Bishop Sotemohk Agehananda Beeyayelel, D.D., Ph.D., J.C.D.
Bishop, Moorish Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Massachusetts & the Atlantic States
President & Chancellor, Hakim Bey Theological Seminary, Arkham, Massachusetts
Rector, Cathedral Church of Saints Milarepa & Padmasambhava, Ong's Hat, New Jersey
"The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets." - Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume