Famous Fasts: Arnold Ehret
The following is a brief discussion of Arnold Ehret’s record breaking fasts performed under the strict observation of Swiss government officials. Ehret is included among other figures known for extended fasting. Of particular importance is the point about Ehret’s profound significance in his own time and deliberate omission from historical records. Overall, the author’s purpose is to critique David Blaine’s fasting spectacle from 2003.
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