THE INNER ART OF VEGETARIANISM.
Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory and Neither Man Nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals, has written a new book for vegetarians who desire a deeper appreciation of the spirituality of their vegetarianism, or are interested in other spiritual practices to enhance their lives. The Inner Art of Vegetarianism is also for spiritual seekers interested in practicing vegetarianism.
Ms. Adams wrote this book because she feels there is often indifference or hostility between non-vegetarian spiritual seekers and vegetarians without a spiritual practice. Her hope is that this book will offer ways to overcome this indifference or hostility and she suggests ways that both groups can deepen their relationships.
The author starts off by stating that vegetarians are often perceived as rigid, inflexible, and unyielding. We are seen by some spiritual teachers as the antithesis of the spiritual values of openness and grace. On the other hand, vegetarians often become embittered by spiritual movements that appear to either actively protect meat-eating or passively accept it.
This book covers topics such as vegetarianism and yoga, and vegetarian cooking as meditation. Anyone interested in these subjects will find this to be a unique book.
The Inner Art of Vegetarianism (ISBN 1-930051-13-1) is published by Lantern Books. The book retails for $15 and is 176 pages. Look for this book in bookstores or visit <www.lanternbooks.com>. Reviewed by Debra Wasserman.
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|Date:||May 1, 2001|
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