My friend, Victoria Alexander (shown on the left, obviously), seems to be living proof that an individual can defy science on a daily basis. Here she is having dinner with nuclear physicist Edward Teller. The interesting thing to note, however, is that while he has a plate of food in front of him she does not. I have known Victoria well now, in the five years that I have lived in Las Vegas. I have shared many meals with her but I have never seen her eat more than a single potato chip.
You see, Victoria lives on a less-than-500 calories daily diet consisting (since 2000) of egg whites. And, she does not take vitamins. This fact is confirmed by her husband, Col. John Alexander, a well-known expert on non-lethal warfare methods and also a specialist in remote viewing and other ostensible paranormal phenomena. When John first introduced me to his wife, at a restaurant, he explained her dietary habits by saying that she has anorexic-envy. (Anorexic Envy is the title of a book in progress Victoria is writing.) But, I have no sense, whatsoever, that there is anything unhealthy about Victoria's amazing diet (or lack thereof).
You can see from the photo that Victoria is quite healthy-looking and is, clearly, not suffering from the malnutrition that one would expect from her diet. In fact, she and her husband are world travelers. In the past few years they have visited Peru, Brazil, Antarctica, Mali, Nepal, Turkey and Argentina just to name a few exotic destinations. She attributes her excellent health to her beliefs and her state-of-mind.
I have no idea how she manages to remain to active and vital on her miniscule diet. Perhaps it is related to the fact that she once lived in a yoga ashram in India. It seems unlikely to me that, if she were secretely binging while no one was watching, her husband would be totally unaware of this after years of marriage. But, the only way to really research this anomaly to the satisfaction of skeptics would be to keep Victoria locked in a facility and monitored 24 hours a day, for many weeks at a time.
Victoria is also a talented writer. Here is a link to her regular column, The Devil's Hammer. You can always count on her to express unorthodox, provocative views. She specializes in film reviews but has even written a fascinating comedy screenplay called BeDeviled (about a woman whose sister is having a love affair with the devil). She has nearly 500 film reviews on the influential film site RottenTomatoes.com.
She is also a student of mysticism and of the South American ritual use of ayahuasca. She has allowed me to persuade her to post on the web a fascinating paper she has written on this topic.
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