Presented on July 15, 2017
Food is an intimate and vital connection with the natural world. It is also symbolic of the inner life of our human culture. The choices we make about food often lead to health problems and environmental degradation. In addition, unimaginable cruelty toward our fellow creatures suppresses the impulse of Sophia, the Divine Feminine and nurturer of life. Whole parts of us are in numb denial of these truths because of advertising, indoctrinated family beliefs, and social pressure. What we eat becomes our precious human vehicle. In this presentation of the 131st Summer National Convention of the Theosophical Society in America, we learn how to end food practices that cause physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering and how, through a plant-based diet, we can move towards healing. The principles of the World Peace Diet can transform our own consciousness and ultimately transform the world.