SpiritualVegan



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Username:        SpiritualVegan

Location:           Providence Forge, Virginia
Age:                  42 years old
Gender:             female
Ethnicity:           Asian
Diet:                  Vegan
Religion:            spiritual
Alcohol:             never
Smokes             never
Body type:        Average
Height:              5' 3" (160cm)
Sign:                  Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Marital status:  Single (divorced)
Have Kids:        none
Want Kids:        Not sure
Education:         Some college (currently in college)
Occupation:      Self-employed / Mature adult college student
Income:            undisclosed
Relocation:       Possible
Relationship:    Long-term / marriage
                         Activity partner/friendship




My description:

I believe very strongly in the concept of karma. I am seeking someone who shares the same overall values, and moral and spiritual outlook that I do. In essence, I am a vegan for moral, spiritual, ethical, and health reasons and I am seeking the same. As far as spiritual beliefs and personal lifestyle are concerned, I believe in living a lifestyle that is as close to nature as possible, and I believe in practicing the concept of self-sufficiency and adherence to the physical, spiritual, moral, and ethical laws of karmic nature. My spiritual outlook in life is of a more Eastern (Buddhist/Ancient Hindu (Vedic)/Jainist/Taoist), Ancient Gnostic, and New Age/Metaphysical orientation and influence. All of the aforementioned spiritual belief systems and practices have helped to shape my own personal, spiritual belief system and practice at this point in my life.

I would describe myself as moderate in a political sense, although I'm not generally a politically-oriented individual overall. In some respects, I'm more "conservative"-leaning, and, in others, I'm more "liberal"-minded. It really all depends on the particular issue in question. You can say that my personal, political viewpoint is more aligned with Libertarian (Independent) and Green Party politics than either Democrat or Republican. Examples of issues on which I take a more "conservative"-leaning approach and viewpoint: I do not agree with nor support affirmative action, racial quotas, lowering standards to accommodate the lesser-qualified, and reparations (using U.S. taxpayer dollars); I do not support, agree with, nor subscribe to political correctness (on the other hand, I do support the unadulterated truth and reality and do not believe in withholding or refusing to speak the truth just because some individuals may find the truth to be a little too uncomfortable, inconvenient, offensive, and/or threatening); I do not agree with nor support abortion (especially mid-to-late-term abortion), except in certain instances and under certain circumstances only; and I do not personally agree with nor support homosexuality and gay marriage (although, with that said, I should state that I do support the right of two mutually-consenting adult individuals to engage in whatever lifestyle that they see fit).

Examples of issues on which I take a more "liberal"-leaning viewpoint and approach: I am 100% pro-peace and do not agree with nor support the imperialistic waging of war on foreign soil, as well as the killing and mass murder of innocent civilians (which far too often includes women, children, infants, and the elderly), all funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars (I do, however, support the presence and institution of a domestic military or military-style defense force instituted solely for national defense purposes (i.e., as protection and defense against invasion and attack by a foreign, invading military force, or any other such similar threat domestically)); I believe in and support gender equality and equal rights for women (in the truest sense of the word or phrase, that is), as well as most (non-radical) feminist theories and principles (by "truest sense of the word or phrase," I'm referring to "equality" that is not artificially-mandated and imposed by such things as affirmative action, gender-based quotas, and the lowering of standards in order to accommodate those that are not capable of meeting the minimum standards required); I believe in the separation of church and state, and my spiritual beliefs and philosophical outlook run counter to and are often at odds with nearly all authoritarian, literalist, dogmatic, fundamentalist, and patriarchal religious belief systems; I believe in retaining my maiden surname and not having it supplanted or replaced by my husband's surname in marriage; and I am an ethical, primarily organic, plant-based consuming vegan who believes wholeheartedly in animal rights, and am one that does not support the use of U.S. taxpayer funding to finance the subsidization of conventional (i.e., factory farmed) meat, eggs, and dairy, and all of the inherent and institutionalized cruelty, inhumanity, and barbarism that such industries entail.

As far as musical tastes and preferences go, I am generally into sounds that connect and strike a deep, visceral chord within me depending upon my particular mood at the given moment. Oftentimes, I find myself in the mood for something soft, relaxing, soothing, and tranquil, and on other occasions, I find myself in the mood for something more stimulating, exciting, and virtuosic. In either case, I'm drawn to sounds that evoke an in-depth feeling of positive vibrations and spiritual upliftment. The musical genres that I listen to include indie, alternative, classical, instrumental, fast virtuosic flamenco, fusion, new age, and world music, among some other interesting genres.

As far as movies, film, and video go, I prefer documentaries, independent film, instructional video, reality-based personal and non-commercial videos courtesy of YouTube (and other online video hosting venues), and online educational lectures and video of an inspiring, informative, educational, and spiritually-enhancing nature (i.e., Gaiam TV, Spiritual Cinema Circle, Supreme Master TV, and the monthly video lectures of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (VSH), among others) ... as opposed to television sitcoms, commercial Hollywood-type films, and mainstream media news outlets and programming.

Some additional information about me: I am also what is known as an intactivist. I believe that routine neonatal infant male circumcision is a crime against nature and humanity. Except in the most extreme medical circumstances, male circumcision, in general, whether conducted in infancy or at a later stage in life, is an unnecessary and barbaric practice of sexual mutilation that can have a permanent, largely irreversible negative effect on an individual's natural sexual functioning throughout his life ... leading to common sexual problems and issues such as premature ejaculation (common in circumcised males under the age of 35), erectile dysfunction, erection difficulties, significantly decreased penile sensitivity, difficulty attaining orgasm, tight and often painful erections, etc., in males (with most of these issues very common and prevalent among older circumcised males over the age of 40 that progressively worsens over time); and friction, dryness, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), extreme discomfort, soreness, involuntary vaginal tightness resulting in penetration difficulties (vaginismus), and difficulty and inability to attain orgasms in females, among other issues. These are problems and issues that, for the most part, cannot be alleviated or remedied by artificial lubricants and other similar and superficial "band-aid" type of remedies common in circumcising cultures and societies. All of these problems and issues can have a very negative, detrimental effect on the physical aspects of an individual's future relationships which, in turn, can have major negative spillover effects on other important, non-physical aspects of those relationships. It is for these reasons that I wholeheartedly support the foreskin restoration and foreskin regeneration movement and initiative both here and abroad.




Seeking:

I am seeking a long-term, committed relationship with someone with whom I can share a deep connection on every level possible. I do realize that such a relationship takes time to develop and to evolve, often over a course of years, and I'm a very patient individual in that respect. I believe that an establishment of friendship, communication, and overall compatibility in core values, life purpose, and future vision together is an important prerequisite and foundation for success in any relationship.

As a heterosexual Southeast Asian female of Malay descent (i.e., Filipino, or Filipino-American, rather ... I was born and raised here in the United States by immigrant parents who migrated from the Philippines a few years prior to my birth), I should mention that I have a personal preference for individuals of either Caucasian (European as well as Near Eastern), Asian (either East or Southeast Asian (Oriental), or South Asian (Desi)), or Hispanic descent ... or any combination thereof, ideally between the ages of 35 and 49, give or take a few years. On that latter note, I should mention that there is a reason why I have that particular age range preference (i.e., approximately 7 years younger to 7 years older than whatever my current age happens to be ... give or take a few years (meaning that I may be willing to go up to 3 or 4 years (but not that much more) outside of that stated preferred age range ... depending upon the situation, of course)). Overall, and in essence, I prefer someone who is as close to my age as possible (give or take a few years), and the reason for that particular preference of mine is because I am in search of my soul mate and life partner. In essence, this is someone who I plan to spend the rest of my life with. If there is a significant difference in age between the two of us, then one of us (the elder of the two) will pass away far before the other one's time is due to come. This will, in essence, cause the surviving spouse to become a widow or a widower, prematurely, with so many years or even decades of a remaining lifespan left to live. If you think about it, that really isn't fair for the surviving spouse or significant other who is left behind to have to face the inner turmoil, trauma, and grief, as well as the permanent and negatively life-altering circumstances, of a significantly older spouse's passing so many years or decades before their own time is due to arrive. I've personally experienced similar types of situations in my earlier adulthood years (although I wasn't married to any of the (significantly-older) individuals that I was intimately involved with at the time). And I can tell you that that is not an experience that I would wish on anyone else ... unless, of course, it is their karmically-mandated destiny to undergo such an experience in life. In other words, been there, done that ... and don't have any need to go through an experience like that again (... The life lessons, as well as the karmic and soul lessons, inherent in those experiences were learned a long time ago, and don't need to be repeated again in this lifetime.). So, in essence, those are all of the reasons why I have that preferred age range stated in my profile, and I ask that you please respect that when replying.

I would like to get involved with someone who is spiritually-aware and evolved, who is loving; kind; peaceful; non-violent; compassionate; mature (in mind and emotions); non-argumentative; non-controlling; non-manipulative; non-vulgar; non-profane; positive; optimistic; considerate; understanding; respectful; egalitarian; visionary; passionate; honest (not just selectively-honest), yet tactful and diplomatic; loyal; faithful; monogamous; reliable; communicative; deep; sensitive (in a healthy, balanced way: i.e., empathic); sensual; affectionate; emotionally- and psychologically-stable and secure; self-aware; has a healthy and balanced sense of unconditional love and respect for himself and others; lives by the Golden Rule (inherent in nearly all religious, philosophical, and spiritual belief systems of truth and integrity) ... of doing unto others as we would want to have done unto ourselves (i.e., treating others as we, ourselves, would like to be treated); lives in accordance with his deeper soul calling and life purpose; is respectful and reverent of all forms of sentient life and their right to live and co-exist on this earth; is consistent (i.e., non-hypocritical and non-contradictory) in his core viewpoints and beliefs; is a vegan for moral, health, and ethical reasons, and adheres to a healthy, all- or mostly-organic, plant-based type of diet; is a non-drinker (of alcohol and other unhealthy, mind-altering, and toxic liquid substances), a non-smoker (as well as a non-user of any and all tobacco products), and a non-drug user (this includes drugs that are legal, illegal, prescription, over-the-counter, recreational, or otherwise) ... in other words, someone who adheres to a more natural, straight-edge, holistic and alternative (non-allopathic) health and nutritional type of lifestyle; has knowledge of, an appreciation for, and/or is open and willing to learn about holistic Mind-Body-Spirit integration and spiritual enhancement via Eastern-based spiritual beliefs and practices as well as Ancient Gnostic (original, vegetarian/vegan, non-dogmatic based, esoteric, early Christian (i.e., pre-Catholic)) spirituality, and New Age/Metaphysical spirituality and philosophy (Note: all of the aforementioned spiritual and philosophical belief systems have core, overlapping themes and tenets in common, and, in many obvious and significant ways, are complimentary mirrors of each other.); is naturally, genitally-intact (i.e., non-circumcised or uncircumcised), hygienic, and STD-free ... or in the case of someone who is already circumcised, is willing to do his research and due diligence, and to consider undergoing foreskin restoration (either manually or surgically), and/or, when the technology becomes available to the general public, foreskin regeneration (through Foregen) ... (Sorry, but based on extensive personal experience, circumcised intercourse, or I would go as far as to say that circumcised sexual relationships and activity, in general, are just not conducive to long-range, intimate, harmonious relationships and are fraught with many of the sexual problems and issues, mentioned earlier, among other issues, that tend to undermine and break down intimate relationships over the long-term ... whereas my personal, sexual, and intimate experiences and relationships with uncircumcised, genitally-intact males tended to yield the very opposite circumstances and results, for the most part, with virtually none of the sexual problems and issues present.); ... and, finally, someone with whom I can share a deep sense of maturing love; mutual spiritual growth; personal development; compatibility and alignment in our core, inherent values, life purpose, and vision for the future together; and a sense of deep fulfillment on every level possible as our relationship progresses over time.

I am seeking a long-term relationship with the possibility of the relationship leading to marriage at some point of time in the future. Ideally, this will be a relationship that will develop into something incredibly profound that will last a lifetime. In short, I am in search of my soul mate, complementary spiritual twin, and life partner.

If any of this resonates with you, and you are at the point in your life where most of the aforementioned type of attributes apply to you, and you are seeking the same in a potential future life partner, then, by all means, feel free to contact me. Distance is not an issue and I am open to establishing contact and communication with anyone located anywhere across the world. (Please note that ethical veganism and a healthy, plant-based diet are an absolute must and requirement, along with a straight-edge (i.e., drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free) type of lifestyle ... among other important and pertinent things already mentioned.)

In addition to all of the aforementioned, I am also open to establishing (primarily written, text-based, or e-mail) correspondence and communication with like-minded individuals of various backgrounds, age ranges, and of either gender, currently residing anywhere across the world, who are interested in networking, raising awareness, and engaging in the exchange of information and ideas related to animal rights; holistic, plant-based health, healing, and nutrition; complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM); chronic "dis-ease" prevention and natural cures (non-allopathic); herbal medicine; naturopathy; whole body cleansing; detoxification; organic (non-GMO and pesticide-free), plant-based diets and lifestyles; environmental issues related to factory farming and animal agriculture (Guess what the number one cause of global warming happens to be, if you're not already aware?); the inhumane reality of conventional animal agriculture {including, but not limited to the following: a.) factory farming; b.) animal rendering (leading to forced cannibalism and carnism of conventional livestock as well as pet companion animals ... For those that are not familiar with animal rendering, it is, essentially, the common industry-standard practice of grinding up and heat-processing the deceased remains, offal, internal organs, and body parts of slaughterhouse/abattoir animals, expired packaged supermarket meat, poultry, fish and seafood, deceased laboratory animals, deceased zoo animals, euthanized and deceased pet companion animals in animal shelters and animal hospitals (primarily dogs and cats), road kill, and any other type of deceased animal whose meat, flesh, or by-products are not considered marketable or fit for human consumption ... and adding this processed, extremely toxic material as "enhanced protein and lipid feed supplementation," along with slaughterhouse waste and recycled animal waste fecal matter (added as a cheap form of dietary filler material), to the food and dietary feed of conventional livestock (i.e., animals raised for meat, eggs, dairy, leather, suede, wool, and fur), conventional aquaculture (i.e., factory farmed) fish and other seafood animals (which comprise approximately 40% of the fish and seafood sold in the marketplace and served in restaurants), and pet companion animals (in virtually all meat-based, commercial pet food). So, in essence, you have naturally herbivorous, vegetarian/vegan animals that are forced into a grossly-unnatural state of carnivorism, and animals of all dietary inclinations (herbivores/frugivores, omnivores, and carnivores) forced into an immensely-unnatural state of cannibalism. One thing to consider if you are a vegetarian for moral and ethical reasons, and are consuming conventional dairy and/or eggs, you are, in reality, consuming this extremely toxic and morally-repugnant "food" material that gets secreted and embedded into the dairy or eggs that you consume. From both an ethical and health standpoint, in this respect, conventional dairy, eggs, and animal by-products are best avoided. Given the rather disturbing realities behind the various animal-based food production industries, it really should come as no surprise that the number one leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease followed by cancer.); c.) the industry-standard practice of wholesale mass murder and slaughter of baby/infant male offspring in the dairy and egg production industries (both conventional and organic, as well as so-called "free range"); d.) unanesthetized castration and branding; etc.}; spirituality; metaphysics; Eastern philosophy and Eastern-based and inspired spiritual belief systems; Gnosticism; holistic healing and Mind-Body-Spirit integration modalities; intactivism (genital integrity for all children regardless of gender); foreskin restoration and regeneration (essentially, taking measures to reverse the damage done by circumcision ... if such an issue is applicable to your country or society like it, unfortunately, is here in the U.S. along with a small handful of other nations worldwide ... Interesting factoid regarding circumcision: only (approximately) 20% of males worldwide are circumcised. The rest (i.e., the overwhelming majority of 80%) are natural and genitally-intact from birth and, as a result, are fully-functional physically, intimately, and sexually just as nature, in her Divine wisdom, intended it to be ... and virtually all of the relationship-challenging, detrimental sexual problems and issues inherent with circumcision, mentioned earlier, are non-existent.); promotion of world peace as well as inner peace and tranquility; meditation; straight-edge (alcohol-free, drug-free, and tobacco-free) lifestyles; self-improvement; ... and any and all related topics and issues that you'd like to address and cover in our correspondence together.

Also, if you're a vegetarian who is interested in transitioning to an entirely plant-based, vegan diet, or are a near-, almost-, or mostly-vegetarian individual who is interested in transitioning to a far healthier, more humane, compassionate, and ethical, plant-based vegetarian/vegan type of diet, ... I would be more than happy to correspond with you and share positive, life-enhancing information and resources to help you get started on the path to a far healthier, more humane, and compassionate diet and lifestyle. All I ask of you, in turn, is that you share the information, and help spread the message and the word amongst your friends, family members, loved ones, colleagues, and close associates, as well as anyone else who you feel may benefit from this information.




Additional information about me:

My interests, pastimes, hobbies, and favorite activities are wide and varied, and they include (in no particular order): reading; writing; 528 Hz (healing vibrational frequency) transposed music and sounds; metaphysics; spirituality; animal rights; ethical veganism; vegan networking and outreach; esoterica; unity consciousness; deep meditative musings; divine karmic lessons in life; organic vegan (veganic) gardening; greenhouse gardening; sustainable plant-based agriculture; research; lifelong self-education; personal transcendence; self-sufficiency; living in the midst of nature/rural living; plant-based nutritional therapy; holistic (plant-based) nutrition; natural healing modalities; living a straight-edge (i.e., drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free) type of lifestyle; Eastern spirituality and philosophy; Gnosticism; ahimsa (non-violence); the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism; unity and harmonization of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine; Feng Shui; Tantra; intactivism; foreskin restoration and regeneration; relationship harmony; patronization and support of vegetarian- and vegan-based businesses, charities, and organizations; online marketing; conscientious entrepreneurship; making optimal use of modern-day technology to disseminate knowledge and information; ethnic and local vegan cuisine (preferably organic); raw and cooked, organic vegan cuisine; organic and naturally-sweetened, Vitamix blender juices and "green" smoothies; alternative media; surreal and optical illusionist art (in the vein of M.C. Escher); full-spectrum light therapy; natural health and longevity; online and distance education; homeschooling; alternative education; independent study; continuing education; martial arts; non-lethal self-defense and home protection/security in accordance with ahimsa principles; financial independence and entrepreneurship in accordance with higher spiritual principles and the principle of Right Livelihood (from the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism); RV (truck camper) long-distance and nationwide travel; boondocking in the midst of nature; ice skating; bicycling; hiking/walking; classical, flamenco, and jazz-fusion guitar (I'm a longtime fan of Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin, and Al Di Meola (The Guitar Trio) as well as relative-newcomer, Scott Huckabay); child prodigies; enlightenment and spiritual cinema (courtesy of Gaiam TV, Spiritual Cinema Circle, and Supreme Master TV, among others); heterosexual sacred sexuality in the context of a faithful, committed, and monogamous relationship between two equals; vegansexuality within the very same context; conventional paradigm shifting; the inherent beauty and harmony of nature; looking beyond convention, tradition, societal norms, and external superficiality into the deeper meaning of things; meaningful connections; overcoming and transcending obstacles, challenges, and hindrances in life; exposure of the disturbing (and often tragic) realities of the medical, health care, pharmaceutical, and psychiatric industries (the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States is adverse drug reactions to properly-prescribed medication, at least, according to the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) ... in addition, the number one cause of suicide among children, adolescents, and young people under the age of 25, as well as one of the leading causes of suicide (including murder/suicide) among individuals of all age groups, is anti-depressant psychotropic medication (especially SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) ... Guess what the common factor is behind all of these mass shootings at schools, malls, and public places across the U.S. and other parts of the world?)); complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); naturopathic medicine; herbal medicine; whole foods vegan supplementation; whole body cleansing and detoxification; exposure of the disturbing and inhumane realities of animal agriculture, both conventional and organic as well as "free-range" (I'm sorry, but the term, "humane slaughter," is an oxymoron at best, and is completely antithetical to the principles of non-violence (ahimsa), compassionate living, higher- and deeper-level spirituality, and conscientiousness.); etc. ...


Books, literature, written publications, and authors of personal interest include the following:

On ethical veganism, animal rights, factory farming, animal rendering, and the environmental and ecological effects of commercial animal agriculture:

"The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony" by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
"Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating" by Erik Marcus, M.S.
"101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian" by Pamela Rice
"The Inner Art of Vegetarianism: Spiritual Practices for Body and Soul" by Carol J. Adams, M.Div.
"The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and the World" by John Robbins, M.S.
"Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry" by Gail A. Eisnitz
"Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism" by Melanie Joy, Ph.D.
"Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat" by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer

On whole foods, plant-based vegan nutrition, disease-reversal, and preventive medicine:

"The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health" by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Thomas M. Campbell II, M.D.
"Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition" by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.
"Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health" by Gene Stone featuring T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D., Terry Mason, M.D., Alona Pulde, M.D., Matthew Lederman, M.D., Gene Baur, M.S., John A. McDougall, M.D., Neal B. Barnard, M.D., Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., and Rip Esselstyn
"Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life" by Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. and Glen Merzer (Co-Author of "Mad Cowboy")
"McDougall's Medicine: A Challenging Second Opinion" by John A. McDougall, M.D.
"The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart: A Life-Saving Approach to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease" by John A. McDougall, M.D.
"Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life" by Neal Barnard, M.D.
"The Cancer Survivor's Guide: Foods That Help You Fight Back" by Neal D. Barnard, M.D. and Jennifer K. Reilly, R.D.
"Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs" by Neal Barnard, M.D.
"Eat for Health" by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
"The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes" by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
"Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure" by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D.
"The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health" by Dean Ornish, M.D.
"Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery" by Dean Ornish, M.D.
"There is a Cure for Diabetes: The 21-Day+ Holistic Recovery Program, Revised Edition" by Gabriel Cousins, M.D., M.D.(H), D.Div.
"Conscious Eating: Second Edition" by Gabriel Cousins, M.D., M.D.(H), D.Div.
"Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet" by Jack Norris, R.D. and Virginia Messina, M.P.H., R.D.
"Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet" by Brenda Davis, R.D. and Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.
"Becoming Vegan, Express Edition: The Everyday Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition" by Brenda Davis, R.D. and Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.
"The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups" by Kerrie K. Saunders, Ph.D., M.S., L.L.P.
"The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism" by William Harris, M.D.
"The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice" by Erik Marcus, M.S.
"No More Bull!: The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet" by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer and Joanna Samorow-Merzer

On the realities behind the medical, health care, pharmaceutical, and psychiatric industries:

"Death By Medicine" by Gary Null, Ph.D. with Martin Feldman, M.D., Debora Rasio, M.D., Dorothy Smith, Ph.D. and Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.
"Death By Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation" by Ray D. Strand, M.D.
"What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You" by Ray D. Strand, M.D.
"Overdo$ed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine" by John Abramson, M.D.
"Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher" by Gwen Olsen
"Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications" ... "There are over 200 Million Psychiatric Drug Prescriptions Written Annually, Most Do More Harm Than Good" by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
"The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth" by Irving Kirsch, Ph.D.
"Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life" by Allen Frances, M.D. (Chair of the DSM-IV Task Force)
"Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America" by Robert Whitaker

On intactivism, genital integrity, and foreskin restoration:

"Sex as Nature Intended It: The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Making Love, But No One Could Tell You Until Now" by Kristen O'Hara and Jeffrey O'Hara (Afterword by George C. Denniston, M.D.)
"You Call This Love?: The Real Reason Women Don't Like Sex" by Lisa Bisque, L.P.N. (With editorial contributions by George C. Denniston, M.D.)
"Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma: How an American Cultural Practice Affects Infants and Ultimately Us All" by Ronald Goldman, Ph.D. (Foreword by Ashley Montagu, Ph.D.)
"Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition" by Billy Ray Boyd (Foreword by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D.)
"Say No to Circumcision!: 40 Compelling Reasons, 2nd Edition" by Thomas J. Ritter, M.D. and George C. Denniston, M.D. (Foreword by Ashley Montagu, Ph.D.)
"What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Performed-and Most Unnecessary-Surgery" by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D. and Frederick M. Hodges, D.Phil.
"The Joy of Uncircumcising!: Exploring Circumcision: History, Myths, Psychology, Restoration, Sexual Pleasure and Human Rights" by Jim Bigelow, Ph.D. (Foreword by James L. Snyder, M.D., F.A.C.S.)

On spirituality, religion, metaphysics, Gnosticism, esoterica, reincarnation, Near-Death Experience (N.D.E.), and related subject matter:

"The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?" by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy
"Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians" by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy
"The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom" by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy
"The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold" by Acharya S. (D.M. Murdock)
"Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled" by Acharya S. (D.M. Murdock)
"Jehovah Unmasked!: The True Identity of the Bible-God Revealed" by Nathaniel J. Merritt, Met.D.
"The Skeptic's Annotated Bible: The King James Version from a Skeptic's Point of View" by Steve Wells
"Drunk With Blood: God's killings in the Bible" by Steve Wells
"Illustrated Stories From The Bible (that they won't tell you in Sunday School)" by Paul Farrell, M.P.A.
"Embraced by the Light: "The Most Profound and Complete Near-Death Experience Ever"" by Betty J. Eadie
"Lessons from the Light: Insights from a Journey to the Other Side" by Sandra Rogers
"Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children" by Melvin L. Morse, M.D. and Paul Perry
"Awakening: Fulfilling your soul's purpose on earth" by Yin Ping Li, M.S.
"Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives, 20th Anniversary Edition" by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
"Same Soul, Many Bodies: Discover the Healing Power of Future Lives Through Progression Therapy" by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
"Through Time Into Healing: Discovering the Power of Regression Therapy to Erase Trauma and Transform Mind, Body, and Relationships" by Brian L. Weiss, M.D. (Introduction by Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.)
"Messages From the Masters: Tapping into the Power of Love" by Brian Weiss, M.D. (A Spiritual Guidebook from the Author of Many Lives, Many Masters)
"Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past-Life Memories" by Brian L. Weiss, M.D. and Amy E. Weiss, M.S.W.
"Only Love is Real: The story of soulmates reunited" by Dr. Brian Weiss


Films, documentaries, and videos of personal interest include the following:

On ethical veganism, animal rights, factory farming, and animal rendering:

* If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls (A documentary by P.E.T.A. and narrated by Sir Paul McCartney)
* Farm to Fridge (A documentary by Mercy for Animals)
* Mercy For Animals' Investigations: Deadly Exposing the Horrors of Factory Farms, Part 1 & 2 (A documentary by Supreme Master TV)
* Earthlings: Make the Connection (Directed by Shaun Monson and narrated by Joaquin Phoenix)
* Meet Your Meat (A documentary by P.E.T.A. and narrated by Alec Baldwin)
* Fowl Play: The Untold Story Behind Your Breakfast (A documentary by Mercy for Animals)
* A Cow at My Table (Directed by Jennifer Abbott)
* Crated Cruelty: The Hidden Price of Veal - Cruelty to Baby Calves at a Veal Farm in Ohio (A documentary by Mercy for Animals and narrated by Bob Barker)

On the environmental and ecological effects of commercial animal agriculture:

* Meat The Truth: The massive impact of livestock farming on climate change (A documentary by the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation and presented by MP Marianne Thieme (leader of the Dutch Party for the Animals), and featuring David Davies, Ph.D., Henning Steinfeld, Ph.D., Harry Aiking, Ph.D., John Powles, M.D., Danielle Nierenberg, M.S., Wayne Pacelle, Howard Lyman, Bill Maher, Pamela Anderson, Kate Flannery, Constance Marie, and others)
* Planeat: Nothing Changes the Planet as Much as the Way We Eat (Directed by Shelley Lee Davies and Or Shlomi, and featuring T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., Gidon Eshel, Ph.D., and Peter Singer, M.A., A.C.)

On whole foods, plant-based vegan nutrition, disease-reversal, and preventive medicine:

* Forks Over Knives (Directed by Lee Fulkerson and featuring T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Neal B. Barnard, M.D., Junshi Chen, Ph.D., Connie B. Diekman, M.Ed., R.D., F.A.D.A, David Klurfeld, Ph.D., Matthew Lederman, M.D., Alona Pulde, M.D., Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., Terry Mason, M.D., John A. McDougal, M.D., Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D., Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., Gene Baur, M.S., and Rip Esselstyn)
* Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days (Directed by Aiyana Elliott and featuring Gabriel Cousins, M.D., M.D.(H), D.Div., Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Fred Bisci, Ph.D., N.D., Helen Ross, M.D., Michael Beckwith, D.Div., Woody Harrelson, Anthony Robbins, and Morgan Spurlock)
* Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (A Joe Cross Film)

On the realities behind the medical, health care, pharmaceutical, and psychiatric industries:

* Doctored: your food, your medicine, your healthcare has all been... Doctored (A Bobby Sheehan Film featuring Stanislaw Burzynski, Ph.D., M.D., Joseph Mercola, D.O., Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H., Scott Haldeman, D.C., Ph.D., M.D., Ted Carrick, D.C., Ph.D., Jason West, D.C., N.D., Roni DeLuz, R.N., N.D., Gerald Wootan, D.O., M.Ed, Gwen Olsen, Mark Victor Hansen, and others)
* Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs (Narrated by Amy Goodman and featuring Marcia Angell, M.D., Robert Goodman, M.D., Elizabeth Preston, Ph.D., Larry Sasich, Pharm.D., Katharine Greider, and Gene Carbona)
* Prescription for Disaster (A documentary by Gary Null, Ph.D., and featuring Neal Barnard, M.D., Julian Whitaker, M.D., Joseph Mercola, D.O., David J. Graham, M.D., M.P.H, W. John Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Nancy Lord, M.D., J.D., Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., Raphael Kellman, M.D., Jerome Kassirer, M.D., Fred Baughman, M.D., Robert Klitzman, M.D., Sherrill Sellman, N.D., Bruce Levine, Ph.D., Robert Whitaker, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, and others)
* The Drugging of Our Children (A documentary by Gary Null, Ph.D., and featuring Neil Barnard, M.D., Gabriel Cousins, M.D., M.D.(H), D.Div., Peter Breggin, M.D., Loren Mosher, M.D., Fred Baughman, M.D., Daniel G. Amen, M.D., Robert Erickson, M.D., Jay Lombard, D.O., Mark Barber, D.O., Rick Argall, D.C., Ann Blake-Tracy, Ph.D., Michael D. Fraser, Ph.D., Miguel Humara, Ph.D., and others)
* Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging (A documentary by the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights (C.C.H.R.), and featuring Rima Laibow, M.D., Julian Whitaker, M.D., Thomas Szasz, M.D., Jerome Kassirer, M.D., Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Pamela Popper, Ph.D., N.D., James Chappell, D.C., N.D., Holly Lucille, N.D., R.N., Gary Null, Ph.D., Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., Timothy O'Shea, D.C., Timothy McCullough, D.C., R. Christopher Barden, Ph.D., J.D., L.P., Lauren DeWitt, R.Ph., Mike Adams, Gwen Olsen, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, and others)
* The DSM: Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam (A documentary by the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights (C.C.H.R.), and featuring Allen Frances, M.D., Dilip Jeste, M.D., Niall McLaren, M.D., Thomas Insel, M.D., Mark Donohoe, M.D., Mark Mathews, D.O., Robert Spillane, Ph.D., Richard Bentall, Ph.D., Jeffrey Schaler, Ph.D., Alexander Schauss, Ph.D., Dana Ullman, M.P.H., Samuel Blumenfeld, Gene Haislip, and others)
* Dead Wrong: How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child (A documentary by the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights (C.C.H.R.), and featuring Doris J. Rapp, M.D., Gary Kohls, M.D., David B. Stein, Ph.D., Pamela Seefeld, R.Ph., and others)
* Psychiatry's Prescription for Violence (A documentary by the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights (C.C.H.R.), and featuring Rima Laibow, M.D., Julian Whitaker, M.D., Thomas Szasz, M.D., Jerome Kassirer, M.D., Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Pamela Popper, Ph.D., N.D., James Chappell, D.C., N.D., Holly Lucille, N.D., R.N., Gary Null, Ph.D., Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., Timothy O'Shea, D.C., Timothy McCullough, D.C., R. Christopher Barden, Ph.D., J.D., L.P., Lauren DeWitt, R.Ph., Mike Adams, Gwen Olsen, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, and others)

On intactivism, genital integrity, and foreskin restoration:

* Whose Body, Whose Rights? (Award-winning documentary seen on PBS and featuring Dean Edell, M.D., Paul Fleiss, M.D., Morris Sorrells, M.D., Ashley Montagu, Ph.D., David Chamberlain, Ph.D., James Prescott, Ph.D., James DeMeo, Ph.D., Frederick Hodges, Ph.D., Hanny Lightfoot-Klein, M.A., Marilyn Milos, R.N., and others)
* Circumcision: Assault on Male Sexuality, Part 1, 2 & 3 (Episode 146 on MensNet TV (YouTube channel for The National Center for Men): Hosted by Mel Feit and featuring guest panel speakers, Laurie Evans, M.A. (Director of the New York/Hudson Valley Chapter of N.O.C.I.R.C.), Jeremy Proctor (Author and Activist), and Paula Young)
* Fore-Skin For-Her: Effects of Male Circumcision on Female Sexual Health (A video presentation and lecture by Research Epidemiologist, Paul D. Tinari, Ph.D., M.Ed., at the Pacific Institute for Advanced Study, April 2012)
* Male Circumcision: a Raw Deal At Many Levels (one of the best and most informative YouTube interviews of longtime (>17-year) intactivist, David Wilson of the Stop Infant Circumcision Society (S.I.C. Society))
* Circumcised at 18 (an immensely eye-opening and informative YouTube interview of intactivist, Nickolas Kusturis, detailing the extremely negative, deleterious, and damaging effects that circumcision, at the age of 18, has had on his life and sexuality (i.e., an immense and significant loss of penile sensitivity and sensation effectively rendering him dysfunctional in a sexual sense) ... featured on Bonobo3D, the YouTube channel for Intactivism)

On spirituality, religion, metaphysics, Gnosticism, esoterica, reincarnation, Near-Death Experience (N.D.E.), and related subject matter:

* Zeitgeist Part I: The Greatest Story Ever Told (Directed and created by Peter Joseph)
* Spirituality/Gnostic author Timothy Freke in-depth interview (Video interview conducted by Mark Molaro for The Alcove)
* The Day I Died: The Mind, the Brain, and Near-Death Experiences (Produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC))
* Life After Life (Directed by Peter Shockey and featuring Raymond A. Moody Jr., M.D.)
* The Mysterious Origins of Man (Narrated and hosted by Charlton Heston)
* In Search of the Dead, Episode 3: Remembered Lives (A BBC Wales Production)
* In Another Life: Reincarnation in America (Produced by Gold Thread Video Productions and narrated by Mike O'Connor)


Organizations, non-profits, and charities of personal interest:

Ethical veganism and animal rights:

* People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.) - PETA.org
* Farm Sanctuary - FarmSanctuary.org
* Mercy for Animals (M.F.A.) - MercyForAnimals.org
* Compassion Over Killing (C.O.K.) - COK.net
* Vegan Outreach (V.O.) - VeganOutreach.org
* American Vegan Society (A.V.S.) - AmericanVegan.org
* International Vegetarian Union (I.V.U.) - IVU.org
* The World Peace Diet Circle - WorldPeaceMastery.com/circle.html

Whole foods, plant-based vegan nutrition, disease-reversal, and preventive medicine:

* Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (P.C.R.M.) - PCRM.org
* Preventive Medicine Research Institute (P.M.R.I.) - PMRI.org
* Coalition for Cancer Prevention Through Plant-Based Eating - All-Creatures.org/ccp/
* T. Colin Campbell Foundation - TheChinaStudy.com/foundation/t-colin-campbell-foundation/

Intactivism, genital integrity, and foreskin restoration and regeneration:

* National Organization for Restoring Men (N.O.R.M.) - NORM.org
* National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (N.O.C.I.R.C.) - NOCIRC.org
* Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.) - DoctorsOpposingCircumcision.org
* Nurses for the Rights of the Child (Nurses Against Circumcision) - ChildRightsNurses.org
* Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (A.R.C.) - ARCLaw.org
* National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (N.O.H.A.R.M.M.) - NoHarmm.org
* Intact America - IntactAmerica.org
* Foregen (Promoting Genital Integrity through Regenerative Medicine) - Foregen.org


One of the most memorable taglines and quotes that I had read on another dating site a good while back is the following, and is one that encapsulates and summarizes my overall approach to my personal interactions and relationships with others: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." In other words, be who you genuinely and authentically are as an individual and a human being, and don't concern yourself with those who are not in alignment or in harmony with your core, inherent values and beliefs. Instead, focus on those who genuinely and authentically reflect and resonate with who and what you truly are in every aspect of your life that's applicable. I wholeheartedly agree and believe that that is advice well worth heeding as well as one that is well worth living by, among others.