I first came across this book through a friend about a decade ago, and I was fascinated by the revelations described in the book,I followed the exercises out of curiosity for a while and I have to say I noticed an improvement in my general health. but my friend wanted the book back and after a while I stopped doing the exercises. Recently this book came to my attention again through an article in the Daily Mail so I thought I would order a copy and get myself reaquainted with the 'Fountain of Youth' I am currently doing 4 of the five 'rights' described in the book, and I am already feeling the benefits in mind and body! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel and look younger then their years. I shall continue with the exercises. (my age is 69)
This book is a must if you are trying to find out which of the many versions to buy.It makes you aware of all the corruptions that many edtions have intrduced.It shows the simplest true version of the Five rites and it is much more attractive to do and is accurate without all the pet ideas some have introducd.My whole hearted recommendation.
There are many books and DVDs on this topic made popular by TV and people like Bruce Forsyth. I have read several and have watched a DVD by a different author.
This book however discusses the original source of information from Colonel Bradford as passed on to Kelder and is therefore very valuable in its content. It goes on to point out the variations in later editions of Kelder's book and even surmises who Colonel Bradford's real identity was. It is clear and factual so that you can begin the 5 or actually 6 Rites yourself, without fuss and feel that you have accurate information that has not not been modified as in other books.
Jerry Watt has done a superb job in retainng the original text of the 1946 edition of Peter Kelder's book and at the same time adding some really excellent comments and observations.
I am so glad I divinely chose this original work than one of the other altered texts which have deviated so far from the original and thus lost the essence of the system.
Here is an intelligent man without ego who only brings us this long lost work in original form after he has actually used the system himself and proved the benefits. I look forward to his publishing the 1939 edition.