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Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth Hardcover – Illustrated, January 20, 1998
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- Publisher : Harmony; Illustrated edition (January 20, 1998)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 106 pages
- ISBN-10 : 038549162X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385491624
- Item Weight : 9.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.85 x 0.61 x 8.53 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #31,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of my favorite old black and white movies is “Lost Horizon.” The movie is based upon the book by the same name by James Hilton published in 1933. The main theme is based upon a fantasy place somewhere in the Himalayan Mountains called “Shangri-La. It is a place where everyone is happy and one never grows old. In this respect, I found this book an interesting and informative read.
This text is organized into five parts. In the first part the author gives the reader a glimpse of the adventure about to unfold. He meets a retired British army officer named Colonel Bradford. Bradford related a tale about the search for someplace in the Himalayan Mountains where they have discovered “the fountain of youth.” Colonel Bradford invited the author (Peter Kelder) to join him on this search but decided not to travel with Col. Bradford at that time.
A few years passed and the author received a letter from Bradford claiming he had found the monastery he was searching for and would be coming back to the U.S. to share what he had learned. This book has six basic exercises that are simple to learn and do to achieve health and youth when done every day. As an exercise nut all my life I added the six Rites shown in this very practical book to my own rugged workout routines. Whether or not those exercises will restore me to a more youthful appearing old guy of 75 is to be determined after a few more months using the six exercises, which they call RITES.
Note: The book’s advertisement on the back of the book claims “five ancient Tibetan rites” but the book actually includes a sixth rite. In any case, I really liked this book and still dream of finding my own Shangri-La fountain of youth.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Chair/Seated Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga for seniors and the physically challenged).