A woman in Switzerland has died after attempting to live on a “sunlight diet,” possibly because she didn’t get enough sunlight:
Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.Man, I wonder how she died? Was she hit by a car in the middle of this diet that required giving up food and water and trying to live on sunlight? Or was it some unrelated medical condition, like a tumor or something, that developed while she happened to be in the middle of this diet that required giving up food and water and trying to live on sunlight? Truly mysterious.
The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.
Tages-Anzeiger says there have been similar cases of self-starvation in Germany, Britain and Australia.
I’m only taking a particular interest in this story because I too happen to be on a spiritual diet that consists of me eating and drinking constantly, usually way too much, as well as sleeping (spiritual connection to your dreams) and breathing (taking in the earth’s essence one tiny “spirit breath” at a time). It’s a great way to stay connected to one’s place in the universe by emphasizing necessary biological functions, and also I am eating popcorn while typing this.