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Breatharianism

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer says that when she first went to Hollywood at the age of 20, she got involved with a “very controlling” couple who introduced her to Breatharianism and put her on a diet that dispensed with food and water and relied solely on sunlight for nourishment. She says she realized that she was in a cult when she helped her husband research a movie about the Unification Church, in which he was cast: Both the church and the Breatharian couple practiced psychological manipulation. The Breatharians

were very controlling. I wasn’t living with them, but I was there a lot, and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very draining. (Telegraph, 11/2/13) [IT 5.2]


Wiley Brooks, founder of the Breatharian Institute of America, says that, under proper conditions, a person can live without food, as he claims to have done for 30 years. “If food is so good for you, how come the body keeps trying to get rid of it? Eating is an acquired habit... all of the constituents we need [in order to live] are taken from the air we breathe.” However, based on a consultation with Brooks, for which the minimum fee is $10,000, living without food requires reaching a certain spiritual level. (Montreal Gazette, 7/2/12) [IT3.2]