Truth Frequency Radio
Nov 10, 2013

consumption-food-spirituality-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationBy Ashley Wright, Bismarck Tribune

Although food is something that we need to sustain us physically, there’s a spirituality to food that is being increasingly acknowledged by consumers.

“To be healthy in mind, body and spirit, it’s essential to be spiritually connected to the food you eat and to relish the experience of eating,” said Heidi Demars, an organizer with the Bisman Food Co-op and 2013 Bush Fellow. “Understanding how to eat is just as important — sometimes even more so — as what to eat.”

The word sacred simply means “set apart” or not of the ordinary, said Carolyn Baker, author, former psychotherapist and professor and managing editor of the eatlocalguide.com in Boulder County, Colo. “And often times something is sacred because it’s derived from something sacrificed,” she said.

For Peter Bolland, humanities department chair and professor of philosophy and humanities at the School of Social Science, Business and Humanities at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Cali., all food is sacrifice, because all food is gained by death.

“When we eat, we kill. This is a truth not to be shunned, shamed or avoided — indeed it must be sanctified and embraced,” he said.

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