The full story from Daily Mail:
Michelle Pfeiffer has revealed that she was once part of a cult – which taught that humans can exist without food or water. The 55-year-old actress explained how she had become involved with a ‘controlling’ couple when she first moved to Hollywood in her early twenties. The pair, who believed in ‘breatharianism’, tried to convert the star – and put her on a diet that ‘nobody could adhere to’.
Describing the couple as ‘kind of personal trainers,’ she added: ‘They worked with weights and put people on diets. ‘Their thing was vegetarianism. They 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. They believe that people in their highest state were breatharian.’
Followers of breatharianism believe that food and water is unnecessary – as sunlight can provide all the nourishment that the body needs. But the practice has been linked to several deaths, including that of Verity Linn, 49, who died in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands in 1999.
Her diary mentioned the teachings of Jasmuheen – a self-proclaimed prophet from Australia, also known as Ellen Greve, who thinks people can draw nourishment from the ‘divine life force in the form of liquid light’.
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