Alistair has a varied career involving 9 different countries and all sorts of jobs including a short stint for the Chinese government. After his nervous breakdown, he got involved in studying multiple streams of thought on consciousness. He became qualified as a reverend as well as a meditation and astral travel teacher and has worked in this curious field for near a decade. He is now beginning to enter the field of comparative religions.
The studies have delivered some jaw-dropping conclusions, not the least of which is that food carries consciousness and by eating that, we also absorb the consciousness of the plant. We can explain the east/west divide by calling it the wheat/rice dietary education which teach fundamentally different values and lifestyle choices.