�Foraging instinctively, I realized that there is a certain nurturing that I was extremely deficient in that could only be found from intimacy with trees and plants. I rediscovered a lost and vital channel of love, intimacy, and sensual nourishment: a �bottomless� void was at long last being filled by live food and foraging.�
Zephyr, the inspired author of Instinctive Eating, has reintroduced this system first initiated by Guy-Claude Burger in France 30 years ago. The input from Burger and Instinctive Nutrition, by Severen Schaeffer, encouraged Zephyr to join Pangaia (a small rual permaculture* community near Pahoa, Hawaii). It is in this environment that he has experienced the overwhelmingly healing effects of returning to this way of being. A delicious reading experience!
*Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.