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Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth Hardcover – Jan 20 1998
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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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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.See all Product Description
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I also know a woman who has transformed literally in a few months by doing these exercises - and she too, did mostly spinning. Not only did she look younger, but she become way slimmer.
Some reviewers say that this it not a book for beginners - but the exercises (essentially hatha yoga exercises) are very simple and you are meant to do them according to your comfort level, progressing at your own pace, so it doesn't matter how stiff or flexible you are - if you persist with the exercises you are bound to make progress. I'd even call this book "lazy man's book for flexiblity and awakening vital energy" because, after all, it only has five exercises.
There is a sixth "rite", but to the practice of that one, I believe that Taoist books related to the cultivation of sexual energy (e.g. Mantak Chia's) do it much greater justice.
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!Read more ›
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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
This book is a very easy read. I recommend reading it twice since you will get additional information the second time. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2011 by Doug
The original book on this subject was written by Gnostic Master Samael Aun Weor years before this incorrect text was plagerized into print. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2010 by Patrick Byrne
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 morePublished on April 27 2010 by Amazon Customer
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
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 morePublished on July 16 2004 by Dynasty Dentine
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 morePublished on April 9 2004 by Carmen
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 morePublished on April 6 2004 by Artisan7
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