top of page

Vegan and Magic. Cruelty-free Philosophy.

"Cruelty-Free" as a way of life.

The philosophy and way of life popularized as "Cruelty-Free" has become popular in recent decades, sometimes seeming to be a passing fad, but there are very important and serious precedents, which show a philosophy of life, although more beyond what it might seem to those who have not delved into this subject.

Vegetarianism has found an important place in many Eastern religions, including Jainism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. In general, it comes from the Eastern principle of "ahimsa", meaning "non-evil", which regards all animal life as sacred. Did you know that 83% of India's over one billion people are Hindus and practice vegetarianism to varying degrees? Jains are strict vegetarians and careful not to harm other living beings.

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), developed a type of spiritual philosophy called "Anthroposophy" (wisdom of human beings). Rudolf Steiner chose to follow a vegetarian diet in 1900, later admitting that he would not have been able "to pursue the strenuous activities of the last 24 years [of his life] without a vegetarian diet". Today, hundreds of schools, clinics, farms, and other organizations are working to put its principles into practice.

(Source: Rudolf Steiner Editions. ).

Philosophers, writers, scientists, politicians, and relevant figures of all time have followed a vegetarian or vegan tradition. We should not forget the classics like Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, Diogenes, Virgilio, and Horace among many others.

Rudolf Steiner (February 25, 1861 – March 30, 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, literary scholar, educator, artist, playwright, social thinker, and esotericist. He was the founder of anthroposophy, which is the origin of Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophical medicine, the art form called eurythmy, and other movements.


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page