Nikolai Dolgoruky calls himself a “sun eater.” He lives in the Dnepr region of Ukraine. He feeds only on prana and solar energy. He wears a bright orange dress with the sun embroidered on the chest. The man’s face looks otherworldly, his eyes glisten, and a smile crosses his face. He moves about easily and seemes to be barely touching the ground. He did not have sunken cheeks nor bags under his eyes. His skin was glowing from inside as if he were a happy teenaged girl.
It is obvious that Nikolai has become a qualified interviewee. He fell into the habit of giving interviews on a regular basis. A Japanese TV crew left the village a few days ago. They shot a film about Nikolai.
“The reason why I’ve become a “sun eater” has nothing to do with cutting down on grocery bills,” says Nikolai with a smile. “This is a spiritual way. Why do all the religions of the world have Lent? It is designed to cleanse the soul and encourage the human being to think more of things lofty and get rid of morally low desires. Saying goodbye to food means a farewell to many carnal dependencies. I consume space energy in place of natural foodstuffs. But I had continually fasting for 14 years before I stopped coarse food altogether. I ate only kasha, vegetables, fruits and nuts. Then I switched to liquid foods – vegetable broths, cocoa and hot chocolate. And one day it came as a stunning revelation that I can do without any food. Since then I’ve been living on a strict diet of tea with honey and some boiling water with fish soup spices. I use only charged water that is taken off the stovetop one moment before it boils. I drink about ten cups a day. I get the rest of my food from the Sun and Cosmos. I can even feel my blood getting rejuvenated. “
“I stopped feeling hunger a long time ago. The sun charges me with energy as if I were a battery. Some day everybody will be capable of running on solar energy. The trees and flower exist because of photosynthesis. And man is part of nature. There is a huge release of energy in the human body once man gets rid of coarse food. It’s the energy that was previously used for digestion. Man reaches a completely different level of mental and physical development.”