“Is it possible for a human being to live without ingesting carbon based foods?”
Breatharian: Someone who believes that food (and possibly water) are not necessary for human sustenance. Breatharian’s claim that the body can be sustained solely by prana (the vital life force in Hinduism), or according to some, by the energy in sunlight.
I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Sarah Wilds who stayed at our ranch for a few days.
I have known her Mother for several years who had rented the house where my family currently resides.
Sarah does not eat or drink for weeks at a time. When she does eat, it is only minimal amounts. Through will, mental training and daily meditation she has trained her mind, body and spirit to transition to a prana lifestyle.
She stayed on our ranch for four days and did not leave. In that time I did not see her eat or drink anything and her energy and vitality was elevated. Her skin clear and radiant and her physique trim, healthy and strong.
Here is her responses to some questions I asked her to respond to. (for more on this amazing story please read the book, “Living on Light” and check out their website here.
How did you start on this path of not needing food or water to live?
I started when I friend of mine told me she just met a woman who had not eaten in 17 years. In that moment, I knew deep in my bones that it was true and possible. The thought in that moment was: I have been lied to my entire life. I didn’t eat for three days after hearing that. I got weak physically and did not know there was a whole process to it.
How has it changed you physically, emotionally, spiritually?
Eating the Sun
Is it possible to stare directly into the sun and not eat food? Meet Mason.
Eat The Sun is a feature length documentary that focuses on a young man’s journey into the little known world of sungazing — an ancient practice of looking directly at the sun for long periods of time.
San Francisco, CA 2004: A flyer at school advertising a lecture by an elderly Indian gentleman sparks the imagination of a young man named Mason. The flyer reads: “You can become solar powered.” It also states that the Indian man giving the lecture, who goes by the acronym HRM, has not eaten in over 8 years, a direct result of sungazing.
Intrigued, Mason begins this simple practice along with a few other classmates. Everyday, in accordance with HRM’s protocol, they stand barefooted on the bare earth looking directly into the sun and every day they add 10 seconds to their sungazing time. The goal, according to HRM, is to reach 44 consecutive minutes of looking directly at the sun — which could take 9 to 12 months to achieve — at which time one would be “fully charged”, meaning not only cured of all mental and physical ailments but also now without the desire or need to eat food.
In many ancient civilizations — from the Incas and Aztecs to the Greeks and Egyptians – this practice was exclusive to only the high priests and forbidden for ‘ordinary’ people. Today, with the help of the Internet, this revived practice is gathering global momentum.
Modern day sungazers claim a multitude of health benefits including better eyesight, enhanced vitality, weight loss and, in some more profound cases, a complete loss of the desire and need to eat food. The main theory of how this is possible focuses on the stimulation of the pineal gland from direct sunlight entering the brain via the eye – the only external expression of the brain – and traveling along the retinal-hypothalamic tract. (The pineal, once believed to have no function, is now considered a master gland, controlling the secretion of melatonin and serotonin). Brain scans of HRM, age 70, reveal a pineal gland 3 times the size of a normal man, despite his advanced age when the pineal tends to shrink. (Additionally, HRM was part of a 411-day medical study during which time he did not eat).
Mason soon discovers that this journey is going to be a lonely one, as society seems to revolve around food; family gatherings, social functions and dating all center on eating. But as his sungazing time increases so do the positive effects. As a former Olympic hopeful in ski jumping and cross-country skiing, Mason has experienced both physical and mental strengthening and he finds that sungazing is far more potent than anything he has felt before. On the downside, he is alienating himself from society; his girlfriend breaks up with him because of his obsession with sungazing, and others, including his family, are put off by his new zealousness.
When Mason approaches 40 minutes of sungazing his desire to eat fades. His conflicts are socially and culturally driven and counter to what he is actually feeling. The only reason he eats anything at all is because of social expectations and some self-doubt. Can this really be happening? Is it possible?
Can you imagine, if we did not have to eat, just how free our lives would be?
A vast amount of time, effort and resources go into merely putting food on the table. If humans did not have to eat, we could turn our planet back into a place of beauty. Our land could return to its pristine state, used for pleasure rather than need. Animals could be treated with respect. Time could be utilized for pleasure rather than the grind of work. Chemicals in the soil would no longer be needed and neither would all the destruction from the highly mechanized food industries.
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