Saturday, October 25, 2014

So far there have been numerous reviews of my book, most of them quite pleasant and positive..

Fruitarianism Explained 


READ REVIEWS BELOW:
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By Tricia Conners 09/10/2013
Mango is clearly the Arnold Ehret of the 21st century! This book is a must read for all budding vegans, raw vegans and fruitarians, it explains things in a no nonsense way, and should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in self improvement and who genuinely cares about their healths the lives of others, and the environment. It goes further than every other raw book I've read so far. I heartily recommend his book, and will surely be ordering several more copies to give away to family and friends. THANK YOU MANGO!
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By Monica Lubanska 09/10/2013
Mangodurian, your book 'Destination Eden' is sooooo good! The logic with which you explain things makes being Fruitarian a no brainer! Educates people to take responsibility for themselves and for the world and it's living creatures. Love love love it! Peace x....I'm half way through.
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By Lis Sa 04/10/2013
Mango, I finished your book some days ago and I love it. You did really well. And I am totally with you on the pet issue - my grandma used to say they don't belong in the house and should live wildly and freely. And great idea for a couple to choose their last name, I love it.
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By Julie Groenewald 25/09/2013
Our beautiful blue planet is raging with wars, terror, famines, sickness, sadness etc. There is a solution to this problem – understood only by a few, ridiculed by many.
A starting point for us is to realize first of all – we as humans need to consider how we conduct ourselves on our planet. We need to go back to basics - paradise in its whole - from where we have originated.

Have you ever thought about how society has conditioned the human race, in civilizing behavior, customs, values, etc. Have you ever thought who you were created to be, before you were told how to live life and what you should think, who would you be when you were left out in the wilderness? The other day I stumbled upon a blog of someone who said it quite nicely, re-wild yourself, what would that mean for us today?

Mango Wodzak presents in his book a view on true fruitarian philosophy – “Destination Eden: Fruitarianism” Explained sheds some light on the subject of human life on earth and is by far one of the most eye opening reads of the century.

Fruitarian philosophy does not only mean living on a fruit based diet, but also encompass faith, ethics, proper stewardship of our planet as instructed to us back in the Garden of Eden, ethics towards people inhabiting the planet, as well as all other living beings / things on the planet. Lastly by living in this holistic balanced view, we can enjoy health as a result – provided by the foods from Paradise.

Who we truly are have been compromised - where we are headed is our choice. This is a cause I live to support and spread to each and everyone who have an ear:

Fruitarian Philosophy is a peace revolution for our earth, in paving the road back to paradise.
Quote from Mango: “Going far beyond the realms of diet, this book explains the little understood concept of fruitarianism, and why there is an ever increasing need for humankind to better understand fruit and the unique role it can play in positively shaping the future.”
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By Jeanette van Raaij 26/9/2013
Yes! Really good book! Everyone should read it a couple of times! And i am so glad that Mangodurian Elfrugivoro wrote it! I feel that i am not the only one thinking like this. I love life, i love living, i love peolpe, the earth, The Energy! Eating fruit and having less negative impact as possible with my use of everything. I want to take/use/recieve and give it back in a egual or higher vibration. Contribute to Paradise of Energy!
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By Janus Groenewald 26/9/2013
you have an absolute talent for writing, this is not just a book.. In my honest opinion you writing style should be honoured and placed amongst the best in the world.
I have ready many books in my life..
A suggestion and if you ever have time, if you would write a fantasy story book for adults / children, something similar to Lord of the rings etc. I believe you will sell thousands of copies.
You could make it about a fantasy fruit paradise and evil beings trying to kill all the animals and destroy the earth etc.
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By Makemasa 25/09/2013
Hello Mango!

I love your book for 2 reasons.

1. Because it is a beautiful testimony to the possibility of humankind getting back to the Garden...and
2. Because it turned me on to Withnail and I.

I've passed it on to my wife and she is reading it with delight and we are discussing daily the wisdom inside.

Please let me know if I can help out in any way!
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By Jeff 16/09/2013
Mango,
Got your book last week. I am really enjoying it so far. I find myself just opening it up to a random page and reading some amazing wisdom. Thank-you for publishing a book that the world sorely needs.

Jeff
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By Fruity Jules 06/09/2013
Just want you to know I received your beautiful book yesterday. And I am loving it! I've read about half . . . looking forward to the weekend when I can really indulge myself. : ) I will definitely be buying more copies to give as gifts.

It is quite thought-provoking on many issues and I do need this challenge in some areas where I am not quite living up to my own beliefs. It's not so easy to break away from conventional thinking and modern society, as much as one wishes they could. It's very inspiring the way you have forged your own path and I look forward to your autobiography which will perhaps shed light on the more personal aspects of your transformation and journey.

But for now I am very happy to read your logical conclusions and hopes and dreams. Very well done, friend! You can be proud of this creation! Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and wisdom!!!

I am grateful you are here. The world needs you. ?

Love,
Julie
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By Lissa 01/10/2013
Mango hat nach 13 Jahren sein Buch namens "Destination Eden" herausgebracht! Endlich, möchte ich sagen, denn es ist wirklich ganz anders als alles, was ich bisher zu dem Thema gelesen habe. Zuerst mal: Es geht kaum um's Essen. Dafür um vieles andere, von Barfußlaufen bis zu Politik. Mich hat es begeistert und an vielen Stellen zum Nachdenken angeregt. Mango ist einfach ein wirklicher Freigeist. Ich kann nicht an allen Stellen folgen, aber das muss man ja auch nicht.

Wer seinen Horizont erweitern und vieles mal in völlig neuem Licht sehen möchte:
Hier kann man das Buch in Papierversion oder als Pdf bestellen.
(http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DestinationEden)

Translation: After 13 years, mango has published his book "destination Eden"! I have to say "finally" as it is really very different to everything else I've read so far on the subject. Firstly, it's not really about food, but about many other things, from being barefoot, to politics. I was fascinated by it, and much of it really made me stop and think. Mango's a real free spirit. I can't follow his every step, but there is no obligation to either.

Whoever wants to broaden their horizon, and see things in a fully new light, his book can be ordered as either a paperback or as PDF. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DestinationEden
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By Michael Lanfield 02/11/2013
I just recently finish reading your book, and I have to say it is the best book I have ever read. I believe in the same world as you. Our ideas are very similar. Your book really needs to get out there. A recommended read for everyone on the planet.
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By Venise McLachlan - 12/11/2013
Hi Mango, just wanted to tell you I have read the ebook and loved it! You have inspired me so much to be a total fruitarian. I adore fruit and so many benefits to being this way, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Also I watched the documentary Pure Fruit and I was really touched by it. You are both such wonderful people. I enjoyed it so much. Thank you! xx
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By Werner
Mango I have read most of your book and am reluctant to say I agree with most of it, and can't really fault it. However, the truths you tell are not easy for me to swallow.
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By Stanko Lee Lewis - 17/11/2013
mango i am nearly throuh. what a read.
your book has been one of the most important books in my life. thank you.
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By Gabriel Beauchemin 21/11/2013
Really great book. I really appreciate it, it brings me more than I could ever think! I love the way it's make (with sticky notes), the simplicity and modesty of your writing.

I say Buy it if you want a vision that can change the world. Buy it if you want a new moral that can change your own person. Buy it if you want a transformation. The transformation come from your inside, but inspiration can help. This book is inspiration.

Finally I want to say that I've been inspired with some of your ideas that I never heard before like: you green team on biggest loosers (haha , youre right!), if the humans become a morals species we could inspire carnivore animal the change, the calendar so much simpler, or how if the axis of our planet became more neutral there would be less changes in the season.
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By Mark Laasko

What an eye opener your book has been! I just finished reading it, and was most impressed. It made me think about so many things I'd never before thought of. Especially loved your "Vision" section. It all feels so "right". This book is a masterpiece!
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By Julie Suiter - 28/11-2013

I must tell you that I enjoyed your book SO MUCH.  I intend to reread it soon.  I am in agreement with most everything you say . . . and I applaud you for sharing your vision with the world.  Your book is a beautiful expression of your intelligence and your awareness.  I'm sure it would be mind-blowing to most.  It is frustrating to feel that you are one drop of water in an ocean of craziness.  So it certainly helps me personally to read such sane and uplifting ideals. I am ready to move to the tropics and get rid of my shoes!  Thank you for putting yourself out there.  It's not so easy or wonderful in this age of judgement and criticism.  One must be brave.
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By Mike Carpenter - 2/12-2013

Absolutely loved this book! I love the simplicity of it, and fully believe the crux of it that it's love that truly makes the world go around. Many of mangos shared thoughts here are new to me, the plant perception, the benefits barefoot, and balance of nature.. truly eye opening. A definite "must read", serious and at the same time humorous. My fingers are still tingling from reading the pages too! Thanks mango! 
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By Durianrider - 7/12-2013

Just finished reading Mango's book. It's got some excellent quotes in it and really enjoyed reading it. Obviously I don't agree with mango on everything.. calories and that.. But then I don't think I agree with anyone on everything.
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By Christina Harris - 13/12-2013

I finished the book. Well done! Although I dont agree with everything in the book 100% I still found it both informative and entertaining. I especially liked all the quotes and cartoons added in for humor
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By Julie Harrison - 16/12-2013

Great book! Took me 3 days to read it, I just couldn't put it down! Truly inspiring, and loved the little boxes with the great quotes and humor!
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By Persy - 16/12-2013

regarding your proposed plot for a movie about world wide human awakening, unplugging out of the matrix if you will, i think it would be a fantastic movie--what a wonderful plot you thought up, gave me goosebumps reading it.
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By Mr. Zed - 27/12-2013

An amazing book written by an amazing man. I don't know why Mango isn't recognized for the greatness he has achieved and why there aren't thousands of people following his every suggestion. While I don't agree with every single thing in it, for example I think aggression can be natural and natural is always good and there's never a problem with something natural, a wonderful and inspiring and wise and genuinely educational (in the original sense of the word) book.
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By Ornge Ornge Juice - 05/01-2014 & 09/01-2014

I am almost finished with mango's book and I must say this is one of the best books I have ever read, the information in there could change everyone's lives for the better..

I just finished reading Mangodurian Elfrugivoro book "Destination Eden". I believe this book will go down as history along with anne Osborne's book as one of the first true books that describes the optimal diet for man, our original diet, how to achieve optimal health through nutrition, optimal beauty, etc. I must say that of all the raw vegan books out there such as 80/10/10, etc. I have never read a book that actually gets this close to the discussion of Eden Fruitarianism as Mango describes it. If you want to achieve the best health you can, and look the youngest you can for your age, and never have stress or always love, then you must read this book!!
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By Lindsay Culclasure - 17/01-2014

Just finished reading Mangodurian's new book, "Destination Eden." It's a great vegan treatise full of Mango's wonderful sense of humor. I especially loved the cartoons!
I can honestly say that I really enjoyed it. Although I don't agree with all of Mango's logic, he is a witty writer and it's a good read.
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By Oliver Laflame - 20/01-2014

I started reading it and so far its everything I was hoping for even better. This was definitely a great purchase and I highly recommend EVERYONE to give it a try... when I read it I get the goosebumps as if this was the word of an alien creator (god)... btw sorry If i sound weird I believe in extraterrestrials and that we are some form of project... I will read some more now of your book Your book makes A LOT of sense.
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By RawGosia - December 2013

Mango is a modern day fruitarian philosopher who lives a life that defies many conventions, yet arguably is the most natural way of being. Mango and his partner Kveta, both long term fruitarians, enjoy simple, rural life and local tropical fruit from the markets or their own garden. I met Kveta online several years ago, when my interest in fruitarianism was just a little spark, as a member of a forum she created. I feel a special connection with Kveta and Mango. Mango’s book is a long awaited and welcome addition to my library, which I am still reading. It covers many compelling topics and keeps me interested. I like to keep it handy and grab it whenever I feel the need for some uncommon sense and philosophy. This is a unique book that offers a vision to the world that needs it desperately. I feel lucky to read this book during these times of change, right when the new history is being created.
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By Thatoneguyonline - 18/12/2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jPfpZS8XmY
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By Pedallin Raw - 16/01-2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7rd8_15pgo
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By Wanda Embar - January 2014

Destination Eden was written by my fruitarian friend Mango and explains his Eden Fruitarianism lifestyle.
He created the term "Eden Fruitarianism" to distinguish his lifestyle from the different definitions of fruitarian that currently exist. This book does not provide any scientific evidence or nutritional data to back up his belief that fruit is the best food for our bodies and he explains why he doesn't believe in doing so. What this book does provide is lots of food for thought. Mango bases his beliefs on compassion and shares his thoughts about fruitarianism, animal farming, monocrops, the pet industry, country borders, footwear, our voting system and much, much more. He also interspersed his book with many great quotes. Vegans are often asked "what about plants, don't they feel pain". If nothing else, this book definitely provides "the solution to the screaming carrot dilemma". If you consider yourself to be an open-minded person, who enjoys being challenged by new ideas, then this book is a really good read. It might even inspire you to make some changes to your current lifestyle.
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By Al Beret - 09/02-2014

Simply loved this book. So much so that I am reading it again from the beginning. Want to make sure I didn't miss anything!
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By Kari Cortez - 23/02-2014

A friend of mine lent me this book, I had no real expectations, and to be honest didn't believe I would enjoy reading it, but somehow I got sucked in to it, and each page was an eyeopener for me. It covers more than most books I have read about ethics and lifestyle, and really requires an open mind to follow through to the conclusion it leads to. I am still digesting it, but positively one of the best books I have ever read, and I am so grateful to Jan for sharing it with me... Now to make a nice fruit smoothy!
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By Venise McVegan - 09/03/2014

I've read your book. It is a great read! I am 99% fruitarian now and words cannot explain just how good I am feeling. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The best thing I have ever done and your book had a lot to do with me doing this, so I am very grateful.
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By Tim Beek - 12/03-2014

I bought it, and love it! will keep going back to read it. I'd recommend it for everyone.
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By Christina - 09/12-2013

I didn't agree with everything in the book but it was still an enjoyable read. I especially liked all the quotes, jokes, cartoons scattered throughout the book.
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By Prem Das - 15/01-2014

Mango, I didn't like your book. I just didn't like it.
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By Nick Brewster - 03/02-2014

Loved your book Mango! Read it from cover to cover. Twice. I think I've read every page of you blog too, and loved that, which is why I got your book. Thank you for all the knowledge you've shared with us, and please please keep writing!
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By Nicole Edmonds-Lyles - 18/03-2014

If you're interested in fruitarianism, Destination Eden - Fruitarianism Explained is a fantastic read and I highly recommend it.
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By Fruity Ronster - 20/03-2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAajz1jrrJU
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By Charles Garcia - 25/03-2014

Simply loved Destination Eden. I keep it next to the toilet, and open it up at random to get words of wisdom and encouragement. Can't wait for your promised autobiography - Hurry up with that!
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By Glen Adams - 30/4-2014

This book is truth. Every page. Very enlightening, will get more copies to give as presents, everyone should read it!
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By Paulina Longan - 19/5-2014

First of all I want to say that youre a huge inspiration to me. I came across your blog in 2009 and my heart knew you were speaking the truth right away. But kept finding reasons why fruitarianism wasnt for me... I believed that you lost your teeth because of fruit among other things (which obviously isnt the case!) Then came across 801010 which was slightly less of an "extreme" and with all the science backing it up I decided to go from cooked vegan to raw. But eating greens never felt right to me and I had this battle in my head between ethical fruitarianism (heart) and 801010 (mind). Last summer I decided not to follow any guidelines except my own heart and intuition. And I havent had any veggies since. Read your book a couple of weeks after it was released and I agree with virtually everything (still find it hard to accept what you say about pets since I have a dog, wont get any other pets in the future though). Ethical fruitarianism/Eden fruitarianism pretty much sums up my life philosophy and what Im striving for in daily life.
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By Ozzie Warrington - 29/5-2014

Just finished your book and I have to say bravo!! I loved it greatly and your views on some things just opened my eyes further. A truly eye opening book! Everyone should have a copy!
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By Medjool - 24/5-2014

Oh Mango!
I finally got the courage to purchase the book. After reading 3/4 through I suffered from a major bout of overwhelm. It lasted a full weekend and hit me so hard I wondered whether I would ever pick up your book again. I spent time in my garden totally avoiding the issues that raced through my overactive mind. But by Monday evening I felt a surge of peace - with my failures, my wasted years, my situation. So I finished your book. And I now thank you. It rates with only two other books that have shaped, challenged and pushed me to new heights. Congratulations and well done.
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By Mal - 30/5-2014

Mango, I first discovered your book at a local market earlier this year. I picked it up and flicked through it, but didn't buy it.. Then some weeks ago, I came across it again, and decided it was obviously something I needed to read and I am so glad I did. I absolutely loved it!! It answered so many questions for me, and opened my eyes to so many things on so many levels. I agree with other reviews I've seen of your book, this is the best one I have ever read, and I know I will keep coming back to it and rereading it. Thank you so much for writing this and I hope you write more because I think your message is unique and concise and one the world needs to hear. Thankyou thankyou. the best $28 I ever spent!!
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By Audrey Driver - 31/05-2014

I just finished your book--it was excellent; thank you, so very much.
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By Mat Stevenson - 10/04-2014

Mango, what a brilliant idea for a TV series, I would definitely watch that one! Loved the rest of the book too. I feel I am only just getting started and your book is a guiding light for me. Thanks!
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By Lisa Meier - 27/07-2014

I am almost done reading this book. I have never in my life read a book that put all my thoughts and feelings down in writing. It's almost shocking and a blessing to know there is another human out there that feels this way. Thank you Mango. This is now my bible. I now don't feel so isolated and alone in this world, and possibly I don't have to make such an effort to hide my thoughts as so to have people think I'm crazy. This is a must read for everybody. I am honored to be an Eden Fruitarian. Waiting on your next book. Thank you for being such a kind and gentle creature Mango.
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By Edward Beck - 08/08-2014

I loved this book. A very good read.
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By Tree Clark - 08/08-2014

My friend just read it and she is paleo and she was very hesitant and sarcastic at the beginning but she read it all and was impressed. So yeh that was a shock to me she was so responsive. Its a great book :))
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By Gary Blingblang - 08/08-2014

I was very happy reading your book and the humour within.
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By Annie Rivers - 25/08-2014

I found your book incredibly challenging but difficult to fault, even your views on pet keeping were especially hard for me as I have 3 dogs and a cat. I cried out no no no! but I have to admit there is as you say an uncommon sense to your opinion, that is really making me think. thanks for sharing your wisdom and insight!
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By Ozzie Warrington - 19/09-2014

Awesome book! Read it twice now, cannot wait for the next one!
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I'm busy working on a second book at the moment, hopefully it'll be finished before the end of next year (2015).. I will post details here when it is done, and also on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mangodurian and on my tsu page - http://www.tsu.co/mangodurian (that's a new social platform like facebook with less restrictions - to join click on the link and press follow)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Destination Eden

My first book is finally finished and vailable to order online:

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DestinationEden

it has taken me 13 years!!

I need a break from the keyboard.

cheers,
mango

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Woodstock fruit festival documentary.

Hi guys..

I know, I know.. I don't blog anymore. it's true. The rest of my life takes up too much time.

However, I'm just here to say a few quick words about a potential new fruit centered documentary that will be made should there be enough funding.

You all surely recall the "pure fruit" documentary of Kveta and I? Well, Emile, the director, and David, the camera guy, may team together once more to film the woodstock fruit festival this year.

Although their focus is more on fitness, their undue preoccupation with calories and the 801010 philosophy, the festival nevertheless promotes a predominantly fruit diet, and will hopefully encourage others to consider a moving toward true fruitarianism.

Anyone wishing to see the documentary made, can help out by contributing.. See the webpage here:

http://kck.st/LX1as7

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fruitarian Documentary

The Fruitarian documentary featuring myself and Kveta is finally finished and available to watch for free for one week, online.

Emile (the director) has created a facebook page called "Pure Fruit", with more details.

The film can be seen directly here too:

http://vimeo.com/36666602

I have stopped blogging. Not sure if it's a temporary thing or more semi permanent.. In any case, Kveta and I are both doing well, and enjoying living in our new home which fulfils many/most of our dreams. We hope to spend the rest of our days here surrounded by fruit trees.

I hope to one day continue writing my book, and let all the story be known. But for the moment, the garden is our priority, together with enjoying life and sunshine.

peace to all,

Mango.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Vision of Eden

It is my firm conviction, that the principle focus behind fruitarianism should be the understanding of the uniqueness of fruit as a food choice. Unlike all other foods, fruit is the one true food that karmically speaking is clearly "given" freely. Fruit is the only food which ultimately has the potential to be truly compatible with the immortal words of "the Beatles", love is all you need. All other foods require the death or partial destruction and injury toward a life form. Whether it be through the cold hard steel of a knife blade to a pig's throat, the imprisonment and suffering of animals kept for no other purpose than human gluttony, the untimely assassination of wild free roaming animals, the constant ploughing of fields for mono cereal crops destroying the lives and habitats of countless small wildlife. Even the consumption of seeds and nuts often prevents the seed from any chance of germination and a life of it's own, and the uprooting of carrots, lettuce and similar either completely terminate the life of a plant, or destroy a good part of it. All these actions incur karmic debt, which, whether we like it or not, are aware of it or not, will be paid off in kind.

It is unrealistic to think that fruitarianism proposes an immediate total eradication of such needless harm and death, but I do see it as a method to greatly minimize such, and over time as the consciousness of humankind expands toward its spiritual potential, I do not believe that such a goal is at all unrealistic.



My vision is to see the whole world embrace this concept. I believe that once humankind has inevitably done so, other species (YES!) will naturally follow suit.. So instead of looking up to other species as examples as to how we should eat and live (Sadly most often the case today), other species will be guided and influenced by us, and ultimately the chaotic bloody balance of nature as it currently exists, will evolve into a harmonious peaceful balance where all species will be able to live their lives without fear of this insane dog eat dog, kill or be killed competitive ruthless insanity..  survival of the fittest will be replaced by mutual respect and cooperation. I by no means propose to have all the answers, far from it, but I do trust that there are no problems without solutions and that as we continue to evolve, the path will become ever clearer. Ultimately fruitarianism proposes a "Live and let live" solution.

What I don't believe should be part of fruitarianism, is calorie counting, focusing on carbohydrates, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins etc etc.. I think these factors ultimately stem from "FEAR", and a clear lack of trust and faith in fruit. Most people are truly hoodwinked into following this pseudoscience side of eating, and although they themselves have no real idea what proteins or calories really are, they still wield the terms as if they were personally very familiar with them. Lying to themselves and others in doing so.

Fruitarianism is about letting go of such fears, trusting in the goodness of fruit, living as simply as one can, having faith, (there's always room for improvement!) eating when hungry, drinking when thirsty, resting and sleeping when tired. It is not about following fashion based on greed and consumerism, but about walking barefoot to regain contact with the earth, being naked, weather permitting, whenever one can do so without victimization, letting ones hair and beard, when applicable, grow naturally, not defacing ones body with tattoos, piercing, make up and chemical cleaners, certainly not undergoing pointless surgery. Rather it concerns the understanding that the medical industry is a multi billion dollar business that ultimately does NOT have our best interests at heart. Understanding that the body will heal itself from pretty much anything if we follow the rules of simplicity and fruit eating.

I believe it is also about getting closer to nature, about getting our hands covered in soil as we plant and care for new fruit trees. Not competitiveness, not Alpha-male centred and dominated society, but mutual support and understanding of one another, and using our energy toward the ultimate vision of Eden and personal spiritual growth.

Fruit has not only the ability to cleanse us both internally physically and mentally, but also applied externally is great for washing our bodies, as well as making us more spiritually aware.

As always, I feel I have barely scratched the surface, and the final peace and tranquillity that will reign will be beyond all our expectations.

peace,
mango.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Concerning the Fruitarian Interviews.

I have a fair few things in my head I need to get done, including many in terms of writing and this blog etc.

One of them, is that I've long been meaning to sort through my "list of interviews with fruitarians", and figure out which are genuine and which are not.




Not far from where we live.



Truth is, each time I have made contact with someone in regard to a potential interview, the first thing I have tried to establish is that that person is already eating 100% fruit (with no nuts, including coconuts, seeds, vegetables including sugarcane juice, no roots, no tubors, no greens etc etc.. just purely fruit), OR that that person has a genuine intention of one day reaching such a diet, and that they should be sure that this is a genuine lifetime commitment, and not a passing experimental fad.

Sure, I am far from lacking understanding that people may reach a realization of fruit, but that circumstances may hinder such an immediate progression, or that addictions may first have to be confronted. I accept that probably this is the case for many, if not most. I am certainly not in denial there may be difficulties. I know I myself struggled from time to time, but during my failings, I never once lost faith that fruit is the only genuine food for humans, and always kept my goal in mind and sight.



Sure, also, I may not have made it totally clear to interviewees that I was not after people that were not 100% certain with their commitment.. But my intention has always been show purely people that have a genuine 100% committed intention of eating solely fruit.. (ie, once more, nothing but fruit, no greens, carrots, coconuts, sugar cane etc etc..) This is by no means meant as a judgement. Far from it. I understand and respect others freedom to make their own choices. (note: there have already been a few interviews that have been deleted on request because the interviewee had a change of heart).

So, what I would like to do, i s get people who I've interviewed in the past, to please please comment honestly and fairly, and tell me whether or not they can swear that 100% fruit is indeed their goal. If it is not, I respectfully desire to delete the interviews of those whose direction is elsewhere.



If however, you still consider yourself at heart to be a 100% committed fruitarian, but not quite there, please let me know what you feel about that, whether or not you have some timeline to reach your goal, or what the reasons are that you feel you are not there yet? (fear, uncertainty (then you shouldn't be interviewed yet), lack of choice, addiction, etc etc).

For me, fruitarianism is not, and never has been, about eating so many percent fruit, or so many percent of ones caloric intake from fruit. Readers will know that I scorn calories and carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins and sugars, 801010, and workouts. Sure, I understand that this is the focus of many, just it is not mine. The fruitarianism I talk of does not have it's roots in any of this modern complex pseudoscience, but rather in simplicity.



The roots stem from a potential Garden of Eden. Fictional or not, matters not to me. I see it as a genuine direction and focus for humankind, that has the potential to ultimately heal this planet, restore forests, stop land erosion, and restore our demented psychi.  Taking us up a few vibrational levels to the species we may ultimately evolve in to.

The way I see it, fruitarianism as well as being about simplicity, is also most importantly an ethical issue. It's about doing no harm, or minimizing harm to as great an extent as feasible. Naturally, there are other sidelines to that.. health, environment, economics and more, and these are all of course important factors too, but not my predominant focus..



Of course, making things clear once more, when I talk of a 100% fruit, I am referring to raw ripe and ready fresh fruit. Not cooked fruit, not canned fruit, not dried fruit, not even sun dried fruit. Not grains or nuts that some people at times have erroneously classified as fruit. I am talking of the part of the plant which is, karmically speaking, given freely. I know I'm repeating myself, but much as I myself see it as simple, peoples' minds are often so rooted in complexity, they fail to see the simple.  They seem to desire instead complex formulas and figures. That is not what fruitarianism is about. I've mentioned before that some friends of mine once met a girl who claimed she was fruitarian, and visiting her, found her eating peanut butter, jam and bread.. For her, the jam was made from fruit, and the peanuts were fruit to her too, as were the grains of wheat in her probably home made bread..



A good friend has asked me recently about this, saying there are many people claiming fruitarianism but eating things other than fruit. It's true, I know I don't have a monopoly on the word. It is used and abused quite loosely these days. But I ask, where is the simplicity of 80% fruit constituting fruitarian. There is none.. How can one even know really that 80% of ones diet is fruit.. It's a joke. Seriously, it's such a loose description open to people eating 50 and 60% and fooling themselves that they eat 80%.. even scientifically calculating the calorific content of ones food to figure out the 80% factor is a joke. It will vary daily.. and whose deciding what the other 20% can and can't be? Certainly unless the follower of such a pattern is 100% vegan, I wouldn't take them seriously dietwise anyway.



See.. this is also the thing.. back in the day, my own path took me through vegetarianism, veganism, raw veganism to fruitarianism.. There was a deep commitment to ethics in each step. When I began eating raw, I never could have imagined that people could choose to eat raw eating animal products too. The thought just never crossed my mind. But I like to think I'm a little wiser now, and I know that is far from the truth. Trouble is, many of the people reaching what they define as fruitarianism, have made their choices purely out of health reasons, they may talk of ethics, but have never even been a committed vegan.. If they can't be a committed vegan I can't see how they can ever be a committed fruitarian, regardless of what percentage they believe they are at...



So, enough of my waffling..

This is a request to all my interviewees.. please tell me where you are at, are you committed, are you eating 100%, do you think you ever will be, how long do you estimate before you reach that stage, what are the issues preventing you from doing so immediately??

Please be as honest as you possibly can. I will not think less of you for opting out, or for struggling. Please feel unjudged and at ease.

kind regards,
Mango.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Tony Wright interview..

Some years ago, I was invited to take part in some wacky sleep deprivation experimentation going on down in Devon, UK..

Not fully knowing what to really expect, myself, and friend of the time, Antony, agreed to meet up down there, and give it a shot.

I was living in France back then, up in the Pyrenees, but a stone throw from the Spanish border.. pretty well off the beaten track.

Ant on the other hand, was in the UK, and therefore able to get there quicker than I, so thus arrived a day or 2 before I did.

On arrival at Exeter bus terminal, Ant was there to greet me together with another guy named Tony Wright.

What followed were probably 10 of the most unusual days of my existence.. spent in a big old farm house out in the countryside.

There were a bunch of us there.. Me, Ant, Tony, Dave, Steve, Harmonie and Karen. Karen was the original editor and publisher of the FRESH network magazine, which some readers may recall from the 1990s, before it became a glossy commercialised affair.

The theory was that one half of the brain is basically a demented version of what it once may have been. Likely rendered so, due to generations of cooked food abuse. Supposedly, it is this half of the brain which is generally in control.

Meanwhile, the other half, supposedly relatively undamaged and properly functional, slumbers on in a sort of "hibernation" mode.

Tony Wright was the man with the theory, and according to him, simplifying the story somewhat, once the mind becomes weary, it sort of switches off the bulk of our senses before finally shutting itself down, allowing us to enter into the sleep state. It is during this time, that the fully functional not demented half, kicks in. But it seems it's a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, and once sleep is over, the evil half wakes rubs it's eyes and pushes aside the good half with a complete lack of disrespect for communication.

So the whole point of the sleep deprivation experimentation I was part of, was/is that if you can force yourself to stay awake for long enough, eventually the evil half will become too tired to function, and without the opportunity to turn off the senses as it normally would do, just shuts down, leaving for quite likely the first time ever, the good half active with a conscious mind.

OK.. I admit, I may be simplifying the whole scenario, but basically during the following 10 days, apart from what we christened the odd "micro"nap, (short lapses into sleep of no more than a minute), I remained awake.

Now this seems an unlikely tale.. especially when one considers that I enjoy my sleep and can easily sleep 10 or 11 hours every night, but somehow, I believe that the above paragraph is for all intents and purposes truthful.

The events that ensued are not what I wish to go into right now. They can wait for another when. But, the fact that we were all pretty much eating fruit only, I believe helped the experience unfold.

But the point of this article?

Well, in recent years, I've had very little contact with those folks from back then, but recently I stumbled upon a few interviews with Tony on Youtube, and thought I'd share them with yous all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrznMP-VH90&feature=related

And: