Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating


When did growing and eating food cease to be considered sacred?
How did food lose its connection with health?
Why is our food system out of control?
What simple steps can we each take to profoundly change our world as a healthier place for us all?
Journalist, author Jim PathFinder Ewing answers these and other questions with his new book, ...
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When did growing and eating food cease to be considered sacred?
How did food lose its connection with health?
Why is our food system out of control?
What simple steps can we each take to profoundly change our world as a healthier place for us all?
Journalist, author Jim PathFinder Ewing answers these and other questions with his new book, Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating.

Ewing provides a background on the emergence of agriculture and the declining connection with food as society evolved, particularly during times of war, and scrutinizes today's "conventional" farming that relies upon deadly toxins and unsustainable fossil fuels. The book outlines how modern people can avoid being victims of biocultural evolution and the resultant entropy of declining global and personal health — and instead contribute to the movement toward mindful food choices and better world health, both physically and spiritually.

Ewing discusses how society can nurture the unseen Spirit world that permeates plants through adopting nondenominational spiritual understandings, and includes how-to examples for growing organic food and fostering a supportive community and urban agriculture, as well as notes for expanded resources.

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"Jim PathFinder is a competent guide through the realm of the miraculous, putting us deeply in touch with our selves."  —Rowan Storm, musician and educator

"From his heart he shares what our ancestors have lived since the beginning of time: to be one with our Mother Earth and to heal each other."  —Melynda Ruckels, faculty member, the Ritberger Institute

"[This] knowledgeable man manages to impart his wisdom in a manner that is beautifully clear and concise."  —Sandi Sedgbeer, editor, PlanetLightworker magazine

"Jim is a voice for the Earth, giving us much needed inspiration and information about living in harmony. . . . A marvelous guide."  —Brooke Medicine Eagle, author, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing

"Jim Ewing writes with deep compassion and love."  —Sandra Ingerman, author, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts

"Jim Pathfinder Ewing skilfully blends the ingredients of the land, the culture of the land, the growing of food and its consumption into one seamless whole. This is the way of a writer to whom a holistic way of life is a reality, rather than a theory." —Michael J. Roads, author, Conscious Gardening

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844095964
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim PathFinder Ewing is an author, journalist and small farmer who has studied, written about, taught and lectured on Reiki, shamanism, spiritual ecology, integrative medicine and Native American spirituality for decades. His books have been published in English, French, German, Russian and Japanese.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Preface 15

Introduction: Returning Spirit to Our Food 21

Chapter 1 Edible Prayers: A Brief, Selective History of Food and Spirit 23

Chapter 2 Postmodern Organics: A New Science for Earth 51

Chapter 3 The Bio-Cultural Choice: An Edible Revolution 85

Appendix A Accessing Nonordinary Reality 111

Appendix B Glossary 115

Resources 127

Bibliography 139

Endnotes 149

About the Author 154

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