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The inner art of vegetarianism : spiritual practices for body and soul
Adams, Carol J.
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New York : Lantern Books, 2000.
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xv, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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BL65.V44 A33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Carol Adams explores the inner life of spiritual growth with the outer life of practical compassion and examines the reasons why becoming a vegetarian is deeply wedded to spiritual practice. She shows how the practice of creating mindfulness and disciplining the mind meshes with becoming an activist for nonviolence, and reveals how in our busy and stressed-out world it is essential to sustain and replenish the soul through spiritual discipline.

The Inner Art of Vegetarianism is an empowering book for all those who wish to have their soul nourished and follow the spiritual path of vegetarianism.

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Carol J. Adams is a nationally known writer and lecturer on the vegetarian lifestyle, constantly speaking at conferences an academic meetings and on college campuses across the country. Her landmark book "The Sexual Politics of Meat" was recently reissue on its 10th anniversary. She also authored the "Inner Art of Vegetarianism" series. Adams lives in Texas.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Adams, who has written on domestic violence and animal rights (e.g., The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory), intends to demonstrate that vegetarian consciousness is inseparable from spiritual practiceDeven though people frequently practice vegetarianism without mystical or religious grounding and engage in spiritual seeking without following a vegetarian diet. In the end, she fails to prove anything except how these practices work for her. The author describes the experiences that led her to vegetarianism, yoga, meditation, breath awareness, and keeping a journal and then explores each practice, offering exercises and further reading. She also lists the obstacles that vegetarians and spiritual seekers face when they "cross over." Although she offers thoughtful discussions of such generic topics as resistance to change, the imprecision of the writing reveals faulty thinking and the structure lacks coherence. Not recommended.DElizabeth C. Stewart, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.