One of Pythagoras’ goals was undoubtedly increasing human potential. What kinds of potential? He focused very much on the mental realm—the intellectual and, yes, the spiritual and the psychic. He also did not neglect the physical, in every aspect from digestive health to fitness to beauty. By all accounts Pythagoras was vegetarian and very possibly a raw foodist. If you’re not familiar with the term, raw foodists are people who eat food only in its uncooked form, and their food generally consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Historical accounts also state that Theano, one of the female members of the Pythagorean Society who eventually became Pythagoras’ wife, was a psychic. Might there be a connection between the raw food diet an psychic ability? Read the rest of this entry »
About Pythagorasby Tonya Zavasta
I was imbued with this teaching, and began to abstain from animal food; at the end of the year the habit was as pleasant as it was easy. I was beginning to feel that my mind was more active; though I would not today positively state whether it really was or not. Do you ask how I came to abandon the practice? It was this way: the days of my youth coincided with the early part of the reign of Tiberius Caesar. Some foreign rites were at that time being inaugurated, and abstinence from certain kinds of animal food was set down as a proof of interest in the strange cult. So at the request of my father, who did not fear gossip, but who detested philosophy, I returned to my previous habits; and it was no very hard matter to induce me to dine more comfortably.
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood.
“Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.”- Socrates