, Nasaraeans 92
gospel of 86
vs. Nazarenes 93
Eden 10, 11, 51, 54, 61, 98
Jesus taught a return to Eden 122
eggs 266, 360
incredible edible egg 316
eggs, Ener-G Egg Replacer 360
Egypt 195
Eisenman, Robert 64, 188
Eisler, Riane 40, 41, 45
Eisler, Robert 141
Eleventh Commandment
6, 295, 400
Elkasites 156
environment 2
environmentalist
must also be a vegan 312
EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid 259
Ephesians 6
Epiphanius 87, 91, 93, 103, 109
heresy fighter 89
equality 9
Erasmus, Udo 274, 278, 279
Eskimo 295
Eskimos 244
eat greens too 42
Essenes 15, 188
also known as Nasoraeans 87
Ebionites their successors 89
Hebrew name 87
known as Therapeutae
in Egypt 87, 88, 91, 100
opposed slavery 89
opposed Temple sacrifices 86
read the vegetarian Daniel 63
similarities with Buddhists 89
similar to Pythagoreans 87
vegetarians 86
essential fatty acids 252, 253, 268
DHA, EPA, Omega-3 303
Ethics 13
Jesus’ ethical theories 204
a standard inherent in logic
of creation 105
compare with religion 30
Judaism’s second law after monotheism 60
of diet 12
salvation by ethical behavior 121
Ethiopians
restaurants serve vegan food 161
ethnic cleansing 54
Etruscans 45, 67
eucharist
originally had no flesh
and blood symbolism 173
Eusebius 109
confidant of Constantine 88
evening primrose 258
Exodus 19
exposing children 202
extraterrestrials 400
F
faith
salvation by 121
falafel 377
Fasting
early Christians fasted
from flesh food 158
fasting 341
taught by Essenes 190
vegetarian fast survives in orthodox sects 161
fat-addicted
part of our genetic
programming 238
fat-addicted species 20, 59
fava beans 368, 377
fennel 381
fiber 275, 285
fire 31, 33
fish 258
fish stories in New Testament 80
stories about, added to New Testament 193
fish farming 223, 256
fish oil 260
fish symbolism 197
fish vegetarians 193
flax 71, 255, 361, 365
Flood. See? Deluge
flowers, edible 331
fluoride 350
foie gras 292
food combining 325
food is medicine 332
foodways 30
Francis of Assisi 190
free will 122
fundamentalism 8, 80
a dangerous thought form 81
a form of idolatry 81
G
“god” not capitalized 14
Gaea 67
Gandhi 20
lacto-vegetarian 50
gardening 1
gardening, vegan 337
garlic 381
gas 341
gazelle 36
gentiles
plan of salvation 122
ghoulish 13
ghoulish conditions 293
Gimbutas 39, 40, 41, 44, 47
global warming 224
Gnosticism
a parasitic cancer
on Judaism 119
core beliefs 119
originated among
Samaritans? 119
some were vegetarian 153
goats 220
god
should HER name
be capitalized? 400
god as female 9, 13
goddess 13, 14
stood for justice
in Old Europe 41
her regime contrasted with
the patriarchs’ 106
named Diana 41
Golden Age 10, 41, 71
Golden Ratio 69
Golden Rule 295
gorillas
can digest cellulose, unlike humans 240
Gospel According to
the Hebrews 15
Gospel of John 152
grains 353
grapes
easy to grow, prolific 351
grap leaf rolls, dolmathes 373
great die-off 313
green manure 337
greens 351
growth 6
growth hormones 269
Guinea pigs 37
H
halal 138
Harrelson, Woody 6
Harris, Marvin 250
health
everyone healthy 312
heart disease 1, 270
health care
14% of GDP 228
Hebrew parallelism,
poetic device 184
Hegesippus 85, 109
hell 398
Hellenists
did not reject Law 99
Judeo-Christians from Egypt 146
Stephen 100
hemerobaptists 98
hemp 71, 258
hemp, industrial 228
hepatitis 260
herbivores
have long intestines, as do humans 239
heresy 31, 47
hernias 285
Herodians 99
opposed by Davidians 183
Roman quislings 110
ruling dynasty, descended from Maccabees 183
Herodotus 40, 51
high-fat diet
enhances fertility 233
Hillel
taught a negative Golden Rule 205
Hinduism 50
Hindus 323
Hippocrates 16
historical cover-up 320
historical sex change operation 52
History
rewriting of 44
Hobbes, Thomas 34
holocaust 53, 215
of partriarchal conquest 53
Holocene Epoch 35
Holy Spirit 198
female 190, 198
feminine in Hebrew 76
Judeo-Christians considered it feminine 15, 191
Homo Erectus 33
Homo Ergaster 33
Homo Habilis 31, 35
Horseback riding 42, 44
Hosea
vegetarian opponent of animal sacrifice 178
hospitals with McDonalds 316
hummus
garbanzo 391
hunter-gatherer 36
hunter-gatherer or
gatherer-hunter 34
hunting 287
Hyksos 195
hypertension 271
Hypocrites 45
I
Ice Age 17, 35
ice cream 360
Ichthus, Greek for fish, Pices 195
idealist
practical idealist 313
idolatry 183
worship of money 217
Idumeans
forced to convert to Judaism 112
IGF-1 284
impotence 271
India 30
Indo-European 47
Indo-European languages 41, 44
Indo-Europeans 74, 215
Inferno 398
insects
eaten by primates and some humans 238
humans evolved to eat them 240
primates eat lice and ticks 240
insulin-like growth factor-one,
IGF-1 284
Inuit, have severe osteoporosis 266
iron 247, 262
Iron Age 36
Isis and Osiris 195
Islam
fasting during Ramadan 341
grew out of Nazarene
Christianity 79, 94, 137
source of history about Paul and Judeo-Christians 134
J
Jack In The Box 262
Jains 14
descended from indigenous Dravidian Shramana 48
taught ahima, non-injury
to animals 48
claim the were
always vegetarian 48
Mahavira 49
James
ate no animal food 109
attempted assassination by Paul 113
brother of Jesus by Joseph
and Mary 11, 70, 79,
109, 144, 206
entered the
Holy of Holies 91, 109
first president of Jerusalem church 141
Nazarite 109
ruling at Jerusalem Council 124
similar to Pythagoreans and Essenes 110
survives first assassination attempt 108
vegetarian 108
Jamnia 149, 185
Jeavons, John 332
Jeremiah 7, 21-26 106
Jericho 36
Jerome 190
extolled vegetarianism 156
Jerusalem
First Temple destroyed
around 597 B.C. 177
leveled in 135 A.D.,
Jews banned 150
Temple destroyed in 70 A.D. 66, 105, 139, 148
Jerusalem Council 124
Paul did not abide
by its terms 126
Jesus 11, 14
adopted son of god 77
anti-Rome 122
anti-slavery 122
begotten when? 4 theories of sonship 78
common misassumptions 75
critical of Hebrew Bible 106
crucified in his 50s 97
did not declare all
meats clean 199
drawn as stick man in Bible 202
Ebionites believed
him vegetarian 93
Golden Rule 205
Indian tradition? 192
Judeo-Christian view of him 196
killed by Romans and their Temple quislings 185
king-messiah 77
Nazarite 109
not a carpenter 198
son of carpenter 144
not a fundamentalist 81
of Nazareth? Nazarite?
Netzer-Branch? 95
prophet who would finish Moses’ work 76, 77, 105, 122
son of god by adoption
not birth 94
son of man 77
stopping the cycle
of violence 205
surrounded by vegetarians 186
theory of the cosmic sacrifice 76
utopian prophet 122
visited India? 193
wanted to be followed, not worshiped 77
wanted to expel Romans 78
what he taught 122
Jews
tried but failed to
convert Roman Empire 132
John the Baptist 11, 188
ate manna, not locusts 93
vegetarian, Nazarite 95
Josephus 64, 96, 110
Slavonic edition 97
less censored 141
Judaism 51
actively pursued converts in 1st Century 129, 1494
Adam, originally a woman? 52
Cain and Abel story reversed by patriarchs? 54
Daniel a vegetarian 63
eating meat not required 58
god has feminine side 53
graves of lust 62
Hosea opposed sacrifices 65
Isaiah predicted return to vegetarian diet 65
Israelites vegetarian in Sinai 62
Jamnia 59
Jesus opposed sacrifices 65
large vegetarian literature 52
legally recognized
by Romans 149
messianic era, time
of peace, justice 65
to be vegetarian 66
prophets opposed
animal sacrifice 53
slaughter of 256,000 animals during Passover 63
vegetarian from Adam
to Noah 57, 58
long lived because
of diet 52
Judeo-Christans
condenmed in the
Birkath-ha-Minim 149
Judeo-Christians 11, 198
considered Holy Spirit
feminine 192
Ebionites 89
fled Jerusalem ahead of Roman destruction 143, 148
opposed animal sacrifice 105
refused to support Bar Cochba as messiah 149
some became Muslim 79
soon outnumbered by gentile Christians 150
suppressed by orthodox Christians 79
Judeo-Christian writings 103
juicing 352
K
kabbalah 53
kamut 352, 353
Karajian, Robert 276
kelp 337
kenaf 228
Kentucky Fried Chicken 316
Kepler, Johannes 194
Klapper, Michael 271, 278
Koko 398
kosher 10, 103, 138, 289
meat-free diet kosher by default 131
meat of lust 58
originally vegetarian 58
prohibited eating blood as reminder 61
required quick, painless
slaughter 62
Kurgans 47
established Zoroastrian and Brahman religions 48
graves of rich males larger 47
invaded India 48
invaded Persia 48
practiced human sacrifice 48
practiced suttee 48
religion required amassing large cattle herds 47
three waves of invasion 45
L
lamb 205, 206
Lappe, Francis Moore 248
Last Supper
did not include lamb 162
Lateran Palace 204
Law
possible for humans
to follow 20, 120
of liberty 206
lentil soup 369
Levin, Buck, Naturopath 16
Levites 99
life expectancy
lowest for heavy meat eaters 242
linen 71, 110
from flax or hemp 228
listeria 263
livestock grazing 220
llama 37
Lord’s Prayer 139
Los Angeles 217
low-fat diet
eaten by Chinese
peasants 238, 253
Lucy 31
Lyman, Howard 310, 311, 319
lymphoma 267
M
Maccabee, Judas 64, 188
Maccoby, Hyam 84, 143, 163
Mad Cow Disease 281
Magdalene, Mary 187
Magi 194
magnesium 246
Mahavira 14, 48
Maimonides 59
mangrove forests
being cut for shrimp farms 223
Mani and Manichaeans 155
manna 104, 183
manure 222, 337
Marcion 81, 108, 154
a fish-vegetarian 133
heretic who forced Catholics
to assemble cannon 132
wealthy, gentile, gnostic
follower of Paul 193
Mareotis
Essene center in Egypt 88, 91
margarine 257, 354
Mary, mother of Jesus 16
matristic 9, 75
contrasted with matriarchal 40
matristic religions absorbed by patriarchal 61
Matthew 11, 140
vegetarian 102
McDonalds 296, 316, 318
McLibel Two 310, 318
measles 203
meat
desire for, lust 107
organic 306
meat, addictive 357
meat, craving for 356
meat, grades 362
meat eating
an instinctual craving? 306
medical journals
sell ads to drug companies 318
medicine
herbal 45
meditation 340, 401
men and cooking 28
meningitis 263
menopause
begins earlier for vegans 234
menstruation 247, 250
mercy and not sacrifice 105
vegetarian theme of Hosea and Jesus 178
messiah
adopted son of god 196
annointing as coronation 184
first step, a higher
moral plane 186
Jesus believed himself to be 184
other claimants 77
theories of how messiah will come 205
translates into Latin as 185
was to be vegetarian 177
milk 246, 284, 323
boiled by Indians 323
calcium-phosphorus ratio 262
California Milk Producers 316
every body needs it 316
mother’s milk 262, 329
nobody needs it 305
organic, still not
worth drinking 323
contains almost no iron 264
homogenization 323
not a good source
of calcium 266
milk chocolate 262
minerals 334, 337
mink 281
minority 348
miscarriages 263
miso 367
Mithra and Mithraism 118-9, born on December 25 197
influenced gentile
Christianity 198
mitochondrial DNA 33
Mohammed
opposed cruelty to animals 138
Monsanto
manufacturer of bovine growth hormone 318
Monte Cassino 190
morally flawed species 23, 309
morally significant
how we treat animals 313
Morgan, Elaine 33
Moses 59, 67, 76, 104, 106, 205
ethnic cleanser? 44
Jesus the prophet foretold by Moses 105
tried to make Israelites
vegetarian 104
multiple sclerosis 279
Mycenaeans 68
mystery religions
core beliefs 118
myth 10
N
Nachmanides 52
Nasaraeans
ate no meat 90
critical of text of
Hebrew Bible 89
opposed sacrifices 89
pre-Christian vegetarian
Jewish sect 89
National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month 318
Natufians 36
Natural Born Killers 6, 312
Nazaraeans
original name of Christians 141
Nazarenes 87
vs. Ebionites 93
Nazarite
Jesus and James Nazarites 109
Neanderthal 33
Neolithic Age 35
Nephilim 52
a name for
patriarchal invaders 57
Nero
his actions set off the
Jewish War 110
Nestorians 141, 190
nettle 384
New Testament
writers unlearned in Hebrew 96
New Variant CJD 282
nit picking 240
nitrogen 332
Nixon 217
Noah 64, 188
laws of 78, 125
Non-Indo-European languages 41
Basque 41
Etruscan 41
Notovitch, Nicolas
exposed as fraud 192
nuts 217
O
oats 353
obesity 250
Odes of Solomon 15
Old Europe 9, 39
male-female equality 39
peaceful 51
written language 39
Old Europe,
before 4300 B.C. 9
Old MacDonald’s
Factory Farm 287
olive oil 257, 354
Omega-3
essential fatty acids 254, 303
Omega-6 fatty acids 254
omphalos, navel of the world 67
Oracle of Delphi 10
oral larvicide 268
organic 326
organic milk 264
Origen 15
original sin 5, 7, 122, 123
Ornish, Dean 271, 317
orphans 202
adopted by Christians 201
adopted by Essenes and Christians 107
Peter and Andrew 107
Orpheus 72
orthomolecular nutrition 270
osteoporosis 264
overgrazing 220
Owens Valley 217
oxen 42
P
Paleolithic or Old Stone Age 35
paper
can be made without
cutting trees 228
Papias 85, 140
paratuberculosis 323
partnership paradigm 46
Passover 99
Jesus did not
eat the lamb 94, 162
patriarchal invaders 43, 44,
45, 75, 195, 215
Aryan, c. 4300 B.C.E. 51
decline of law 45
invaded Old Europe
c. 4300 B.C. 43
Semitic, c. 5500 B.C.E. 51
Paul
allowed followers to eat meat in pagan temples 126, 151
always quoted from
Septuagint 115
apostate and heretic 94
apparently tolerated slavery 135
beat himself 111
blended gnosticism, mystery religions, Judaism 117
close to apostles or distant? 116
companions heard or did not hear Jesus’ voice? 116
contemptuous of vegetarians 83
convert to Judaism? 93, 112
demeaned the apostles 117
destroyed Christian
vegetarianism 111
enemy of James 113
enemy of Peter 104, 111
hated by Judeo-Christians
for changing gospel 127,
131, 137
killed Stephen 99, 101
knew little Hebrew 115
law impossible to follow 120
leather worker 111
not a good Pharisee 112
parents converted
to Judaism? 113
part of Herodian family 112
policeman for high priest 114
profoundly unhappy 111
regarded vegetarians as
weak in faith 111, 127
Roman by birth? 113
semi-Gnostic 120
taught a semi-gnostic gospel 117
tolerated slavery 116
tried to kill James 108, 113
undermined Jesus’ work 111
unsuccessful with Pharisees 117
who pursued him
in Damascus? 115
world completely evil 120
Pauling, Linus 270, 273
peace 20, 312
peak experience 8
peanut butter 257
peanut sauce 390
Pelasgians 67
Pella 139
Judeo-Christian
city of refuge 143
refuge of Nazaraeans 91
penicillin 269
Peregrinations of Peter 92
Persia 74
pesticides
generally ineffectual 331
Peter 104, 196
orphan 107
vegetarian 103, 107
Pharisees 109, 147, 198
sympathized with and
defended Jesus 115
Philistines 67
Philo 88-90, 119
phytochemicals 350
pie, pie crust 355, 394
Pigs 37, 267
Pisces 195
pizza, vegan 360, 378
plagues
165 A.D. and 251 A.D. 203
plant-based foods 20, 326
best foods for children 249
provide sufficient vitamins 242
Plato 10, 11, 72, 119
believed herding led to war 72
sympathetic of vegetarianism 72
Pleistocene Epoch 35
Pliny the Younger
mentioned Christian diet 161
plow 42
Pluvial 35
pneuma, neuter, Greek for 198
popcorn 258
population
earlier puberty with
animal-foods 250
human and animal 224
Population explosion 5, 17, 231
of animals 234
both parties equally dumb 234
contraceptive education 235
dietary change 233
of animals 17
possible to stop it 312
Poseidon 67
Posidonius 119
pot-herbs
eaten by Peter 107, 189
eaten by Pythagoras and
Simon Peter 368
predestination 123
prion 280
prisoners rights 21
prophet
Jesus as 196
protein 248
generally over-consumed 248
kale, 45 percent protein 248
protein combining 249
ptyalin
digests starch 239
puberty 250
begins later for vegan girls 234
pumpkin soup 369
Pythagoras 10, 68, 71, 88, 119, 321, 368
abolitionist 69
called himself
philosopher 70
contact with Jews
and Buddhists 69
extended ethics to include animals 71
forbade eating meat 71
liquidation of commune at Croton 102
opposed animal sacrifice 69, 70
physician 70
reincarnation 69
taught non-violence 70
vegetarian communities 69
visited Egypt and Babylon 69
Pythagoras and
Pythagoreans 11, 41
extended ethics to include animals 10
Pythagorean Theorem 69
Pythia 67
Q
Quaker 216
quinoa 37
R
raccoons 399
raw foods 189
rBST 284
real food for real people 316
recipes 365
recombinant bovine
somatotrophine 284
Reik, Theodore 52
reincarnation 69, 122
Religion 30
religion 13
compare with ethics 30
rennet 263
repentance
if enough repent, world will change 120
Revelation 150
rice 352
brown rice will not sprout 353
rice milk 360
Rifkin, Jeremy
Beyond Beef 324
Robins
John 311
Roman church 104
originally Judeo-Christian 104
Romans
exonerated for killing Jesus 142
gangster tax collectors 134
Royal Law of James 205
ruach 197
ruach, feminine, Hebrew for 198
S
Sacrifice
Jerusalem temple 64
opposed by
Judeo-Christians 105
animal sacrifice 61, 99
allowed temporarily 60
ended 70 C.E. 59
opposed by prophets 59
child sacrifice 44, 60, 61, 72
Hellenests opposed them 100
Hosea opposed,
Jesus concurred 178
human sacrifice 40, 44, 48, 76
Isaiah questioned
its reinstitution 177
Jesus demanded end or Temple destroyed 182, 183, 206
mythological origin of 104
not for forgiveness 98
opposed by the vegetarian
Hosea 178
had to end or Temple
would be destroyed 99
human sacrifice 60
Jesus came to abolish them 94
Jesus halted Temple
sacrifices 180
Jesus opposed them 65
messiah was to abolish 77
no sacrifices in the wilderness 98
opposed by Essenes 87
opposed by Peter 106
part went to priests 99
Sadducees 183
criticized by Jesus,
not Pharisees 106
Roman quislings 99, 110
Sahara Forest 35, 43
salmonella 266, 293
salt 358
salt substitutes 361
salvation
by ethical behavior
vs. beliefs 121
Sandinistas 18
Sanhedrin 149
Santorini 55
saturated fat industry
lies about need to eat animal products 242
scholars
narrow specialization
of most 320
Schwartz, Richard H. 52, 58
scrapie 281
scriptures
‘Be ye prudent
money-changers,’ 106
sea level 42
rose 400 feet 42
Seattle Central America Media Project 315
seaweed
excellent fertilizer 335
seed keeper 335
seeds, open-pollinated 335
Septuagint 84
serpent. See? Caduceus
Serpent or Caduceus
symbol of healing 52
Seventh Day Adventists 272
Shaw, George Bernard
vegetarian 295
shekina 197
Shekinah 15, 53
shekinah 15
Shramana 30, 48
Simon Magus 106
Peter debated with him 189
Simon Peter 11, 102, 368
ate a vegetarian diet 107, 189
sin, societal 22
Sinai
a vegetarian time 104
Singer, Isaac Bashevits 216
Sizzler 262, 293
slavery 2, 11, 21, 45, 76, 123, 348
begins with patriarchal
invasions 45
opposed by Pharisees,
Essenes, and Judeo-Christians 134-5
Roman tax-collectors threw
Jews into slavery 134
smallpox 202
smoking 343
smoothie 351, 366
Socrates 11, 72
sodium-potassium balance 271
Sol Invictus 203
son of god
adopted 144
Son of Man
Pythagoras was 187
son of man 71
sources 83
soy milk 360
spelt 353
spirit 198
spirit feminine in Hebrew 15
spiritus, masculine, Latin for 198
spongiform brain disease 280, 337
spongiform brain disease
in cats 282
sprouting 190, 227
staphyloccus aureus 263
stench 12
Stephen
Hellenist 100
vegetarian, assassinated 98
Stevens, Henry Bailey 47, 54
Stone, Oliver 6
stretching 340
subsidies
for growing corn 230
sweeteners 361
sweet potatoes 37
Symbols 230
Symeon
second Judeo-Christian
president 143
Symmachus the Ebionite 140
Szekely, Edmond 97, 158, 325, 341, 342
modern day Essene and polygolt 140, 190
T
taboli salad 389
tahini 390
tampering with Bible texts 101, 105, 107, 117, 121, 178
adoption of Jesus 197
anointing of feet
instead of head 184
fish stories added later 193
including the Didache 160
Jesus as carpenter 194
sometimes just
poor translation 184
tapioca 393
taurine
human body can
synthesize it 303
Taurus 195
Teacher of Righteousness 99
teas
from bulk herbs 349, 350
telepathy 399
tempeh 372
Temple 188
terror 399
Theano 70
Themistoclea 10
Theodosius 197, 204
theology
critical method 83
theotokos, god-bearer, Mary 198
Therapeutae
Essenes in Egypt 100
thiazide diuretics 272
thickeners 361
Thomas, Dave 273
Titus 2, 64, 135
Toba, volcano 33
ashed the world
74,000 BCE 231
tofu 380
tofu scramble 366
topsoil 223
7 billion tons lost per year 223
torture
of factory animals 297
trade deficit 229
trans-fatty acids 254, 257
triglycerides 270
trinity 197
trinity, Jewish 15
Tryon, Thomas 216
turkeys 292
turning shit into shinola 310
turn the other cheek 205
U
utility bills 227
V
Vaclavik, Dr. Charles P. 83
Valentinian 197
vancomycin 269
varicose veins 285
Vatican
Jerusalem the first Vatican 143
secret library 190
veal 12, 290
Vedic 44
vegan 1, 324
part-time 313
raw foods vegan 325
veganic
veggies grown without poop 331
vegetarian
environmental 322
ethical 322
lacto-ovo 323
lacto-vegetarian 323
no clear definition 321
relative vegetarian 322
strict vegetarian 324
vegetarian debunkers 241
VegiCaps 261
Vespasian 64
allowed Pharisees to set up academy at Jamnia 149
violence 4, 215
stopping the cycle of 187
violence, cycle of 46
virgin birth 92, 198
belief in, reason for Jewish-Christian split 149
Visigoths 215
Vitamin
A 243
B-12 243
B-12 302, 331
C 244
D 245, 261
D added to cow milk 263
D overdoses 263
E 262
W
Wagner Act, 1937 326
wake up! 23
walls 36, 39
washing hands 200
water
aquifers are being permanently depleted 222
weapons
bow and arrow 42
composite swords 43
Weed & Feed 333
welfare 201
Wendy’s International 272
wheel 36, 37, 42
white
color of bones, death 41
white is black and
black is white 319
white robes
Essene theme in
New Testament 187
widows
order of 203
Winfrey, Oprah 319
witches 14, 31, 348
women
educational level affects reproductive rate 233
had few rights
under Romans 203
rights respected by
vegetarian sects 188
wool 71
worm bin 333, 334
Y
Yanomami
eat tarantulas 240
you are what you eat 16
yuck 359
Z
zater 381
Zero Population Growth 232
zodiacal eras 195
Zoroaster &
Zoroastrianism 48, 74
influenced gentile
Christianity 198