Who really knows when or what happened
Did a big bang happen 15 billion years ago?
Was the earth still a ball of fire 2 or 3 billion years ago
Has it been a billion years since the primordial soup united Prokaryotes and Eukaryote ?
(Before animals, plants dominated the world. They competed for sun, by growing higher and wider. They used up so much carbon dioxide and put so much oxygen into the atmosphere, that they almost poisoned themselves into extinction. Luckily animals came around to relieve the oxygen surplus)
Have fish been swimming in the oceans for a half a million years
Amphibians for 400 million years
Reptiles for 300 million years
Birds for 200 million years
Have mammals been on earth for a hundred millions years
I don't know, you tell me, please, tell me, tell me
I think that man evolved from apes in Africa. Over the last million years, earth has been subjected to ice ages. When the weather was good, the hominids traveled over the world. When the weather got bad, they died. I don't know when they died. But all the humans today are descended from a tribe in Africa.
Although fire has been claimed over 200 thousand years ago, it was not by any of our ancestors; it was wayfarers who settled in faraway lands, and did not ultimately succeed to live today.
30 to 40 thousand years ago our common ancestors in Africa, slowly traveled to Europe Asia and America. Then a glacial expansion stranded a few different tribes over the world, where they continued to evolve separately. The total genetic diversity among humans displays itself today.
As recent as 30-40,000 years ago, we were in the Garden of Eden; the tree people. We ate fruit: similar diets and gardens over the world. But then we were kicked out by the last glacial expansion and competition from other animals and hominids; and fell on dire times.
For the next 20,000 years we [the ice people] wandered like nomads, instead of living in the Garden of Eden. Maybe we didn't have fire at first, but by the end, we had adjusted [as people of fire], somewhat to a Paleolithic diet. Instead of fruit, now we cooked some food and killed animals.
The last ten thousand years after the end of the ice age as we know it, we have prospered, somewhat, by living in cities. No longer nomadic, we fought for land and learned how to exploit citizens for the good of the state (through sexual repression and fear.) Ten thousand years ago, we instigated farming: animals and grass. We became the people of the grass. We ate the seeds and beans of low growing plants. We also ate the animals that were able to eat the grass and seeds. During the last ten thousand years, the fertile farmlands have turned into the largest deserts in the world.
In the last 200 years, we have become a very special kind of grass people. We have become the people of white slavery. White powders (like flour, sugar, heroin, cocaine, salt), tinctures, synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, distillates, extractions, and purifications. Our kitchens have become chemistry labs. We have made more deserts in the last 200 years than the last 10,000. America is becoming a desert.
I present this history as an aid to eating raw. It's not just a matter of making a choice and being strong. It is very hard to become a tree person or a fruitarian in these times, because you would be alone. And we have evolved as people in a civilization who require approval from other humans. We are not able to control our actions as much as we think. Control is an illusion. We can't hold our breath till we die. Maybe some people were able to do that at one time, but they are all dead now. Maybe at some time there were free spirits who did not need to live in a tribe. But they are all dead now also. Who knows why? Maybe they were killed by soldiers. I can't be a free spirit today. I can't go somewhere and eat fruit from a tree and sleep in a fertile spot. I need money; deeds, certification and I need to follow rules. It is very hard to adjust to such an unnatural mindset. More about that much later
The trick to staying raw is to be honest. You must understand your dreams, fears and urges [: ego, family, state] and where they come from. The why and how are essential clues to becoming honest and taking actions that resonate with goodness. There are many tools I have developed to ritualize the procedures. One of the most important venues is removing blocs.
Let me explain what I mean by blocs: let's say you grew up in a converted upstairs bedroom with such a low ceiling that you can't stand up in the room. You spend your childhood, bending down in the bedroom, so that you don't hit your head on the ceiling. Well, years later, you are still bending down, even though there is no low ceiling. This is an example of a bloc that must be cleared. We continue to abuse ourselves because of past pains that are no longer relevant.
In order to clear your blocs, you must clean your mind like you clean your home. You must be honest and fearless: more on blocs later. But I see in my life that it becomes easier to eat in a way that makes me happy, when I feel clear.
I mention honesty as a tool for becoming raw, because no diet I try will succeed for long, if I don't. But this essay is not about honesty, it's about diet. It's just that it's hard to do one without the other.
This diet starts with white slavery, which is the diet of mankind today. Enjoy it while you can, because soon you will give up all the benefits of the industrial revolution and medical domination. Soon, as one of the grass people, you eat grains, bread, steak, or whatever, just not something prepared without your knowledge.
Then you go into the Paleolithic diet, where there are [almost] no grains or seeds, but plenty of animal food and cooked plants. Before entering the Garden of Eden to become a fruitarian, it's interesting to imagine what the early ice age refugees did to manage. But there was almost no animal food at first. Doing this diet leaves you a vegetarian after the fire people. I pretty much stopped before that and was happier to not have to eat such cannibalistic food.
This diet can take a long time. I mean, I did this for a long time so far, and I am not a fruitarian yet. Also I haven't eaten any cooked food or sprouted grains lately. I do not intend to be total until the summer. I am just trying to be honest. The coming winter will remind me of the exodus from the Garden of Eden, when people started eating whatever plant parts they could find. This is not really a bad diet, I sort of like it. There are recipes on this part of the diet which are fun. I now have the winter to work on blocs and honesty, by taking actions, so that I can enter the garden this summer. Wish me luck. We all should be so lucky
Just a few last thoughts: The last animal food I had was cow milk and the last animal I ate was a fish. As I became a vegetarian I felt better and better. I am so glad I don't have to eat that. At the end, I just said no more, and that was that. It didn't come according to a planned date, it came when I was really ready. And I did hang on to cooked food for a while: mostly cooked greens, but I no longer have the urge to eat that today. I am sure that I will eat a little during the year, because the diet is a pyramid. You just eat less and less until you get to the top. Or the bottom.
Okay, one more thing. Our natural state, as humans, when properly nourished and free, is to be good. We are a generous and loving and beautiful animal. We want to give and share. We enjoy helping others. We rejoice in unison. But that is not what is happening now. The collapse of the American empire and the diet of white slavery have turned us into a horrible group of ugly people, with little sense of compassion or goodness, because of a deadly loss of cooperation and spirit. I can do better, can you?
if you don't know nothing
you don't know anything.
you must first know nothing
before you can know something
Children will believe everything,
until they become adults
who can't see anything
The seeds of addiction
are the lies of denial
One man's truth
is another man's fear.
the journeys of our lives.
Ethnic cooking is
an adaptation of slaves
three weeks to a quantum leap in awareness, Health, Beauty, and Love
Reclaim your Youth and your future
eat as much as you want to become the essense that you need
presenting... The Rawtimes Epiphany
21 days of as much food as you care
as long as the food is raw, and you are not mixing it with other food in the same mouthful, you can eat as much as you want. try different foods to see what you want to eat: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds. a food is any part of a plant that tastes good [to you] at the time. however, while animals may serve as food and be a best choice some time, the epiphany diet is vegan. (and except for one week, so is the caviar diet)
after 21 days you can expect an epiphany. not just a fact, but a perception that will forever change your life. a brief glimpse of what life is. the ultimate vacation you can take at home.
you will learn what foods you need by growing to feel and hear and see and taste and smell your instincts. you will feel the life in the food and life surging through you. you will have more energy and clarity than you ever could have imagined. trust me
you might have a hard time going to work and doing the same things everyday that you have been constrained with up till now. but these details; everyone must work out; when you come to realize how good being true to yourself really is. you will love you.
The eipiphany diet is really a procedure to learn not only how to live in a healthier way, but will also show why we want to, and why we need to. Expect a real life educational investment to finally pay off.
In the epiphany diet, you learn that what you want and what you need can be the same. every healthy decision doesn't have to be a compromise. we have compromised our health, life and happiness to conform to state protocols and conventions, but we don't have to continue to poison ourselves just to fit in. i will teach you what is at stake, and offer tips of interest to a free spirit eating raw foods today; to help adjust the fit into a repressive society that happens to be the only game in town.
Here is the most valuable thing i can tell you. its in this paragraph. if you read nothing else and hear nothing else i say, hear this. this is all you really need to know. everything else is bells, whistles and decoration; just details.
Raw food that tastes good, is good for you
and thats its
here are some basic implications:
- if it smells good or looks good, it might taste good
- if it tastes good, eat it
- the same food can taste bad after it has tasted good because you have had enough - this is called the taste change
- we are born with this skill instinctively, but are taught since birth to ignore it
- cooking food interferes with our taste change perceptions
- mixing food interferes with out taste change perceptions
- sampling many varieties is a good way to find what you need
Raw food recipes and preparations can be fun, nutritious and taste good. but not on the epiphany diet. mixing food is for the advanced raw food eater; after the epiphany. the ability to know how much of what foods to eat should be simple enough. we are capable of being in touch with our needs, to levels that will permit many different types of food and eating. but in the beginning, in order to use the epiphany diet to hear what our body is saying, we must listen very carefully. to really feel the apple, don't mix it with cinnamon and walnuts. if you mix romaine lettuce and red leaf lettuce together, then you will not know when you need only one. and remember, if it doesn't taste good alone, don't eat it.
the epiphany diet will let you make the decisions that will determine your life. we will not discuss proteins, carbohydrates, starches, or vitamins. these concepts are intriguing, no doubt, but confusing to say the least. we have obeyed the laws of human society and believed that they know what we should eat. that they know what is healthiest for us. but they don't. they can't. when you learn, you will see that only you can know what you should eat. you can't read a book, do tests, pay money to find out how much of what food to eat. you can only know by tasting and eating and living. stop abusing and poisoning yourself today so that you can start living today.