Planetary Healers Manual
Survival into the 21st Century

August 10 2022

This book is a New Age classic but just one of many publications in the same spirit springing from the counterculture of the late 1960s. These publications offered an encyclopedic wealth of information covering all the emerging reformist ideas on how to live well. See The Whole Earth Catalog.

The author Victor Kulvinskas is considered to be the grandfather of the living foods movement, therefore his manual focuses on nutrition, and how a plant-based diet can be a key to preserving youthfulness. But he also includes chapters on other alternative healing modalities such as physiognomy, iridology, zone and color therapy, massage, medicinal herbs, acupressure, and yoga.

The selection below features the drawings of Jean White that illustrate the book. I find her art a wonderful invocation of the holistic paradigm of hope, reminding us what kind of nourishment we humans truly need to thrive.

The scans come from the ever mesmerizing Altered Statuses
Peek into the 2010 reissue on Google Books

Materialistic science will receive a deathblow… one by one, facts and processes in Nature’s workshops are permitted to find their way into the exact sciences, while mysterious help is given to rare individuals in unraveling its arena.
Madame Blavatsky

Front and back of the paperback edition from 1975