- Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: Lantern Books; 10th anniversary edition (February 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590565274
- ISBN-13: 978-1590565278
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 282 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony 10th anniversary Edition
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...one of the most provocative books I ve ever read. I felt challenged and stimulated by its profound insights, and called to question ever more deeply what Will Tuttle calls the taboo against knowing what you eat. This book . . . expose[s] the complacency of a culture. --John Robbins, author, Diet For a New America and The Food Revolution
As Gandhi observed, our fork can be a weapon of violence. Will Tuttle reminds us of this simple truth and invites us to keep violence off our plate by adopting a vegan way of being in the world. Everyone who works for peace will gain knowledge and draw inspiration from this fine book. --Tom Regan, author, Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights
Food is our most intimate and telling connection both with the living natural order and with our living cultural heritage. By eating the plants and animals of our earth, we literally incorporate them. It is also through this act of eating that we partake of our culture s values and paradigms at the most primal levels. It is becoming increasingly obvious, however, that the choices we make about our food are leading to environmental degradation, enormous human health problems, and unimaginable cruelty toward our fellow creatures.
I ve spent the last 30 years exploring the fascinating connections and cause-effect relationships between our individual and cultural practice of using animals for food and the stress and difficulties we create for each other and ourselves. I ve discovered that the violence we instigate for our plates boomerangs in remarkable ways.Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on a comprehension of the far-reaching cultural and spiritual implications of our food choices and the worldview those choices reflect and mandate. The author offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that they can follow to reconnect with what we are eating, what was required to get it on our plate, and what happens after it leaves our plates.
The song of the new mythos that yearns to be born through us requires our spirits to be loving and alive enough to hear and recognize the pain we are causing through our obsolete food orientation. We are called to allow our innate mercy and kindness to shine forth and to confront the indoctrinated assumptions that promote cruelty.Will Tuttle brings a priceless perspective not only to the planetary crisis confronting us all, but also to powerful ways we each can affect it. This book is radiant with his learning and his compassion. --Joanna Macy, author, Coming Back to Life
About the Author
Dr. Will Tuttle is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize. With a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, he is the creator of several wellness and advocacy training programs. A former Zen monk, he has created eight CD albums of uplifting original piano music. The co-founder of Circle of Compassion, he is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter and writer. With his spouse Madeleine, a Swiss visionary artist, he presents lectures, workshops, and concerts throughout North America and worldwide.
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Dr.Tuttle presents a strong case for animal rights. There are people who say they, "love animals," and then they eat meat. What a contradiction ! What hipocrasy !! Most people cannot go beyond their early conditioning. Most people do not even know they are conditioned ! Margaret Mead, the famous anthropologist, said, "It's easier to change a man's religion than his diet." Most people are food addicts, addicted to the kinds of food they have been eating since childhood.
Another reason to go Vegan is the environment. The vast herds of livestock around the world generate more greenhouse gases than even motor vehicles. We could get away with the carnivorous diet in 1930 when the earth's population was only 2 billion. Not that there was anything good about it, but we could get away with it. But now the earth's population is 7.3 billion and we can no longer get away with it.
The most significant thing the individual human can do to reduce global warming is to adopt a Vegan diet. They will help the planet and also improve their own health. But of course, most people are too addicted to their bad diets to even consider this. As Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." And most lives are unexamined.
If you read this book and do not follow a vegan or at least a vegetarian diet afterwards, I do not see how you could live with yourself.
This book definitely makes the case for the vegan diet.
I have been a vegetarian for many years and after reading this book and watching Forks over Knives I have given up the dairy.
Thank you for this book Will Tuttle.