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"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, 
but most pick themselves up and hurry off, 
as if nothing happened."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


"To be blind is bad, 
but it is worse to have eyes 
and not to see."
   
- Helen Keller (1880-1968)


 

 

Stop Eating!
Fasting and Elimination
are More Important !


"When you fast ... your Father shall reward you openly."
(Matt 6:17-18)


 



"Every man is a fool who gets rich on earth, 
but not in heaven."  -  (Jesus, in Luke 12:21)



Before reading "Stop Eating!"  
please see the introduction by clicking on
 
 
Breatharianism:  The Secret You've Been Looking For! 
which was written in 1983, 
15 years before Stop Eating in 1998Ö   

 Stop Eating!!
...because fasting
and elimination

are more important
and more worthy
Öthan eating!



"Do you not yet understand,
that whatsoever enters in at the mouth,
goes into the belly, and is cast out into the sewer?"
(Matthew 15:17)

A personal account
by Ahmen Heaven
(also known as Bob Silverstein)

 I keep telling my family and friends how good it feels to have an empty stomach, an empty feeling in the intestines, a feeling of lightness, of deep relaxation in that area.  Thereís even a feeling of renewed strength and energy, which is an empirical observation that most people experience after a good bowel movement.   Now you feel better, you feel lighter, you feel stronger, you feel happier.   Did it come from eating, or did it come from eliminating?    It proves that the body has innate energy, which is blocked by food and by the whole process of digestion, and that by removing these obstructions, the bodyís innate energy is restored.

I remember the first time I had a colonic irrigation, when I was about twenty years old.  Afterwards I felt so great, it was indescribable.  I felt like I could jump ten feet high, and I truly felt "high."  I felt like the best  I ever felt, on the finest spring morning, in my earliest childhood memories.   Iím sure the reader can remember times in their youth when they felt so great.  Well, that was the feeling I had after I had my first colonic irrigation.   I had the same experience when I tried it about a month later, and then one month after that...

I was 22 years old at the time, and had been a strict vegetarian for about 3 years, and most of that time a fruitarian.   I had fasted on occasions, and taken enemas on occasion, because I understood the importance of a clean colon and intestines.   Prior to this first colonic, I fasted on just fruit for a few days, and also gave myself an enema before undergoing the process.

The colonic doctor laid me down on the table on my back.   The warm water went in and out for about 45 minutes, and the doctor described things I had been eating several days before.   I kept feeling lighter and lighter, as every time he let the water out, I could feel my belly emptying its contents, and shrinking, getting smaller and smaller.  Finally, after about 45 minutes of this, I thought the process was done.   I thought he had cleaned me out completely.  I was laying on my back all this time.  The doctor told me to sit up, and go to the toilet.   I thought to myself: "This doctor is crazy. Thereís nothing in me."  But was I wrong!! 

I was lucky that the room with the toilet was only a few feet away. By standing up, gravity began to pull down what the colonic had loosened.  The doctor told me to go use the toilet.  But laying on my back, I didn't feel like I had to go. But as soon as I stood up, I felt this strong, sudden urge to defecate! and Lucky the toilet was right there, because as soon as I sat on the toilet, the stuff just started coming out of me, like black water, with a color that was literally "black" and it smelled absolutely putrid!   This was stuff I was carrying around in my intestines for years, as dried up fecal matter that stuck the walls of my intestines. (By the way,  I have always been a  relatively slender person). This black stuff had been stuck in my intestines for years, as dried-up fecal matter.   Neither short fasts, nor enemas, nor fruitarian diet (for 2 years) was able to loosen or remove this vast amount of intestinal crud and debris, which took only about an hour at the doctor's office, including 20 minutes sitting on the toilet, where I had constant, watery, black, putrid-smelling diarrhea for about 20 minutes without let up, and had to flush the toilet about once every 2 minutes, just to clear the air, so I could breathe, because it smelled so bad!  I'm glad this stuff came out of me, because, as I described earlier, I felt afterwards so good,  like I had never felt in many years.   I felt totally rejuvenated!

This experience with the colonic irrigation also gave me insight into the vast amount of "crud" that accumulates on the walls of the intestines. Up until now,  I could never understand the explanation in the Essene Gospel of Peace where it describes the cleansing process by fasting.

The Essene Gospel of Peace narrative describes this process as follows: "...many unclean and sick followed Jesus' words, and sought the banks of the murmuring streams. They put off their shoes and their clothing, they fasted, and they gave up their bodies to the angels of air, water, and sunshine.  And the Earthly Mother's angels embraced them, possessing their bodies both inwards and outwards.  And all of them saw all evils, sins and uncleanesses depart in haste from them. ... And the breath of some became as stinking as that which is loosed from the bowels, and some had an issue of spittle, and evil smelling and unclean vomit rose from their inward parts.   All these uncleanesses flowed by their mouths.   In some, by the nose; in others, by the eyes and ears.  And many did have a noisome and abominable sweat come from all their body, over all their skin.  And on many limbs great hot boils broke forth, from which came out uncleannesses with an evil smell, and urine flowed abundantly from their body; and in many their urine was all but dried up and became thick as the honey of bees; that of others was almost red or black, and almost as hard as the sand of rivers. And many belched stinking gases from their bowels, like the breath of devils.  And their stench became so great that none could bear it." (Quote from the Essene Gospel of Peace).

I also noticed when I fasted, several times for 3 days at a time, with no food, liquids, or even any water, that I nevertheless urinated profusely.   I never peed so much until I stopped eating and drinking!!!    Too bad I didn't know anything about drinking my urine, as one's own human urine is almost a supernatural living food, that would be ideal to use for fasting, fresh and plain and warm, drunk and poured on the skin, in sickness and in health.  There is more about this on another page of this website (click here on urine, or at bottom of page).   You will find there, and in the links and resources page, and bibliography page,  evidence from scientific research and even medical-proof of urine therapy, an age-old healing art, which was practiced for thousands of years in ancient China, ancient India, ancient Egypt, and ancient Greece.  One's own fresh warm human urine, drunk on an empty stomach, is valuable to the human system for its nourishing, cleansing, and medicinal properties.  To understand its healing properties, you have to understand that it is a live food.   The Bible says that the life of the flesh is in the blood, but the urine is a by-product of the blood, and thus contains the life-force of the blood.   Urine may be likened to the "fruit" of the blood.   For most people, their own fresh warm urine is probably the most vital liquid they could drink, more rich and vital than the food they eat, Unfortunately, for the human race, most people associate urine with something that should be flushed down the toilet, sent away away into oblivion.  To re-consume one's own urine is just the opposite of flushing it into oblivion.    But urine is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and hormones, and other factors which are both nutritious, medicinal, .and cleansing..   Also very important to rub on skin,  but please see more on Urine: the Fountain of Youth!    
Another thing I noticed was that when I fasted, my sex drive got very strong, while I was fasting.   (If I had been drinking my urine, it may have felt even stronger).    At first, this didnít mean anything to me, but in retrospect,  that feeling of strength and renewal is part of the whole concept - - that the body is strengthened by rest and fasting from food.    Also, fasting causes the pituitary gland to secrete HGH (acronym for Human Growth Hormone), which is well-documented for its ability to rejuvenate.    According to Dr. Ronald Klatz, president of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine, and author of the best-seller "Grow Young with HGH" (1997), HGH is the most highly effective source of rejuvenation he has ever researched, and his life work is the science of rejuvenation.

So fasting increases HGH production.    That explains the increase in sex drive.   Also, it explains why Arnold Ehret (a famous faster) noted his own rapid hair- and beard- growth during his long fasts.   Ehret is the author of two classics called "Mucusless Diet Healing System" and "Rational Fasting," both highly recommended reading, detailing his personal accounts of his discovery and use of the raw-food, mucusless, fruitarian diet and its many benefits.   I remember crying out of joy when I read the story of his young bicycling companion, who had a serious case of stuttering.   His wealthy father had taken him to the best doctors in Europe, but all to no avail.   But after 2 weeks fasting, in the countryside, with long bicycle rides, and then eating just grapes and grape juice, the young companion one day vomited a large amount of mucus, whereupon his stuttering suddenly vanished completely, for the first time in his life.  That young bicycling companion, rumor has it, was Paul Bragg, who later became another popular health teacher and writer.

By eliminating obstructions, by cleansing, detoxification, and purifying the intestines, the blood, and the cells, we can overcome many of our physical ills or handicaps, and increase our enjoyment of life and also have more time to do it.   Fasting not only removes obstructions and helps the body to heal itself, it is also rejuvenating and life-extending.  

Fasting lengthens the experience of time, from a subjective point of view.   If you need more time, try fasting.   Time will slow down, and the hours spent shopping for food, preparing it, sitting down and eating it, and time spent in digestion and elimination, will all be bypassed, so there will be a huge gain in experiential time.   Time is money is the old saying.   But time is also life, and to expand the time in your life, try fasting.   If youíve ever fasted for 24 hours or more, you will probably admit that time seems to go by a little slower, and thatís good if you want to lengthen the experience of time.

There are so many stories of healing and near-miraculous cures, attributable to fasting and cleansing the body internally.   Herbert Shelton, founder of the Natural Hygiene Society, supervised more cases of fasting (at his sanitarium in Texas) than almost any other fasting doctor, and has written extensively on this subject with many case studies of people who healed near-incurable diseases with fasts ranging from a couple of weeks up to 90 days.     Shelton authored the following books, and more: Fasting Can Save Your Life; Fasting For Renewal of Life;  Food Combining Made Easy;  Getting Well;  Superior Nutrition; Facts About Fasting;  Health For All;  Health For the Millions;  Living Life to Live it Longer;  Rubies in the Sand; Natural Hygiene: The Pristine Way of Life;  The Science and Fine Art of Fasting; The Science and Fine Art of Natural Hygiene;      Human Life:  Its Philosophy and Laws;  and also:  Human Beauty: Its Culture and Hygiene.

I still recall the days of my childhood, when I felt great, I felt light, full of energy.  I remember Saturday mornings, when I didnít have to go to school.  My mother didnít make me eat breakfast, and usually I didnít eat anything, and on those days (when I didn't eat breakfast, or anything, until dinner) I experienced great energy and happiness all day.   I ate primarily on account of the encouragement from my mother and father (who insisted that I eat) rather than from any internal real hunger or appetite.

In her book "Living on Light: The Source of Nourishment for the New Millennium" (published 1998), the author, Jasmuheen, describes how some children have no desire to eat.   She writes: "Many children are easily influenced away from their natural intuitive abilities by less aware adults, who the children may be led to believe know more, due to their adult status."   But most children are more instinctive, more intuitive.

I feel one of the greatest problems with most of the diet books available today is that they focus on the so-called "nutritional values" of certain foods, but donít focus on the necessity of healthy appetite and digestion.  It's the chemical theory of nutrition: whether you pop a pill in your mouth, or food, the theory is that your body is able to deal with it.  But it's not always that simple...   ...

In the "Essene Gospel of Peace," Jesus warns us: "Never eat unless you are called by the angel of appetiteÖ. Here below, are Jesusí guidelines for eating, as recorded in the Essene Gospel of Peace:

"Eat only when called by the angel of appetite... Cook not... Neither mix all things with one another, lest your bowels become as steaming bogs... Be content with two or three sorts of foods, which you will always find around you...  Never eat unto fullness...  Satan and his power tempt you to eat more and more, but live by the spirit and resist the desires of the body... Your fasting is always pleasing in the eyes of the angels of GodÖ So give heed  to how much you have eaten when you are sated (satisfied), and eat less always by a third... Let the weight of your daily food be not less than a "mina" (a Hebrew weight approximately 99/100ths of a pound), but mark that it not go beyond two... ie., between one and two pounds of food a day). Trouble not the work of the angels in your body by eating often. For I tell you truly, he who eats more than twice in the day does in him the work of Satan...  Eat only when the Sun is highest in the heavens, and once again when it is set...  and if you will that Satan shuns you afar, then sit but once in the day at the table of God... Eat not unclean foods brought from afar, but eat what your trees bear, for your God knows what is needful of you, and where, and when... Eat not as the heathen do, who stuff themselves in haste, defiling their bodies with all manner of abomination.  Eat always from the table of God: the fruit of the trees, the grasses and grains of the field, the milk of beasts, and the honey of bees.   For everything beyond these is of Satan, and leads by the way of sins and diseases unto death... breathe long and deeply with all your meals, and chew well your food with your teeth, that it become water, and that the angel of water turns it into blood in your body...  And eat slowly, as it were a prayer you make to the Lord.   For I tell you truly, the power of God enters into you, if you eat after this manner...but Satan turns into a steaming bog the body of him upon whom the angels of air (breathing long and deeply at meals) and water (chewing food into a liquid) do not descend at his repasts...  Put naught upon the altar of the Lord when your spirit is vexed, neither think upon anyone with anger in the temple of God. And enter only into the Lord's sanctuary when you feel in yourselves the call of his angels, for all that you eat in sorrow, or in anger, or without desire, becomes a poison in your body. Place with joy your offerings upon the altar of your body, and remember every seventh day is holy and consecrated to God.   On six days feed your body with the gifts of the earthly Mother, but on the seventh day sanctify your body for your heavenly Father.  On the seventh day, eat not any earthly food, but live only upon the words of God." (Quoted from the Essene Gospel of Peace)

I remember a friend of mine, who was a body-builder.  He regularly ate canned tuna fish, in the belief that it was a good source of "protein," which he believed he needed to develop his muscles.   He would tell me proudly, every day, how many grams of protein he had eaten.    It was in his mind to keep track of the fact that he needed protein, and also that a source of it was from tuna fish, and he even remember to keep track of it by the gram.   But his breath smelled like a sewer!

By now, everybody knows that bad breath doesnít just come from unclean teeth, but is a reflection of putrefaction or fermentation in the stomach, bad blood, and general unhealthy bio-chemistry, which goes right to the cellular level. 

A popular expression says: "You are what you eat."   But I, who was an analytical contrarian, thought that just wasnít true.  I would tell people: "You are NOT what you eat - - because no cells in the human body were ever made by food."   I would say, instead: "You excrete what you eat." But now Iím back to thinking that food really does influence the physical body, emotions, and even thoughts and thought processing, and itís common knowledge that people who stop eating for a long enough time, begin to experience an unusually clear mind, and even clairvoyance becomes common. This is a gift of God.

Perhaps the most instructive testimony as to the acuteness of mental powers during fasting comes from Dr. Herbert Shelton who supervised the fasting of more than 40,000 people over a period of fifty years.   His message is that the freer the body is of toxic materials flowing through the blood and lymphatic system, the clearer is the ability to think.  

The following is a quote from Dr. Sheltonís volume of the Hygienic system devoted to fasting: "The mental effects of fasting have been known for ages, and have been much discussed by all writers on fastingÖ All the purely mental powers of man improve while fasting.   The ability to reason is increased.  Memory is improved.  Attention and association are quickened.  The so-called spiritual forces of man - - intuition, sympathy, love, etc. - - are all increased.   All of manís intellectual and emotional qualities are given new life.  At no other times can the purely intellectual and aesthetic activities be so successfully pursued as during a fast...   People seem to learn better when hungry, and rate higher in intelligence tests when hungry than when the stomach is full.   As the old Romans used to say: "A full stomach does not like to think."  This well expresses a fact that is known to all mental workers. A full meal leaves the mind dull, unable to think clearly... and often makes us stupid and sleepy... When I was in high school, I used to miss a meal entirely when I knew I had an examination ahead.  At that time I knew nothing of fasting, but had discovered that I could think better on an empty stomach.    These facts are due to physiological causes.   Large amounts of blood and nervous energies have to be sent to the digestive organs to digest a meal.    If these energies are not required there, they may be used by the brain for better thinking.      In my experience with fasting, I seldom see any increase in mental powers at the beginning of a fast.   This is because we deal with the sick, and these people are all inebriates and addicts - - food inebriates, coffee and tea inebriates, tobacco and alcohol addicts.   As soon as these things are taken away from them, they suffer a period of depression with headaches and various pains.   After a few days of fasting, when the body has had sufficient time to re-adjust itself and overcome the depression, the mind brightens up.    The other senses also become acute. ÖMental powers and clarity of thought are extraordinarily increased.   Memory develops itself in a wonderful way, and imagination is at its best.   One of the most remarkable things about fasting, that impresses patients even more than the mental gains, is the mental benefits that accruesÖ The clearness of the mind, the ease with which previously difficult problems can be handled, the improvement of memory, etc., all surprise and please the patients.  These improvements must be attributed to clearing the body of toxins. ÖThe almost universal testimony of fasters is that their mind becomes clearer and their abilities to think and solve intricate problems are enhanced.   They are more alert, and their minds seem to open up into new fieldsÖ ÖFasting results in an increase in mental abilities, primarily, I think, because it affords the body an opportunity to throw off its load of toxins, hence the brain is fed by a cleaner bloodstream.   Secondarily, I think that the rest of the improvements in all the functions of life that fasting provides, supplies the brain with more power to think.    Who can doubt that modern living tends to dull the mental powers?    Especially our national drug addictions and our almost universal overeating tend to reduce mental abilities."

Have you ever experienced a really heavy meal, and felt the lethargy, the tiredness that follows?   Have you ever eaten so much that your mind couldnít think clearly?   Have you ever eaten so much, that your body has to lie down, and often even falls asleep, just to recuperate?  The fact is, that eating requires a large amount of energy just to digest the food. And of course much of the "food" of modern man (which are so many liquids and solids we call "food") was not even meant for human consumption by our intelligent Creator.   On the other hand, have you  noticed how good you feel after a good bowel movement?  Perhaps itís time to re-examine our perspective on this issue.

All human beings have a desire to feel good, to be healthy, to look good, and to be mentally sharp as well.  What really convinced me about fasting was when I saw the results in some people I knew.   One girl, who I thought looked rather homely, plain and relatively unhealthy, fasted on pineapples and pineapple juice for 30 days.  When I suddenly saw her after 30 days, I couldnít believe how gorgeous and healthy she looked!   Another friend, who weighed about 200 pounds, fasted on green papaya juice for about 30 days and lost about 40-50 pounds, looked great, and with the body of a teenager, in perfect proportions. 

Pineapples and green papayas are high in the digestive enzymes bromelain and papain respectively, and the enzymes in these fruits may be helpful for weight-loss and cancer.    At our farm in Hawaii, we grow "white" pineapples,  a super-sweet low-acid variety, with cream-colored fruit, and also make fresh juice from the same.  

Another girl I knew fasted for 40 days on the banks of a river.  Afterwards, she was absolutely radiant, with a joy that was tremendous.   When Jesus returned from 40 days of fasting and prayer in the desert, his countenance was also radiant.

Again, we have to look at the opposite of eating, which is not eating, or eating a lot less, and of better food choices.   If for no other reason, than for the reason that there might come a time on this planet, when food becomes hard to get.  For example, if thereís a nuclear winter, or rapid advance of the polar cap, with advancing glaciation, due to greenhouse effect, the growing season will be shortened, and famine could result, even in the United States.    At that time, you might also want to know about urine therapy.   A breatharian will also have advanced knowledge and experience with urine therapy, which is safe and beneficial.   There is a long write-up about urine therapy on another page of this website.

This book is called "Stop Eating,"  but itís not a call to stop all eating.  Itís a call to stop eating for the wrong reasons, and the wrong food.   Many people would be happier, more healthy, and more beautiful, and have more energy, and be more creative, simply from not eating, or by eating less, or by eating less frequentlyÖ   It's a battle against eating, the original sin.

Food is thought by many to be the one great pleasure, from the tasting of the rich delicious food, and the belief that the identified substances we call vitamins, minerals, protein, etc., are causing a gain in health.   But letís look at this, and prove to ourselves if this is so.   If food is so full of vitamins and minerals, and all those good things, how come it doesn't always make us feel so good after we eat?     Wiley Brooks said one of the reasons he quit eating was simply because he was tired of going to the bathroom all the time.   Food, he found, was wearing him down, and the cause of aging, and unhappiness.  

The often unpleasant smell that comes out of you is something that many people donít even connect with the act of eating.    In my world, when food comes out the opposite end, we call it "doof," as a reminder that it is the opposite of food.   But is it?   Isnít doof really food that has been processed by the body?  Then why does it smell so bad coming out of us, and why do we salivate for it, and even lick our plate in the desire for it?  We put it in our mouths, and relish every bite at one end, but at the other we hardly look at it, and just want to flush the toilet, and send it on its way to oblivion.   Isn't it a wonder that food is so desirable and tastes so good at one end, but at the other end, it is quite undesirable, obnoxious, and detestable.  Strange stuff, that food!

In the "Essene Gospel of Peace," Jesus instructs those who are taking enemas, in order to clean their intestines (the sewer of the body): Jesus urges them to: "Look with your eyes, and smell with your nose, at the abominations which hitherto have defiled the temple of your body."

If it smells bad, it is bad, which is obvious on a certain level, but we may prefer to put this thought behind us, and donít care to think about it, just like when we flush the toilet, and send the doof into oblivion.   Most of us donít know where it goes, and donít care where it goes, but it sure feels good getting it out of us.  And thatís just regular eating.  How many of us have ever felt constipated at one time or another?  What a horrible feeling!  What a relief to move the bowels.  

We have to question our assumptions about food.  It may not be all that it has been touted to be, while much of what we call "food," can hardly meet the definition, except that some people eat it.   Food science, from now on, should include digestion science, and health books should be sure that readers understand the importance of digestion, rather than just pushing the simplistic theory that states "eat this" and "get well."  

I have seen many books in which the authors pronounced a variety of different foods, vitamins, and nutritional supplements as beneficial for a variety of conditions, but I myself would get sick eating most of these things.

The body is not just a chemical factory, but also a mechanical factory. Itís the difference between the traditional chemical theory of nutrition vs. a mechanical theory of nutrition.   The chemical theory only accounts for certain invisible substances (chemicals we call vitamins, minerals, protein, etc.) being present in the food.   But tree wood also contains minerals, vitamins, protein, and fiber, although itís not edible.  The natural and healthy motive for eating should be because you are hungry, and have a strong appetite for aparticular flavor or taste, and the food is edible and palatable.   The wrong reason to eat is because of mental beliefs that favor acquisition of these invisible substances.   Hunger and appetite should be the guide, not mentals beliefs in nutritional values.

The body knows what it needs by instinct.    But even the so-called nutritional substances in food must come under scrutiny, because if they are so good for you, why is the excrement so rich in it?    Human excrement (pee and doof) contain high levels of "nutrients" which if properly composted, may be applied as a fertilizer and soil conditioner. Much of human illness could also be avoided, simply from wise choice of food, and moderation in eating.  Weíve got it backwards.  We eat the wrong food, and too much of it.   I believe we should eat for pleasure,  based on instinctive appetite...                                   
... Listen to your stomach, not your mind.   To eat for pleasure is a healthy habit, compared to eating because of because of mental beliefs that certain foods have invisible substances with magical powers.

If we eat for pleasure, there are 2 kinds of pleasure.  The pleasure of taste, and the pleasure in the abdomen.  The abdomen is the center of the body, and what happens in our abdomen, in our bellies, in our stomach and intestines, in the region of the solar plexus, radiates throughout the body, influencing our pleasure or unpleasure.   One important verse to note from the Essene Gospel of Peace states that "Öon the seventh day of  fasting, all pains went away."  

Food and eating cause more pain and misery, which we may recognize in ourselves occasionally, but only see the tip of the iceberg in others. People who suffer from indigestion need this advice more than those who donít.    But even for those who appear healthy, there is occasional pain caused from eating wrongly, either too much food, insufficient digestion, bloating, gas, various pains in the abdominal area, and even going to the bathroom can sometimes be painful or embarrassing. 

Of course, for the obese person, there is the physical risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and a number of other diseases, as well as the psychological factor of embarassment at being over-weight.   In today's slick and fast-paced world, "Thin is in, and stout is out."   Leading models have a waif-like appearance.   The saying goes: "You can never be too thin, or too rich." 

One of the problems with eating, for those who suffer from it, is the emotional pain, caused by eating, in those who have lost their childlike figures, whether or not they have a weight problem.  But all these things can be corrected, because the body is a marvelous instrument, that works even when we are asleep.  It is self-healing and self-regulating.   And sometimes it has to force us to go to sleep, so it can have extra energy to work and heal the damage.

By using instinct in our eating habits (choice of food, amount eaten, etc) we are in touch with "mother nature" which appears to be intelligently designed by the heavenly Creator, God.   Instinct is the bodyís ancient and wise intelligence.  This was our natural way to make food choices, before the mind was "corrupted" by food scientists who told us about the beneficial substances in food, called nutrients, which is exploited by the food industry.   "Every body needs milk" for example, "because of" its calcium content.   Breatharianism, on the other hand, holds the belief that these things are not necessary, or are far overplayed in importance, compared to the peace of our bellies, which feel best when there's nothing going through them.

The food industry is one of the largest industries in the world.   Doesn't it make sense that there has been a world-wide conspiracy to make all the gullible people in the world believe there were invisible magical qualities in different foods?  Iím not paranoid, but it is true that "original sin" was a dietary sin.  Be careful what and how you eat!

Instinct is not created by human intelligence.   Whoever or whatever created this amazing universe to evolve as it did, also created instinct. Instinct is something you are born with it, and itís beyond your control. Like your heartbeat and respiration are beyond your control.  Instinct is built-in to your being, and by using it, the body is extremely intelligent, and can heal itself (in most cases that are self-repairing) - - if given the chance. Dr. Shelton writes repeatedly that the best cure for any illness, is to remove the cause, and the body will do the rest.

One time, when I was in college, I came down with hepatitis, and I was extremely nauseated, and had no appetite at all.  Two different doctors who saw me told me that I "had to eat," because my body "needed protein" to repair the damaged liver.   I escaped from the 8-day hospital force-feeding of cheese omelets and butter, and commenced a month-long orange-juice fast, from fresh-squeezed organic oranges (with a little garlic juice added), and daily enemas.    After just 2 days on the orange juice, garlic, and enemas, my eyes turned from a sickly jaundiced yellow color, to a clear, bright, radiant luminescence, clearer and brighter than I can ever recall! 

I continued on this regime, adding whole sweet oranges, until I was consuming about 20 oranges a day, and nothing else, for about a month.  I resumed my school activity, and even had energy to run up steep hills on campus, with a book bag in my arms.  Just a week earlier, the doctors were trying to force-feed me cheese omelets, although I intelligently protested, claiming that I was very nauseated, and even asked the doctors "Isnít this nausea a sign that I shouldnít eat?"   But the doctor disagreed.  

This was in 1972, and it followed the summer when I discovered the Essene Gospel of Peace.  Almost all that summer, I ate fruits that were in season, and stayed healthy as far as I could remember.    Then as October set in, the air became colder, and my girlfriend introduced me to omelets, with cheese in them.   I ate omelets almost every day for a week, and it felt ok, and thought maybe this was "good" for me, and if a little was "good," then more would be better.  By about the seventh day of eating eggs and cheese, I believe I had eaten 12 eggs in one day, and also began eating cream cheese (with butter).  Lovely, except there was no fruit in my diet anymore!  To balance the heavy feeding, I had also taken up coffee (another one of my least favorite foods, but which has its place occasionally).   Anyhow, after seven days, my girlfriend pointed out the yellow in my eyes, and insisted I go to the hospital to get it checked out.  At the time, I really didnít feel that good, and I was sitting in a smoke-filled cafť, at night, under electric lights, drinking coffee.

So my case of hepatitis (evidenced by the jaundice in the eyes) followed a week of eating almost nothing but eggs, cheese, butter, cream cheese, and coffee.   (The yellowing of the eyes was a sign that the bile is blocked, because the liver and gall-bladder were congested by too much consumption of fats and animal protein).  The doctor who saw me said I had the worst case of hepatitis he had ever seen, and told me that Iíd be "bed-ridden for six months," and he also told me that I "had to eat" (to rebuild a damaged liver).  

I wanted to leave the hospital, to go back to the sunshine and fresh air (which I knew would heal me), but the doctors locked me in the hospital room, for fear that I would "infect" the whole campus.  For eight days, I was locked in a dark, cold, sterile and depressing hospital room, and at the doctors insistence, I ate the hospital food, which was almost exclusively cheese omelets, with butter, chocolate pudding, and drinking whole pasteurized milk, [i.e., note that these were the very same foods which made me sick in the first place].   On or about the eighth day in the hospital, I looked at myself closely in the mirror, to see if there were any signs of improvement.   I appeared to be far worse than the day I entered the hospital.   I tied the bed-sheets together, and thus escaped from my second floor locked room, and I felt thrilled to be back in the outdoors, with the sun shining, and the wind blowing in my face.

It was autumn, and the brisk fresh air gave me enthusiasm to live.   I began to search for a remedy, a natural health remedy, how to cure hepatitis.  One friend told me that when the soldiers came down with hepatitis in Vietnam, theyíd be given blood to drink, and that I should go to the local butcher shop, and pick up a quart of blood!  I shudder now, and shuddered even then, at the thought!  But maybe thereís something beneficial there, because blood may be a rich and healing liquid.   If I had only known about urine-therapy, which is frequently mentioned for jaundice (more about urine-therapy later).  

Another person said I had to eat lots of liver (to re-build my own liver).  Another person told me drinking milk was good for hepatitis.  In my own mind, the doctors in the hospital, the Vietnam vet, etc., all seemed ludicrous, since I was already committed to being a vegetarian, and had read extensively the works of Arnold Ehret, Herbert Shelton, Paul Bragg, the Essene Gospel of Peace, etc., etc.   

Finally, I placed a call to a person respected for his understanding of natural healing, Vik Kulvinskas, and asked him what to do.    He told me he had just helped another person with a similar condition, and suggested the fasting on orange juice, with some garlic juice, and daily enemas for 3 days, and then follow with whole oranges (which I did for a month).

As I said, I felt and looked completely healed within just a few days of leaving the hospital. That month, November í72, I ate nothing but sweet navel oranges, and I had more energy than Iíve ever felt in my life.   I also began sleeping outdoors at the same time, for the fresh air.   Later, I heard a talk by Vik, who told another story of an individual who had severe hepatitis, whose urine was almost black, and nothing seemed to work.  The individual started to drink his own (black) urine, and within a few days, the urine became clear and the hepatitis went away.  

An excellent book on urine drinking is called The Water of Life (1957) by JW Armstrong.   In the Bible, Jesus says that   "rivers of living waters shall flow from your bellies." (John 7:38)    The living water is your own urine, and many cases of remarkable cures have come from sick people drinking their own urine.  The body is an amazing bio-chemical factory, and you donít need all sorts of pills and potions, when you have rivers of living waters flowing from your own bellies.  Urine is not a waste-product, but a by-product of the blood, and is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc., as well as helping to build immunity.   It is anti-biotic and anti-septic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial.   It is one of the best skin creams, very high in urea, and is noted to be highly effective when applied topically to just about every kind of skin disease.

JW Armstrong was a pioneer in urine therapy, and fasted himself, as much as 45 days at a time on just urine and water.   He also recommended massaging the whole body with urine, with excellent results for energy and skin tone and smoothness and softness.  Armstrong quotes Jesus saying that "when you fast, you should "anoint your head" and "wash your body," which he did with urine, with excellent results.  Urine is "structured water,"  and about 80% percent of the water in our bodies is "structured water," a kind of water which passes quickly through the cells. 

If drinking your own urine, collect in a glass bottle, and drink warm.  Drink all your urine, and keep recycling it, until you begin to feel better. You may soon find yourself drinking about 1 pint every 20 minutes. There are about 6 books in print, specifically on the amazing health benefits of auto-urine-drinking (drinking your own urine), and they can be found in an internet search of "urine-therapy."   A better book than Armstrong's is Martha M. Christy's Your Own Perfect Medicine (1995) -- subtitled The Incredible Proven Natural Miracle Cure That Medical Science Has Never Revealed! which offers vast references to modern scientific research on urine therapy, as well as interesting historical records of its use in ancient Egypt, ancient China, Rome, and India.    A recent prime minister of India , Morarji Desai used to drink his own urine daily, and encouraged his countrymen to do the same.    Indian jokers nicknamed urine "Morarji Cola."

The thought of drinking one's own urine brings up snickers, or jokes, or in some people, disgust.   In Martha Christy's book she recounts the experience of an AIDS patient, who refused to try it, and instead always made jokes.  The he heard it could be applied topically to a variety of skin conditions.    He had a bad case of ringworm and athlete's foot that wouldn't go away.    He had tried everything.   After 3 days of rubbing his skin with his own urine, both skin problems suddenly went away.   When he saw the results of using urine on his skin, he suddenly found that he had no problem drinking it, and shortly thereafter, all of his AIDS of the symptoms disappeared as well.     The books by Armstrong and Christy detail hundreds of cases of remarkable cures by people who drank their own urine.   See more complete review of urine therapy within this web site, by clicking on "urine therapy-the fountain of youth."

Another rare book that influenced me was Healing By Water, by a writer named T. Hartley-Hennessey (1950). In it, the author describes the ancient belief in drinking, and bathing in-, "sun-kissed" surface waters.

Fasting is an ancient practice, also used by many animals in nature when they get sick. It has been well-known throughout human history, and has been well-researched.   Fasting is a practice that it safe and effective, and hundreds of books have been written on the subject and are available (see bibliography).   By not eating, the body saves a lot of energy it would normally use on digestion.   Fasting allows a deep, physiological rest of the digestive organs, and the energy saved goes into self-healing and self-repairing.

Before continuing, and before I lose your attention, another aspect of the Stop Eating diet is that it offers a possible cure to world hunger, as well as great health to those who follow it.   "Stop Eating" is a catchy title, and it reinforces the main theme, but it doesnít mean to stop eating altogether, or forever.   It just means "watch it!"    And "watch out!" Because eating food can be like playing with fire, and you donít want it to backfire on you!

This book may not be for everybody. If you feel satisfied that you keep perfectly healthy, you probably donít need this book, although I believe anybody might get some helpful hints.   When I first took a course on breatharianism (with Wiley Brooks in Hawaii), I learned that I already was a breatharian, except that I just didnít understand it or recognize it. See: "Breatharianism: the Secret Youíve Been Looking For!"

Sure, food is pleasant to look at, and to smell, and it can be very appetizing, but eating it without moderation, or without strong can be very debilitating.    There have been times when I ate the wrong foods, or too much food, or got gas so bad which caused me to be so bloated, that I couldnít work, walk, or even bend over.  I could only peacefully lay down, on my back or on my side.  This has probably happened to many of us, on occasion.  Overeating and/or indigestion also distract from clear thinking.

Especially now, so many people in the modern world have sedentary occupations and sedentary lifestyles, which also contribute to ill health, or dis-ease, which is the lack of ease.   Such sedentary lifestyle, combined with the affluence of the west, and the smorgasbord of food choices available in the modern supermarkets,  is a major contributing cause of obesity and other associated health problems.   Wiley Brooks told the story of an obese man who explained he had a "gland problem." "Sure, he has a gland problem," joked Wiley, "Itís called his mouth!"

The supermarkets are full of thousands of items, thousands of choices are available, thousands of questionable concoctions and mixtures of different things, that all have to pass through our genetically-evolved intestinal tract.   But man is not meant to be a garbage can.  Man is not even meant to be an omnivore, although many people are, and have adapted, but at a cost.

Meanwhile, we are brainwashed and programmed through the encouragement of food advertisements, which appear all around us, on billboards, in magazines, and on TV, and even in health books touting the latest "secret" health-food. At the same time, food industry scientists are always coming up with a new pill or potion that concentrates the magical qualities of different foods into a pill or potion.

The automobile is another convenience that contributes to the eating problem, because now we can go shopping and carry tons of food in the back of our car.   And letís not forget the convenience of refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, and flush toilets.   If we didnít have these things, or didnít use these things, we might be more conscious of our eating activity.

The natural food of man is fresh, ripe fruit.    The Bible says so in Genesis 1:29, and it is also evident in comparison of manís physiology and anatomy (the saliva, the teeth, the kinds of fingers and fingernails, and the digestive juices, and the length of the alimentary canal), which is similar to that of the fruit-eating animals.

As people age, their powers of digestion weaken, or diminish.  Many old people eat very little, and also have little appetite.   Thatís one reason you donít see too many old people, who are fat or obese.  If you think about all the oldest people you know, many of them are skinny as a rail.  Another thing among old people is that they canít or donít sleep, either very long or very deeply.  Perhaps this is related to the fact that they donít eat much.  My own theory has been that this is Godís way to force them to do some soul-searching and deep meditation.  Because if you canít eat, or canít sleep, youíre going to have to do something with your time, (like meditate and repent).

There have been scientific studies that prove the correlation (at least with animals) of the relationship between calories and longevity.   The famous story of Luigi Cornaro (see his story in chapter in "JesusíDiet", or read Cornaroís own books).   Cornaro lived in the 15th century Italy, and when he was in his 20ís, his doctors gave him up to die from so-called "incurable" diseases.   But, on advice from one particular doctor, Cornaro changed his diet, in one main way, by limiting the weight of his daily food and drink, to no more than 12 ounces of solid food, and 16 ounces of liquids per day (or maybe it was vice-versa).   At least, in those days, Cornaro didnít have the problem of too many food choices.  Cornaro not only overcame his poor health, and his diseases, which were pronounced incurable, but he lived until he was 90 or more, in a time when the average life expectancy was in the 30ís.

This is just another story in a mountain of evidence proving that fasting and restricted diets are beneficial to health.    However, fasting is generally not recommended for those who suffer from malnutrition.   But, with most people in the modern, western world, the problem is with over-nourshment, and congestion from too much eating and wrong food availability.   Actually, it has been pointed out that many people in the modern world are overfed, but undernourished at the same time.

Cooking destroys nutrients.  Man is the only animal in nature that cooks its food.   Cooking destroys vitamins, enzymes, and other food factors, and re-arranges the composition of amino acids. One healthful transition is to the enjoyment of raw food, and to freshly-picked raw food.  Again, some people cannot digest raw food that easily.  Perhaps fasting first, is again key to any successful dietary transition.

As most people know, the dietary transition mode would be thought to be to stop eating all junk food and useless calories, and from there to eliminate the flesh of dead animals, transition to vegetarianism, raw foods, then raw food vegan, then fruitarian, liquidarian, and then breatharian.  Weíre all breatharians anyhow, but we just donít know it.  I mean that we stay alive from breathing, first and foremost.  The nourishment the body needs most is air, and it works best with fresh, clean air.  People have fasted for 40 days or more, just drinking water, although in the Bible, it says that Jesus fasted for 40 days "without food or water."  Wiley Brooks claimed that one time he himself went for 90 days without food or water.  The body can go for long periods of time without food, and possibly without water (if the system is pure enough, and if not put into a desert-dry environment).

However, the requirement for air is constant, and breathing, or respiration, is another instinct that is beyond our control.  In fact, all living things display an amazing innate bio-chemical intelligence, that is ingrained, right down to the cellular level.  There was once a TV show called "The Six Million Dollar Man."  One health writer, the Peacock (see bibliography) speaks of our "billion-dollar bodies." With all our vast resources and scientific knowledge, man can still not create life, except by reproduction from living things that already exist.

Do you tell yourself to breathe when you go to sleep each night?  Of course not.  So whoís in control?  Letís exercise a little humility, and realize that our bodies contain an innate intelligence that controls the heartbeat, circulates the blood, controls breathing, and performs thousands, if not millions, or billions, of chemical reactions constantly, in our bodies, in every one of our organs and trillions of cells.  In fact, our bodies are composed of about 100 trillion cells.

Something else besides eating food sustains us, and gives us life.   Eating food is not what sustains us, or gives us life.  Too often than we care to admit, eating food is a cause of pain to the body, a cause of unsightly weight-gain, and slows us down physically.  Again, food is not the problem.  The problem is eating it, or too much of it, or too fast, or in too many combinations, or without sufficient appetite.  Thatís why the emphasis should be on not what to eat, but how to eat.   Fasting, and moderation in diet, does the opposite, and empowers us to act in ways that improve our lives.

And why not be happy? Wiley Brooks said that the breatharian diet was the fast track to happiness. And he said that he didnít care if people believed him or not, because he was going to keep on being happy, and he knew the secret of happiness, which is being in control of your life, instead of letting things from outside of you control you (like food).

The first and main requirement to truly understand the philosophy of breatharianism is to know that itís not whether you eat or not eat that makes you a breatharian, but knowing that food is not all that it has been promoted to be. T hereís a down side to every food.  For example, the milk industry ran some false advertising many years ago with its campaign slogan "Every body needs milk."  Thatís false, because it is well-known that many people (especially many black folk) are lactose-intolerant, and do not produce the enzymes necessary to digest milk.  Thereís so much hype for this or that food product, when really we need more information about the power of fasting, and undereating.  If the money McDonaldís spends annually on advertising were put into this kind of health message, the world would be a far happier place, (and McDonalds would save millions or billions every year).

As we cleanse and purify the body by fasting, the body is able to respond better, and to heal itself more efficiently.  Fasting restores good digestion and elimination, and peristaltic action is quickened. This alone is a good enough reason to fast on occasion, because the way you feel in this region has a major bearing on the mind and on the emotions. Fasting removes the obstructions that interfere with the bodyís use of its own power.   Arnold Ehretís famous formula was P=V-O, or Power (or energy) equals innate Vitality, minus Obstructions.   Thatís why as soon as you have a good elimination by way of a bowel movement, suddenly your energy picks up, and you even may become cheerful again.  You didnít put food into your body; the opposite, you got rid of it. Thatís the cause of that energy, the removal or elimination of obstructions.

Now there is a big difference between fasting and breatharianism. Breatharianism is a philosophy of understanding how the body works. You can eat if you want to; thatís your prerogative.  But knowing that food is not giving you energy or life is the key (to breatharianism). Fasting, on the other hand, is practiced between rounds of eating. (Of course, weíre all fasting between meals, although some people graze all day, like animals.   And most people fast overnight, and then eat break-fast).  I remember during some fasts, I began to crave some real junk foods that I had eaten decades before, and wondered why. My only explanation why I craved this complete junk food was because I was experiencing what I called "psychic vibrations" from the dross of junk food residues which my body was eliminating, due to the squeezing of the cells by fasting, thus eliminating not only obstructions, but psychic vibrations as wellÖ

Another strange thing happened to me when I fasted, without food or water for  3 days at a time, on several occasions.    I had to pee more than ever!  To break the fast, Iíd eat some fresh fruit in season, and experience a tremendous bowel movement, which made me feel so light, and filled me with an energy that could not be matched from sitting down to a so-called "hearty meal."  But all fasting experts point out that it is important to resume eating very lightly, and very gradually, in exact relationship to the duration of the fast.  Therefore, if breaking a 40-day fast, you may want to start with only small quantities of fruit juice for several days up to a week, before actually resuming with solid food like regular fruit.

I knew another man, who was a survivor from the Holocaust.  He told me tales of how so many of the survivors died like flies, after being liberated, because of what they ate, and the fact that they ate too much, and too fast.  He himself was liberated from the concentration camp at age 21 and weighed only 80 pounds. When I met him, he was in his 60ís and weighed 230 pounds, and his belly looked it had a beach ball in it, or almost like he was 9 months pregnant, and he suffered from cancer and diabetes.  He made a regular habit of sitting down to multi-course meals, and even breakfast was a ritual that took many dishes and bowls, and lots of time.   But eating isnít the way to health and salvation.   Fasting is.

In the Bible, Jesus teaches how to fast, saying "Show your fasting unto no manÖ Fast in secret... and thy Father who sees in secret shall reward thee openly."   I say to all aspiring breatharians, the same thing about eating.   Eat in secret, if you must, but donít tell anybody, theyíll just be envious or negative, and maybe think youíre crazy.    Keep it a secret.  Fast and pray.  Meditate.  Donít be a martyr for breatharianism.  If you understand it, thatís your business.   Other people will understand it in due time.  You can suggest reasons why the breatharian philosophy appeals to you, but I suggest you donít proselytize. Itís a very individual matter, and only you should be in control of your body. But do consult whomever you know that you can trust, and is knowledgeable in this subject.

You wonít die from missing food every now and then, but you certainly can hurt yourself if you believe you have to have food, even when youíre not hungry.  Thatís why I say, if you must eat, eat with "belly consciousness," and for instinctive pleasure in the abdominal region,   not with "mental consciousness," which is eating because of belief in nutrition, or for pleasure of the taste buds only.  (The mental consciousness around food is the belief in the magical qualities of vitamins, etc., that scientists have discovered in food, which we agree  is there, but it is not clear that these magical substances actually do all theyíre claimed to do, merely on account of ingesting or consuming them).

Iím sure that this book, and this philosophy, will receive some negative attention, because eating and food is so ingrained into our social consciousness and social activities, and the food industry is one of the biggest industries in the world.  Did you ever look at the lines at the supermarkets, and consider the billions and trillions of dollars spent annually on food?  And meanwhile there are vast areas of the planet, where people suffer from hunger, famine, and malnutrition, and where children die every day from too little nourishment.

The breatharian philosophy is obviously linked to higher consciousness, and it is not wise to give up eating until and unless the body is cleansed and purified, by way of eliminating any and all obstructions in the intestines, purifying the blood, and the cellular structure of the body.  The Bible states: "Donít you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?" Therefore, purify your body so that the Holy Spirit of God may dwell therein, and occupy a place that is worthy of him.  Was it Aristotle or Plato or Socrates who wouldnít accept any students until they passed through a 40-day fast?  The mind becomes clear, and for once the super-senses can operate without obstruction.  Wiley Brooks said he found it "hard to talk to God in a garbage can."  The human body is not meant to be a garbage can, like it is with so many people. Many religious fasts have been undertaken both for repentance (thus Jesusí Diet for Your Sins!), as well as a ritual or rite to higher consciousness and religious ecstasy.

Even marriages can be healed by fasting and prayer.  In the Bible, St. Paul recommends fasting and prayer instead of divorce (I Corinth 7:1-2, 5, 7-9).  The fasting part of it would probably help many women retain their youthful figures, as well a more healthy, radiant beauty.  Also, many men would physically benefit from fasting, as well as rejuvenate the sex drive of their youth.   I believe real fasting, combined with real prayer, could save many troubled marriages. In Corinthians, chapter 7, St. Paul writes: "...it is good for a man not to touch a womanÖ Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband ... Defraud ye not one another, except it be by consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not because of your lack of self-control....   For I wish that all men were as myself.  But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, another after that. I say therefore, to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them to abide even as I.  But if they cannot contain (sexual continence), let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn." (I Corinth 7:1-2,5,7-9).

I also believe that coffee-drinking can be a cause of division between couples, because the caffeine in coffee tends to raise blood pressure, and this can result in some negative confrontations between people who expect so much of each other.   So instead of divorce, quit the coffee (and get rid of that stale coffee breath), and fast and pray.

Fasting and prayer at the same time are recommended in the Bible, as well as in the Essene Gospel of Peace. "Show your fasting unto no man, but unto God, who is in secret, and who sees in secret, and great shall be your reward." (Matthew 6:18).

In Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus says: "And now about fasting. When you fast, declining your food for a spiritual purpose, donít do it publicly, as the hypocrites do, who try to look wan and disheveled so people will feel sorry for them. Truly, that is the only reward they will ever get. But when you fast, put on festive clothing, so that no one will suspect you are hungry, except your Father who knows every secret. And he will reward you." (New Living Bible translation).

This chapter goes on (verses 25-27, and also 31-34): "So my counsel is: Donít worry about things - - food, drink, and clothes. For you already have life and a body, and they are far more important than what to eat and wear. Look at the birds! They donít worry about what to eat; they donít need to sow or reap or store up food; for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Will all your worries ever add a single moment to your life? ÖSo donít worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you, if you give him the first place in your life and live as he wants you to." (New Living Bible).

Another one of my favorite sayings from the Bible states that "it is better for the heart to be strengthened by grace, than by foods, through which, those who were thus occupied, were not benefited." (Hebrews 13:9) Those who are occupied by food, are not benefited from it. The thing that benefits us is to do Godís will, which is that we do good and help others. Food and eating are not the key to salvation, to life, or to health.

We donít get our life from eating, we donít get salvation by so much eating (even the best foods are worthless without good morals, holy intentions, and righteous activity).

God knows every hair on our head, and his glance can penetrate to the most hidden recesses of our bowels. Therefore, it makes sense to try to be pure and holy and righteous. Judgment day is coming. Or just in case it is. The breatharian philosophy or lifestyle is just another way to commune with God. There is an uplifting of the soul. There is a joy to the spirit. There is a call to do good, to be useful, to be helpful to others. The body has more energy, more freedom, more time. I believe fasting is used for religious rites of passage in this way, as it causes a cleansing and purifying, not just of the physical body, but it also cleanses emotional and mental problems as well. In the Essene Gospel of Peace, Jesus says "Your fasting is always pleasing in the eyes of God." In the Bible, Jesus promises: "And when you fastÖyour Father shall reward you openly."

Another one of my favorite sayings from the Bible, which applies to the breatharian philosophy is "Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven, then all these things shall be added unto you." What better way to seek the kingdom of heaven, but to do the activity which causes that heavenly feeling, which is fasting.

Fasting is always better than eating. If thereís ever any question of whether or not you should eat, listen to the advice and warnings of Jesus in the Essene Gospel of Peace. "Eat only when called by the angel of appetite... Cook not... Neither mix all things with one another, lest your bowels become as steaming bogs... Be content with two or three sorts of foods, which you will always find around you... Never eat unto fullness... Satan and his power tempt you to eat more and more, but live by the spirit and resist the desires of the body... Your fasting is always pleasing in the eyes of the angels of GodÖ So give heed to how much you have eaten when you are sated (satisfied), and eat less always by a third... Let the weight of your daily food be not less than a "mina" (a Hebrew weight approximately 99/100ths of a pound), but mark that it not go beyond two...(i.e., between one and two pounds of food a day). Trouble not the work of the angels in your body by eating often. For I tell you truly, he who eats more than twice in the day does in him the work of Satan... Eat only when the Sun is highest in the heavens, and once again when it is set... and if you will that Satan shuns you afar, then sit but once in the day at the table of God... Eat not unclean foods brought from afar, but eat what your trees bear, for your God knows what is needful of you, and where, and when... Eat not as the heathen do, who stuff themselves in haste, defiling their bodies with all manner of abominationÖ Eat always from the table of God: the fruit of the trees, the grasses and grains of the field, milk of beasts, and the honey of bees. For everything beyond these is of Satan, and leads by the way of sins and diseases unto death... Breathe long and deeply with all your meals, and chew well your food with your teeth, that it become water, and that the angel of water turns it into blood in your body... And eat slowly, as it were a prayer you make to the Lord. For I tell you truly, the power of God enters into you, if you eat after this manner... but Satan turns into a steaming bog the body of him upon whom the angels of air (breathing long and deeply at meals) and water (chewing food into a liquid) do not descend at his repasts... Put naught upon the alter of the Lord when your spirit is vexed, neither think upon anyone with anger in the temple of God. And enter only into the Lord's sanctuary when you feel in yourselves the call of his angels, for all that you eat in sorrow, or in anger, or without desire, becomes a poison in your body. Place with joy your offerings upon the alter of your body, and remember every seventh day is holy and consecrated to God. On six days feed your body with the gifts of the earthly Mother, but on the seventh day sanctify your body for your heavenly Father. On the seventh day, eat not any earthly food, but live only upon the words of God." (Quoted from the Essene Gospel of Peace).

This way of eating is very spartan-like, an exceedingly very small amount of food, and it is very close to complete breatharianism.   In fact, it is a diet for breatharians who eat only a little. The word "spartan" refers to the ancient Greek warriors, from sparta in ancient Greece,   who were well-known for their great strength on a very small rations.     I believe that one of the simple foods they ate, which was considered to give them their great strength, was "halvah" a confection of crushed sesame seeds and honey. Spartan-like eating is what is called for in the Essene Gospel of Peace.   Again, "spartan" means "marked by simplicity, frugality, avoidance of luxury, strict self-discipline, austerity, indomitableness of endurance, etc."

Remember, itís not whether you eat or donít eat, that makes you a breatharian. People make fun of Wiley Brooks when they hear that he eats on occasion. He says that he knows that the food is not giving him energy.

About a year after the seminar with Wiley, I caught the end of a radio interview with him, in which he was asked this question:   "What was the last food you ate, and how long ago did you eat it?"    Wileyís answer: "A teaspoon of peanut butter, about two weeks ago."   I was amazed at his choice of foods, since most all fasting experts recommend that the last foods eaten before a fast should have a laxative effect.  Dr. Norman Walker, who lived past 100 years old, and recommended drinking fresh-sqeezed juices from raw fruit and vegetables, wrote that the two most deleterious (i.e., "injurious" or worst) foods for human health were peanut butter and popcorn.    Dr. Walker wrote a number of books, including: "Colon Health: the Key to a Vibrant Life," "Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices," "Natural way to Vibrant Health," and "Become Younger," aw well as several other titles, and is also the inventor of the hydraulic Norwalk Juicers, which are considered the most efficient and nutritious way to extract fresh juice.

Yesterday, on my way to the beach, I was feeling great, like most breatharians should feel.  I had a completely empty stomach, empty bowels, was full of energy.  I stopped in town to do some errands, stopped at my friendís restaurant, and decided to drink a fresh-squeezed organic carrot- and beet-juice, with a little garlic and ginger. I drank about 12 ounces, and proceeded to the beach. Immediately, I could feel my energy brought down. It felt as if this "foreign fluid" had entered my body. At least it was headed into the right place, past the stomach, and into the alimentary canal, bladder and kidneys, which would be used to process and eliminate the substance.  I didnít feel sick or anything;  just a little weighted down.   The carrot-beet juice was red, like blood, from the beet juice, and I realized that these were just tubers, grown thousands of miles away, in some other state, in a world far apart from me, and suddenly I was carrying around inside of me millions of molecules of this foreign substance.

Now, I know that my stomach and intestines, seem like they are "inside of me," but in a way they are not. Theyíre like the hole that goes through the donut. Be happy and thankful that you have this major organ of elimination, and your entire digestive system, but just donít abuse it.    The less you use it, the better it will work; and vice-versa, if you over-use your digestive system, the less efficient it works.   And the better it works, the healthier and happier you will be.

Some people will ask, "Whatís the purpose of the intestines, if not for eating?" and the answer is "The purpose of the intestines is for eliminating wastes and foreign substances from the body."    Even non-eaters like Wiley Brooks, and Jasmuheen admit to occasionally having to go to the toilet to eliminate solid material.   There are the bodyís own dead cells, as well as environmental contamination that  also must be eliminated.

Wiley Brooks transitioned for about 20 years, and recommended his 3-week transitional "yellow diet," although he is most memorable for saying that every individual must discover for themselves what works, and what doesnít work. In his case, only full-time breatharianism worked.   Every time he fasted, he said, he felt great, and all his pains and symptoms of disease went away, but every time he returned to eating, even what he thought was the best foods, the old symptoms returned. He claimed that he tried fruitarian diet, liquidarian diet, etc., but nothing worked for him as good as not eating.

Jasmuheen also was a strict vegetarian for 20 years, transitioning eventually to just fruits, then liquids, and then occasionally soup or tea, mainly for the taste sensation only (not out of any true hunger), and also just to be sociable.

Both of these self-proclaimed breatharians note the ridicule and disbelief by society, so I warn you to not advertise your not-eating. Remember the teachings of Jesus: "When you fast, show your fasting unto no man." (Matthew chapter 6) Keep it secret. Stay high.

In the Bible, Jesus tells us what happens to food. "Do you not know, that when food goes into the mouth, it proceeds into the belly, and from there, is cast into the sewer?" (Matthew 15:17)

By eating, even the best foods, we are not doing the highest thing, which is fasting. Food turns to doof, which is a relatively obnoxious substance, and this is what we are putting out because of eating. Iím not saying donít eat. Iím just saying that fasting is generally always better than eating (except in certain cases, like malnutrition). "Your fasting is always pleasing in the eyes of God," counsels Jesus in the Essene Gospel of Peace. 

Jesus said his burden was "light," and his yoke was "easy." What a relief, to not have to carry the burden of chasing after food, or even of believing in food. Once you see this and really comprehend it, you wonít need much discipline to avoid certain activities which hurt or cause pain, one of which is from eating certain substances, which we call food. As Wiley said: "It takes no discipline to move out of the way of a moving car. Once you know that the food you are eating is a foreign substance that may cause pain, and that you can live without it, or at least most of it, then it will take no discipline to stop taking it. If you believe food is good for you, and that you need it, you can never be a breatharian, and even fasting will be difficult.

Again, breatharians can eat, and do eat occasionally, usually out of instinctive hunger, rather than from the modern paradigm of trying to eat a balanced diet, believing that the so-called "nutrients" in the substances swallowed are beneficial or necessary. Breatharians eat just for the pleasure of it, via the taste, sensations, and experience it provides to the breatharianís body. Even the original commandment regarding manís natural food, in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, reads: "Of every tree of paradise, thou mayest eat freely." It doesnít say: "ÖThou must eatÖ"

Wiley recommended a transition to breathariansism via his "yellow" diet, but suggested that each individual should discover for themselves what works best for them, and follow that. Jasmuheen also admits to occasional eating (soup, tea), and I personally have no problem with a breatharian who likes to eat occasionally. After all, thatís why we have an alimentary canal: to get rid of wastes from the body.  Itís ok to eat if youíre hungry, and it doesnít cause the body any pain or discomfort.

One who has evolved to breatharian diet, has usually transitioned away from the lower kinds of foods, to a lighter way of eating, which is more suitable and more peaceful. Both Wiley and Jasmuheen, as well as Dr. Barbara Moore (discussed later) all describe how they spent about 20 years transitioning. Compare a breatharian eating to the burden on the alimentary system of someone who is constantly eating, because of "belief" in food (even when one is not hungry!) Overeating, even the best foods, is of course not good. But even the person who eats three "square" meals a day, in the belief that eating food is necessary to the maintenance of health, is burdening his or her intestinal system with constant work in digesting and eliminating, not to mention just carrying the food around.

I feel really sad for people who are extremely overweight, or who have very large distended bellies, from too much eating, chronic eating of the wrong food and too much of it. Besides the heavy burden of carrying around all that weight, there is the emotional burden of a mis-shapen body. Wiley Brooks used to joke that people actually do pick up traits of the food they eat. Have you ever noticed, he asked, that people who eat a lot of beef get beefy? People who eat fish may begin to smell fishy. And one empirical observation that can be made is that in certain places in the world where people have been eating pigs for generations, their faces eventually start to look a little like a pig, which is unfortunate but true.

Iím not saying that if you eat a mango, that youíll look like a mango.

But stick with the breatharian philosophy of detoxification and cleansing by belief in- and practice of- fasting and of bodily purification (including blood and lungs). Then, if and when hungry, eat mainly fresh, ripe, nutritious-organic, juicy, colorful fruit, as needed, slowly, just to satisfy your hunger.

Your good health will be evident when you see your cheeks developing

a more colorful hue, your face may change shape a little more handsome, and with a radiance that is unusual in this world, and you will have more physical energy, better spiritual thoughts and experiences, and your weight will probably return to its normal or ideal. This seems to work for me - - but even I, who am so far from the ideal, am also far away from the usual, in modern western society, where this message is aimed.

In 1975, I had a revealing experience, in Boston, where I spent the winter. Boston was (and still is) a main center for macrobiotics, which is related to a kind of eating system, originally developed by George Osawa in Japan and then later expanded upon by Michio Kushi in the Boston area. The macrobiotic diet is centered around cooked food, brown rice and other grains and beans, steamed vegetables, some fish, plenty of salty things, and little or no fruit, which is thought to be "too yin." At this time I was a fruitarian, although I was making a transition in climate. Besides the macrobiotic movement, Boston was also the home of Hippocrates Health Institute, Ann Wigmore and Viktor Kulvinskas, who were into raw foods, especially sprouts, wheatgrass juice, and fermented seed sauces. The month was January, and it was bitter cold. I immediately noticed a big difference between the raw food enthusiasts and the macrobiotic folk.

Almost everyone I met who was into macrobiotics had skin color that was wan, pale, pallid, or pasty, a color like that of cooked brown rice. On the other hand, the raw foodists, even in the middle of January, had colorful, rosy, red cheeks, seemed happy and excited about life, with bubbly happy personalities. These two types of dieting seemed to create definite demarcations of personality type and appearance.

The macrobiotic men all had short hair, and almost all wore the same white or subdued colored shirt, and sweaters, and many if not most of them, even spoke with a slight Japanese accent. They also carried handkerchiefs, with which to blow their noses, which was very often, as the macrobiotic diet (rice, cooked food, etc) seemed to cause a lot of mucus in their noses. Many of them smoked cigarettes. Michio Kushi, their main teacher in the Boston area, also smoked cigarettes, and drank coffee on occasion. I believe George Osahwa had a problem with drinking hard liquor, which he cured with his so-called macrobiotic diet. I was already basically a raw-food fruitarian, but after making these empirical observations, I was totally confirmed.

One of my mentors a few years earlier was a raw-fooder, who strictly ate only 12 meals a week, which is only twice a day, six days a week. He was one of the healthiest-looking people Iíve ever known.  He felt it was better to eat fruit in a cold climate.   The colder climate is not our natural habitat.  According to the Bible, man was originally placed in the Garden of Eden, which is a Hebrew word (eden) which means "delight."   The original man came from a delightful place, where trees bore fruit all year.   It must have been a tropical or subtropical land. Also, it should be noted, that when man was originally placed in the Garden of Eden, it was before the advent or discovery of the use of fire to cook food.  Thus, manís original food was raw and uncooked, just as it is made by Mother Nature.  Again, man is the only animal in nature that cooks its food, and also the only animal in nature that mixes all foods together, etc.

Man is probably the only animal that inhabits almost all climatic regions.   Man is also the only animal that cooks its food.   As well as the only animal that drinks the milk of other species.  And the only animal that wears clothes.  That uses toilet paper, etc., etc., etc.

The whole concept of milk-drinking needs to be re-examined.   Sure, ice-cream tastes good, thanks to the sugar, but cowís milk is very fattening to most people, besides forming slimy mucus which clogs the body.    Surprisingly, Wiley suggested to a rather obese person to fast on just ice-cream, and that he would lose weight.   Herbert Shelton, founder of the Natural Hygiene Society, also noted that a mono-diet (eating just one type of food) is good for weight-loss, because the monotony of the diet precludes us from eating too much.    But fasting on ice-cream??!! Herbert Shelton, also authored a rather important book called "Food Combining Made Simple." In it, he left this aphorism for drinking-milk and how to combine it with other foods: "Drink milk alone, or else leave it alone."

The whole notion of adult humans drinking the milk from cows, goats, and sheep, sounds like "udder nonsense."   Milk is made by the mother to feed its own babies.  Baby humans drinking their own motherís milk, double their weight in about 6 months, but baby cows drinking cow milk, double their weight in about 2 months.  Dairy products in general, are one of my least favorite foods, because they are congesting, mucus forming, and cause me to rapidly put on fat in the wrong place, and generally dis-shape my appearance.     Dr. Henry Bieler (author of "Food Is Your Best Medicine" 1965) stated that he is convinced by experience with his own patients, that almost all cases of acne will respond to a let up, or cessation, in the consumption of all types of dairy products.  Also, as we stated earlier, many people cannot even digest milk, because they are lactose intolerant.   If you think goat milk is any better, you must be "kidding" me.

There are many problems with dairy products, and it is one of my least favorite foods, although even I eat it occasionally.  But basically Iím a vegan (avoiding all animal products) for ethical reasons, aside from just health concerns.

People often ask me what I eat.  Mainly, just fresh fruit.  The staple of my diet for the past 2 or 3 decades has been mostly just vine-ripened tomatos.  I like them only if they have a real tomato flavor. I eat them alone, (or sometimes with vegetables and/or avocado), but mostly I like them just plain, by themselves, with no salt or seasoning.    I also peel the skins, as someone a long time ago told me that the skins would stick to your intestines.   I always loved tomatos.   Even Edgar Cayce stated in many places that tomatos were one of the very best foods we could eat.    Theyíre very high in Vitamin A and in Vitamin C, as well as certain minerals, and very low in sugar and fat.  Theyíre also very high in clean, plant-filtered water, which is one way to filter the water we consume.  Our bodies are about 60-90% water, with a higher percentages of moisture in the body of a young child.  If we need any form of nourishment from food, it is probably best in the form of "living water" from juicy fruits.

Tomatos are also loaded with seeds, which are swallowed unchewed, but which (as Bernard Jensen suggested in his book on seeds, nuts, and berries) contain electromagnetic energy that is given off to the body.   I never thought about this until I read Jensenís book.  Thereís supposedly a young raw food fruitarian who ate mainly or exclusively nothing but tomatos, my friends knew him, and say he looked very healthy, and had lots of energy.  There have been times when all I would eat for weeks at a time, was just tomatos and mangos.  I love tomatos, but I still like to eat some kind of sweet juicy fruit every day.

Tomatos have lots of "seeds," and they were once also known as "love apples."   Someone suggested that perhaps the reason why Italians are thought to be good lovers is because they eat a lot of tomato sauce! (They should try some delicious-tasting, fresh-picked, organically grown, vine-ripened tomatos instead).   In "Food Combining Made Simple," Herbert Shelton wrote that tomatos are best eaten alone (or combined with vegetables and/or avocado).

Another fruit high in seeds, are figs, which are another food, like tomatos, that are associated with love, and reproduction.  The very word "fuck" comes from the same word for "fig" and weíre all familiar with story of Adam and Eve and the wearing of the fig leaf. And doesnít a fig somehow resemble a male testicle? (Which reminds me to ask: How can you tell if a girl is ticklish? The answer: Give her two test tickles!)

If you are not familiar with the rules and reasons for food combining, you should review Shelton's book on food combining, and simplify your meals.   Shelton wrote that mono-diets served much the same purpose as fasting.   I know when I ate just oranges for a month, I had more energy than I knew what to do with.   But I still believed in food.   I still had no notion of breatharian philosophy.  I honestly believed that the body was sustained on nourishment received from eating food, which contained substances we needed in the form of vitamins, minerals, proteins, calories, etc, that are present in the food.  And so I decided I had to try other foods to get more of these vitamins and minerals, etc.   After all, my belly was empty, and I had finished a month on oranges, it was time to move on to other food.   But eating with the belief in food, eventually becomes a problem for most breatharians.

Wiley Brooks kept saying: "All food is poison to the human body."   He kept using the word "poison."   In the 3-day seminar, he must have said that at least 100 times, and he would repeat himself, and explain why he kept repeating himself, because if he didnít keep repeating it, we might forget it. Thatís why he kept saying, over and over again, something which sounds so simple, but is so incredible, which is that all food is "poison" to the human body.   Man was meant to live on air.   Man can eat food, but at a cost.  Wiley recommends that if you must eat, at least evolve up to the level of fruitarian.

And of course, the emphasis by breatharians is not on what we eat, but on how-little, or how-infrequently.   More important to over-all health, than eating, however, is elimination, cleansing, and purification.   The important thing is not what youíre eating, but whether you are fasting and praying, and being pure and holy.  The love and happiness you create and share, is more important than the food you eat.

One of the most influential books I ever read is "The History of Health and Its Derangements" Delivered by Divine Revelation to Levi M. Arnold in 1853.  One of its most influential passages reads like this:

"Come, then, study, compare, ponder; be at peace with me, with God, with man. Read and be profited, study and be advanced, ponder and be saved, by making sacrifice of your will, power and hopes, to God the Almighty Maker, Giver of all and everything you possess and the most loving Being with whom you have any relations. "Be" is the word which is of the most importance. Be kind, be loving, be thoughtful, be affectionate, be ever desirous to serve God, be his servant, and become thereby his Son. Walk humbly, seeking to be thus, to be ever sacrificing to God your will, and He will cause you to be advanced. Be what God calls you to be, and be content with your wages. Amen."

Breatharians must have something to do with their time, to replace eating.  People would ask Wiley, "Donít you ever get bored?"   And he would answer: "No, I donít ever get bored.   I can assure you, there are thousands of things to do."  Wiley said he did best when he lived higher in the mountains, where the air was cleaner.   He said a breatharian can handle air-pollution better than normal people, because breatharians are healthier, but also breatharians are more aware of clean air, and more sensitive to the slightest air-pollution, because air is our prime food.

The thing is, according to Wiley, everyone is a breatharian, although most people just donít see it yet.  Some breatharians eat, but the main thing is that breatharians do not believe in food.  Maybe some of those thousands of teenage anorexic girls are just listening to their bodies. (Studies indicate that about 10% of all teenage girls in the US are anorexic).  The difference between breatharians and anorexics is very big.  Breatharians can eat any time they want to, because they know that too much eating can cause problems, so theyíre in full control, and their bodies should feel great most all the time.  The anorexic, on the other hand, is supposedly starving herself from food she might actually consume, were she not anorexic.  But the breatharian requires no will power to avoid eating. The breatharian doesnít want to harm his bodyís composure, for the sake of food-digestion, which will ruin his equilibrium. When itís time to eat, the breatharian eats.

Everybody used to think theyíd catch Wiley eating in secret. (Even Ann Wigmore, God rest her soul, was said to keep a secret stash of dried fruit in her desk).  Jamuheen writes that Count St. Germaine was thought to be a breatharian, because no one ever saw him eating, and he was healthy and young-looking up to a ripe old age.  My own next challenge, as an aspiring breatharian, is to not eat in public for awhile.  After all, breatharians can eat, but just for the challenge, the idea is to only eat in secret.   After all, donít most people close the door to the bathroom.   Itís kind of embarassing to be caught eating - - for the same reason, if you really start to think about it.   And why arenít you giving that food away to the hungry, who need it more than you?    Donít forget, it is more blessed to give, than to receive.

Terese Neumann was a German nun, who died in the 1950ís.   From about 1922 until 1957 (35 years), she ate no solid food, and did not even drink water, as she had a rare medical condition in which the back of the throat is blocked, so even water couldnít pass down when force fed, which she was, by Nazi doctors, who were trying to prove that the Catholic nun was a fraud.   I found seven books at the Boston Public Library, about the life of Terese Neumann, and the one I liked best was by an author named Johan Steiner.   Steiner also mentioned the cases of several other food-abstainers, and noted that they all had in common certain traits, such as mental telepathy and clairvoyance.   Jasmuheen talks in her book "Living on Light" about how when we purify ourselves, we can experience these other dimensions of consciousness. Terese Neuman, who couldnít eat, nevertheless led an active life,  and in fact was rather chubby-looking from all the many pictures of her. Whenever she would take a communion wafer, once or twice a week, it would quickly dissolve into nothing, before it even reached her tongue! This is supernatural, yes. Terese Neumann also carried the "stigmata" - - that is, she bled from her palms, also once or twice a week, and was frequently in passionate trances in which she would commune with Jesus or God.

The real title of this book should be "Stop Believing in Food."  Put God, and the "good life" ahead of food.    Maybe this isnít a book for you. Maybe you donít have a problem with food.   This book is not for everybody.   But if you see any truth here, it might help you live a better, healthier, happier, longer life.

The very first time I saw Wiley, was at the Aloha Theatre, Kona, Hawaii.   I had a wicked toothache, but I sat through over an hour of an amazing, straightforward, and powerful talk, but now I just had to ask Wiley what he recommended for a toothache.  Iíll never forget.  He said to go home, and start taking enemas, and to keep taking enemas until the pain went away.   It seemed to work for me, and so I really believe that the experience of pain in the teeth, as a result of cavities, is contributed to by congested intestines, and wrong diet.   Weston Price DDS, author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, studied the effects of diet in various cultures, and how it affects manís teeth, recommending a diet of natural foods, composed of fruits, vegetables, and nutsÖ. One other important book in the dental category, about the dangers of fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste, is "Fluoride: The Aging Factor" by  Dr. John Yiamouyiannis.

One of my next favorite foods after vine-ripened tomatoes is vine-ripened cantaloupes. I heard an anecdote (in the 1970ís) from an old farmer in Kona, that up until the 1920ís, when the fruit-fly was introduced to Hawaii, (only 50 years earlier), cantaloupes were considered a "curse" to farmers in Kona, because the vines grew fast and wild, were hard to remove, and choked out other crops. Watermelons and cantaloupes can be grown in a few months from seed. There are all kinds of melons, and melons are a healthful food, if youíre hungry.  And don't forget Dr. Shelton's admonition: Eat melons alone. (Sheltonís rule is to not combine melons with other fruit, or with any other foods).  Shelton would specifically recommend against eating melon for dessert, for example, which is the custom for many.

Paul Bragg, author of "Miracle of Fasting" wrote about how he liked to fast once a year, for a week or so at a time, on nothing but watermelons, which are about 99% water.

Itís easy to overeat anything, but itís most easy to overeat on melons. You think itís just water. What I do as a rule is I always eat the best parts (of any food) first. That way, if I start to feel full, Iím done, instead of thinking I saved the best for last, which always causes you to eat more.   Remember, if you must eat, always eat the best parts first.

I noted earlier the Spartan-like diet of the "Essene Gospel of Peace." If you have to limit yourself to only one to two pounds of food a day, what would you eat?  You would only want to eat the best. The best bites, the best parts, the ripest, most delicious fruit there is. 

We have already established that eating the slightest bit too much slows the body down, while evacuating the bowels gives energy, by improving the flow of the body's own innate energy.  It is always wiser to consume less, and to fast for as long as comfortable, between meals.   The peristaltic action of the intestines (the cause of a natural bowel movement) is stronger after fasting. 

You are always fasting between meals.  The eating of food is thought to cause a peristaltic action, which results in a bowel movement.  That of course empties the intestines, setting up hunger for more eating.   One health writer proposed that all eating was for the purpose of pushing out the contents of the bowels, because eating causes the peristaltic motion of the intestines, that causes the bowels to empty.  Itís a vicious cycle, and especially when you realize that one purpose of eating is to cause a bowel movement!

Again, hunger (for more food) is caused by eating and the need to eliminate, whereas the loss of hunger accompanies a complete emptying of the intestines.   Usually after about three days of fasting, the sensation of hunger is lost, which shows that loss of appetite comes from not eating, and that hunger is a result of eating.

Itís a fact that eating causes a cycle of hunger.  Itís only when we stop eating that we lose hunger!  Think about it.  All fasting experts agree that hunger sensations are usually lost on or shortly after the third day of fasting, and sometimes donít return for weeks, but when they do return, usually very strongly, itís the time to break the fast.  Remember the story in the Bible about how when Jesus fasted for 40 days, he ate no food or water, and "after 40 days he was hungered."  It was only after 40 days of fasting that his hunger returned.  Herbert Shelton, who supervised tens of thousands of fasting patients at his Sanitarium in Texas, gives many real examples in his books.

Many people who are fasting, are doing it to get well. The breatharian is probably already well, but just doesnít like or doesnít require much food, if any.  Many people who fast, have a different relationship to food than a breatharian, who could take it or leave it, so to speak.

Breatharians may simply require a little bit of food, just to cleanse the body.  To clean out the pollution, and the dead cells.   To refresh the insides.  To add some liquids to the system.  Or just for the fun of it, just for the delight, as in the Garden of Eden.   Eat for delight.    "Of every tree of Paradise, thou mayest eat freely," the Bible quotes God saying to earliest man.

People who are congested do well by fasting.    It removes obstructions, and "cleanses" the body. Many new-age people describe a wide variety of symptoms of sickness in terms of "cleansing" and "elimination," to explain how the body is simply healing itself.    In most cases of illness, if you leave the body alone, it will heal itself.   It knows how.  There was a major medical study in which cancer patients did better, out of the hospital, untreated, than treated.  Another medical study pointed out that the death rate decreased when doctors went on strike.    After all, the three major conventional medical treatments for cancer (surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy) are all quite harmful themselves.  If you leave the body alone, its inherent wisdom will reign.

Another book about breatharianism is Hilton Hotemaís "Manís Higher Consciousness." Hotema also wrote "The Empyreal Sea: Live 1,400 Years," "Why Do We Age?" "Long Life in Florida," "Secret of Regeneration," "How I lived to Be Ninety," and "The Facts of Nutrition: Vegetarianism and Longevity."

Jasmuheen points out that breatharians can taste "prana" in the air.  Prana is a form of invisible energy that is in all living things.  Some air has more or better prana than other air.  You can taste it if you are a breatharian.

I am one person who usually does not require air-conditioning on a hot day.  On the other hand, if I were to drink hot coffee, I wouldnít enjoy the sun.   In fact, one of the reasons I have quit coffee for the most part, is because if I drink it, I donít like the way I feel when Iím in the hot sun.  If you want to be in the warm or hot sunshine (and most breatharians, and fasters, love warmth), it is better to eat cooling foods, such as juicy fruits.  Liquids cool the body, whereas heavy or hot foods, heat the body.  I myself enjoy a cup of hot tea with honey almost every morning.  Sometimes, after it cools down, Iíll add 2 or 3 tablespoons of bee-pollen and dissolve the pollen into the tea.

I try to avoid caffeinated teas, like green tea, although a well-respected scientist like Andrew Weil recommends it as good for health, because of its anti-oxidant constituents.  (Andrew Weil wrote the recent best-seller "Eight Weeks To Optimum Health").  Everybody should decide for themselves whatís best, and what is best is what works for you individually.

Coffee-drinking makes me avoid the sun, squint my eyes, and generally gives me a bad temperament.  Note that the color is black, and it sounds like the word "coffin."  The real sad part is that millions of people around the world are addicted to it.  Millions of people are literally addicted to caffeine, which is the drug in coffee that makes us feel alert. Itís a nice mental buzz.   Itís also diuretic and laxative, and causes a strong peristaltic motion of the intestines.  For many people, it would be impossible to go to the bathroom in the morning, without their cup of coffee.  Itís a disgraceful situation, but one which can be overcome.

Wiley would say we should rejoice.  We should rejoice just knowing that all this is true. That we donít need food, or hardly that much food. That many or most of us would be much better off with very little food to eat.   But you donít have to give up eating immediately.   You can gradually transition, in the way thatís most comfortable to you.

But the most important thing, Wiley said, is that: "You should look into breatharianism, just in case there ever comes a time when youíre confronted without any food to eat."   Wiley reminded us that the food supplies on this planet are getting less, while the quality is getting worse.  It may be wise to understand breatharianism, in case you ever need it, even if you donít act now, and because of all the other good reasons to transition.

Wiley admits that everybody is not going to be a breatharian, and that most people aren't even interested.   He also says that he "doesn't care if anybody is interested or not interested."   "But for those people who are interested in being healthy and happy, then breatharianism can certainly help you get there in a hurry.   It is very fast and very efficient."

Wiley has explained many times how he "discovered" breatharianism through his numerous experiences with fasting, in the 1960's:   "Every time that I fasted, I felt great...   My mind became clear, and I got stronger, felt lighter, younger, and healthier...    but whenever I went back to eating, my mind got less clear, I got tired, and all the old symptoms returned again."

Wiley discovered that the old symptoms returned, whenever he started eating again, even when he ate only what he thought were the best foods. To him, nothing was better than fasting. Wileyís breatharian diet worked better for him than a fruitarian or liquidarian diet.  But, he says, donít just take his word for it.  Experiment for yourselves.  Learn whatís best for yourself.  Be the master of your own fate, instead of its slave. Wiley decided he wanted to feel good, look good, and be happy, and that he was much happier, and healthier by not eating.  It was a simple act of logical reasoning.  Wiley says we should do what makes us happy, and that is why breatharians can eat if they get hungry, because theyíre eating because theyíre hungry, not because itís dinner-time, and not because they read in a book that raw foods were somehow "good" for you.    (In Wileyís viewpoint, raw foods are simply not as "bad" as cooked foods, although all foods to him are considered toxic to the human system. "Thatís why the body keeps trying to get rid of it," says Wiley.  "Man is not meant to be a garbage can, like he is."

Itís interesting to note again that hunger is a result of eating;  but when we fast, all hunger sensations cease, usually after the third day, for the duration of the fast.  When real hunger returns strongly and suddenly, it is time to end the fast.  I cannot tell you how many times I ate, not because I was hungry, but because my belly was completely empty, and I "believed" that "food" was "good" for me, that it had good "things" in it (the vitamins, minerals, or whatever) which I "needed" to build or maintain health.

Eating food taxes the digestive organs of the alimentary system and intestinal canal.  This is the center of our bodies.   Whether we sense it or not, the energy and energy flow through the area of the intestines, which is in the center of the body, has important influence on our consciousness, emotions, and actions.

The expression "up tight" is also associated with someone who feels constipated.  Itís hard to be a pleasant person when you feel constipated, and many people in the western world are constipated to some degree. The evidence of this is the fact that there is a huge market in the modern western world for different sorts of laxative products, and we also noted the wide-scale coffee addiction by millions of people every morning, who must have it to force a bowel movement.    Why is there so much need for coffee and laxatives?  Certainly, constipation is one disease that can be directly linked to eating food, especially hard, dry food, and food lacking in fiber, or food that has been cooked.

In the early 70ís, I read several influential diet books, particularly those by Arnold Ehret, and decided to experiment with a more or less strict fruitarian diet, and ate only whatever sweet, ripe, delicious fruit was in season, including cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines, grapes, figs, melons, tomatos, and citrus fruit in the winter, with occasional dried fruit such as dates.   From that experience, I concluded that fresh ripe fruit worked best for my digestive system.   But I was still lost and confused, because I ate for the wrong reason.   I ate because I believed food contained nutrients that were necessary for me.   Now the reason to eat is for pleasure, and to alleviate hunger.  Breatharians can eat if they want to. Thatís their perogative.  But the breatharian doesnít "believe" in food.

Wiley said "Sure, food tastes goodÖ But so do a lot of other things taste good."   Iíve often pondered on the meaning of that statement.  I think he is referring to how good his body feels (which is what I think is what "tastes" so good to him).  He is saying that if you live like he does, and abstain from food, you will taste something a lot better than food, and what could that be?  There are lots of things that "taste" better than food, there are many more uplifting experiences than eating (communion with God, nature, etc).   Being creative, doing good, doing Godís will, seeking first the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus said: "Be not anxious (concerned, worried) for the food you eat" but unfortunately, so much of our days are spent in the process of obtaining food, or working to earn money to buy it, then shopping for it, preparing it, eating it, and then sleeping it off (breatharians need to sleep much less).  We could truly lengthen the time we have available, by not eating, or by eating less.  A breatharian who lives to an average age of 75, still has more time on his hands than an average person who eats.

It is thought that breatharianism is not only a key to rejuvenation, and a contributor to longevity, but that it is in fact the secret of immortality.   If you read the literature, this is generally considered to be the case.  Even in the Essene Gospel of Peace, Jesus says in about 20 places, that if you follow the laws of God and of the Earthly Mother, you will "never see sin, disease, or death," and that "you will live forever."

Several years ago, I went through a wine-drinking binge.  It was organic wine.  From Freyís vineyard in northern California.   They had about 3 types.  I got to where I could almost drink a whole bottle on my own, $10 a night.   I was getting really drunk, but I would usually drink it before dinner, get really high (from the "spirits"), and then develop a great appetite, eat heartily, and sleep for the night.  One night, I was very drunk, on an empty stomach, and something made me laugh, where I couldnít stop laughing for about a half hour.   I was rolling around hysterically, on my living room floor.    Finally, I went to bed without eating any food, got up early the next morning, had a huge bowel movement, and I swear I felt like I was 20 years younger!    Iím not suggesting or recommending this, but this experience shows the power of the fruit juice (wine) for elimination, and the power of elimination for the feeling of refreshment and enjoyment.  This only proves once again, that elimination is more important than eating.

I havenít had any wine for a few years, although I did have a couple of bottles of beer, in the last 2 years, maybe only one or two bottles a year.  I didnít hardly drink anything (except sweet red wine when I was a child, at dinner).   I enjoyed getting a little drunk, and I could easily control myself, even when I was just 10 years old.   I also went through a beer phase, which didnít start until I was in my 40ís, which was also during the wine phase.   Beer and wine are intoxicating, if you want to feel high from the alcohol, but it is a fact that too much consumption of alcohol has negative side effects on the kidneys and liver.  Iíve always thought that people who get drunk in public are most obnoxious.  Also, howís the effect on the blood, the skin tone and color?  Alcohol breath is another turn-off.  Iíll never forget the night my wife and I drank a whole bottle of vodkaÖ The next day she looked about 20 years older, and my brain wasnít working very well at all.  

As a general habit, I donít drink alcohol, although I would, for example, if I were really thirsty for something cold, and there was nothing better to drink.  Itís not like food is going to kill you...  It mostly all gets eliminated, and who can digest food better than a breatharian?

I donít drink alcohol, nor do I drink plain water.   But I do get plenty of water from the fruit I eat.  Wiley said that there was enough moisture in the air for himself.   I usually drink a cup of tea (mint, ginseng), in the morning, followed by either tomatos, melon, or juice.  One kind of slightly-alcoholic drink I make at home is from fresh-squeezed pineapple juice, with organic "white" pineapples from my farm.  (These are the sweetest pineapples youíve ever tasted).  We put them through a Champion juicer, and also put hard-meat coconut through the juicer at the same time, which separates out the thick, rich, coconut cream. The coconut cream (white cream from the coconut) pours into and mixes into the sweet, rich pineapple juice.   If you let this sit at room temperature, from morning to evening, or until the next day, depending on taste, it turns into what I call "must," a slightly fermented pineapple-coconut wine.  Very delicious, sweet, rich, creamy, but also almost carbonated or bubbly, from the slight fermentation.

Another drink I like is fresh coconut water, with just the right flavor.   But I rarely get thirsty, and when I stick with a raw-food, fruitarian or breatharian regimen, I find I can take the hot sun for longer, and without sweating.  Iíve also known for years that my under-arm perspiration is incredibly sweet, and Iím amused sometimes at all the fuss about deodorants.   But I know what that bad smell is like, and I feel certain that bad body odor comes from bad diet. My simple rule of thumb: "If it smells bad, it is bad."   Throw it out, get rid of it, or change your ways.

The thing is, to rejoice, as Wiley said, just knowing that health and rejuvenation are possible, knowing that your body can and will heal itself.  Wiley said, "If you purify your blood, everything else in your life will fall into place." "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven; and then all these things shall be added unto you." Gives thanks and highest praise to the Almighty Creator and Sustainer.

Over the last several years, the same extremely obese person has appeared on the cover of World Weekly News, three times.  First, they announced finding a man in Texas who weighed well over 2,000 pounds.  About a year later, they showed a picture of him, after he had lost more than 2,000 pounds, when he was down to about 280 pounds. Then, recently, the same man appeared again on the cover of the tabloid.  This time, he had gained back most if not all of the 2,000 pounds he had lost.  This is a worst-case example of yo-yo dieting, where the weight goes up and down dramatically.  I supposed if this particular man had not been so obsessed with food, he would have no reason for any "diet."  And if he had known about breatharianism, and didnít worry about what to eat, his weight would have stabilized.

Nobody elseís diet works for you but yours, and the best diet is always to eat less, and eat less often, especially for people with a weight problem.

I would suggest that an important point which is often overlooked in healthy dieting is quantity and frequency.  The focus to me is not on food and eating, but on fasting and praying. It is not on how much "good food" I can eat, but how much "bad" I can avoid by not eating.  Food is not something "good" to acquire, but something to avoid, or take less of, unless absolutely perfect.

The enjoyment of food, and of dining, becomes more and more perfect, the more you fast. Therefore, the more you fast, the more you enjoy food. This is the secret of the breatharian-fruitarian diet.  That is why breatharians can eat, and be proud of it, because it tastes great, it satisfies the urge, and doesnít cause their bodies any harm, because they know what to eat, how to eat, and when to stop.   Most breatharians probably eat like a bird.  They probably smell the food, before they put it in their mouths.  These are little signs that point to the fact that you, or somebody you know, may really be a breatharian, but brainwashed by the mass food-frenzy.  The diet-crazed world is still missing the point. Itís not food, but fasting, that helps.   Fasting can help clear up the mind, and then the mind will seek a better diet.   This goes for all forms of belief in better dieting.   All diets miss the point.

The dictionary definition of a "fruitarian" is someone who subsists chiefly on fruits. A breatharian then, must be one who subsists chiefly from breathing.  And we all breathe. We all have to breathe. This means that we are all breatharians, but we just havenít really recognized that fact. We just accept the fact that we breathe, because our body does it for us, but we think we survive because we eat food to stay alive and/or receive energy.

The world is a confused place, and the ways of God are hidden from man, though right under his nose.  A friend who was doing Bible research, referred me to a quote in the Bible about a mountain of Gold, giving its dimensions.  When he determined the dimensions, it was discovered that the volume was equal to the volume of the atmosphere around the earth.  The air around the earth is necessary for our existence, and clean air is precious, and harder to find.  Can you imagine a plot by aliens to kill earthlings by poisoning our atmosphere? God forbid. Weíd have to stop breathing, like some of those yogis in the Himalayas. Clean air is breatharian gold, breatharian food.

Returning to the story of the 2,000-pound man and his yo-yo dieting, this story reinforces in my mind the great strength and endurance of Mother Nature in the human body. This tragic story shows how much abuse the human body can take.   If this guy had known about breatharianism, when he got down to 280 pounds, he would have stabilized his weight, and probably never had a weight problem again.

The body is only returning to its normal size. The stomach is only going back to its original size. It canít get any smaller. After the rubber band contracts, it only returns to its original size. Weíre not going to shrink down to nothing, but for some, the weight-loss could feel unusual. The type of energy different.   Itís easiest to transition into breatharianism. The important thing is to enjoy life, and not be anxious about what to eat. "Be not anxious for what you should eat, or drink, or the clothes you wear," said Jesus in the gospels, the good news.  We donít have to worry about food.

Think about it.  Maybe Iíve just stumbled upon a great mystery.  Jesus was a breatharian. It all makes sense doesnít it? The forty-day fasts, etc. Obviously, the Essene Gospel of Peace diet (Jesusí Diet) is very strict, breatharian-like. Only one to two pounds of food a day, eaten at only one or two meals a day, and only two or three kinds of food at a meal. Also, we are to note how much we have eaten when we feel satisfied, and to eat less always by one-third.  And to fast one day a week.  And if we want to live especially long, like Methuselah of old (who lived the longest of all the Biblical patriarchs, almost 1,000 years) - - then, Jesus says in the Essene Gospel of Peace, eat only once in the day.

So when Jesus advocates not to worry about what we eat, itís a call not to eat any kind of junk food, but not to be stressed out about food.  You can always eat later, tomorrow or the next day, the next hour, the next minute. If youíre not perfectly hungry, youíre not going to die if you miss a few meals. The stomach and intestines are only trying to return to their normal size. You wonít shrink to death, or stop living. In fact, you might feel better.

Itís a real shame to eat health foods without a good appetite.   People who are smart enough to eat health foods should be smart enough to listen to their own bodies, but even many of these people believe in eating, more than they believe in fasting.   They believe what they read, more than they believe in what their own body is telling them.  They may even believe in eating, even when their bodies reject it.   Such was the case with my college doctors in Berkeley, when the doctors strongly encouraged me to eat, and the nurse nearly force-fed me, when I had severe jaundice and nausea, and absolutely no appetite.    I will never forget the words of my mistaken college doctor: "You need to eat to get better." "But I am nauseous and donít have any appetite," I told him.    Of course, I escaped from the hospital sick as a dog, but was radiantly healthy within a few days, from taking enemas, and orange juice fasting.

Most medical doctors in the past received little or no training in nutrition, but the little training they did receive was based on the old model of the requirement of food for energy, rather than that the body could sustain and heal itself, and that the bodyís internal energy will be stronger from the removal of obstructions.

Nobody is perfect.  Not even breatharians are perfect.  Even Jesus said "No one is perfect but God." But he also counseled: "Become ye therefore perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect." The idea is not to be perfect, but to become perfect.  Thatís the challenge, and it's an exciting goal.

Another well-known faster is Dick Gregory.   He is well-known as a comedian, peace activist, civil-rights activist, and health advocate, who once weighed almost 300 pounds.  By changing his diet, eventually getting into fruitarian and liquid diets, his weight eventually dropped to 85 pounds.   He is also famous for having walked and run across the United States on several occasions.  In April 1971, Dick vowed not to eat any solid food until the war in Vietnam ended, and for the next four years drank fruit juices only, three days a week.    In 1984, he undertook a 70-day water fast, under strict medical observation in a New Orleans hospital.  He is author of "Dick Gregoryís Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat - - Cookiní with Mother Nature."

You wonít die, or shrink to death if you miss a few meals.   Thereís always something to eat, or eventually something to eat.  Breatharians may be hungry, which feels good, and always have a good appetite, and perhaps the less you eat (because you are a breatharian), the more food becomes available.

Again, hunger comes from eating, whereas the loss of hunger comes from not eating, after just three days of abstaining from food, which is fasting, or in the case of a breatharian, the decision not to eat because we donít like the experience of what eating does, or because we prefer the experience of not eating.

This is a very important subject, because it goes to the core of our being. This is the philosophy or belief that food is not "good for you" on account of its nutrients, but only if it satisfies your physical health, which means no upset stomach, no indigestion, no gas, no painful bloating or swelling, no negative physical sensations.

Often when I eat, the result is less than perfect, whereas the fasting state feels fine, comfortable, relaxing, easy.   ("My burden is "light" and my yoke is "easy" said Jesus). Without food, we feel whole or "wholistic." We feel the way we were meant to be, before being corrupted by food and eating, which is the process of consuming all these foreign substances, these liquids and solids we call "food."    And after we believe we need "regular" food (which is like fruit or vegetables), then we think that maybe even junk food is ok.   And how many of us have actually read the label on a package of "junk food," thinking there might be something "good" in it?

To believe that there are things in the food, like nutrients that nourish us, is what I call the "chemical theory" of nutrition.  Itís so limiting. To me, itís a joke.  Far more important than what "nutrients" are in the food, is how much appetite is available for digestion, how the "food" tastes, how it smells, its texture, temperature, flavor, the quantity, the weight, the pressure on the intestines and abdomen, etc.   This is what I call the "mechanical theory" of nutrition.  This describes food as either smooth, crunchy, fibrous, soft, hard, salty, sweet, hot, cold, wet, or dry, etc.

A large amount of what we eat, and the nutrients in it, pass through us, masticated and mixed with saliva and digestive juices and stomach acids and enzymes, and comes out in very much the same as it goes in, nutrients and all.   This is even more true for those who gulp down their food without chewing, or eat without appetite.  So we must ask, where is the chemical benefit of the nutrients, if they pass out in the stool?  "If food is so good for you," Wiley asked, "why does the body keep trying to get rid of it?"

There is something more to food and eating than just the so-called "nutrients" in the food, and this is another reason why we should eat "natural" foods, that are also "whole" foods, and organically- produced if possible.   The Creator had a design in mind, in creating the human body and its interaction with food.   Even if you donít believe in a Supreme Creator, and instead believe in evolution, you have to admit that human digestion can work perfectly, if the right foods, in the right amount and combination, are consumed at the right time.  

For the breatharian, even for a breatharian who eats, eating becomes easier.  The appetite gets stronger.  Digestion is stronger.  The satisfaction with eating is greater.  The requirement for food is less, and the dependence on food, the mental belief in the need for eating all the time, becomes absent.  Breatharians will still eat, but they will catch themselves.   They will not eat like a pig, or like one who believes in the "chemical theory" of nutrition, who believes it is necessary to consume and stockpile the "nutrients" that are in the food. 

Breatharians eat for "mechanical reasons" - - because theyíre hungry for example. However, there is a deeply ingrained belief in nutrition, which is the belief that various substances, (proteins, vitamins, minerals, etc) in different foods provide certain biological benefits).   Even I myself often use belief in nutrition as a basis for eating (bee pollen, for example, which has a relatively bad flavor).   There are many foods which taste horrible, but which are supposedly beneficial, such as garlic, royal jelly, etc.

Breatharians like myself who nevertheless eat, must be careful to not take it too lightly.  Eating is somewhat offensive to a breatharian.  But eating should be neither something to strive for, nor something to necessarily avoid (like the anorexic who starves herself to death, but still doesnít get any pleasure, except from alleviating her concern with what other people think of her figure).  Breatharians can eat a little, and be happy.  The purpose and goal of life is not in eating.

Breatharians donít chase after food, or avoid it, but simply enjoy it when they are hungry. They eat a little, and thatís enough to feel great. Other breatharians may eat even less, or nothing, and may even feel better.  It is important to distinguish between a satisfied breatharian, and a starving anorexic.  By understanding the theory, philosophy, science and practice of breatharianism, which recognizes the deleterious nature of eating, it is easy to be a satisfied breatharian, instead of a starving anorexic.

People on yo-yo diets wouldnít go on wild weight swings, if they understood breatharianism, and practiced it.   It would be hard to understand breatharian philosphy, and not practice it. Wiley kept saying "it takes no discipline to be a breatharian; it takes understanding....  It takes no discipline to avoid standing in the middle of the freeway when cars are going by," and it takes no discipline to avoid eating, when you know and believe, and have had experiences proving, that food is not all that "good" for you.  Even if some food were "good" for you, breaharianism may still be better!

You can even socialize around food, and even go out to restaurants. If youíre really not hungry, just excuse yourself from eating, saying youíre not hungry. There should be nothing to be embarrassed about. But one of the worst things you can do is to advertise yourself as a breatharian, and be the subject of scorn, jealousy, or derision. Itís a very private matter, and just like you donít discuss your toilet habits, I think it is unwise to discuss your eating habits. Just tell people that you eat when youíre hungry, and that you eat what you want.

From reading Jasmuheen and listening to Wiley, it seems like a breatharian can easily get by at social occasions where food is served. Jasmuheen writes that she drinks tea or soup in social situations, whereas Wiley said he had no reason to eat, no hunger, and no temptation to eat, even while sitting with people in restaurants. He said he enjoyed socializing in restaurants, and watching other people eat.

I remember we had a break in the 3-day seminar, for "refreshments." Most people had already started on Wileyís transitional "yellow diet."  I, instead, chose to eat some coconut.  Iíll never forget when he saw me eating the coconut, and the friendly way he asked me "Does it taste good?"   He was happily and sincerely interested if coconut actually tasted good, (since he apparently never tasted fresh coconut meat).    He wasnít stern or mean, because I was eating, or because I wasnít on his "yellow diet."   This was a real person with a good attitude, and he stressed that each individual has to figure out for themselves what works for them.   For him, abstaining from food gave him more energy, as well as happiness, and other internal and external experiences, which he said "tasted" "better than food."

Fasting also helps generate a feeling of beatitude, of blessedness, of bliss, joy, and delight, a feeling of purity and security, like an angel, floating lightly on the clouds, a euphoric experience, a heavenly experience.  Again, Jesus suggested "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven; and then all these things shall be added unto you." Jesus also told us that "The kingdom of heaven is inside you."   So heaven, or heavenly bliss, is an internal experience. However, food, eating, and the processes of digestion interfere with this experience, which brings us back to the whole reason of why we eat in the first place.   Do we eat because we believe in food, or think we need it?  Or do we eat for the resulting experience?  We should eat for the resulting experience, but if our experiences are improved by not eating, or by eating less, etc., then food should not be the reason to eat, but rather how we feel on the inside should determine when and what we eat.

Earlier, I wrote that coffee was one of my least favorite foods or drinks, and noted its many deleterious effects.   However, even coffee has its place, on occasion. I recall Judy Mazelís book "The Beverly Hills Diet" in which she recommended a diet of mostly fresh fruit, and some coffee. A little coffee on occasion is ok, and sometimes may be better than eating any kind of solid food.  Your instinct will tell you.

I remember the first time I took a drag on a cigarette.  I was about ten years old, and I thought it would be "cool" or "hip" to smoke like the adults. After just one puff, I got so dizzy, I nearly blacked out, passed out, and vomited.  It was a horrible experience - - but no one had taught me or warned me that cigarette smoking would cause such a painful experience.

I guess if my parents were breatharians, or even if they just appreciated the value of fresh clean air circulating into the lungs, I would have had no desire to imitate them.   I never even thought about air pollution.    I remember when I was a teenager, I would take the city buses to and from high school.   Many days, after school, Iíd wait in the bus terminal for a half an hour or more, breathing the diesel fumes, and not even question it.

When I came to Hawaii, I was poisoned by paraquat, an herbicide, which my neighbor was spraying on his coffee orchard down wind from me.   One morning, I was running in place on my deck for exercise, breathing deeply.  My family got the drift, everyone got deathly ill, with almost all the exact same symptoms of flu (fever, headache, cough, runny nose, mucus, high temperature and profuse sweating, muscle aches and pains, and general malaise).  We saw the neighbor spraying his field, with the wind blowing off the ocean towards us, and called him.   He admitted he was spraying "paraquat."  Later that night, my wife and I and our newborn daughter became deathly ill, and I must say I felt more ill than Iíve ever felt in my life.   We went to the Kona hospital, and reported it as a case of pesticide poisoning (from the herbicide "paraquat").   The doctor who examined us refused to believe that government-approved pesticides could cause such physical ill.   The doctor said it was merely a flu, and that we should take "Contac," (the anti-flu medication).   A month or so later, I set out to do my research, and I discovered that almost all pesticide-related poisonings result in the flu-like symptoms which I described.

I discovered this by cross-referencing many different manuals, including physician manuals, as well as pesticide manuals for symptoms of pesticide warnings.  I read that even one little accidental dose of "paraquat" could lead to lung cancer.  That was almost 20 years ago, and Iím still alive and well.  The same Kona coffee farmer later that year, and the next year, was named "Kona Coffee Farmer of the Year."  It just goes to show how mixed up the world is.    Later that year, we started an environmental organization called "Save Hawaii" and later published "Save Hawaii" newspaper, a tabloid devoted to environmental education.

I remember a story we ran in "Save Hawaii" newspaper in August 1985, when there was a recall on celery grown in Waimea on the Big Island. Apparently, some health officials had detected residues of another virulent pesticide on the locally-grown celery. This pesticide is called "parathion," and is much more toxic than paraquat.  In fact, it is so toxic that a few drops can kill a person; whereas, the lethal dose sufficient to kill a person with paraquat is considered to be around one teaspoon. Although the story ran in the local newspapers, they didnít report the fact that a few drops can kill you.  Some grocery store owners said that the celery had been on their shelves for almost a month before the recall. We ran a cartoon next to the story, in which someone asked if the vegetables were safe to eat. The reply was that the veggies were safe to eat only if you found insects in them!!  Wiley frequently joked: "You canít just eat regular poison (i.e., food) anymore.  No, first, they have to put poisons on the poison, before you can eat itÖ"

But thank God, I moved out of Kona.   Puuíoío volcano began erupting in 1983, and the same eruption has continued almost non-stop for the past 15 years, creating a thick pall of hazy smoke over the western side of this island, which is the Kona coast.   The Kona side of the island is where the more expensive real estate is, and where most of the tourists stay.   But the "vog" (volcanic smog) carries in it carbon monoxide, lead, mercury, sulfer, and arsenic.  I guess they canít get enough air-pollution on the windward side of the island, where the trade winds blow in some of the cleanest air in the world, from off the ocean, with the nearest land being Mexico, nearly 3,000 miles away.  This is a breatharian paradise, or at least safe haven.

Breathing is essential, and far more essential than food, and the quality of the air we breathe must influence our experience, just as the quality of food can and will influence our experience.   For serious breatharians, air is food.  Wiley Brooks said there was even enough moisture in the air to supply his need for moisture, and the nitrogen (70% of air) and oxygen (20% of the air), supplied the two most needed nutrients.   In the Essene Gospel of Peace, Jesus urges us to breathe "long and deeply."  I have read reports linking the slowest breathers (like turtles) with the longest lifespans; and the rapid breathers (like rodents, dogs, etc.) with the shortest lifespans.  Breathe slowly and deeply.  Be conscious of your breath and breathing, and seek out the clean air of forests and fields.   Avoid breathing deeply in polluted air, or hold your breath, or cover your nose with a kerchief.  The best exercise, to start the lungs taking in air, would be natural gardening, outdoors.   This is manís natural occupation, not the sedentary occupations of today, where so many professionals sit on their rear ends in front of computer terminals, and televisions at home, and at night.  We need natural solar radiation, not artificial radiation.

One of the most informative books about the effects of artificial radiation on health is "Health and Light" by Dr. John Ott, an eye doctor, who pioneered research in time-lapse photography, and also did extensive research on the effects of artificial radiation on human health. Dr. Ott had several research labs, where for decades he pursued the question of why and how artificial radiation was harmful for human health. Only the full-spectrum radiation received by natural sunshine is best for human health.  Even sunglasses, which block some of the sunís rays, are considered harmful.  Dr. Ott relates the story of a tribe of native Africans, who only wore loin-cloths, and no other protection against the sun. When Dr. Albert Schweitzer worked in Africa, he noted the nearly perfect health of these people. But soon thereafter, the natives began wearing sunglasses (in addition to their loincloths), and before long many of these same people developed cancer.  The only difference was the wearing of sunglasses. The eyes are the mirror of the soul, and the eyes take in light, which is another "nutrient" which science is just discovering as such. 

It is well-known that sunlight helps the body develop Vitamin D, and that SAD (seasonal affective disorders) may be cured by going outdoors and being in sunny (more cheerful) weather.   Also, sunny weather is supposed to be helpful for arthritis. The ancient Egyptian worshipped the sun, as we know, and recently one of the tabloids ran a story entitled "Could The Sun Really Be God?Ö Astonishing New Findings Show Ancient Egyptian Priests May Have Been Right."

I remember summer days at the beach.  After a day at the beach, with the sunshine all over my body, my sex drive would be all revved up.  And it wasnít from looking at girls in bikinis!  I knew even then, as now, it was from sunshine. The ancient Egyptians, who worshipped the sun, also developed the culture of the human body.  And what a strange sight we see today - - a nicely tanned body with bathing suit lines.  At the turn of this century, in the United States, men had to wear tops at the public beaches, and women had to cover their arms and legs.  In Australia, the situation was even more stern and the repressive attitude took even longer to overcome.

Whatís the big fuss about hiding the human body? Wasnít there something in the Bible about Adam and Eve being "ashamed" of their nakedness, after they had "eaten" the forbidden fruit?   Covering their genitals with the fig leaf and all that.  I thought weíre all born naked.

Man is the only animal in nature that wears clothes!  A full-body tan is not only healthful, but also looks great.   Thereís nothing more uncomfortable than having to wear a salty wet bathing suit when I get out of the ocean.

As you can tell, Iím a nudist, or as they say "naturalist" when it comes to sunbathing. Let the sunís radiation come in your eyes, let it hit your skin. The Essene Gospel of Peace says: "Put off your shoes and your clothing, and suffer (i.e., "allow") the angel of sunlight to embrace all your bodyÖ For I tell you truly, holy is the angel of sunlight who cleans out all uncleannesses and makes all evil-smelling things of a sweet odor."

According to the Essene account, "The angels of air and of water and of sunlight are brethren. They were given to the Son of Man that they might serve himÖ Holy likewise is their embrace. They are indivisible children of the Earthly Mother, so do not you put asunder those whom earth and heaven have made one. Let these three brother angels enfold you every day, and let them abide with you through all your fastingÖ For I tell you truly, the power of devils, all sins, and uncleanneses shall depart in haste from that body which is embraced by these three angelsÖ"

Besides living in a sea of solar radiation, in a body that canít help but breathe, we also live in a sea of sounds and colors, which engulf us wherever we go.

Most everyone has heard of "melatonin" which is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, and is considered important for many health reasons, including sex drive, rejuvenation, and sleep patterns, etc. (It gets interesting how common we find that increased sex drive links to rejuvenation). The fact is that melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland around twilight, in response to the diminishing light, and helps in the sleep process. However, since Thomas Edison invented the electric light around the turn of the century, our melatonin cycles have been out of balance. (Perhaps the electric light, which we think is a blessing, is really a curse on health).

For optimum melatonin production, we should not use electric lights after dark, nor sit in front of a computer monitor, or television set.   I myself prefer to avoid all artificial light at night, going to bed early, and rising early.  It seems that the natural world that the Supreme Creator made, was designed for a reason or purpose.  I remember the long summer days, when I was relatively young.  Up in Boston (where Iím from), in the middle of summer, it wouldnít get dark until about 9 p.m., but I would got sleepy by about 7 p.m. or 8 p.m.   So I would lay down in my bedroom, lights off, before the adults turned on the lights, and unknowingly avoided taking in any artificial radiation from electric lights.  Those were the best days of my life, and memories I cherish. Even these days, I find myself sometimes getting sleepy before dark, and lay down in my bed at twilight in an unlit bedroom.  This feels unusually good to me, and I have come to not enjoy being under electric lights after dark.    I believe the most critical time is around twilight and dusk.

(It is also interesting to note that urine is high in melatonin, DHEA, and other hormones, along with vitamins and minerals, and other anti bacterial, anti fungal, and anti viral properties.  Again, I recommend reading Martha Christy's well-researched book on urine-therapy, called "Your Own Perfect Medicine," and my in-depth review of this subject on one of the pages of this web site called "Urine Therapy-the Fountain of Youth"

I mentioned that sunlight is recommended as an aid in the "cure" and/or "prevention" of arthritis. I once developed severe arthritis in my fingers and hands, and discovered that the symptoms went away when I stopped eating eggs and dairy products, and also gave up coffee.

Prevention is more important than cure.  The old saying is "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."    You may have seen Prevention magazine by Rodale publishing.     Even there, sometimes I can hardly believe articles that suggest we can "prevent" various diseases by "eating" certain foods.   Of course, the breatharianís viewpoint is slightly different, although you get the point.

Dr. John Tilden (author of "Toxemia: The Basic Cause of Disease") stressed that most all diseases come from toxemia, which resulted from "enervation," which comes from habits and lifestyles which wear down the body, and its immune system.  Remove the enervation, and the body will not develop toxemia, and resultant disease.  Dr. Herbert Shelton urged us to seek the cure of disease, by removing its cause, which for breatharians is to avoid bad food and bad eating habits.

If you remove the cause of disease, the disease itself may go away.  Iíve read stories of some fat people, who have such difficulty controlling what goes into their mouths, that they opt to have their jaws sown shut, or their stomach stapled!   The Bible says, "If thy hand offend thee, cut it off."  It means "stop it."  For people who have a problem, or even a partial problem with eating, it means "Stop eating!" or stop the problem. If you can subsist on the diet Jesus recommends in the Essene Gospel of Peace, you are chiefly a breatharian who eats a little.  We are reminded of Jesusí dictates in the Essene Gospel of Peace, where he advises us: "Let the weight of your daily food be not less than a "mina" (a Hebrew weight, approximately 99/100th of a pound), but mark that it go not beyond two." (Two "minas" equals about two pounds of food a day). "Then will the angels of God serve you always, and you will never fall into the bondage of Satan and of his diseases. Trouble not the work of the angels in your body by eating often. For I tell you truly, he who eats more than twice in the day, does in him the work of Satan. And the angels of God leave his body, and soon Satan will take possession of it. Eat only when the sun is highest in the heavens, and once again when it is set. And you will never see disease, for such finds favor in the eyes of the Lord... And if you will that the angels of God rejoice in your body, and that Satan shun you afar, then sit but once in the day at the table of God. And your days will be long upon the earth, for this is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord."

The diet Jesus recommends in the Essene Gospel of Peace is very strict, and is truly the diet for a breatharian would who like to eat a little, once or twice a day.

Dr. Randolph Stone (author of "Health Building: the Conscious Art of Living Well" and "A Purifying Diet" suggests that all we need to do is eat slowly, and never sit at the table for more than 20 minutes.   If we eat too quickly, we donít feel or notice the sense of satiation until after we are full. Again, with our food requirements so little, is it any wonder why the Biblical Jesus also states: "Have no worry for what you should eat." We cannot add a cubit to our stature, nor a day to our lives, by worrying about these things.   Thereís always enough food for a breatharian.   I would think that most breatharians are also chiefly fruitarian if and when they do eat, and live in warm climates (for sunshine and warm air), where fruit grows abundantly.  If all you have to eat is a pound or two of bananas a day, whatís the worry?  Rejoice!

This is the key thing to remember about breatharianism: If it doesnít work, it means nothing at all. You have to experience it, and experiment for yourself.  But the key thing about breatharianism is that it is supposed to be a more comfortable and pleasing experience, leading to greater health and happiness, greater pleasure, better thinking and awareness, more energy, and more joy for life.  All the good things.  If it doesnít deliver that, then find a better system.  Wiley said heís been searching for a better system than his for years, but so far hasnít found anything better.

Some people donít have any problem with food, so this philosophy may not pertain to them.  But I found out that I occasionally suffered from eating.  Wiley Brooks focused on the fact that no diets work, no dietary improvement works, because all food is the problem.   All food, when consumed, Wiley kept saying, is "poison" to the human body.  And some poisons are better or worse than others; some are less toxic or more toxic.  But Wiley noted that all food (which we call "food" but which Wiley called "poison") - - even what we may think is the "best" food - - is toxic to the human body, to some degree or another.

Thereís got to be something else to do besides eating.  Too many people in modern society are overfed, but undernourished. The quality of the food is devitalized, and the sedentary lifestyle is enervating.   People keep eating because theyíre literally running out of energy, what with the lack of clean air, sedentary shallow breathing, and intestinal obstruction from cooked food and junk food diet.  Thatís just one reason why people eat.  If you feel a little sluggish, an enema or colonic may do wonders. Again, Arnold Ehretís famous simple formula P=V-O.  Power equals the bodyís innate vitality, minus obstructions. T he subtitle of this book is "Fasting and Elimination: More Important And More Worthy than Eating."  The theory is simple. Rest. Be at Peace. Remove obstructions.

A fascinating story of a modern-day breatharian medical doctor, and the amazing vitality she experienced from not eating, is found in the case of Barbara Moore M.D., of London, England. This woman was a medical doctor, who was convinced that breatharianism is a fact and not fiction, because she experimented with it, and found that she had the most energy from not-eating.  Her story was first published in the London Sunday Chrionicle, June 17th, 1951.  At that time, she expected to live beyond 150 years.  Here is her story, as quoted from Viktoras Kulvinskasí 1975 book "Survival into the 21st Century" on p.117...

"A heroic figure is Barbara Moore, M.D. of London. A news release by the London Sunday Chronicle dated 17 June 1951 reads: "A woman of 50, who looks like she was only 30, claimed yesterday that she hates food, has beaten old age, and expects to live at least 150 years. She has set out to do it by giving up food. Twenty years ago she ate three normal meals a day. Slowly for 12 years she reduced her eating until she was keeping fit on one meal a day of grass, chickweed, clover, dandelion and an occasional glass of fruit juice. Five years ago she switched entirely to juices and raw tomatoes, oranges, grasses and herbs. Now she drinks nothing but a glass of water flavored with a few drops of lemon juice. She says, ĎThere is much more in sunlight and air than can be seen by the naked eye or with scientific instruments. The secret is to find the way to absorb that extra - that cosmic radiation - and turn it into food.í Each year she goes to Switzerland for the better air and climbs mountains on a diet of water from the streams.

Dr. Moore explains: "You see, my body cells and blood have changed considerably in composition. Iím impervious to heat or hunger or fatigueÖ Winter or summer, even in Switzerland, I wear only a short sleeved jumper and skirt. In cold weather people stare at me. While they shiver in furs, I am warm. Iím as strong as a man and need only three hours sleep for mental relaxation. As my body is free of toxins, Iím never ill. I had to advance slowly from vegetarianism to fruit and then to liquid. Now Iím working towards Cosmic Food (Air). Iíve passed the eating stage and could not eat if I desired as my alimentary canal has changed considerably. It is no longer a filthy tube and is unable to handle any fiber. Instead of thinking my life will end in ten years, Iím growing younger. Anyone can do the same if they try. The tragedy is that eating is one of the great pleasures of life. To stop eating is to experience discomfort only when the body is adjusting itself to the new course which was the original course. I now find even the odor of food nauseating."

In 1961, Dr. Morris Krok of Durban, South Africa, published "Conquest of Disease,"  in which he reproduced a part of a speech by Dr. Moore, which was written up in: "Life Natural," Ganeshganar, Padukottai, S. Ry, India. Nov. 1960. This is an extract from Dr. Mooreís speech:

"By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."By experimenting on myself, Iíve found that neither energy nor body heat come from food. Itís a fact, paradoxical, yet true, that I spent three months in the mountains of Switzerland and Italy eating nothing but snow and drinking only snow water. I was climbing mountains daily, not just fasting and sitting down and reading a book or gazing at the sky. No, I was hiking daily from my hotel to the mountains, often 15 miles, climbing up to seven or eight thousand feet, then coming down and walking another 15 to 20 miles to my hotel. During my fasting, I climbed mountains daily; and if I could not on account of bad weather, Iíd walk 30 to 40 miles. That proved it to me. Year after year Iíve done the same thing to find out whether it is true or not. For one year it may work and the next it may not work with the same body. So, Iíve done it year after year and find that neither energy nor heat of the body comes from physical food. When I discovered this, I went a step further; I wanted to see whether I could live without food at all; not for two or three months, but for a longer period. I found this also possible, but not quite on an ordinary level, as it were. I can do that in the mountains, but it is more difficult when I come down to an ordinary level. I find the air is different. I hope in time to live entirely on air... Iím a very busy person and have little time to sleep. Iím never tired or hungry."

Morris Krok recently answered a question about breatharianism on the internet: "The path to a healthy life or breatharianism is first to learn to live on one meal a day - sometime around midday, but not later than 4.pm. Ö But if one is not hungry then this one meal can also be skipped... The main thing is to assure that one goes to sleep on a clean, empty stomach. Ö One must experiment with this meal by reducing the number of items eatenÖ But what is eaten is a personal matter as there is no magic in any food.  The magic is in the vitality and inherent intelligence of the body and mind which knows how to process and convert what is eaten in its own time and way.    It is my belief that more nonsense is spoken about health and nutrition than religion and the rituals one should follow.  When one realizes that persons have attained long lives on a variety of foods, one can only infer from this that food is only a catalyst to stimulate the body's energy, which never becomes part of tissue and bone.   But too much food can deplete one's energyÖ The ancient yogis were very strict in what they ate and the need to internally purify the system because they learned over three thousand years that illness and the premature aging of the body is caused by the fermentation and putrefaction caused by the wrong foods remaining in the system too long.  Medical science has not yet realized this simple truth Ė if they did, they would not use antiseptics, antibiotics and the thousand and one drugs.    Health shops with all their hundreds of supplements and magic herbs are also duping and misleading the public.  To realize the truth, cleanse the entire digestive tract so that the purified mind can be forever inspired."

Morris Krok has written the following books: Diary of a Health and Truth SeekerÖ Amazing New Health System - Inner Clean WayÖ Diet Health and Living on AirÖ Formula for Long LifeÖ Fruit the Food and Medicine for ManÖ Golden Path to RejuvenationÖ Kindred SoulÖ Health Truths EternalÖ Pathway to TruthÖ He also published Yoga Gave Me Superior Health - Heaven Lies Within Us by Theos Bernard).Ö

All the above books are available from Morris Krokís daughter, Susan Krok, 4068 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, California 94306.

As I said earlier in this book, you have to be careful about announcing to people that youíre a breatharian, or even that youíre striving to be a breatharianÖ Your friends and family will think youíre crazy, or else will be jealous in some way. A friend of mine named Soma was fasting, but he had told some of his friends and family. The fasting was going very well for him, and he had been fasting - - on his own property in the mountains east of Los Angeles - - for about 50 days. Just water. He was on or about the 50th day, fasting, outdoors in the warm sun, in the shade under a tree, on his own property, and he was meditating, peacefully. Suddenly, a helicopter swooped in, landed, and police-medical people got out, put my friend in a kind of straight-jacket, tied him to a stretcher, hauled him into the helicopter, injected him with drugs against his will, and took him to a hospital and started to force-feed him!!!!! This was because he had told friends and family what he was doing, and they convinced the police that he was psychotic!! He was telling me this story a year or more after it happened, and he still seemed perfectly healthy, as well as sane and rational - - which proves that neither the fasting, nor the forced drug-injections, seemed to hurt him. The body can take a lot of stress. But the goal of the breatharian philosophy is to reduce all stress, especially of the intestinal organs.

In the Bible, and also in the Essene Gospel of Peace, Jesus says that if you have faith in God, and do Godís will, you can drink poisons and tread on scorpions, and you will still live, and you wonít be harmed. The Lordís Prayer, the 23rd psalm reads: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evilÖ" Breatharians have overcome a lot of fears, like the fear of going hungry. The 23rd Psalm begins: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." In the gospels, Jesus says: "Why take ye thought for what you shall eat and wear? Isnít life more than food? Isnít the body more than clothing? Be happy that you have a body."

The message I get from Jasmuheenís book "Living on Light" is that we can live without eating. The idea is that we still keep living, even if we donít eat. Itís hard to starve yourself to death. Even in the concentration camps of the Holocaust, gassing was required to exterminate. Itís hard to kill a human life.

Consider these two conflicting paradigms: On one hand, life is so precious, so mysterious, so sacred.   On the other hand, life is cheap.  For many people, murder, death, killing, and dying are just a way of life.   Killing animals en-mass every year.   Itís an atrocity to think of the number of cows that are butchered every year, to feed people who believe they need to eat the flesh of dead cows.  Where did this bad habit start?

Man is a fruit-eating animal, by comparison of dentition, length of alimentary canal, types of fingers and fingernails for peeling fruit, etc. Man is not in the same category as carnivorous animals. Also note in the first book of the Bible, in Genesis, chapter nine, after the Flood, when God first allowed man (Noah) to eat the flesh of animals, how the lifespans of Noahís descendants, rapidly declined over the first 7 generations. After the flood, Noah himself became a grape farmer and planted a grape vineyard (Genesis 9:20), and Noah lived to 950 years. One hundred years before the flood, when Noah was 500 years old, he fathered a son!! (named Shem) Shem lived only to 602 years old, but his eating habits were formed 100 years before the advent of meat-eating. Shemís son, however, reached only 438 years old, part of a continuous decline in lifespan over the first seven generations of eating animal flesh. Jesus reminds us in the Essene Gospel of Peace, that "when you eat the flesh of a slain animal, you eat the flesh of death, and its death becomes your death." Itís just not symbiotic to kill animals.

Sweet ripe fruits are colorful and pleasing to the eye, and have a subtle, sweet aroma, and delicious mouth-watering flavor, and are easy to digest. They are literally asking us to be attracted to them, to choose them, pick them and eat them. On the other hand, animals will try to run away if you try to capture them for food. It seems strange to depend on a food that wants to run away from you. This goes for fish, too, who will swim away from you if you try to catch them. Fishermen have to be sly, and sneaky, and trick the poor fish with "bait." One time in Hawaii, we were harvesting coconuts at City of Refuge, with a bamboo pole and a gaff-hook. I realized we were "fishing" for coconuts. However, at least we could see what we were picking, and they werenít running away from us.

I tried eating raw fish for awhile back in the mid-70ís. Iíd eat only 2 kinds of filet, from large fish, either white meat or red meat. I had been a vegetarian for several years. I donít know why or how I got into it, but after I started, I had to have some raw fish every day. It tasted rich. But my nose got incredibly stuffed with thick mucus, and my excrement began to have an odor that was very strong and very bad. Basically on account of the strongly disagreeable odor, I quit eating the flesh of dead fish. You notice that I call it the "flesh of dead fish," rather than fish. Fish are live animals.

Thereís an interesting story about a raw-fooder who ate raw meat, who believed in "instinctive eating," and tried some "road kill." (Now thatís one kind of animal that wonít run away from you!)  It was a dead mongoose, here in Hawaii, run over by a car.  I doubt it was "instinctive," but he tried it, and got awfully sick.  Itís all based on the belief that eating is somehow "good" for you, when in fact, it is "bad" for you, except possibly fresh, ripe fruit, in very reduced quantities and frequency.

The 23rd Psalm is a meditation for breatharians, because it is an inspiration for strength, courage, and reliance on God. "The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me besides the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his nameís sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies. Thou annointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life. And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

Yesterday, I was at the warm ponds here in Hawaii, laying in the sun, and I must have been very dehydrated, because I became voraciously hungry for some watermelon. (All summer long, Iíve only had a couple of bites of watermelon, and yesterday was the last day of summer!)  Why no watermelon?    I donít know, but yesterday I was very thirsty, and craving some watermelon - - but it was a 30-mile drive to the nearest stores selling watermelons.    Suddenly, I felt a little grief, until I compared my grief to the grief that must have been felt by the Holocaust victims, rounded up and imprisoned in death camps, where even starvation couldnít kill them.  I could feel their intense hunger, and their sadness.

Food fills an emotional need, besides its supposed nutritional benefits. Of course, my own theory is that the nutritional benefits of food are secondary to the mechanical benefits.  I talked about this earlier in the book.

The emotional benefits of food however are great. Again, the Garden of "Eden," is Hebrew for the Garden of "Delight." "Delight" is an emotion. "Of every tree of Paradise, thou mayest eat freely."  Fruits are the original Paradisian food.  They are paradisiacal and delightful.  They have a smell, and a color and a taste that is very satisfying to the human emotions.  Dead animal flesh smells putrid, and all schools should have a mandatory education in food and nutrition, including regular visits to a slaughterhouse for those who cannot live without the flesh of dead animals Ė just to see how the animals are killed, slaughtered, and how the animals donít like it. Iíve read that the stimulation received from eating animal flesh is the stimulation received from the adrenaline in the flesh, as the animals are panicked at time of being killed, flooding their flesh with adrenaline, the "fight or flight" hormone.

One of the emotional needs is for satisfactionÖ Here is an interesting passage about the emotional reasons for eating, excerpted from The Hidden Pursuaders by Vance Packard, reprinted in "Health Is Wealth" in an article called "Hidden Meanings in Food." "A lot of infantile people never get any farther than having fun with their mouthsÖand the oral gratification field is rich in merchandising possibilities. The deeply ingrained need for intake through the mouth remains as a primary impulse and need all through adult lifeÖ People suffering from oral deprivation, because of inadequate early opportunities to gratify oral cravings, find comfort in just being surrounded by the sight of plenty of foodÖ The craving for milk can clearly be seen in many cases to be related to the meanings of milk rather than to nutritional value or useÖ Milk in many ways expresses the comfort, security, and contentedness of life as it was at homeÖ Drinking it brings back memories of life that are reassuring, and offers a kind of comfort that is totally unrelated to calcium contentÖ However, those of us who scorn security, and insist our own busy, independent lives tend to find milk not particularly appealingÖ Many foods besides milk are loaded with hidden meaningsÖ Food is widely used on a subconscious level as a reward or punishment by a housewifeÖ The housewife uses food as weapon, as a technique to punish, reprimand, or encourageÖ She can influence and manipulate her family by the food she serves themÖ

ÖIt is a rare person who will combat his or her loneliness by trying some new food. He is much more likely to seek to reinstate more comfortable feelings by returning to foods that have often been lovedÖ Fat people often use food as a substitute for other kinds of satisfactionÖ The homely adolescent gorges herself on candy, while her prettier friends pair off after schoolÖ Light foods now have all our attention on account of the social emphasis on slim appearanceÖ

ÖPeople have emotionally loaded feelings concerning ice-cream, and in reminiscences often speak of it with great feeling, especially in connection with childhood memoriesÖ You want to get your whole mouth into itÖ To many of us, ice-cream symbolizes uninhibited overindulgence or voluptuousness via the mouthÖ Thus ice-cream makers show ads, not of nice, neat portions in a cone, but in lavish portions overflowing the cone or the plate, which would invite viewers to sink their teeth right into itÖ This phenomenon of voluptuousness may account for the spectacular rise in the mid-fifties of the Dairy Queens and other soft ice-creams, which promise voluptuous oral indulgence in large measure."

The modern sedentary lifestyle, combined with much leisure time spent watching television, full of advertisements for food, is a basic explanation for the fact that so many people in the modern world are so overweight and mis-shapen. But even in TV commercials for food, the emphasis is not on nutritional value, or on how youíll feel afterwards, but simply how good it looks, and how good it tastes. Yummee, letís get some. I understand that the most popular food in America is pizza, which tastes and smells great. Does it not? I rarely eat pizza, except maybe about once or twice a year, when my wife bakes it at home from fresh organic ingredients, with the crust baked just right, smothered with melted cheese and lots of olive oil, and fresh, old-fashioned basil, so when you take a bite, the oil drips down the sides of your mouth. Thatís what I like about pizza: the taste, the flavor, the oral sensations. But I can say the same equally about sweet, ripe fruits, that are rich and delicious.

But isnít it interesting that a thing like food, which is so attractive, and so desirable, become an object that is so gross and obnoxious when it comes out the other end? I mean, did you ever think about this? Isnít it kind of strange? Thatís why itís important - - if we must eat, whether for physical or emotional reasons - - to eat the lightest food, in the most efficient, lightest way. The least amount, the least often (the most hours or days between meals), the fewer combinations, the simpler, the less frequent, the better.

As I said, I was very hungry for watermelon, and I felt famished, but when we finally got back to the car there was a bag of plums. I ripped open and sucked out the inside of about 5 or 6 plums in about 5 minutes, and suddenly I felt just stuffed!!! I had to remind myself to eat more slowly.  In the Essene Gospel of Peace, Jesus says to "eat slowly, as if it were a prayer you make to the Lord." And also he says, "and note how much you have eaten when you are sated, and eat less always by a third."

Another important passage from the Essene Gospel of Peace adds this important thought for anyone striving to avoid gluttony: "And be not like the greedy servant, who always ate up, at the table of his lord, the portions of others. And he devoured everything himself, and mixed all together in his gluttony. And seeing that, his lord was wroth with him, and drove him from the table. And when all had ended their meal, he mixed all together that remained upon the table, and called the greedy servant to him, and said: ĎTake and eat all this with the swine, for your place is with them, and not at my table.í ÖTake heed, therefore, and defile not with all kinds of abominations the temple of your bodiesÖ And desire not to devour all things which you see around you. For I tell you truly, if you mix together all sorts of foods in your body, then the peace of your body will cease, and endless war will rage in youÖ"

Food and eating are what happens when you live around people. Most people donít understand or believe that you can live on a vegetarian diet, let alone fruitarian, or liquidarian, or breatharian. Itís not easy to be a breatharian when living around people who eat. Thatís why itís important to understand the foundations of breatharianism, the reasons why you are a breatharian, and to be fully convinced in your mind that food is bad for you.

My own concept of breatharian, again, is someone who enjoys a little food, when theyíre really hungry, and uses food primarily for its cleansing action, and mechanical action, rather than for nutrition, although food also does carry so-called nutritional substances, which may or may not have their supposed effects. One of the biggest keys to a healthy diet, is to put a long time between meals, literally fasting every day, between meals.

Itís often better, however, to let the food rot, than to force it on your body, if youíre not ready for it. My aphorism here is: "Itís better to waste your food, than to waste your body."

Of course, there are emotional reasons to eat.   Eating food is like instant gratification on an oral level. You can literally find "full-fill-ment" and you can incorporate a loved object.  But as a breatharian, Iím reminded that even this just empties out into the sewer.   Thereís something more to being human and being alive, than eating food. Again, Jesus asked us to ponder the question: "Isnít life more than food?"

We didnít ask to be born, nor do we want to die, but we just find ourselves here, in the middle of our lives.  And now we learn that we can live without food. What are we?  Thereís something more to life. How can we be productive, or of help to others, if we hurt ourselves from eating? What a waste of our precious time! Our moments here on this earth are precious, and what a waste to not be able to think clearly, or to be as healthy or active as we would like.

I donít kill animals for food. Nor do I kill helpless insects, like centipedes or cockroaches. I myself was once almost crushed to death by a 30-ton bulldozer.  I was saved by inches, only because the bulldozer driver heard "a little voice in his head, that told him to stop and look for me," just before he was about to run me over.

This happened about a year ago, on my own property, when I got stuck in a thicket of 15-foot-tall grass and vines, and was pulled to the ground, and trapped, in the path of the oncoming 30-ton bulldozer.  There wasnít enough time to panic, so I just started shrieking for "Help!!" at the top of my lungs, as loud as I could scream. The bulldozer operator definitely couldnít see me, as I was wearing earth colors, trapped at ground level in the thick jungle, and also because the 17-foot-wide by 6-foot-tall shovel blocked his sight.   Also, he was wearing earmuffs, so he wouldnít hear the horribly loud noise of his own D-9 bulldozer, which is about the biggest bulldozer there is.

So I have compassion for how it would feel for an insect to be crushed to death by a human. The real challenge for the human being is to protect the animals, and the insects, not to kill them. Any human can kill an insect. Thatís no challenge. The respect for life is a little challenge, which pays rewards from good karma. I prefer to capture a centipede in a small plastic tub, instead of crushing it to death under the heels of my shoes. I pick up the cockroach laying on its back, and place it gently outdoors. Of course, any human can kill an insect. But the real challenge is to save them, not to harm them. I consider this good karma, and insects rarely bother me. Albert Schweitzer, the famous medical doctor who worked in Africa, was known to not even kill mosquitos.  

Similarly, itís easy to eat. Everyone does it. "The gate is wide, and the way is broad, that leads to destruction, and many are those that enter by it. But straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life, and few there be that find it."

Itís more of a challenge to fast and pray, and to be in control of your life, rather than letting events control you. Itís easy to destroy your body, by eating and other means; itís more of a challenge to be perfectly healthy, and to stay that way...   But there are rewards for it, basically the greater enjoyment of life, and the ability to serve others.

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