Ms. Shine is not the only breatharian out there. There is this long interview with a couple claiming to be raising a breatherian child and an interview with a midwife and her client who claims to be having a breatharian pregnancy. (I was relieved in the interview that the pregnant woman's blood tests came out on the "high side of perfect.")
A prominent breatharian personality is Jasmuheen, "Ambassador of Peace," and author of the book "Living on Light." Apparently, Jasmuheen, as she describes it, survived "on and off well, pretty well, just on water and tea for two years [without losing weight,] since the body is a...biocomputer; the mind is a software program and you can reprogram the body if you have a strong mind-body connection, so that the body's weight will stabilize." (See video below.)
One prominent phrase I often see associated with breatharianism are the terms "Prana" or "Pranic," which is mumbo jumbo for quack spiritual energy. Here is a video example advertising a course in Pranic healing course taught by a disciple of "outstanding scientist," Master Choa Kok Sui."
Jasmuheen talks about there being "so much scientific experimentation being done on [Prana energy.]" Good to know again, that all this is supported by scientific evidence. In fact, the amount of "science" which which supports the legitimacy of these practices is, ahem, breath-taking.
Ah well, enough of my sarcastic commentary. Let's let the Breatharians speak for themselves. Below is a collection of some favorites. On the left is an Indian Yogi who has been living without food and water for 70 years. (Amazing!) Second from the left, is the assurance that "thousands of people" now know how to live life without food--good news for the Third World! Second from the right is a news report, featuring an interview with Jasmuheen. If you want to say "Yes Yes Yes" with Jasmuheen check out the far-right panel. Personally, I prefer "No, no, no."
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Need a break? Perhaps, you would prefer to "think happy little puppy," as you perform the "breath of fire," (below, center), or maybe a little Pink Floyd is your ticket: Breathe. (Below, right).
Yes, I agree Roger Waters, breathe. I say, take a breath of reality.
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