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198: Holy Food (w/Christina Ward)


Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker

Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Philosophy, Spirituality, Society & Culture, Science

4.21.6K Ratings

🗓️ 21 March 2024

⏱️ 73 minutes

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Does God have a recipe? That’s the first line of the blurb of Holy Food: How Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat: An American History by independent food historian, Christina Ward. Ward’s survey of American religious groups and cults through the foods they grow, source, and prepare leads into an in-depth discussion about cults and high-demand groups that use food, and food restrictions, as a method for control. That’s not all she tells Derek—they also discuss the ritual of sharing a meal. Matthew and Julian offer their own reflections on food in high-demand settings before Christina joins to discuss her excellent book. Show Notes Holy Food Christina Ward Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Food becomes a real tangible thing. We need it.


We cannot give it up.


As much as some spiritual practitioners may assume that you can give it up and just live on air, we can't. We need the food. And so it


becomes a really easy control mechanism to control people who are in of the group, out of the


group, people are misbehaving in the group, people are not following


directions. So it becomes very symbolic and as well as a useful tool.


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