Imatges de pÓgina
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By J. M. PEEBLES

POURTH EDITION

DEATH DEFEATED

OR

The Psychic Secret

OF

HOW TO KEEP YOUNG

BY

J. M. PEEBLES, M. D., M. A., Ph. D.

AUTHOR OF

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"FIVE JOURNEYS AROUND THE WORLD," "SEERS OF THE AGES," "THE
SOUL'S ORIGIN, "IMMORTALITY OR OUR DWELLING-PLACES HERE-
AFTER, THE CHRIST QUESTION SETTLED, " "MAGIC IN INDIA,
"HOW TO LIVE A CENTURY AND GROW OLD GRACEFULLY,'
"ANGELS OF THE AGES AND THEIR TEACHINGS,

"PATHWAY OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT," ETC., ETC.

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FOURTH EDITION

“I have stolen the golden key of the Egyptians, I will indulge my sacred fury."

-Kepler
"There is no wealth but life-life including all its power of love, joy, admiration,
progress. That man is richest who having projected the functions of his own life to the
utmost-exerts the most helpful influence and still lives on."

-Ruskin
“Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not then escape calumny."

-Shakespeare

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BATTLE CREEK, MICH.,
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1908

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CONTENTS.

PREFACE.

PAGE Why should man die? Is he carnivorous? Do butchers grow barba

rous? Does meat make dogs stupid and unteachable? Span-
iards and their bull fights. Atoms and the finer forces. low
to strengthen and spiritualize the body.

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INTRODUCTION. Death too fashionable. Annihilation unthinkable. Why kill animals.

Diseased herds of cattle. Why children shrink from slaughter-houses. New Zealand cannibalism. The poet Ovid vegetarianism.

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CHAPTER I.
The ethics of flesh eating. The foods of the world's great men. He-

rodotus in Greece. His habits of life and travel. What the
oracles said of him. Pythagoras and his birth. His many
journeyings. His 600 enthusiastic disciples. Their linen gar-
ments and abstinence from flesh eating. All things in com-
Guatama Buddha. Our Congress.

CHAPTER II.
The prophet-poet Hesiod. His poems and books. His song of the

Golden Age when men neither killed birds nor animals. Soc-
rates and his demon guide. Plato and the best Greek culture.
His travels in Egypt, etc. His dialogues. His vegetable diet.
Socrates and the new ideal republic.

CHAPTER III.
The Roman poet, Ovid, and his mountainous birthplace. His banish-

ment by Augustus. His divorce. His hatred of gladiatorial
combats and blood. His table free from animal flesh. Seneca
and his writings. His simplicity in eating: Medical men
quite unnecessary. Bad diet causes disease and death. Neither
dress nor condition make the man.

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CHAPTER IV.
Plutarch in Italy. His style of writing. His essay against flesh eat-

ing. His care for animals. His praise of Pythagoras. How
they slaughtered swine in his day. The effect of inflamed
flesh. The simplicity of his diet.

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CHAPTER V.

PAGE The eloquent Chrysostum in Athens. No butchering among the

Ascetics. The table of a Sybarite. The early sensual indul-
gence of Cornaro, the Venetian. His reform. The upsetting
of his coach. His protest against luxury, gluttony, and ani-
mal flesh eating. The medical practice of Mandeville, the Hol-
land doctor. The remorse of beef eaters. The Scotch poet,
Thomson. His “Seasons. His poetic teachings against kill-
ing harmless, guileless animals. Cheyne's, the English physi-
cian and member of the Royal Society, testimony against the
slaying of animals, and in favor of fruits and vegetable diet 45

CHAPTER VI.
The Catholic teacher of Voltaire. His many-sided genius. A list of

his more prominent works. His quarrel with King Frederick.
His indignation at all kinds of cruelty. His defense of the
Hindus. Missionaries cutting chickens and eating them when
there were dates, nuts, and fruits in abundance. Rousseau's
sojourn in France. His advocacy of democracy. The un-
naturalness of eating animal flesh. The ferocity of flesh-
eaters. Buffon the author of fifteen bulky volumes. Why he
rejected meats and liquor and subsisted on grains and fruits 54

CHAPTER VII.
Paley, author of the Argument of Design. Writer of many volumes.

The rights of animals. Flesh eating a remnant of savagery.
St. Pierre, the charming author, the friend of Rousseau, and one
of the best prize writers in France, recommends rice, millet,
maize, grains, and fruits as the proper food of man. He insists
that all shall avoid flesh eating The Brahmins of India.
Oswald renouncing the soldier's life. Why he abstained from
flesh foods.

61 CHAPTER VIII. Hufeland on nature's laws. His advice concerning a vegetable diet.

Dr. Lambe on the dietetic question. His abandonment of ani-
mal food. The improvement of health. Phillips' early life.
The prodigal's return. His work in prison reform. Foods of
the Irish and Scotch peasants.

CHAPTER IX.
Graham's lectures. His famous kind of bread. Born with tendency

to disease. The orang outang's food. Meat diet stimulating
but still a delusion. Grains, fruits, nuts strengthen the system 72

CHAPTER X.
Man not naturally carnivorous. Animal flesh eating tends to prize

fightings and wars. The stockyards of Chicago. Meats do
not give muscular strength. There's more sustenance in beans,
peas, and nuts than in beefsteak. Vegetarian bicycle racers
excel the flesh eaters and secure the prizes. Meat stimulants
prepare the way for other stimulants.

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