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1 Jun 2005
What happens when a young Florida champion athlete and his high school sweetheart resolve to do whatever it takes to unravel the mysteries of human spiritual transformation? John Wilder and Devi Duran go on a revolutionary journey of change through heart, mind, body, breath and sexuality. Join them as they uncover "The Secrets of Wilder" - sacred techniques for cultivating deep Inner Silence, Ecstasy and Enlightenment. Their discoveries are destined to change the world, but at what cost?

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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: AYP Publishing (1 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976465515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976465515
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,213,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yogani is the author of the Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) system, including more than a dozen Instructional Titles available in Paperback, Kindle eBook and AudioBook editions, covering all aspects of Full-Scope Yoga Practice. Since 1970, he has crossed the lines between many traditions, developing an effective integration of methods including Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Hatha, Kundalini, Tantra, Self-Inquiry, and more. It is a flexible, scientific approach rather than a rigid, arbitrary one, and open to public scrutiny, as all spiritual knowledge should be nowadays. He has no desire for guru status - only to have the joy of making a small contribution to helping the disciplines of spiritual practice become open to everyone. He wishes to remain anonymous, preserving a quiet life in practices. AYP is not about the author. It is about all who long for knowledge. 


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Yogani is the author of the Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) system, including more than a dozen Instructional Titles available in Paperback, Kindle eBook and AudioBook editions, covering all aspects of Full-Scope Yoga Practice. Since 1970, he has crossed the lines between many traditions, developing an effective integration of methods including Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Hatha, Kundalini, Tantra, Self-Inquiry, and more. It is a flexible, scientific approach rather than a rigid, arbitrary one, and open to public scrutiny, as all spiritual knowledge should be nowadays. He has no desire for guru status - only to have the joy of making a small contribution to helping the disciplines of spiritual practice become open to everyone. He wishes to remain anonymous, preserving a quiet life in practices. AYP is not about the author. It is about all who long for knowledge. 
 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars completely unique 1 Sep 2005
Format:Paperback
The author, Yogani, has created an amazingly efficacious set of yoga practices tying together the best, and only the best, from several millennia of fragmented, half-secret, mostly misunderstood and highly esoteric practices into a bundle as clear, simple, and understandable as a nursery rhyme. Several thousand people who'd previously felt more or less stagnant in other practices are quickly experiencing levels of peace and bliss they'd previously scarcely imagined. The Advanced Yoga Practices book outlines the specifics in meticulous and, easily
readable and digestible detail.
For those new to any sort of spiritual practice (and also as fun and pleasure for those who are already familiar), The Secrets of Wilder presents this deep and potent practice completely free of any Eastern terminology, and within an adventure/love story!!! Spoonfuls of sugar to help the medicine go down and attract a wider set to these practices, so more people can drop their stress, anger, and aggression.
Speaking of medicine and the need for sugar, Yogani is a mild-mannered man and polite, but when it comes to the business of smashing taboos which need to be smashed, and exposing secret knowledge which needs to be known, he becomes as decisive and unsparing as `The Terminator' --- he has pulled out all the stops in presenting the best, advanced yoga practices which are normally kept secret --- and he has spared nothing in showing the connection between sex and the sacred processes of enlightenment.
I give it five stars in its genre, and in many ways, it is in a genre of its own. Those uninterested in a spiritual message, or in enlightenment, would probably not give it five stars, but perhaps some would, because Yogani has a knack for making you turn the pages.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This book should not be missed by anyone who is interested in their own spiritual evolution - or, for that matter, in the spiritual evolution of our planet. Framed within a cosmic love story that begins with the protagonists in high school, it encompasses a wide panorama of meditative teachings that can be applied easily both by young adults and by oldsters already set in their ways - such as me. Beautifully and sensitively written, I cannot imagine anyone coming away from its pages without having learned something profoundly new about themselves. When I finished reading the last page of the story, tears came to my eyes and a strong yearning overcame me. "So may it be," I said aloud. "So may it come to pass for all of us."
How often does a book appear without anyone knowing who the author is? We have no photo, no list of achievements on the back cover, and I don't think we are going to see Yogani on the morning talk shows. Despite the amazing success of the Advanced Yoga Practices online list that drew more than seven thousand subscribers and now has its own website and forums (and also now as the book "Advanced Yoga Practices"), Yogani protects his anonymity. We are told nothing about the originator of this extraordinary novel other than in the brief biographical note at the end: 'Yogani is an American spiritual scientist who, for more than thirty years, has been integrating ancient spiritual techniques from around the world that cultivate human spiritual transformation. The approach he has developed is non-sectarian and open to all."
Again I repeat, "Don't miss this book." I am buying extra copies for my three sons and close friends. And if they find the exercises launch them into deeper levels of spirit, they - and you - can move on to the "Advanced Yoga Practices" book itself. Yogani promises us that more is forthcoming. I, for one, can't wait!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets if Wilder...a gem for all 3 Jun 2006
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Reading this book has uncovered a hunger in me, I found it irresistable. We go through Life looking for mysterious truths to discover who we are, and when we find them in the pages of this book expressed in a simple and beautiful way the Joy is indescribable, its like finding a lost family member!

Readers and followers of Spiritual knowledge from all paths and disciplines will find this book imparts a personal and secret knowledge. The book is written in a way in which you feel you are there, its all very personal to you, the reader.

It exposes dogma for what it is and reveals the Truth is open to all who seek.

I have already recommended it to like-minded friends and I recommend it to the broader audience here too. Don't miss it.
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This book should not be missed by anyone who is interested in their own spiritual evolution - or, for that matter, in the spiritual evolution of our planet. Framed within a cosmic love story that begins with the protagonists in high school, it encompasses a wide panorama of meditative teachings that can be applied easily both by young adults and by oldsters already set in their ways - such as me. Beautifully and sensitively written, I cannot imagine anyone coming away from its pages without having learned something profoundly new about themselves. When I finished reading the last page of the story, tears came to my eyes and a strong yearning overcame me. "So may it be," I said aloud. "So may it come to pass for all of us."
How often does a book appear without anyone knowing who the author is? We have no photo, no list of achievements on the back cover, and I don't think we are going to see Yogani on the morning talk shows. Despite the amazing success of the Advanced Yoga Practices online list that drew more than seven thousand subscribers and now has its own website and forums (and also now as the book "Advanced Yoga Practices"), Yogani protects his anonymity. We are told nothing about the originator of this extraordinary novel other than in the brief biographical note at the end: 'Yogani is an American spiritual scientist who, for more than thirty years, has been integrating ancient spiritual techniques from around the world that cultivate human spiritual transformation. The approach he has developed is non-sectarian and open to all."
Again I repeat, "Don't miss this book." I am buying extra copies for my three sons and close friends. And if they find the exercises launch them into deeper levels of spirit, they - and you - can move on to the "Advanced Yoga Practices" book itself. Yogani promises us that more is forthcoming. I, for one, can't wait!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priceless Spiritual Love Story That Offers Unique Spiritual Exercises 18 July 2005
By Ramón Sender Barayón (http://www.raysender.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book should not be missed by anyone who is interested in their own spiritual evolution - or, for that matter, in the spiritual evolution of our planet. Framed within a cosmic love story that begins with the protagonists in high school, it encompasses a wide panorama of meditative teachings that can be applied easily both by young adults and by oldsters already set in their ways - such as me. Beautifully and sensitively written, I cannot imagine anyone coming away from its pages without having learned something profoundly new about themselves. When I finished reading the last page of the story, tears came to my eyes and a strong yearning overcame me. "So may it be," I said aloud. "So may it come to pass for all of us."

How often does a book appear without anyone knowing who the author is? We have no photo, no list of achievements on the back cover, and I don't think we are going to see Yogani on the morning talk shows. Despite the amazing success of the Advanced Yoga Practices online list that drew more than seven thousand subscribers and now has its own website and forums (and also now as the book "Advanced Yoga Practices"), Yogani protects his anonymity. We are told nothing about the originator of this extraordinary novel other than in the brief biographical note at the end: `Yogani is an American spiritual scientist who, for more than thirty years, has been integrating ancient spiritual techniques from around the world that cultivate human spiritual transformation. The approach he has developed is non-sectarian and open to all."

Again I repeat, "Don't miss this book." I am buying extra copies for my three sons and close friends. And if they find the exercises launch them into deeper levels of spirit, they - and you - can move on to the "Advanced Yoga Practices" book itself. Yogani promises us that more is forthcoming. I, for one, can't wait!
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spirtually uplifting 31 July 2005
By A - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Overall, I have no problem with telling potential readers that I loved the "Secrets of Wilder" and found parts of it deeply touching. In fact, from page 120 onwards, it pretty much became a page turner for me and I read from page 180 to the end in one sitting, which is the mark of only the most enjoyable of books for me.

The beginning was the only reason I couldn't give "Secrets of Wilder" 5 out of 5 stars. I found the beginning a little rough going and not up to the high standards set later on as the story unfolds. I actually feel that if it had begun the way it ended, it would have been in the class of Richard Bach's Illusions or Jonathan Livingston Seagull for me which are two of my favorite spiritual stories of all time.

Overall, I highly recommend "secrets of Wilder" as a great and inspiring read that takes the reader into unchartered spiritual waters.

Enjoy!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Insight 16 Jan 2007
By Kathy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I just finished The Secrets of Wilder. If you haven't read this yet, I believe you should. If any of your practices are lagging in any way you should read this. If you want a glimpse into what beauty, grace and peace this life can offer, you should read it. If you want a glimpse into the actual reality of our underlying existence, you should read it. If you wish to increase your desire to become closer to God, to all that is, to the one, you should read this.

With that said, I found the first few chapters of the book rougher than the rest and if you do too, bear with it. Some of the dialog and action seemed a little stiff or less than natural, but just in the first couple or so chapters. The writing improves as the book continues and you will be drawn into John Wilder's quest. I couldn't wait to come home after work and snuggle up on my sofa and read more.

There were three passages of the book that moved me to tears. I won't describe them here because some of you may not have read the book yet. I will say that the book strengthened my desire to be closer to God, just as it strengthened my desire to do my daily meditations and other practices. It provided an inspiring insight into the journey others on this path are taking.

Well done Yogani. Thank you for your writings and for building and sharing this open system. Thank you for compiling the knowledge you've gained into a form that so many others can understand. We understand how much work you've undertaken to accomplish this and we are grateful...

I also recommend Yogani's book, Advanced Yoga Practices: Easy Lessons For Ecstatic Living, for anyone who wishes to explore the open (freely given) practices referenced in The Secrets of Wilder.

Kathy
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars completely unique 29 Aug 2005
By David Obsidian - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The author, Yogani, has created an amazingly efficacious set of yoga practices tying together the best, and only the best, from several millennia of fragmented, half-secret, mostly misunderstood and highly esoteric practices into a bundle as clear, simple, and understandable as a nursery rhyme. Several thousand people who'd previously felt more or less stagnant in other practices are quickly experiencing levels of peace and bliss they'd previously scarcely imagined. The Advanced Yoga Practices book outlines the specifics in meticulous and, easily
readable and digestible detail.

For those new to any sort of spiritual practice (and also as fun and pleasure for those who are already familiar), The Secrets of Wilder presents this deep and potent practice completely free of any Eastern terminology, and within an adventure/love story!!! Spoonfuls of sugar to help the medicine go down and attract a wider set to these practices, so more people can drop their stress, anger, and aggression.

Speaking of medicine and the need for sugar, Yogani is a mild-mannered man and polite, but when it comes to the business of smashing taboos which need to be smashed, and exposing secret knowledge which needs to be known, he becomes as decisive and unsparing as `The Terminator' --- he has pulled out all the stops in presenting the best, advanced yoga practices which are normally kept secret --- and he has spared nothing in showing the connection between sex and the sacred processes of enlightenment.

I give it five stars in its genre, and in many ways, it is in a genre of its own. Those uninterested in a spiritual message, or in enlightenment, would probably not give it five stars, but perhaps some would, because Yogani has a knack for making you turn the pages. Its closest genre is that of books such as Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Celestine Prophesy, Siddhartha, and Way of the Peaceful Warrior; in a way similar to these books, Yogani has wrapped his spiritual message in a story which has the human appeal of mystery, love and adventure. In a very clever way, he uses the unfolding of the mystery of the enlightenment process as a motivation for turning the page. But he has done something though that the authors of these other novels have not done --- he has exposed the enlightenment process as it is, and taught ways to access it.

The book is set in the Christian tradition - but those who are wary of dogmaticism and orthodoxy have nothing at all to fear. In fact the novel may help to bridge a gap between the narrower forms of Christianity and the more expansive roots of the Christian religion. It may help bridge the gap in some people's minds between Christianity (whether it is their own religion or not) and Yoga and all other religions, and help people to understand what Buddha, Jesus and Krishna have in common.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed Jouney Through the Life of a Spiritual Seeker 26 July 2005
By Lucid Interval - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Wow! This book is fabulous. Hidden treasures galore. This book bridges the gaps in my understanding of the yogic process and is very worthy of hardback status for longevity. It is amazing that this paperback reveals so much detail and information of ancient secret yogic practices that many of us have searched years to acquire. My bhakti is stronger than ever!

Yogani really has generously given so much through his Advanced Yogic Practice work. This book really conveys many of the struggles and victories along the AYP way.

I cannot say enough about this book! Read on!
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