I'm not entirely sure why, but spiritual activities such as meditation, Bikram yoga, deep-breathing exercises, and maybe even ritual psychedelic use (Ayahuasca expeditions in the Amazon) are routinely utilized in the vegetarian nutri-noosphere.... (more)
So I'm sick of hearing spirituality associated with vegetarianism. At some point, eating all those beans are going to interfere with meditation or spiritual practice. LOL. BTW - the hubby and I had much better meditation post-Paleo then... (more)
The end of the year is a lovely time to reflect on this last cycle 'round the sun, especially concerning our attitudes towards ourselves. I see so many people in my life, and definitely here on PH who are very hard on themselves, and have a lot of... (more)
I've noticed that many, if not most, of the raw foodists I know personally, through people, or have read about are very spiritual- not religious and not necessarily in a dogmatic "new age" way. I personally feel better on a primarily raw food diet... (more)
I don't think there is any real connection between raw-foodism and spirituality. The Hindu religion prescribes vegetarianism and that has carried over to many yoga practitioners in the West and of course Judaism and Islam have food prescriptions... (more)
I want to start meditating but I do not know how to do it properly. Does anyone have experience with meditation and/or books that would help explain the practice?
First, make the distinction that you HAVE a mind, but you are NOT your mind. Observe the random thoughts as your mind wanders and feel how they influence your emotions. The mind is an illusion. You were not born, "Eric". You were repeatedly told... (more)
In all honesty I, at first, wanted to ask this tongue-in-cheek question as a reaction to the recent religious threads on paleohacks. However, I am quite sincere in wanting to take the same retrospective analysis towards the spiritual traditions... (more)
This blog is great and it's written by a pagan paleo http://wildernesschilde.blogspot.com/ You might also be interested in Don't Sleep There Are Snakes, which is about a missionary who goes to help convert a tribe. The tribe is a sort-of... (more)
I posted on Facebook, It's a rarer concept than I thought: my godfather spoke quite lucidly about "pseudomorphosis," or George Florovsky's concept of Orthodoxy assuming a false form. But, if web searches are any indication, the term is not as... (more)
Are there any Mind-Body-Soul, spiritual, or environmental retreat centers that offer a relatively Paleo diet where I could look into work-studying at? Just about every place that sounds cool only serves vegetarian food, such as the Omega... (more)
I did a 24 hour fast a year ago. For whatever reason, I had a very blissful experience. I had this lightness throughout my body and mind. I was more patient, nothing seemed to bother me. Part of it was a pleasant peaceful mental state. But also,... (more)
Do you have any rituals before starting a meal ? Saying Grace would be the most stereotypical one but basically everything counts. For instance, I do an appreciation for all the foods that I'm about the consume and an appreciation of the process... (more)
I was born Hindu, and grew up around a lot of vegetarian Hindus (but my family is non-veg, thank heavens!). My religion recommends not eating meat for mental and spiritual clarity. The logic is that an animal feels stress when it dies, and the... (more)
Hello! I'm new here, i have been eating paleo for 3 weeks now... The adjustment is slow. I was vegan for 15 yrs, gourmet raw for 6 of them, and then fruitarian the last 4 yrs. for most of it, i have to tell you, i looked and felt awesome! But... (more)
I was looking over last weeks tracking for our paleo chix experiment and see that we track a crapload of data concerning our mind and body. We are all noticing connections that are interesting. However, we aren't tracking prayer or meditation or... (more)
Tonight I will be participating in a cleansing ritual with a friend of mine (another person who discovered just how badly they were reacting to gluten and why its the cause of all the world's evils and political corruption.) We had a lifelong... (more)
Do you have a spiritual connection to your food? Do you practice ritual around cooking, growing/raising, hunting/harvesting, or eating food? Do you think the spiritual context of a food could have any benefit in context to our health? Do you... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?