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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:45 PM

When Woo kills....Woman dies attempting to live on sunlight alone.

Woman starves to death in spiritual quest to live on sunlight alone


A woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual journey which involved giving up food and water and attempting to exist on nothing but sunlight. The Swiss woman, who was in her fifties, apparently got the idea after watching the documentary film 'In the Beginning, There Was Light' which features an Indian guru who claims to not have eaten anything in 70 years. The Zurich newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reported Wednesday that the unnamed woman decided to follow the radical fast in 2010

The prosecutors' office in the Swiss canton of Aargau confirmed Wednesday that the woman died in January 2011 in the town of Wolfhalden in eastern Switzerland. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rissi says prosecutors haven't opened a criminal investigation over the woman's death.

Followers of the cult Breatharianism believe that the energy they save on digesting food and drink can be transformed into physical, emotional and spiritual energy. Excerpts from her diary showed she was refusing to eat or drink in the belief it would 'spiritually cleanse' her body and 'recharge her both physically and mentally'.

In a separate incident a woman died in an Australian hospital after attempting a 21-day fast.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135324/Woman-starves-death-spiritual-journey-trying-live-sunlight-alone.html#ixzz1tC2NHiwd





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Reply When Woo kills....Woman dies attempting to live on sunlight alone. (Original post)
cleanhippie Apr 2012 OP
PoliticAverse Apr 2012 #1
laconicsax Apr 2012 #2
dimbear Apr 2012 #3
LeftishBrit Apr 2012 #4
laconicsax Apr 2012 #5
SwissTony Jun 2012 #8
Javaman May 2012 #6
Bolo Boffin May 2012 #7
SwissTony Jun 2012 #9
laconicsax Jun 2012 #10
Karmasue Aug 2012 #11
ericburns4 Aug 2012 #12

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:17 PM

1. James Randi: 'Powered by Sunlight'...

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:39 PM

2. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

That's a Darwin Award if I've ever seen one.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:00 AM

3. Breatharians aren't usually dimwits, they are fraudsters.

This lady just has some screws loose.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:41 PM

4. Wow. How sad and bizarre.

Though let's note that the Daily Mail is not the most reliable of sources!

I wonder if the woman had suffered from eating disorders previously? It seems at first very strange that someone, whatever their woo-ish beliefs, would be able to continue with such a regimen until death; but of course there are many people who do starve themselves through excessive dieting.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:45 PM

5. The Daily Mail is widely considered a reputable news source on DU.

 

Why Americans have a reputation for being idiots remains a mystery...

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 03:21 AM

8. Largely by people not exposed to it.

But to give it its due, it does have some good bits. Particularly about events in the US. I've noticed that there have been a number of postings in various groups about the US which don't seem to be reported in the US mainstream media.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:05 AM

6. Social Darwinism. nt

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 01:09 AM

7. I live powered by sunlight all the time.

Of course my sunlight is stored by plants and then sometimes animals as well, but sunlight is sunlight.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 03:29 AM

9. Here's a (Australian) 60 Minutes segment on Australian Breathairian Jasmusheen

She agreed to go without food and water in an environment where she was supervised 24h/day. Her bodily function parameters soon went off the chart, she lost weight and looked gaunt. The experiment was stopped after 4 days because the doctor said she was getting into dangerous territory.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 03:33 AM

10. Much to no one's surprise, you can't survive without water and nutrients.

 

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 09:15 PM

11. Incredible

What is wrong with these people? Is it just the availability of information today, or are we seeing a world that is filling up with lunatics?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 08:02 AM

12. Re - When Woo kills

I donít understand how people start believing in nonsense and stake their lives on it!

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