At rebirth-day.org, they state:
The ecological imbalance created by exploiting and polluting the planet, the combined action of consumerism and population growth, causing a state of global unsustainability, the crisis of cultures that have determined the patterns of our common thought and practices—all have taken place in conjunction with an exponential growth of technological and scientific development that has given humankind unprecedented power to build and to destroy, and therefore extreme responsibility.
The whole of human society is now in the reckoning and so must face a historic transition, a complete change.
Humanity has gone through two paradises. The first, in which it integrated fully with nature; the second, in which it expanded into an artificial world of its own, which grew until it came into conflict with the natural world. It is time to begin the third stage, in which humanity will reconcile and unite nature and artifice, creating a new balance at every level and in every area of society: “an evolutionary step in which the human intelligence finds ways to live in harmony with the intelligence of nature” (Michelangelo Pistoletto).
A new perspective opens up that involves everyone, without exception, in the daily effort to implement the process of rebirth – each according to his or her abilities and possibilities.
Early signs of change can already be seen in every field of human activity, from art to spirituality, culture to politics, economics to science, manufacturing to education. But collective awareness and responsibility at the global level are urgent if we are to start the ascent toward a new era of humanity. On 21 December 2012, let us meet in streets and squares all over the world, and on the Web, to take part in the great inaugural celebration of the Third Paradise.
I want to contribute to their big project with my little recipe for Third Paradise spiritual cookies.
These spiritual cookies are not only healthy, but nutritious, organic living food –they have been only dehydrated under the sun rays. They are of course vegan, conscious and made with lots of love. Maybe that is why they taste so special, humble but amazing.
Here follows the recipe, it is very simple. Sure kids would also enjoy helping in the kitchen to create these little sculpted spiritual cookies.
Preparation time: 30 min. Cooking time: no cooking needed. Ready in: 4h 30 min.
For 16 cookies
1 c. raw almonds, soaked in water overnight and rinsed
1/2 c. rolled oat groats, freshly ground
1 c. medjool dates, pitted
1/2 c. sea water
1 tsp lemon zest, freshly ground
1/2 c. 100% raw cacao nibs
Place almonds in a turbo jar blender and blend until wet almond meal is obtained. Place in a ceramic or glass bowl and add oats meal.
Combine dates and sea water in a turbo jar blender and blend until a consistent very sweet paste is obtained. Combine with lemon zest, almonds and oats and mix evenly using a wooden spoon. Once you have a marzipan–like dough, add cacao nibs and mix.
Divide this dough in sixteen portions, one for each spiritual cookie. Now divide every resulting portion in three: two smaller equal portions and a slightly bigger one. Roll each portion to obtain a dough ball, and flatten them using the fingers to make even round patties. Use water as glue –just soak your fingers in water to wet the dough– to assemble the three patties to form a Third Paradise sign without the emptied centres. Finally, use a small wooden spoon or a wooden chopstick to create the holes and other details for the infinite bows.
Transfer the cookies to a perforated tray and dehydrate under the summer sun for 4 hours. If it is not summer or you don’t have enough sun hours, you can use a dehydrator at 42 °C and dehydrate for 4 hours or until cookies are consistent on the outside. Spiritual cookies are crispy and consistent on the outside, but moist and tender in the inside.
So, voilà, Third Paradise spiritual cookies and their recipe ready for Rebirth Day.