WILLIAM HEARTH’S MUCH ANTICIPATED NOVEL TO DEBUT THIS SPRING (2011)
Historical romance inferring scandalous romantic links between Mary Magdalene and Judas Iscariot, heralds arrival of Volume II in William Hearth’s series of fearless historical scholarship. Did their lives represent defiance of rabbinical law? What if these well-known historical figures, tempted by fate to become lovers, were actuallyvegetarians; linked by dietary practice to the religious and cultural traditions proffered by Pythagoras, Buddhism and Ahimsa?
Hearth is publicizing the arrival of the books in a novel way. He has completed a 40-day vegan juice-fast designed to demonstrate that these ancient ideals, remain valid, as a way forward today, and are applicable in averting imminent environmental collapse. Hearth is planning a follow-up fast of 60-120 days, commencing mid to late November 2010. Follow the fast on the daily blog at http://Mary-Magdalene.nl Hearth speculates, “At a time when ancient vegetarian philosophies clashed with the Judaic-temple practice of slaughtering innocent animals for blood sacrifice-” one question in particular begs an answer: “What if the ebionites and essenes were actually vegetarians? Their Way of Life and dietary practices would have caused them to be labeled as heretics and outcasts throughout Judean society as being Blasphemous… A crime punishable by death,” whereas these days, such knowledge might elicit a more conscious, enlightened Way of Life. http://essene.net