The Hunter-Gatherer Way: Putting Back the Apple
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Whether you're interested in green issues or in a philosophy for the future that really works, this book is for you.
The author returns from hunting with the Aborigines to learn how to become a hunter-gatherer in Britain.
As she learns to find wild food, she discovers a forgotten path we used to take which fits us perfectly into the eco-system. On this path we lived like kings without destroying anything at all. "All you have to do to find the path through 4,000 years of progress and development, is to think in a different way."
She also explores through the unsolved mysteries of our past to find out what really happened to separate us from Nature and the way of life we loved most.
At a time when so many people are looking for alternatives, The Hunter-Gatherer Way is the only way of life that is proven to work on all levels and for all time.
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'The last part, The Ring of the Wild Food Year, has completely blown me away. So beautifully written, it speaks to my heart and stirs my wildest lifestyle fantasies. I long to have this knowledge and these skills.' Jax Higginson
'A fantastic read. The writing is as fresh as a shower of rain. Ffyona has a unique way of facilitating and empowering people to think in a completely different way.' Simone Wilkie, artist, Shaktiart, Totnes.
'This book is a little treasure, a refreshing gem of intuitive insight and reflection, a pleasure to read and a wonderful contribution as we all tread our own individual and collective wild journeys.' Fergus Drennan, Wild Man, Wild Food.
'Quite simply it is an authentic voice of a deeply intuitive and thoughtful individual who has carried her share of burden the better to attach herself to mother earth with a straight back and a clear gaze into the future. It is also a book for men, written by a woman. There are some uncomfortable ideas that need to be accommodated in man-dom.' Rory MacPhee, Falassa, Cornwall
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'It's so full of original thought. Most books you read will have some new ideas but mostly you'll have heard them all before. But this book is just original thought from beginning to end.' Caroline Snow, Totnes
'This book is a rich clear look at our essential nature and the ever nourishing interconnected web of life. A very inspiring and deeply beautiful book, so needed.' Hannah Pearson
'A gentle and down to earth synergy of keen observations, tested theories and the lost art of common sense. Thank you for your patience, love and curiosity for all that our earth offers and willingness to share your valuable wisdom and insight.' Terra'Mer Lalirra
'An extraordinarily perceptive, intelligent and intuitive book.' Miranda Day, MA (hons) Oxford
Read it, it will open up your life.
primroses and pink tipped daisies. I realised that they all tended to grow in their own patches – the nettles were all together in one part of the landscape, the primroses were always along the bank, the wild garlic in a patch down by the river and so on. Just as I keep all my forks together, all my linen together, all my salt together, I realised that Nature is a housekeeper too. She keeps all the clouds together, all the geese together, all the pine resin together. Why? For the same reason
eat and not being a genius, I realised how the Aborigines could direct me to wild food where there was none. The Aborigines were saying that the key to surviving in the wild is to go to where you will be the most happy. And there you will find wild food. For them in the desert it was going into the shade and there they would find honey. So, I asked myself : where will I feel most comfortable and most happy right now? It was mid June and getting hot and muggy. I cast my mind up to Dartmoor and
know they should head to the sea for the return of the Chinook Salmon. Maybe it’s the same. The more wild food you eat the more of the realms you can see. No wonder the farmers can’t see them – they’re eating what they farm so they can’t see them and because they can’t see them, they farm. The sweet smell that dogs have when they are happy and that humans have when they are happy and that pigs have when they are happy, comes from the hormones in the blood. And since good smells come from
you and protect you.” But he’s going to take away their babies and eat them. 600 people killed themselves in Scotland last year. I bet they would have loved hunting and gathering. We know from our own experience that time isn’t uniform – some minutes are much longer than others. Science isn’t human experience. But it is only through human experience that we can understand anything. The Avon lady is going up the Amazon telling the women they work so hard they should treat themselves to a
So, I realised that beside every stone, at every stage of the way where decisions had to be made, there was a smaller man telling a bigger man what to do. And the more the men hauled the stones, the bigger they became and the less physical work the smaller men did, the smaller they became. The class system of blue collar workers and white collar works was born. At the end of the day, no doubt the smaller men gathered round the fire to discuss the day’s progress and to make plans for the next