Spirit & Food
Why would someone choose to eat meat? According to folk traditions of various hunting tribal cultures, the eating of meats results in inner states and outer behaviors identical to the behavioral psychology of the animals being eaten, according to the gender of the animal being eaten. In either male or female human beings, the behavioral psychology of the gender of the animal has the same effect.
In this issue of Spirit-21, we begin a series of articles that address the various diets now present in our culture. It is the philosophy of the Spirit-21 Team to respect each of these diets as fulfilling some need of the individual at that time in their lives. The information provided here is credited to Khiron's early, unpublished writings about lessons for living on the physical plane.
One of the most widely eaten meats in modern nations, Beef imparts the behavioral psychology of Herd Law. Regardless of the gender of the animal eaten, beef- eaters are particularly prone to a placid "bovine" acceptance of patterns of social affairs. Since cattle are strongly defense oriented, beef eating predisposes the individual to trust in and obedience to a Herd Bull. Beef eating leads to fear/worship/obedience cults and inner states, the focus of which is one who must trade fear and obedience for favor and protection.
Male of bull beef produces an added predisposition to dominate the Herd through aggression and sexual politics. The need to dominate a large "harem" is felt. Spiritually, this leads to states of faith in a powerful male form to which the individual is part of the "bride".
Female or Cow beef produces a predisposition toward the more passive bovine tendencies; obedience to a herd bull and dependency on his protection and fear of his displeasure. Strong parental urge is a part of the psychology. Spiritually, there is a strong tendency to fear the Herd leader and an acceptance of his will as absolute.
Neutered or steer beef produces a sense of sexual confusion and frustration. Being deprived of the sexual politics of the male, this castrated animal inherits urges he cannot fulfill. So, rather than a harem, he contents himself with herd-membership while imitating the behaviors of the virile males. Spiritually, this meat leads to feeling of being 'different' and unworthy, and a worship of the herd bull as a law beyond the ability of the individual to imitate. Most beef eaten in the modern western nations is steer and cow meat.
Why would someone then want to eat beef? One answer is to learn social roles that will be acceptable in his or her culture. Since this is a prevalent diet, we can see that this is a widely desired lesson, showing the basic ego-crisis of the main body of the population; weak or overly- developed ego is being made more socially trained.
Second only to beef in modern nations as a food-animal, the pig is the source of ham, pork, bacon, sausage and most prepared meats such as frankfurters. The general behavioral psychology of the swine family is not related to sexual politics as is beef, but to survival of the individual in a hostile world. Faced with many dangers, the swine learns to survive by its speed, alertness, and ability to digest nearly anything it finds to eat. Thus, persons who eat a pork dominated diet are particularly prone to instincts of self-preservation at all costs and the ability to survive while living "hand-to-mouth" or day to day in a world that is not easy to exploit. Spiritually, pork eating leads to self-reliance, fear of one's environment and a willingness to fight for survival. The image of God is thus Conscience rather than anything else; the moral crisis is guilt/innocence; the view of the divine is Necessity. There is a strong fear of death and treachery.
Male and female swine have little difference in their psychology, with the exception that the male is prone to more violent self-defense. Most swine eaten in modern nations are female and neutered males.
Who eats pork? Individuals who wish to defend themselves and survive an environment that is hostile or draining on their strength and courage. In our world of ever-increasing pressure to compete for livelihood and survival, it is easy to see the motivation for such a diet
though dependence on pork could lead to instinctive defensiveness that may not be truly necessary in the lifestyle, but is retained as a habit.
In light of the above meats, beef and pork, there is much light cast upon my own family's changing diet down through time. Of Polish background, with first generation American immigrant grandparents, my family often enjoyed meals of roast pork and kielbasa, and considered the occasional beefsteak or roast beef a desired luxury, which became more prevalent down through time. Using the above stated observations of beef and pork as a diet, this demonstrates that my family was at first most concerned about defending its survival, and then had strong urges to fit more into the American culture. Through observations of one's choice of diet down through time, one can observe the behavioral changes in one's life, as well as those of others. What was England saying a few years ago when its beef was contaminated? Why does India consider cattle sacred? Why does a poor Eastern European country have pork as a main diet?
In the next issue, we will continue with the diet of other meats and their significance, and then move on to poultry, fish and vegetarian and other diets in future issues.
The recipe for this month will come in threefold in respect to meat, poultry and vegetarian diet preferences. The Sonoran Chile recipe is a hearty meat one, popularized by Khiron at our As You Like It Muncherie. The Chicken Chile is one that was appreciated after our Millennium Bonfire. The Vegetarian Chile provides a lighter alternative. All of them freeze well, so make the large batch and enjoy in the future served as chili or as ensalada mexicana, served over salad with grated cheese and taco chips.
Boil until falling apart: 5lb. Stew beef and Set aside to add after the following:
Fry down and drain 3 lb. Hamburg.
Add 1 pkg. Chorizo sausage
28 oz. Can stewed tomatoes
Dice and add:
2 -1lb. Cans kidney beans
28 oz. Crushed tomatoes
12 oz. Tomato paste
12 oz. Tomato puree
3-½ lb. Green peppers
Add: 1 ½ tsp. Chile powder
1 ½-3 tsp. Cayenne pepper, depending on hotness desired.
Cook until done. Add stew beef. Salt until HAPPY!
Boil or poach: 6 lb. boneless chicken breasts until just cooked. Set aside to cool and cut.
Sauté 4 large onions
10 cloves garlic in 4 Tblsp. Oil
Add 48 oz. Beer
4 tsp. Oregano
Bring to a medium boil, and reduce to low and cook for 1 ½ hours.
½ cup chili powder
4 Tblsp. Cumin
12 bouillon cubes in ½ cup water
2 tsp. Coriander
Then add and cook for ½ hour longer:
2 16 oz. Cans kidney beans
Add the chopped chicken.
1 16 oz. Can tomato sauce
Serve with 2-3 cups shredded cheese, olives, chopped tomatoes, onions and sour cream.
Soak overnight: 5 cups dry red kidney beans
Cover the beans with water in a large kettle, and bring to a boil, and then simmer until cooked, partially covered, approximately 1 ¼ hours, maintaining water level during cooking.
Heat 2 cups tomato juice to boiling, and pour it over 2 cups of uncooked bulgur in a bowl, covered to let stand for 15 min. Then add it to the cooked beans.
Heat ¼ cup olive oil in frying pan.
Add: 4 cups chopped onion
12-16 cloves garlic
Sauté for 5 min., then add 2 med. Green peppers until tender.
2 med. Diced carrots
2 med. Stalks celery
4 tsp. Cumin
4 tsp. Basil
4+ tsp. Chile powder
1 Tblsp. + salt
pepper and cayenne to taste
Combine the beans, the sautéed vegetables, 28 oz.-canned tomatoes, 6-oz. Tomato paste and cook on LOW heat for 20-25 min. longer, stirring occasionally. Serve it over salad and taco chips, or by itself topped with cheese or sour cream.
The above recipes yield 12 servings, depending on appetites.