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1    OVERTURE    1

VISITATION UNDER THE ARBOR-HOW THIS BOOK BEGAN 1

 

2 OVERVIEW: WHY THE GODDESS THEME? 9
THE GODDESS, SYMBOL OF A MYTHICAL PAST,
MODEL FOR A BETTER FUTURE    9
ETHICAL-THEOLOGICAL QUESTION POSED    12
THE GODDESS: SYMBOL OF OPPOSITION TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS    12

THE GODDESS AS ETHICAL SYMBOL    13

THE GODDESS AS SYMBOL OF THE FEMININE SIDE OF GOD    15

THE GODDESS: SYMBOL OF A CALL TO EAT WHAT WILL MAKE US HEALTHY       16

THE GODDESS: SYMBOL OF RETURN TO ENVIRONMENTAL SANITY    17

THE GODDESS: SYMBOL OF THOSE IN NEED    18

FOOD IS A SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, A PERSONAL,

AND EVEN A SPIRITUAL MATTER    19

THE GODDESS: SYMBOL OF LAW    20

MY THESIS IS THIS    22

THE GODDESS: SYMBOL OF THE CALL TO WAKE UP    23

3    DEDICATION 25

DEDICATION 1    25

DEAR WIFE WITH SOON-TO-BE BROKEN HEART,     25

DEAR HUSBAND WITH HEART SOON-TO-BREAK,     26

DEDICATION 2    27

DEDICATION 3    27

HEY VEGETABLE HEADS!    27

DEDICATION 4    28

DEDICATION 5    28

4    DIET: THE RELEVANCE OF THE PAST TO THE PRESENT 29

WHY STUDY THE HISTORY OF FOOD?     29

THE HISTORY OF DIET, A TUNNEL BACK INTO TIME     30

THEOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR DOING HISTORICAL ANALYSIS    30

HUMAN EVOLUTION    31

THE AQUATIC APE THEORY    31

FIRE AND HEARTH?    33

POPULATION CRASH-—74,000 YEARS AGO    33

HUNTER-GATHERERS, GATHERER-HUNTERS    34

THE FIRST AGRICULTURE—GROWING TREES    34

AN OVERVIEW OF AGES, EPOCHS, AND IMPORTANT EVENTS     35

THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION—GROWING GRAIN    36

5    LOSS OF EDEN: THIS ERA OF CONTINUOUS WARFARE 39

OLD EUROPE, BEFORE 4300 B.C.E., A PARADIGM OF PARTNERSHIP     39

OUT ON THE STEPPES: THE HORSE, THE COMPOSITE BOW    42

INVASIONS OF THE COWBOYS, A PARADIGM OF DOMINATION     43

A LOOK AT KURGAN CULTURE     47

ARYAN INVASIONS OF PERSIA AND INDIA    48

6    JUDAISM AND THE HISTORY OF FOOD 51

MINING THE LEGENDS OF GENESIS     51

THE QUEST FOR THE HISTORICAL EDEN    54

THE QUEST FOR THE HISTORICAL DELUGE    55

MEAT EATING ALLOWED AFTER THE DELUGE    57

RECOVERY OF THE PARTNERSHIP PARADIGM    60

THE RULE OF NOAH    61

MOSES    62

SAGA OF THE VEGETARIAN DANIEL    63

JUDAISM AND THE SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM    63

ANCIENT JUDAISM CHALLENGES MODERN JUDAISM     65

PROFESSOR SCHWARTZ LEADS THE CHALLENGE    66

7    GREEK AND PERSIAN LEGEND AND THE LINK BACK TO THE GOLDEN ERA 67

THE DELPHIC ORACLE    67

PYTHAGORAS, MUSICIAN, PHYSICIAN, PHILOSOPHER,

MATHEMATICIAN, VEGETARIAN, 569-470 B.C.E.    68

THE ORPHIC MYSTERY, THE CULT OF DIONYSUS     72

SOCRATES AND PLATO     72

THE ZOROASTRIAN VISION OF THE VEGETARIAN PEACE SURE TO COME    74

8   THE VEGETARIAN THEME IN CHRISTIAN TRADITION 75

MISASSUMPTIONS ABOUT JESUS     75

OVERVIEW: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN JESUS AND MY THEME    75

WHAT WAS GREAT ABOUT JESUS?     76

CHRISTOLOGICAL INFLATION     78

FOLLOW JESUS BY BEING DEEP HISTORIANS AND STUDENTS OF ETHICS    80

A CRITICAL APPROACH BUILDS A BETTER FOUNDATION     80

HISTORY OF DIET AS A TOOL FOR DOING THEOLOGY    83

SOURCES     83

CENSORSHIP    84

THE ESSENES    85

THE THERAPEUTAE    87

THE NASARAEANS    88

THE OSSAEANS    89

THE NAZORAEANS, JESSAEANS, AND ESSENES     90

EBIONITES VS. NAZARENES     92

JESUS, BRANCH OF DAVID, NAZARITE     94

JOHN THE BAPTIST    95

STEPHEN, HELLENIST, FOE OF THE SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM    97

LIQUIDATION OF THE VEGETARIAN COMMUNE OF JERUSALEM    100

MATTHEW    101

ALL THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS    101

SIMON PETER, THE CLEMENTINA    101

JAMES, BROTHER OF JESUS     107

SAUL OF TARSUS, PAUL OF ANTIOCH    110

PAUL, MYSTERY RELIGIONS, GNOSTICISM    116

WHAT JESUS TAUGHT     121

WHAT PAUL AND JOHN TAUGHT     122

PAUL, JAMES, AND THE JERUSALEM COUNCIL     123

HOW DOES ONE EXPLAIN THESE DIFFICULTIES?     128

HILLEL AND SHAMMAI    131

MARCION—FOLLOWER OF PAUL, CATALYST OF THE CANON    131

PRO-ROMAN WHITEWASH, ANTI-JEWISH SLUR    133

SLAVERY—ANOTHER COVER-UP    133

INFORMATION FROM MOSLEM-NAZARENE SOURCES    134

WHY OUR PICTURE OF JESUS IS CLOUDED    138

RISE AND FALL OF THE JERUSALEM CHURCH OF JAMES     140

THE FAMILY OF JESUS, THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CALIPHATE     142

THE DA VINCI CODE     144

FOUR WINGS OF THE JERUSALEM CHURCH, TWO OF THEM VEGETARIAN     145

THE JUDEO-CHRISTIANS, BETWEEN THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL    147

JOHN THE APOSTLE, AUTHOR OF REVELATION, FOE OF PAUL    149

JOHN THE ELDER, AUTHOR OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN    151

THE GNOSTIC CHRISTIANS    152

THE MANICHAEANS, BOGOMILES, CATHARI, ALBIGENSES    154

THE ELKASITES    155

THE PROLIFIC, ORTHODOX JEROME     155

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM    157

EARLY CHRISTIAN FASTING AND THE DIDACHE    157

THE BURDEN THEME, “BEAR WHAT THOU ART ABLE”     159

PLINY REFERRED TO THE CHRISTIANS’ DIET    160

MODERN DAY CHRISTIAN VEGETARIAN FASTING    160

WHAT DID JESUS EAT AT THE LAST SUPPER?     161

WHAT DID JESUS SAY AT THE LAST SUPPER?    162

THE AGAPÉ AS FELLOWSHIP MEAL AND CHARITABLE FEEDING    174

THE MESSIAH WAS TO BE VEGETARIAN AND END THE SACRIFICES     176

JESUS QUOTED THE VEGETARIAN HOSEA, OPPOSED THE SACRIFICES    177

JESUS STOPPED THE ANIMAL SACRIFICES IN THE TEMPLE    179

JESUS SAID THE TEMPLE WOULD BE DESTROYED UNLESS

THE SACRIFICES WERE STOPPED    181

JESUS AIMED TO TAKE POLITICAL POWER    182

JESUS, KILLED FOR SEDITION BY ROMANS, ASSISTED BY QUISLING PRIESTS    184

LATER FOLLOWERS OF JESUS REFUSED TO FIGHT THE ROMANS    184

JESUS WAS PRECEDED, SURROUNDED, AND FOLLOWED BY VEGETARIANS    185

JESUS AND THE RIGHT TREATMENT OF ANIMALS    187

SZEKELY AND THE ESSENE GOSPEL OF PEACE    189

IS THERE AN INDIAN TRADITION OF A VEGETARIAN JESUS?     191

WHAT ABOUT THE FISH STORIES? MORE TAMPERING WITH THE TEXTS    192

MORE TAMPERING: ASTROLOGY, FISH SYMBOLISM, AND SON OF GOD     193

MORE TAMPERING: JESUS’ BIRTH     197

WHAT ABOUT ALLEGATIONS THAT JESUS WAS A BELLY-SLAVE?    198

DID JESUS KEEP KOSHER OR DECLARE ALL FOODS CLEAN?     198

VEGETARIANISM BANNED BY THE CHURCH    200

JESUS, AN ALTERNATE HYPOTHESIS    200

THE VEGETARIAN MESSIAH—THE ONLY HYPOTHESIS WHICH RINGS TRUE    200

ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY CHALLENGES MODERN CHRISTIANITY    201

HOW CHRISTIANITY WENT WRONG    202

UNDERSTANDING WHAT JESUS STOOD FOR    203

WORSHIP OR FOLLOW? IDOLIZE OR EMULATE?     208

THE IGNORED ISSUE, MORAL BLIND SPOTS, A UNIFIED THEORY    211

THE 11TH COMMANDMENT: HOW DOES THE MESSAGE OF JESUS APPLY TODAY?     212

9    COWBOY CULTURE CONQUERS THE ENTIRE WORLD 215

CROSSING OCEANS     215

ARYAN TRIBES WAR WITH ARYAN TRIBES     217

OTHER HISTORIES OF VEGETARIANISM    218

10   THE ENVIRONMENT AND A PLANT-BASED DIET 219

GLOBAL WARMING, BIODIESEL AND ETHANOL    224

11    THE ECONOMY AND A PLANT-BASED DIET 227

12    POPULATION EXPLOSION AND A PLANT-BASED DIET 231

WHY DO WE HAVE A POPULATION EXPLOSION?     231

HOW DIET RELATES TO POPULATION GROWTH    232

THE OTHER POPULATION EXPLOSION    234

BECOMING CONSCIOUS ABOUT OUR NUMBERS     234

TAKING CONTROL OF OUR POPULATION    235

13    A PLANT-BASED DIET—HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS 237

INTRODUCING THE EXPERTS    237

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PRIMATE DIET    238

LIFE EXPECTANCY AND A VEGETARIAN DIET    242

VITAMINS AND MINERALS     242

VITAMIN A, CAROTENOIDS    243

THE B VITAMINS     243

VITAMIN B-12     243

VITAMIN C AND BIOFLAVONOIDS    244

VITAMIN D    245

VITAMIN E    245

VITAMIN K    245

CARNITINE    245

CALCIUM AND MILK    245

CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS BALANCE    246

MAGNESIUM    246

IRON    247

ZINC, SELENIUM, COPPER    247

PROTEIN HYPE    248

CHILDREN FLOURISH EATING A PLANT-BASED DIET     249

EATING ANIMAL-BASED FOODS: EARLIER PUBERTY, LATER MENOPAUSE    250

OBESITY     250

HEALTHY OILS AND FLAX    253

FISH, EPA AND DHA     258

FISH OIL    260

DAIRY PRODUCTS, OSTEOPOROSIS, AND ANIMAL-BASED FOODS     261

CHICKEN AND EGGS     266

CATTLE AND PIGS    267

GROWTH HORMONES    269

IMMUNITY TO ANTIBIOTICS, DISEASES FROM ANIMALS    269

CHOLESTEROL, HYPERTENSION, AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE    270

DIABETES     273

CANCER     273

ARTHRITIS    278

ULCERS     279

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS    279

KIDNEY STONES AND GALLSTONES     279

SODIUM AND POTASSIUM     280

SPONGIFORM BRAIN DISEASE     280

RECOMBINANT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE     284

FIBER: EAT MORE OF THE GOOD, EVEN IF YOU KEEP EATING THE BAD    285

EXPOSING A WORLD OF LIES    285

COULD I SOMEHOW BE WRONG?     286

14    THE ETHICS OF DIET 287

THE MYTH OF THE WHOLESOME BARNYARD    287

HUNTING     287

BEEF CATTLE     288

DAIRY CATTLE     289

VEAL     290

LAYING HENS     291

BROILER CHICKENS     292

DUCKS AND GEESE     292

PIGS     292

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION     293

LEGAL LIABILITY    293

THE GHOULISHNESS OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY    293

VEGETARIAN ACTIVISM    296

THERE SHOULD BE A LAW     297

15    COULD I SOMEHOW BE WRONG ABOUT ALL OF THIS?    301

THE VEGETARIAN DEBUNKERS    301

THE DEBUNKER THESIS    302

VITAMIN B-12    302

VITAMIN A AND BETA-CAROTENE    302

TAURINE    303

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS    303

MILK—DEBUNKERS’ BLIND SPOT    305

IS EATING ANIMAL-BASED FOODS AN INSTINCT?    306

HAVE WE EVOLVED INTO SEMI-CARNIVORES?    308

THE ETHICAL, ENVIRONMENTALIST, ORGANIC SEMI-CARNIVORE    309

ARE WE MORALLY FLAWED?     310

ARE WE SUCKERS? OR JUST NOT AWAKE?    310

ANOTHER OBSTACLE: THE CATTLEISTS

WILL RESIST CHANGE AND ARE DANGEROUS    310

A STRICT VEGETARIAN, ALMOST A STRICT VEGAN    311

SHOULD I ADVOCATE A STRICT VEGANISM?    311

IS THE VEGAN PATH THE BEST OR ONLY WAY TO PEACE?    312

16    TWO VERSIONS OF REALITY 315

17    THE VOCABULARY OF DIET 321

VEGETARIANS OF OLD    321

“VEGETARIAN”, “STRICTLY VEGETARIAN”     321

“RELATIVE VEGETARIAN”    322

TYPES OF VEGETARIANS: HEALTH, ETHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL    322

“LACTO-OVO VEGETARIAN”    323

“OVO-VEGETARIAN”    323

“LACTO-VEGETARIAN”    323

“VEGAN”    324

“VEGAN”, “VEGETARIAN”, AND “STRICTLY VEGETARIAN”    325

“RAW FOODS VEGAN”    325

FOOD COMBINING    326

“EATING A PLANT-BASED DIET”    326

“ORGANIC”     326

18   ORGANIC GARDENING 331

GROW YOUR OWN ORGANIC VEGETABLES    331

VEGANIC GARDENING—VEGAN AND ORGANIC    337

19    MAKING THE TRANSITION 339

THE INITIAL HURDLES     339

STRETCHING, EXERCISE, MEDITATION—FIRST THINGS FIRST    340

CHEW, CHEW, CHEW YOUR FOOD     341

FASTING    341

GET THE FAMILY INVOLVED    342

A GOOD TIME TO QUIT SMOKING    343

EXPLAINING YOURSELF AS A VEGETARIAN    345

WHERE TO BUY VEGETARIAN AND ORGANIC FOOD    346

EATING OUT AS A STRICT VEGETARIAN    346

CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE ALL AT ONCE        348

WHO’S STRANGE?    348

20    HEALTHY COOKING TECHNIQUES 349

LIQUIDS, JUICE AND TEA    349

FILTERED OR DISTILLED WATER, BARLEY WATER    350

FRUIT, JUICE, AND SMOOTHIES    351

BACKYARD GREENS    351

JUICING    352

COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES    352

RICE    352

OTHER GRAINS BESIDES RICE, PREFERABLY SPROUTED    353

SPROUTING    354

OILS    354

OLIVE OIL INSTEAD OF MARGARINE    354

FRIED FOODS    355

STIR-FRYING AND STEAM-FRYING TECHNIQUES         355

CRAVINGS FOR MEAT    357

EATING VEGAN IF YOU HAVE FALSE TEETH    358

STRICTLY VEGETARIAN BURGERS—TRANSITION FOOD     358

EATING WELL WITHOUT DAIRY PRODUCTS    359

GRANOLA WITH JUICE    359

STRICTLY VEGETARIAN “MILK” PRODUCTS    359

FLAX    360

EATING WELL WITHOUT EGGS    360

THICKENERS    361

SWEETENERS     361

SALT SUBSTITUTES    361

SOAPS AND HOUSEHOLD CLEANSERS    362

VEGETARIAN DOGS AND CATS    362

EATING VEGAN WHILE TRAVELING    363

21    GODDESS RECIPES 365

BREAKFAST FOOD    365

LIQUIDS, JUICE AND TEA    365

FRUIT, JUICE, AND SMOOTHIES    365

NUTS AND FLAX OIL ON RICE WITH GREENS     365

LAST NIGHT’S LEFTOVERS     366

WALNUT RAISIN PANCAKES    366

TOFU SCRAMBLE    366

SOUPS    367

MISO SOUP    367

POT HERBS    368

POT HERBS WITH SPROUTED BEANS     368

PUMPKIN, SQUASH, OR PARSNIP SOUP    369

LENTIL OR SPLIT PEA SOUP    369

SPROUTED BEAN SOUP    370

WEIRD SOUP    370

CENTERPIECE SERVINGS    371

STIR-FRIED VEGETABLES WITH TOFU    371

LEMON-LIME TEMPEH    372

GRAPE LEAF ROLLS, DOLMATHES    373

LENTIL PILAF    374

PASTA WITH PUTTANESCA SAUCE    374

PASTA WITH TOMATO SAUCE    375

VEGETABLE CURRY    376

MEAT SUBSTITUTES     377

FALAFEL     377

STRICTLY VEGETARIAN BURGERS MADE FROM MIXES    377

STRICTLY VEGETARIAN BURGERS READY TO HEAT AND EAT     378

STRICTLY VEGETARIAN PIZZA??     378

CHEWY MEAT SUBSTITUTES    380

FIRM TOFU SANDWICH    380

STEAMED TOFU     380

OTHER PLANT-BASED “MEATS”    380

HERBED PUMPKIN OR SQUASH     381

TOAST DIPPED IN OLIVE OR FLAX OIL     381

ZATER PATE ON TOAST WITH OLIVE OIL     381

FENNEL AND GARLIC WITH TOAST     381

BAKED GARLIC (BAKE OTHER VEGGIES AT THE SAME TIME)    381

EGGPLANT WITH LEMON JUICE     382

OLIVES WITH BREAD    382

STEAMED, BROILED, ROASTED CORN ON THE COB    382

RELIABLE VEGGIE DISHES    383

GREENS STEAM-STIR FRIED    383

STEAMED VEGETABLES AND GREENS    384

STINGING NETTLE (WARNING: USE GLOVES!) AND DANDELION    384

GREEN BEANS OR SPINACH     385

GREEN BEANS AND TOMATOES    385

POTATOES AND TOMATOES    385

POTATO SALAD    386

ROASTED PEPPERS AND OTHER VEGETABLES    386

BAMBOO SHOOTS    387

LONG BEANS AND SQUASH    387

OKRA & TOMATOES    387

CHINESE BABY BOK CHOI    388

BAKED YAMS, SWEET POTATOES    388

CARROTS, SWEET POTATOES, AND PARSNIPS    388

SALADS, RAW FOODS    389

RAW FOOD FEAST    389

TABOLI SALAD    389

GRANDMA’S TOMATOES    390

SAUCES, SPREADS, DIPS—FOR STIR FRY, RICE, OR SALADS    390

LEMON-TAHINI SAUCE    390

SPICY PEANUT SAUCE    390

SPICY PEANUT SPREAD    390

BABA GANOOJ    391

HUMMUS OR FOOL     391

TOFU SOUR CREAM    392

DRIED CHERRY TOMATO PESTO    392

DESERTS    393

TAPIOCA PUDDING    393

SMOOTHIES    393

NONDAIRY ICE CREAM    393

BANANA COCONUT TOFU PIE     394

PUMPKIN TOFU PIE     395

APPLE PIE    395

APPLE SAUCE    395

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE    396

22    FINAL SPECULATIONS 397

SPECULATION ABOUT AN UNCONSCIOUS CONNECTION    397

SPECULATIONS ABOUT WHERE CALLINGS COME FROM    401

SPECULATIONS ABOUT WHAT ONE PERSON CAN DO    402

23    VEGETABLEARIAN SONGS 405

WE JUST NEVER UNDERSTOOD     405

A KOSHER XMAS CAROL    412

ENRIQUE’S SCALE    418

BIBLIOGRAPHY    419

VEGETARIAN COOKBOOKS     419

GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY    419

INDEX    425