This book is like burried treasure. Written years ago (updated 34th printing) the author explains things in such simple form that even a baby can comprehend. My seven year old son grasped many of the concepts offered in this book rather easily. We are raw foodists in a big city, with this new (old) information we learned more about how to obtain the maximum nutrition on such a diet. The breakdown of survival techniques are clear and to the point, with several options available in the case of different geographical location, economic status, or space available to the survivalist. The author obviously cares about his and the lives of others. Its fun, its interesting, its necesary information to have in the dawn of the promised calamities ahead. P.S. Not just for those confined to earth, if you know what I mean. The cost of this book seems to increase just about every year, and for a paper back it can seem rather pricey, but its worth it for the vast range of informatiion given.
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Well, some things never change. Some things do. I believe what this book is trying to teach is part of the former. It costs some money, but if you are willing to use it towards your body/life (rather than putting it away after finished), it will pay itself over. It has a lot of valuable insights for today even though it was written by a guy part of the flower power hippie generation. Viktoras really loves every one of his readers; you can feel that as you read the book. Now, the editing and fonts used could be better, etc. The drawings are hand-made, and look childish (but they make their point very well). Sometimes he starts a subject, changes to something else then chapters later is back to the original issue - I'll try to put things together in my review.
What's the story about survival? Well, you just need to study the religious books of every tradition, including Christianity - big things seem to be or will be happening in our lifetimes. Even if you are not religious you can just look around and feel that life is getting tougher... much tougher, lots of people starving, lots of pollution, global warming triggering disasters (tsunami, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados).Basically the book is a manual on how to get a very good health and have a loving heart so that you can do well and even help others in case those catastrophes happen.
The food plays an important part for basically everyone. And yet, it is being poisoned daily with hormones, chemicals, solvents and so on. People should move to organic food. The author strongly advocates a vegetarian diet (vegan actually - no diary, eggs or fish), saying that is better for the health, touching even the subject of the famous B-12 vitamin, supposedly lacking in vegetarians (who need less of it in the first place).Read more ›
I learned about this book 20 years ago, long before the health-food explosion. It was written by a computer programmer who got sick and healed himself with health foods. It is a true reference book, a compliation of hundreds of sources with an extensive bibliography. A true find!
Viktoras Kulvinskas put this compilation together a little over 30 years ago and it is still as relevant today as then. This is a help guide for a number of nutritional and spiritual and life therapies to aid and guide us into being healthier and happier human beings. You can pick and choose areas to spend more or less time in but there is something for everyone in this book and it is written with Light and Life in mind. The illustrations are wonderful and evocative and the lifestyles shown within are ones that can lead us to a more conscious experience of this world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking greater health, or a higher spiritual experience. There are the appropriate disclaimers as in any information with which one can alter their lives. Use common sense and follow your heart. AUM
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Very rarely in life does one encounter a book with the magnitude of Viktoras Kulvinskas' Survival in the 21st Century. Within it's pages, Love consciousness springs forth from a master of body ecology. Viktoras' pioneering work has touched so many people, it is considered by many as a "new age bible" in the holistic and health field. Few can resist the wisdom and experience this buried treasure shares and although Survival was written 27 years ago, one would be amazed at how time stands still within it's pages. Learn how to heal yourself from the whole spectrum of illness and degenerative disease - from cancer and arthritis to heart disease and the common cold - by the use of living foods. Find out how to experience the esoteric realities and bliss of the universe, the energy of divine love, as proclaimed by the ancient masters. Various forms of yoga and meditation are thoroughly covered to attain vibrant health and perpetual youth. The phrase, "you are what you eat" cannot be more evident as Viktoras expertly breaks down what we eat, how we eat it and the effects of those foods have on our human temple. Food combining, vitamin and mineral content, calories, enzymes, water, wheatgrass and sprouting are all defined in very simple terms and in fact, easy enough for a child to understand the common sense of it all. Cooked food vs. raw foods, as well as various types of diet are discussed to achieve optimum nutrition. Sproutarian, fruitarian, vegetarian and macrobiotic are all choices that enlighten and inspire one to make positive change. Also covered are many methods of fasting, with advice on how to prepare and experience a glorious cleansing of the body. There truly is no territory that is not covered in Survival.Read more ›