Meet the Breatharian Who Lives on Energy and Only Eats a Few Times a Year

Kirby de Lanerolle is a breatharian who gets his nourishment from light, wind and the “vibrations of God”. He claims to eat regular food as rarely as ten times a year, and is the only known person to have completed a marathon having only consumed water for 3 months.

Many people have died trying to give up food for a breatharian lifestyle, but Kirby de Lanerolle claims he has survived without eating for the last five years. A former Gold medalist at the Junior National Level Championship for Rifle Shooting 1995, winner of several boxing medals, the founder of Warehouse Project, Executive Advisor to the Ministry of Social Services in Sri Lanka and Working Director of the National Volunteering Secretariat, as well as a successful entrepreneur, Kirby is what many people would call an accomplished individual. But all this success came after he assumed a new level of consciousness, he says. At just 16 years of age, Kirby was a drug-addicted thug who liked nothing better than knocking guys around. His life was going nowhere fast, but one day he just asked himself if it was possible to assume the thoughts of a successful person, like an entrepreneur, or a professional boxer, and just like that, through the power of thought, his life took a completely different turn. Kirby de Lanerolle says the same thing happened with his bizarre eating habits.


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Around five years ago he was reading some old manuscripts about people who didn’t eat for up to six years and didn’t drink water for 40 days and 40 nights, as well as the writings of a guru who said that cancer, diabetes and heart diseases, all the things that kill people nowadays, are caused by food. And since there was no one to tell him it wasn’t possible, he assumed that new level of consciousness again and started cutting down on his food. Than he stopped drinking water for a week, and eventually ended up eating a meal every few months. Instead of feeling hungry or in pain, he felt more energized than ever, and last year he trained and ran a marathon without eating anything for three months. He completed the 31 kilometers without feeling particularly thirsty or tired, and he says that’s because the energy he needed didn’t come from food, but from “photons and light and vibrations and wind”.


Kirby de Lanerolle recently made an appearance on the TV show Taboo USA, where he said that “there are energy sources out there that are greater than the food calories you are putting in your body”, and that “anything can feed you if your energy centers are open”. Medical experts believe the average human being can go for as long as two months without food, but Kirby says he has only eaten seven times in the last 10 months, limiting himself to 500 calories per meal. The only breatharian in his native country of Sri Lanka, Kirby says every time he consumes ordinary food, he feels tired and ill. “In this consciousness, when I do eat food, it makes me feel very tired. And my alertness goes away when I eat now,” he explained. When he eats, de Lanerolle usually only consumes his daily communion – a small morsel of bread and red wine. His wife, Fiona, eats just a couple of meals a week.


Experts warn about the dangers of breatharianism, but Kirby claims he has regular check-ups and he is in perfect health. In fact, he is convinced his eating habits, or lack thereof, can reverse the aging process and make him immortal. Now that he’s mastered the art of feeding on energy and the Word of God, he wants to teach other as well. “I have been called to teach this better and fuller life,” the breatharian says. He has developed a program that he claims resets the brain so that the body doesn’t crave food as a necessity for survival…

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  • Blake Posted on June 27, 2013

    This is complete bull crap.

  • Balu Valji Chauhan Posted on June 28, 2013

    Congratulations, My dear Kirby,
    You are on Right Path.
    Don’t eat at all when you know that it is harmful.
    Let any body may or may not Believe! It is their lookout…not yours!
    As per the scriptures, this is the correct way for human being. But the man maid Science will never believe as it works in reverse direction!

  • Rosh Posted on June 29, 2013

    I know many Brahmans in India and a few guys in Sri Lanka doing this. The explanation they give is that they harness the energy of the universe through meditation. I saw your video on youtube – trust this is the same. Kerby did do some meditation right? Meditation could be based on any strong faith we have – God, Brahma and even your self. Great work – it is a tough thing to do. i.e. to get your mind developed to that stage. Way to go and all the very best.

  • Mae Posted on July 1, 2013

    Kirby is a great man of God and has transformed many lives. I know him personally as my spiritual father and he has helped me overcome so many private battles in my life. Last May I took part in the 7 day programme and i feel like a brand new creation.I’m so grateful for his life and for the revelation he has brought to my friends and I. I’ve seen young people who had abusive lives carried to perfect healing by him. I’ve seen him lay hands and cure cancers. Kirby always operates in great love and has shown many of us a second chance at life; an abundant life full of signs and wonders. He never judges another man but honors all faiths. To be in a room next to him, is to encounter a very high frequency and vibration. To hear him speak is a blessing itself and without a doubt his message gives LIFE to those that receive it. He’s my dad and prophet. Here’s his page for anyone that’s interested..

  • Asha Posted on July 2, 2013

    When Brahmans do this the world or science takes it different way. Because they live in a seperate place, outside the doing many sacrifices for years. But what Kirby is talking about and what he is doing is 100% different. Science mis-understood this & now they try to prove according to their knowledge. No man can understand God’s mind unless he knows God. This is the place where the world is going wrong now.Anyway now the whole world is turning to what great Kirby’s life style & how he lives…So a new door is opened to see the greates love of the most high. This is the right time to vibrate this higher level of Consciousness.Congratz Kirby…you are an inspiration to every one!!! People…open your eyes not according to knowledge but according to your heart!!! Your heart may lead you to the truth!!!

  • Jeri Posted on July 3, 2013


  • Emy Posted on July 27, 2013

    Great Article….I see exactly what he is talking about…..Brilliant Man….he is ubber concious

  • Anitra Posted on August 8, 2013

    He is not a prophet… I’ve met him too. People believe he is because they need hope.