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time do you spend working to pay for the food that you consume?
When you add up all the time that consuming food robs from your life, you will quickly see the real cost of a food-based diet.
When I first read about Breatharianism (also called INEDIA) in Viktoras Kulviskas’ marvelous book "Survival into the 21st Century", it took years for me to realize that the very first line of his chapter on "Breatharianism" which reads: "NOT FOR EVERYBODY" was more than ‘pregnant with meaning’.
In summer of 1993, I was slowly returning North from Miami, Florida on my yacht "Angerica II" with only me onboard. When departing Miami, I decided that I would do a fast. I certainly did not set myself a time limit but it seemed appropriate. Off and on, during the past eight years, I had fasted often, mostly a day or two at a time, but fairly often. I had developed a decent conscience regarding food but felt that I needed to detoxify more seriously than I had before. There were also certain ‘afflictions’ which I had endured for a very long time such as not being able to smell for over twenty years. My taste was naturally also severely restricted. Just hold your nose and try to taste something other than strictly salty or sweet or bitter (the primary taste sensations of the tongue).
One thing scared me a bit. Every authority on fasting advocates the essential need for rest, inactivity, calm and serenity. Life as a single-hander on a large yacht may be serene but it is anything BUT tranquil, inactive and restful!
Nevertheless, I proceeded to sail North along the Intracoastal Waterway, for over 1,000 miles, day in and day out, for three weeks, until I arrived at Elizabeth City in North Carolina. By that time I smelled whatever you placed under my nose. A miracle? Not at all. I had simply detoxified and cleared my sinus cavities. I had also lost quite a bit of weight and looked a bit drawn and haggard. The sight of me was probably not pretty because, when my wife and brother arrived to accompany me on the remaining trip to Montreal, Canada, they gave me curious looks and expressed concern over my appearance. That, of course, is to be expected if you do an uncontrolled fast. Later, in this dissertation, you will discover what I mean by ‘controlled’.
Some people think they are fasting when they take no food for 12 hours. Hogwash! Some believe they are fasting when they abstain from solids and take only juices of some kind. Hogwash! Fasting means taking no food other than water. Some people advocate not drinking ANY water. I cannot support that approach. As long as the human organism is still toxic, there is a need to eliminate dying cells (result of catabolism), cellular refuse, discharged lymph, old fecal matter and undesirable substances such as toxic mucus, liver and kidney stones and gravel and many other waste products we cannot even start defining. While the body is not eating, there is a lot of house cleaning going on, both on a physical level as well as a mental and emotional level. Only later will such house cleaning spill over to the spiritual level. As you can see, there are many theories about fasting.
The day after I arrived at Elizabeth City, I started eating again. You’ll never guess how! With Kentucky-fried chicken! Usually, authorities recommend that you start drinking orange juice, sparingly, and slowly graduate to more solid foods. I did not get sick, throw up nor did I reject such junk food! Mind you - it was just chicken - nothing else. So, at least I observed proper naturopathic food combining practices! (smile)
At that time I still had the notion that one needs protein to build muscle and to survive. Today, I know otherwise. You ARE what you THINK you are and any limitations between your ears become your very own and cry out for acceptance and expression in reality! Thought forms are VERY powerful. If you 'KNOW' you must age - well, you will! Today, I WOULD break by fast (start eating again) on fresh fruit juices and would eat fruit only for at least a week until I could eat a raw (pesticide-loaded) vegetable salads. That's if I wanted to eat again! If you feel like it you might as well become a Breatharian at that point, that's the time to do it. I didn't then - but now the picture is different!
and lasting impression I had from that 3-week experience was that, after
the third day, all feelings of hunger and all dependencies on food utterly
disappeared. The liberating feeling of knowing that Cosmic Life Essence
can and did and will sustain me for undefined periods is wonderful.
The clarity of mind one develops during a complete fast is awesome.
The breath rate slows to under five per minute (what's yours now?) and
the heart rate is well below 60 (check yourself now) - and yes, I worked
hard throughout my fasting period. I noticed no diminution of strength,
no headaches and no feelings of despair or anxiety. Off and on, there
was a certain queasiness in the stomach area, possibly a certain adjustment
of blood sugar levels and transmutations <transmute.htm> of certain
elements to replenish missing trace elements and due to the liver starting
to use stored fat or glycogen to convert to glucose to feed the brain.
I drank my urine throughout the day to keep hormones at an acceptable
level and to augment my energy. If you are wondering whether I was delirious
to do that - just check out our Amaroli Page <amaroli.htm> in
this web site and discover an ancient health practice that is both liberating
The foregoing is not at all remarkable but, I assure you, it is quite significant to me for several reasons that will become apparent as we continue together our journey into the fascinating realm of "Breatharianism".
Oh, by the way - in case you are wondering - not more than a week after my 3-week total fast, when I started to eat like a normal 'civilized' human again, I totally lost my sense of smell again.
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my ups and downs. There are periods when I make Breatharianism my highest
priority and there are other times when it is almost routine and I pay
no attention to the details. At this moment, in the middle of summer,
every morning, I drink 3-4 glasses of water to properly purge my digestive
system. 20 minutes later I have a small, mostly liquid, bowel movement
and that elimination keeps me stay free of any fasting side effects
- I think - because I don't feel that I am depriving myself of anything
at all. I feel just fine! I eat a piece of fruit after my little purge
and a teaspoon of kelp every mid-morning, and one soul-satisfying but
very frugal meal once or twice a week, mostly on Saturday. What kind
of a meal? Lust about anything that is appetizing and healthy. I would
not touch junk food anyway but I have a sweet tooth. It is a nice social
thing - to eat with friends and to know that my digestive system does
Yes, I miss the companionship and pleasure that comes from human interaction during meals. I can watch people eat around me without experiencing any discomfort whatsoever, and I delight in seeing and feeling my own liberation as compared to those who eat to live and live to eat. When you have looked at all the frightening Mad Cow Disease literature, as I have, then you are not at all sorry to be in the process of giving up eating. It is really easy when you KNOW (not think) that all sustenance comes from the Great Source of All There Is. When you carry an abundant supply of love and unload it on everyone and everything you come in contact with - then eating (especially cooked and devitalized food) is such an unnecessary habit. Once you know how good it feels not having to detoxify, not having to eliminate those deadly toxins, not having to deal with choosing and preparing food and supplements, when abundant health has been achieved - then not eating, or at least eating VERY frugally, is the best ticket to liberation you could have bought for your own salvation. Ascension to "All There Is" is only a stone throw away - and achievable. J.B.
And what if transmutation can be directed and controlled by thought or affirmations? Why can we not make that quantum jump in consciousness? I tell you why - it is called brainwashing. We have been told all our life that food is ABSOLUTELY essential for life. But that is not necessarily so. If one person can go without food then all persons should be able to do this. So, what makes the difference? THINKING MAKES IT SO!
Medical giants speak on the source of life...
In the first quarter of this century, there existed a number of renowned doctor/scientists who were true humanitarians. Those were the medical giants that medicine could have built upon and learnt from but it never happened. Who, today, has heard of Dr. Henry Lindlahr, Dr. Rocine, Dr., Tilden, Dr. John Christopher, or even Dr. Bernard Jensen who was their student and is still alive today at age 88.
giants advocated a natural approach to medicine, one tempered with patience
and perseverance. They all had an excitingly fresh viewpoint of a LARGER
medicine, a medicine that encompassed religion, science and humanities.
"[Our] conception regards life as the primary force of all forces coming from the great central Source of all intelligence and creative power. This force, which permeates, heats and animates the entire created universe, is the expression of the "divine will", the "Logos", the "word" of the Great Creative Intelligence. Our sun is one of the millions of power stations for the distribution of this divine energy which sets in motion the whirls the ether [vortices] the electric [vibrational] corpuscles and ions that make up the different atoms and elements of matter. ...This intelligent energy can have but one source - the one and only Source of all life, intelligence and creative will in this universe. If this supreme intelligence would withdraw its energy ... the entire universe would disappear in a flash of a moment.
From this it appears that crude matter, instead of being the source of life and of all its complicated mental and psychical phenomena is but an expression of the Life Force, itself a manifestation of the Great Creative Intelligence which some call God, others Nature, the Oversoul, Brahma, Prana, the Great Spirit, and so forth, each according to his best understanding. It is this Supreme Intelligence and power, acting in and through every atom, molecule and cell in the human body, which is the true healer, the vis mediatrix naturae, which always endeavors to repair, to heal, and to restore [perfection]. All that the physician can do is to remove obstructions and establish normal conditions within and around the patient, so that the "healer within" can do His work to the best advantage.
This life force is the primary source of all energy - that from which all other kinds and forms of energy are derived. It is independent of the body and of food and drink [just] as the electric current is independent of the glass bulb and the carbon thread through which it manifests as heat and light."
As you can see, the true historical doctors all had a healthy respect for a higher source of life. They were not tired prescription writers. They needed no referral to other 'specialists' who never knew the patient. The likes of Lindlahr knew how to assist the body and mind to normalize with a minimum of interference. I, Dr. Buche, have learned immensely from those medical giants!!!
As Kulviskas says: "There is a beautiful simplicity in this [Breatharian] approach. It enables one to get away from the gross and intoxicating nature of food which leads the average person to spend at least one third of his or her lifetime in the unconscious state of sleep and the rest of it in a stupor of unproductive, demoralizing labor."
This seems only too true. Have you watched TV lately, specially in the morning? The whole spiel is geared to cooking, food preparation and eating while pushing dietary products, all of which are processed and adulterated. In almost 15 years of Naturopathic praxis I have had only a handful of SERIOUS patients who have undertaken conscientious changes in diet and life style - for a while. None so far have expressed even remote interest in undertaking a practice such as Breatharianism in order to achieve a worthwhile goal. As a matter of fact, most patients visit me only to see what bad habits they can get away with while keeping their present illusionary life style. As Ponce de Leon was looking in vain for the Fountain of Youth, my patients, almost without exception, are forever looking for a silver bullet, the proverbial snake oil, that will cure all their ills but, if you please, without any effort on their part!!!
I have come to the conclusion that a therapist, a doctor, a practitioner can advise anything - and patients will follow blindly - as long as he/she does not impinge on the patient's dietary habits. EATING is so engrained, so pleasantly intoxicating, seemingly so NECESSARY in the eyes of everybody you see around you, that the mere reference to Breatharianism evokes smiles of pity and raises eyebrows of consternation if not outright condemnation and ridicule. And all that is easily provoked without the slightest hint at study or learning or - heaven forbid - practicing a day of fasting - on the part of the one who raises those eyebrows in wonder at your evident insanity.
It is not enough to try to go without food. You must have a pretty good idea about the underlying reasons why you want to do without food. Are you doing this to gain notoriety or fame? Are you doing this because you are ill and want to heal, to regenerate, to rejuvenate? Are you properly prepared to actually draw from the great Universal Source the required sustenance to not only stay alive but to thrive in exquisite health and abundance?
I found that daily affirmations are an absolute necessity in order to reinforce the paradigm of self-sufficiency with the SELF being the almighty I AM resident within you. I affirm, with my heart center firmly engaged: "I AM limitless Love. I am the perfect manifestation of the omnipotent and benevolent power of the universe that sustains me from day to day regardless of whether I eat or not. I AM continually renewed in all respects, spiritually and emotionally balanced, and I AM protected from all negative influences. I AM the perfect expression of divine and limitless Love."
It is my opinion that above affirmation will sustain you and protect you and actually draw from the limitless supply of the Universe the necessary sustenance you require. It might seem a little simplistic but it seems to work - for me. Have no fear and dare to be different.
One other important ingredient, in my opinion, is to practice 'Inspirational Pranayama' in conjunction with the above affirmations. This is a simple breathing exercise that allows you to consciously tune into the Universal Cosmic Supply and withdraw, at will, all the sustenance you wish. I call it 'square breathing'. It is extremely powerful to tune into the Universal Substance, prana, and consciously utilize this invisible, all-pervading, life-preserving, rejuvenating, primordial substance.
Sit comfortably, straighten you back and empty your lungs completely
Start by inhaling completely to the count of four (seconds)
Retain your breath to the count of four
Exhale completely to the count of four
Keep your lungs empty to the count of four
Repeat 2-6 ten times once a day or more often if desired.
Increase the count by 1second each week (don't be in a rush even if this appears simple)
When the going gets rough (maybe at 10 seconds a leg) stay at that level until it is easy
When taking a breath chant "Sooooo"
When exhaling, chant "Hummmmmm"
So, now you are on your way to become an accomplished Breatharian. Good for you! Can you estimate how much time, effort and money is wasted day in and day out - on eating and preparing food? Hardly! Eating is a very bad habit, it seems. People simply eat themselves to death. Experiments with rats have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that halving their food intake doubles their life span.
Some interesting questions for aspiring Breatharians...
Some interesting questions an aspiring Breatharian needs to find answers for are these:
a person live without any food? For weeks, months, years? Is this for
are secondary but stimulating just the same...
Naturally, there will be a long period of transition. The length of transition to true Breatharianism depends on the faster's belief system, his/her prime intent to become a Breatharian, his/her inherent constitution, his/her will to follow through with the required discipline, the amount of outside interference and his/her resistance to it, availability of sunshine and tranquility, the company he/she keeps and the amount of spiritual assistance that can be called upon and be sustained from the heavenly realms. Eventually, the Breatharian must learn to live with him/herself without support from society and re-learn certain concepts (and I quote from Leonard Orr's book: "The Common Sense of Physical Immortality"...)
not have your laugh last and last?"
...and finally, the one I like a lot: "Dying is no way to live!"
If you wish to acquire more knowledge about Breatharianism, I can refer you to some books I have in my Health Library...
and Living on Air - by Morris Krok
Thank you for writing.
The first thing to do is to stop listening to all the food ads and hype 'out there'. Everybody is into cooking this or that and it is society's major addiction and vice. Regardless of how good something tastes, eat it only if it is alive and uncooked. Alive means purchased from a market or health food store that has clean and raw food, preferably not in a package. Start eating only fruit in the morning and large salads in the EARLY evening. Cut down on food portions until you eat only when you are actually hungry.
say you eat only raw and alive for a while until meat and processed
food becomes somewhat disgusting to you. Then, you can become a fruitarian
- eating only ripe and succulent fruit. This you can do when living
in the sun, when you can expose your skin to the sun and live in fresh
air. When in Northern climates, you need vegetables in this phase -
in addition to all the sun energy you can get.
on, have only one meal a day or every second day, at any rate not unless
you are hungry. Fasting can be done off or on but it is not absolutely
necessary. Your body will be in a transitional stage and needs to constantly
and continually adapt to less and less but better and better food. Eventually,
the body will transmute any missing elements directly from the air.
This is not an idle statement - there is abundant proof of this. Dr.
Alexis Carrel has done much experimental work on this subject.
Certain people will try to 'graduate' through different eating habits, such as Western, Kosher, Macrobiotic, vegetarian, vegan, fruitarian and certain in-between states. The essence is to PROGRESSIVELY condition the body to accept less and less food while consciously demanding sustenance from the all-pervading cosmic supply. It can be done but one needs to largely shut up and keep this strange behavior pattern to oneself. People around you have never fasted for a single day but always know what's best for you, especially your family!
I hope to have answered your questions. In my opinion, the 3-week Jasmuheen program is somewhat of a joke. To abstain from water for a week, when the body is in high cleansing gear seems inadvisable. Please don't go that route - it will be a failure because this program does not obey the body's needs for a lengthy transition. The above transitional steps from a typical Western diet to a cosmic non-food diet can take years - so, don't overdo this but keep at it until your succeed. It can be fun and it certainly is good for your health.
Juergen Buche, ND, MI, NHC, Phy.D.
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