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The Lost Love Paperback – July 10, 2016
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About the Author
Michael Lanfield is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of The Interconnectedness of Life and The Journey. He is also a vegan educator, filmmaker, and certified World Peace Diet Facilitator. His message has been heard millions of times. He has been featured on dozens of FM/AM radio stations, podcasts, various websites, magazines, and media outlets throughout the world.
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It is sad to see such little interest in a book like this, and such strong interest in so many other matters that are honestly far more trivial. Have our priorities become twisted? We hear depressing stories on the media everyday, but most of these are issues that we can do next to nothing, or nothing about. This subject *is something we can help with enormously, but it is not discussed. Please check out the book, if you can.
It may be hard to accept for a lot of people and seem like an extreme statement at first, but the reality really is that *if we do not wish to directly support serious animal abuse with our dollar vote, then we would need to choose to live a vegan lifestyle. And yes, this would need to be vegan, not vegetarian only, or supporting local, small scale animal farms rather than factory farms. Products do not magically appear on the shelf. The actions required to make them are directly supported and actually *only possible through the money given by the consumer. So many are deeply deceived into believing that animal based foods and even other animal products can be brought to us humanely, and without such abuse. This is simply not true. This book gives great advice on how anyone can go vegan and stay vegan, and also properly plan out a raw vegan diet if they wish. It is not full of horrific details about slaughterhouses. It is also very easy to understand, and in my opinion, something that many would enjoy reading.
Most people are likely unaware that the #1 demand for oil usage on this planet is actually animal agriculture. This is dramatically higher then the demand from plant based agriculture alone, with the difference between the two being almost incomparable. The oil industry is actually a major impact on social and political instability, and the demand for oil is actually one of the number one influencing factors of war. Besides the direct physical impact of animal agriculture on such issues, we seem to think that we can continue to commit unnecessary and very real violence, and have peace at the same time. We seem to think peace for those who share our own physical form is the only kind of peace that is important enough to focus on, and to continue to violate and abuse other sentient beings when there is no true need, is a welcome energy in a world that strives to move toward eliminating unnecessary harm to others. That is a really a quite unhealthy viewpoint, and actually does not even benefit us. To say the least; animal product consumption is a very significant contributor to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity and to a slight lesser extent, Cancer, while the health benefits of a well planned vegan diet are enormous and backed with a great deal of peer reviewed medical studies.
So many are unaware of how much of a difference we can all make by adopting a vegan way of living, and how much direct impact on harm to the planet and suffering for other sentient beings we can avoid by doing so. This book is a beautiful message that encourages the healing of our world and of individuals, non violence, and how embracing the truth and holding a greater love and compassion for others can improve our own lives. So many books have talked about world peace and moving towards a kinder way. This book is unique, in that it is clear about not leaving our fellow sentient earthlings out of this goal, and makes the point strongly about how we can help with this. Thank you so much to Michael Lanfield for all that he is doing to help get this message out to the world!!!*
If anyone would like more information on the very significant impact our food choices have on animals, this planet, and some of the most serious humanitarian issues we face today, I really encourage you to read here.; [...]
Or if interested; (For more information from doctors, dietitians, smaller and large scale health organizations, and including peer reviewed literature) on healing and preventing disease through diet and the significant negative impact of animal based foods on human disease and lives.; [...]
I listened to the audiobook which has calming music under the authors reading of the book.
One thing is for sure Michael has a big heart and his intention in writing is to bring peace to the planet.
The author makes clear at the start of the book that - ' This book contains many controversial issues and
truths that many people might not want to embrace '
The book sets the direction with the statement - ' even though other species may look and seem
different, in the external reality we are all the same; we
are all interconnected. Energy is everywhere. It is
external, and it is also internal within ourselves ....
...so, all of this comes down to love. Love is the
key. It is the key to uncovering the truths that lie within
our hearts, to uncovering the knowledge, the wisdom,
and the compassion.'
Michael's view of God is summed up in the passage
' the true god is the universe. One and
the same. God is also made up of energy just like the
rest of us. And therefore, we all possess god within us,
which I like to call our Buddha-nature. That is why at
times I use the word ‘god’ and ‘universe’
interchangeably, and why I do not capitalize the word
god. ‘God’ is neither human or animal, but rather an
energy form of our higher consciousness.
Animal as sentient beings are written of compassionately
in The Lost Love -
' The animals that we raise for food, no matter how
well they are treated, even if raised organically or
humanely, free-range, grass-fed, Halal, Kosher or even
in our backyard, are still considered property. These are
just labels used within the industry. Even in the nicest
conditions, and letting them live their full lives, we steal
their eggs, milk, and honey and eventually take their
In the chapter Can We Live With Love the author
describes his Utopian ideal. Though this is not likely to happen soon
it is a sane view of the world.
I agree with Michael's view on eating animals:
'People do not understand the repercussions of
eating animals and their secretions. The fear, terror, and
loneliness that the animals feel do not suddenly vanish
into thin air once they die '
One area I found sensitive was on pages 43 /44
on mentally disabled children and there mothers
here I am not so certain as the author and I would not want to cause guilt in these mothers
or blame them.I am sure this is not the authors intention but it is a sensitive area.
This is my reason for 4 stars
though many of the ideas in this book are definitely 5 stars.
The book is written from an ethical vegans perspective which the author defines as -
- ' “Veganism is an ethical and spiritual philosophy and
way of life, which causes the least harm on the
planet and to every living being, and seeks not to use
or kill animals for food, clothing, entertainment,
testing or any other purpose. One must purchase or
grow organic, preferably, veganic or wild cultivated
produce whenever possible.”
I would very much like the author description of a Vegan World in chapter 11
to come to pass.
Chapter 12: Even though I am not a fruitarian
I like the description of fruitarianism as the most nonviolent way to eat.
A quote from chapter 14 to end this review: -
'Nonhuman animals get sad, just as humans do.
Humans generally don’t appreciate this fact. There is a
lack of caring for, and acknowledgement of, the feelings
of animals. And that is where the problem lies, our ego.
It is being indifferent to other beings. That is why we
are violent to each other and cause destruction to the
Thank you Michael Lanfield for your non-violent vision of how to spend our time on the planet.