Friday, 21 November 2008

Breathairianism



Seriously. The first time I ever heard of 'Breathairianism' it was in a comic, 'Transmetropolitan' by Warren Ellis (comic writer extraordinaire, one of few men in the world worthy of devotion - srsly) and consequently, I thought he'd made it up.

Turns out I was really, really wrong. Turns out there really are people on this planet who think you don't need to eat to live.

However, as the joke goes, 'there are only two types of Breathairian: those who are lying and those who are dead.'

Jasmuheen - the woman being interviewed in the above video, her real name is 'Ellen Greve' - claims she lives soley on 'prana' or 'Divine Love Flow'. However, as the joke suggests, it has to be pointed out that she also drinks herbal teas and

"...a mouthful of whatever it is I’m wanting the flavour of. So it might be a piece of chocolate or it might be a mouthful of a cheesecake or something like that."


So, she's lying. Obviously. She also apparently keeps her pantry well stocked.

I find it bloody ridiculous that this woman has over twenty published books and around 5000 followers worldwide. People pay up to $2000 to attend her seminars!

Sometimes I truly worry for the state of the Human Race.

The above video is a brilliant example of why religion should be wiped off the face of the planet. Failing that, this woman needs to be put out of our misery.

2 comments:

Psychodiva said...

I have the same reaction when I hear about every religion- kind of like- you believe what? how? when? - no seriously - you have to be joking- a virgin? and a ghost? a bull and a swan?

I could go on but you get the jist I'm sure lol

Hannah King said...

True. But seriously, this is one of the wierdest ones I've come across >>