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The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth [Paperback]

Peter Kelder
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6 Oct 2011

Legend has it that hidden in the remote reaches of the Himalayan mountains lies an ancient secret. 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 us all in Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder.

Beginning 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, Kelder then reveals to us the five ancient Tibetan rites that can make you feel and look younger. The philosophies in the book combine with the practical yoga-like positions of the rites and lifestyle/diet advice to provide you with the ultimate guide to preserving your youth.

Taking just minutes a day to perform, benefits include increased energy, weight loss, better memory, new hair growth, pain relief, better digestion, and just feeling much more youthful!

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (6 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753540053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753540053
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

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Discover the secrets of living longer and looking younger with this international bestseller

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great gift for the older person 10 Oct 2010
By johnho
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We saw a TV show about bruce forsyth , and being in my mid forties and with others at work decided take on the five principles and i can say it made my life better,make you aware of your body and that you need do it every day, and take care of your self
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountain of Youth 8 April 2013
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This is a life changing experience.

It isn't easy it is hard work that is entirely up to the individual. Like a bank account if you don't put anything in.........
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful book with a lot of useful information to improve your life. I am doing the 5 Tibetan rites on a daily basis and I have experienced positive changes in body and mind. I am aware that I actually live in my body. I am present.
Part five of the book I found especially enlightening. I quote from page 80 "Whether you realize it or not, you create and shape your life with your thoughts. All things that become part of your physical reality are iirst created in the mind." What a profound statement! How this knowledge can change the whole perception of one's existance! I can whole-heartedly recommend this book to all who are seeking to restore health, well-being, peace and equanimity.

Sylvia de Beer-Bloem
South Africa
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective 18 Dec 2011
I got this book after I purchased a similar book from another author and gave it to a friend who decided to keep it. I've read some of the reviews here and see that some people do not like the first exercise - the spinning. It is my favorite. While it does say in this one and other similar books that it is not recommended to go overboard with spinning - there I times I do spin about 99 times three times a day. It's a way of getting naturally high. (On a side not, spinning is my favorite part of salsa dancing).

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A very famous book made better known by Bruce Forsyth who keeps himself fit by using the methods described in the book.
I am delighted to have obtained it at last.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad book - good exercises 31 Dec 2009
I give only four stars for this book - the story is told in the book is not particularly well told, or unconvincing! But in contrast, I find the five exercises really, really good!
I dare not say that they actually makes one younger, but they do make one feel much more comfortable and in better shape. I can highly recommend the exercises - just skip the rest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars beyond excellent 8 Jun 2014
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this is such an inspiring book even my sceptical husband has been spinning on the spot, if you are keen on self help books I would reccomend fountain of youth.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A matter of taste 18 Mar 2014
By Bashira
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A gift bought on two occasions, interesting read but have not done the exercises. A matter of taste, if this interests you.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very stupid book, but the exercises are excellent.
Published 1 day ago by Magood
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 10 days ago by Mrs. M. Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review
The exercises are very good indeed well worth buying glad I found this book.Amazon can you stop putting up how many words we use for a review
Published 5 months ago by mills
2.0 out of 5 stars very over priced book
I thought the book was very over priced it was a present for someone I had to buy something else to go with it as it looked so cheap..
Published 6 months ago by margaret higgins
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting little book.
It was simple and got me off my butt.Also Bruce Forsyth had recommended it and look at him.An interesting read.
Published 7 months ago by S W BROWN
2.0 out of 5 stars Vow of celibacy?
The book tell a story about a British official who like Ponce de Leon was searching a key to keep or go back to youth, however, unlike Ponce de Leon the British official founds it... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Juan Carlos De Carle
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great read
The book was so good I can't stop telling people about it. I would recommand it to anyone both healthy and unhealthy.
Published 13 months ago by LennyBoyScott
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Was a fantastic insight into others beliefs, very interesting and would love to read similar type books, was recommended by a friend too!
Published 14 months ago by Liz Himme
5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient Secret of the fountain of youth
I had an old tattered copy of the original that I lent out many years ago and wanted to revisit this book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by C. S. Bentham
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