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 healthand 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.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
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
About the Author 154