[Editor’s note: Dr. Rotondi wrote this strongly-worded pamphlet around 1975 to promote his books and lectures. Many of the points Dr. Rotondi touches upon are covered in the famous documentary, Earthlings. All comments welcome below.]
WOMAN — The most perfect and noble creature upon Earth was made by the Creator to be the mother of the children of Earth, but modern woman must awaken and realize she must guide our children to peace, not war, through a natural and bloodless diet, as stated in Genesis 1, verse 29, “Behold, I have given you every herb-bearing seed which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree-yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” (This, of course, would include sea vegetation and all natural products and NOT flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, or any dairy products!) Eventually, man will realize that food in its natural state (uncooked, without preservatives or other artificial additives) is best for his well-being. Man cannot improve upon his Creator’s wisdom.
There are many reasons for following a natural, vegetarian diet. A noted scientific agriculturist, Henry Bailey Stevens, in his book Recovery of Culture shows the course of human life from its effects down to today, and explains how eating animal flesh has resulted in wars and is the cause of the greatest amount of misfortune today. There are numerous other scientific and medical findings supporting the fact that eating of animals and other creatures has been one of the major causes of disease, premature old age, painful death, and other problems of man.
Dr. Pietro Rotondi, in his over 50 years of nature cure and chiropractic practice, has been able to prove again and again the efficacy of the above statements in his treatment of the sick. He is thoroughly convinced that cleansing the system of animal and other poisons, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and self abuse (negative emotions, bad habits, etc.) is the first big step to restoring good health, which our Creator meant mankind to have. He states, “Violation of Divine Law is the stem of all of man’s abominations. We must strive to fulfill Nature’s Laws, not try to make our own laws through unnatural appetites, lusts, and selfishness.” Dr. Rotondi’s books listed below will guide you to a natural and beneficial way of living.
The 1969 Journal of American Dietetic Association’s article “Vegetable Protein Poses No Problem” states that experimental study made at Loma Linda University has proven that physicians who tell patients they can’t receive adequate nourishment on an exclusively vegetable protein menu, are misinformed.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June 1963 publication, “Composition of Foods” by Bernice K. Watt and Annabel L. Meirill, shows tables which prove that certain vegetables (soy beans in particular) contain as much, if not more amounts of utilized protein food energy, corbohydrates, etc. as flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, and dairy products do.
Elizabeth Mann Borgese in her book The Language Barrier: Beast and Manshows how animals react to and need the same incentives for motivation as humans. The author feels that eventually the language barrier will be broken and we will then learn to live in harmony with our less evolved brothers, the animals, not killing them for food and ornament.
Max Heindel, well known mystic, in “Occult Principles of Health and Healing” explains how the use of animal flesh in one’s diet, plus other unnatural practices of man, interfere with is spiritual, as well as physical evolution.
The Millenium Guild, Inc. in New York recently put out a brochure titled “The Diet of Cultured People” which contains a quote from the Bible and a poem by George Bernard Shaw how man is responsible for war by killing animals. It also contains a partial list of great men of history who because of their reverence and compassion for life avoided meat in their diet; Plato, Buddha, Milton, Pythagoras, Plutarch, Newton, Montaigne, Voltaire, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Blake, etc.
People go to church and pray for peace, health, and happiness, but slaughter goes on before them every meal they eat. Wonderful sermons are preached on love and peace, but never a word about kindness which reveals compassion for lower life. Many people admit their OWN cat or dog is like a member of their family whom they even sorrow over at death, but these same people think nothing of sinking their teeth into other animals as they eat them. Prejudice and ignorance rank as high as selfishness as the causes for suffering in the world. Oceans of innocent blood are shed daily for man’s desire to eat flesh. Actually just some thought of WHAT you are eating and HOW it reached your place could change your menu, as decomposition of the dead body sets in at the moment of death, and contains pus, uric acid, cadaverine, etc. Science spends millions of dollars on animal research because of the similarity of structure in the human and animal body. Man, the great inventor, through science, has polluted the air, earth, wather, food, and is body and mind, constantly destroying life. WHAT NEXT?
Nature, however, will have her revenge, causing a desire in man to kill and conquer others — and WARS follow! And man descends from his rightful divine place to become the king of predators, the so-called “civilized” murderer. As the horrified, innocent beasts go to slaughter, so do your loved ones go to war. As the battlefields are loaded with wounded, the vultures and rats feast upon their helpless, unbearably tortured bodies. Yet your hands and and lips, too, are dripping with the blood of the lesser children of Nature, even as you spread your fine linens and silver by candlelight to feast upon the flesh of a dead animal. It really makes no difference if you kill the animal yourself and eat it, or hire another to do your killing and then wrap the corpse in clean cellophane and a label, converting it (as if by some “magical” process) to MEAT.
Stop eating animals. They are as wonderfully and fearfully made as you are. The majority of intelligent, useful creatures, such as the ox, horse, bull, cow, elephant, camel, etc. live on animal-free diets, yet have great strength, endurance, and longevity. However, people being misinformed, still believe they must eat animals to obtain protein. Man’s cruelty and ignorance, through vivisection, hunting and trapping for selfish gain and adornment, and breeding animals simply for the purpose of eating them and their by-products, causes untold horrible suffering to innocent creatures. Nature’s wisdom balances all life, but man’s ignorance and blood-thirstiness distorts the balance.
You DO become what you eat! The animals cells you eat imbue your blood with animal characteristics, contributing to unnatural tendencies in man’s physical, mental, and spiritual development. A clean, healthy body does not contain the flesh of any corpse, any more than one can draw clean water through a dirty pipe. As a result of eating flesh, man has become grossly physical, instead of living up to the Sonship of his Creator. Mankind was created without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or color, and must take his rightful place through clean and pure living on the natural products of Nature’s prolific abundance. Man was told to “have domination over” the animals — that does not mean to kill and eat them. All animal species have a distinct “purpose” in life, the same as humans. Eating animals and their by-products stimulates the sex drive and destroys both body and brain. Immorality has been the cause of the downfall of many great civilizations. America is now at a crucial point in her morality, as well as materialism, and it is time she pays heed to one of the basic causes of her present dilemma, not continue taking drugs, etc. as escape remedies to dull her consciousness.
WOMAN — the hope of the world, wake up and take your rightful place! Would that the acts of man’s ignorant cruelty open your eyes to the self-caused tortures in life. Refuse to produce fuel for lustful, political and financial war-loving vultures to eat and drink the blood of your lived ones. WOMAN — the hand the rocks the cradle does rule the world! Think twice before you buy that flesh to feed your loved one, yourself, and especially your innocent children. We are living in critical times! WOMAN — rock that cradle to a tune of peace and love not suffering and war!
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“Meatless” Meat Loaf
2 cups cooked red beans (or nuts)
2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs
1 green pepper (chop fine)
1 teaspoon minced parsley
2 cups almonds (chopped fine)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 tblsp Onion (finely chopped)
Season to taste. Mix ingredients thoroughly. Shape into a loaf. Bake 30 minutes in a moderate oven. Serve with tomato sauce.
This recipe is wholesome, nourishing, and delicious, similar to the one of more than 400 tested recipes found in the Vegetarian Cookery cookbook by Dr. Rotondi.
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