Skip to main content.
A non-profit service providing academics, religion professionals and other researchers with religion & cult news

Religion news articles about religious cults, sects, world religions, and related issues

Home | About RNB Related: Cult FAQ | Cult Experts | Apologetics Index | Cult Information Search Engine
More articles about: Breatharianism:

Police dismiss cult death reports • Wednesday December 11, 2002

BBC, Dec. 10, 2002

Police have dismissed reports that a woman who was found dying in a remote bothy in Sutherland belonged to a cult.

Thirty-nine-year-old Cambridge graduate Margaret Davies, from Essex, was found by two shepherds in the Cape Wrath shelter suffering from hypothermia.

Ms Davies was discovered on Thursday lying in the Kearvaig bothy and was airlifted by Stornoway Coastguard to the Western Isles Hospital, but died on Saturday.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious and police confirmed there was a note inside asking for food.

Spiritual energy

Media speculation suggested that she may have been involved in the Breatharian cult, which encourages members to live on oxygen and light and a tiny intake of food.

Followers believe that the energy they save on metabolising food and fluid can be redirected into physical, emotional and spiritual energy.

But a Northern Constabulary spokeswoman said: “It’s pure speculation. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that she was involved in this cult.”

In 1999 an Australian woman who was a member of the Breatharian cult was found dead beside her tent in Sutherland.

info Original content is © Copyright Religion News Blog. All rights reserved.
    Do not republish or repost. Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

share this article Share this article

tag Related Articles

arrow Topic(s): Breatharianism

Comment Comment

Join Religion News Blog at Google+ to comment, share, and follow.

RSS Feed Follow Us


Religion News You May Like This As Well

Why are you not using Nozbe?

Don't you need to get things done?

Religion News Search Search Religion News Blog