“Breatharians” Scientifically Prove They Can Live Without Food or Water

January 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Two people have proven under scientific scrutiny and video surveillance that they can live without food or water for periods of time that defy the laws of physics


While many of us argue over whether humans can survive on a vegan or fruitarian diet, there are allegedly thousands among us (mostly in India and Brazil) thriving on nothing but air, occasional sips of water or juice, and a mysterious energy called Prana.

Prana, the Sanskrit word for “life-force,” goes by many different names including Chi (Taoism), Orgone (Wilhelm Reich), Od (German), Ni (Sioux) and Ka (Egyptian). While invisible and immeasurable, most cultures throughout history have believed this energy is responsible for creating and holding together all life.

A Breatharian – as defined in the book A Year Without Food – is a person who chooses to live mostly, or completely, from Pranic nourishment. Israeli author Ray Maor claims that once Breatharians have trained their body to absorb this energy from the air and sunlight, they are no longer dependent on food. Many of them continue to taste food for enjoyment, but do not need it for survival, he says.

Maor underwent a 21-day initiation into Breatharianism several years ago, followed by a year with no food. Now he consumes an average of 400 to 500 calories a day in juice, plant-based shakes and occasional desserts, simply for pleasure.

Scientific Proof

However, he proved he didn’t need these “treats” for survival on an Israeli TV show:

In the TV experiment, Ray was offered $100,000 if he could survive eight days without food or water. Science tells us he should be dead after four.

Not only did he survive, he thrived.

His doctors were baffled saying he should’ve been bed-ridden and experiencing kidney failure after three or four days. Instead he was walking around happy and healthy, building things and doing yoga on Day 8. All of his vital signs were normal. He remained under the TV news team’s constant video surveillance the whole time.

Maor is not the first person to undergo this type of  experiment.

Below is a scene from the German documentary In the Beginning There Was Light. The film documents a 2003 experiment conducted in a prestigious hospital in India on an elderly cave-dwelling yogi named Prahlad Jani, in which he was given no food or water and passed no stool or urine for 10 days.

In 2010, he was subjected to the same test for 14 days by a team of 35 researchers from the Indian Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences and other organizations with the same results.

Jani’s disciples believe he has gone approximately 70 years without food or water, since receiving divine inspiration to do so at age 7.

The famous inventor Nikola Tesla didn’t think the idea of humans getting energy from non-food sources was crazy:

“My idea is that the development of life must lead to forms of existence that will be possible without nourishment and which will not be shackled by consequent limitations.  Why should a living being not be able to obtain all the energy it needs for the performance of its life functions from the environment, instead of through consumption of food, and transforming, by a complicated process, the energy of chemical combinations into life-sustaining energy?”

More evidence for Breatharianism: “Scientists have found that human bodies can produce much more energy than they consume calorically.”

How to Become a Breatharian:

Maor says there are two ways people can convert to Breatharianism. Both involve the opening and enlarging of the pineal gland, allowing the body to absorb more Prana:

1. An ancient Egyptian, Mayan and Incan practice called Sun Gazing, in which a person stares directly at the sun during the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset – at first for 10 seconds, and gradually working their way up to 45 minutes.

2. A 21-day or 10-day fasting initiation, which includes water fasting, dry fasting, breath work and meditation.

Why Become a Breatharian?

Maor says while he still revels in occasional mouthfuls of food, the pleasure and fulfillment he gets out of Breatharianism far outweighs the pleasures he got from his former 3000-calorie-a-day diet.

Benefits include:

More energy
Mental clarity
More free time (no shopping, cooking, eating, washing dishes)
Less sleep required (even more free time)
Money saved
Better quality health (he NEVER gets sick)
Increased longevity (30 percent at his caloric intake)
Independence from food (knowledge he will never starve)


While Maor believes anyone can become a Breatharian if they want to, one should wait until they feel an inner calling or desire to do so. The process can be very dangerous for the uninitiated. Like trying to run a diesel truck on gasoline, one will starve to death if they stop eating food before converting their body to Pranic fuel.

If your interested in becoming initiated, Maor is the world’s leading expert on the subject and offers 10-day workshops. Contact him through his website RayMaor.com.