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Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth [Hardcover]

Peter Kelder
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Jan. 20 1998
Legend has it that hidden in the remote reaches of the Himalayan mountains lies a secret that would have saved Ponce de Leon from years of fruitless searching. There, generations of Tibetan monks have passed down a series of exercises with mystical, age-reversing properties. Known as the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation or the Five Rites, these once-secret exercises are now available to Westerners in Ancient Secret of the Fountain Of Youth. Peter Kelder's book begins with an account of his own introduction to the rites by way of Colonel Bradford, a mysterious retired British army officer who learned of the rites while journeying high up in the Himalayas. Fountain of Youth then offers practical instructions for each of the five rites, which resemble yoga postures. Taking just minutes a day to perform, the benefits for practitioners have included increased energy, weight loss, better memory, new hair growth, pain relief, better digestion, and just feeling younger.

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"It's easy. It's fast. And it works! I love this program." John Gray, Author of Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus "I have done the Five Rites and passed The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth on to many friends over the years. I have recommended them without reservation." Martin Sheen "In this volume, you will be introduced to ideas, techniques, and wisdom that can empower you, enhance your health, increase your joy of living, and cause you to live longer. However, you won't notice that you're living longer. You'll be too busy enjoying life and living it fully." -- Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., from the Foreword "These five simple exercises will make you feel young again." Natural Health --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS SHORT, SWEET AND ELEGANT June 9 2003
If there was one book that I would recommend that everyone read, it is this one. This is truly the best book on hands-on spirituality and energetic empowerment that I have ever read-and I have done a lot of reading in this area. What is so beautiful about this book is that there is no "filler", it is just the bare bones truth. It took me just-under two hours to read this book but what a transformative span of time it was.In a few short pages, the book touches upon everything from youth-promoting exercises, to diet to concrete methods for using the power of the mind to create a personal reality imbued with balance and serenity. Buy this book for your friends and family!--they will be eternally grateful, I promise.
Further recommendations:
'The Path' by Esmeralda Arana is also concise and to the point. Provides more detailed instruction vis-a-vis using the mind to create whatever personal reality is desired.
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5.0 out of 5 stars not just body, but lifestyle changes! Sept. 16 2003
By A Customer
I am 36 years old. I have been doing the five rites for almost two months. This is the second time I have undertaken the rites. The first time was last spring, and I started with too many reps (5-7 in the first week) too fast and became really sick with a terrible wet cough and a killer sinus headache (my first ever) that left me unable to even sit up or tolerate light. I quit the rites at that time and only resumed them several months later. I started out very slowly this time, both because of my last experience and because my body is quite prone to aches and pains (chronic fatigue/fibro). So I did one rep of each exercise for a week and then started increasing the number by one every two weeks. I'm now up to five reps and have noticed quite a few changes in myself. One of the most interesting to me was completely unexpected: I have lost complete interest in watching tv. This is astounding because I am a tv-aholic and have struggled to watch less. Now, I feel indiference to whatever is on. I would rather read or DO something. My energy level is much higher, as well, and I find myself taking on and finishing projects that normally would have languished half-completed. Another interesting change is my posture. I have always had very rounded shoulders (scoliosis, etc.) and without trying to, my posture has become increasingly erect. One cautionary note: the third position (camel--arching backward on knees) had always made me feel somewhat lightheaded. A few weeks ago I actually lost consciousness for a second and hit my nose on the floor! I believe that the vagus nerve (running up the front of the torso) may have been responsible for this reaction (stimulating this nerve causes the heart to slow and blood vessels to dialate: a recipe for fainting). Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doing great,,,,,,but here's a warning Aug. 19 2002
By Mark
I have posted other reviews about this book but here is a warning. Several times during the past several months I have slacked off and stopped doing the rites. And here is what happened.
After several weeks I noticed that my eyes are starting to age. They started to go back to the state they should be in as if I had never done the rites. Hollows under the eyes, dark rings, and my skin started to look old, the crease came back on both sides of my mouth, and I started to gain wieght again, while my skin started to dry out and my knee started to hurt again.
Pretty shocking and eye opening. I guess the way to test if this book really works after you have been doing it for a few months is just simply stop. You will revert back to the age you are supposed to be. Anyway, that jolted me sufficiently to start up the rites again and within a weeks time upon looking in the mirror I noticed things going the other way again. The eyes were looking way better as the hollows under them began to vanish, my skin started getting oily again, and the knee started feeling way better. I know from experience when I do the rites for several months, that is when people start making comments that I am looking way younger. Let me give you an example. I am friends with another guy who is my age (34) and he looks like he is 40. When I saw him a few months ago I had been doing the rites for about 3-4 months straight. He was stunned and said that I look 5 years younger than the last time I saw him and he was shaking his head incrediously. At the same time he appeared a little jealous. So we went out to the dance clubs downstown Chicago (actually the clubs name was Crowbar) where the average age appears to be 22-23 years of age, plenty of young attractive women. I had a two women actually hit on me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I look better, but is it because of the book? April 16 2002
By A Customer
I bought this book because of the reviews. I've been doing the rites now for 6 weeks and only increasing by 1 repetition a week so I'm up to 9 now. I'm on a self-improvement regimen anyway so I added this as the reviews were fantastic and figured it couldn't hurt. I'm a lot more flexible and can move around a lot easier than before. I also feel happier. I've lost some weight (been dieting though) and I look a lot better if my friends are to be believed. I think I look a little younger, and a man (in his early 40's) who asked me out would not believe I was 51. Maybe it's just a combination of diet, exercise and skin creams, I don't know, it's probably too soon to tell, but I know I feel and look better than I have in years. I've been on self-improvement programs before and not derived as much benefit as from this time, so maybe the 5 rites are really what they're cracked up to be. I do have some gray hair that I dye, and I'm waiting to see if it starts to go away like other people have said. That would be the proof for me as gray hair doesn't respond to diet and exercise! I'll post again in a few months. I recommend this book if for nothing else than to get you to limber up...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A magic bullet! just do it!!!
My yoga teacher gave a 4 week workshop on the 5 Tibetans. Our class of 20 seniors loved the simplicity,and the story,
also, our teacher is a living example of a devoted... Read more
Published on July 4 2012 by Maili Ambre Davreux
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective
I got this book after I purchased a similar book from another author and gave it to a friend who decided to keep it. Read more
Published on Dec 17 2011 by Laura De Giorgio
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountain of youth
This book is a very easy read. I recommend reading it twice since you will get additional information the second time. Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2011 by Doug
1.0 out of 5 stars Plagerism, incorrect, chakras
The original book on this subject was written by Gnostic Master Samael Aun Weor years before this incorrect text was plagerized into print. Read more
Published on Nov. 6 2010 by Patrick Byrne
3.0 out of 5 stars Fountain of Youth through excercise
The author leads you into a mysterious mind game and then springs on you the idea that you need to exercise. The 5 exercises seem to be based on yoga. Read more
Published on April 27 2010 by Rudolf Penner
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!!
My family and I are doing the steps in this book and loving it. I'm glad I found this book, or should I say it found me?
Published on Sept. 28 2009 by Edilberto Azurin
4.0 out of 5 stars Effective, but Largely an Exageration
I do think that the excersices in this book are rather good, and are definitely worth trying out. But to me, I think it is clear that the authors claims are bogus and an immense... Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Rodney Ohebsion
2.0 out of 5 stars No results
I wonder were those positives reviews come from...I've practiced the 5 rites for 2 years now 21 times a day, hardly ever skipping a day, but have not noticed any change.. Read more
Published on April 9 2004 by Carmen
3.0 out of 5 stars One more thing....
I am still considering this book (that's why only 3 stars). I am sure the exercises are beneficial, however, judging from other reviewer's comments on experiencing stress, (... Read more
Published on April 6 2004 by Artisan7
2.0 out of 5 stars A marketing trick
I have been practising the five and the additional sixth rite for a year now, performing them at least once a day 21 times and, I have not noticed any change whatsoever. Read more
Published on Feb. 14 2004
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