Dr. Wigmore only sold one book in Boston that was not hers: The Essene Gospel of Peace from the Dead Sea Scrolls. This little book that sells for $1 is very controversial, but at the time, it was the only book she could find that discussed the way she felt about what God had told her in her prayers.
Many people don't know about the ancient sect of Essenes. Most of them, according to Josephus, lived to be over a hundred, they studied medicinal plants and roots, did not engage in commerce, the did not use oils on their bodies, always dressed in white, took enemas (using dried gourds with trailing vines as tubes, no less!), did not believe in elevating themselves one over the other, but in equality; they cultivated the earth or devoted themselves to peaceful arts according to the ancient Philo.
They were (and are to this day) farmers, shepherds, cowherds, goatherds, bee-keepers, artisans and craftsmen. They did not and will not make instruments of war. They did not covet. They believe that the soul is eternal. They cherished silence. They do not swear oaths, saying that "one who is not believed without an appeal to God or a higher power stands condemned already." They do not store up treasures of silver and gold nor acquire vast sections of the earth out of a desire for ample revenues. They share what they have with others. If they have two coats and one is coatless, they will give one of theirs.
They did not come together on the basis of race, but because of their zeal for virtue and by the passion of their love for mankind (Pluto).
Dr. Wigmore's Living Food Program was more than food, it was a manual of discipline for her students to get to a point in their life that they would feel nothing but love for everyone and everything. More on that later. She did not want to speak of any particular religion; she felt that spirituality encompasses all religions, and didn't want anyone to think that she favored one over the other.
Peace and love be with you,
[Dr. Flora van Orden, ND, PhD (Nutrition) was Dr. Ann Wigmore's assistant for over 22 years, and has been a raw fooder for over 40.]