FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
(Investigator 179, 2018 March)
If you're feeling your age and want to grow younger you could try the exercises described by Peter Kelder in Ancient Secret Of The Fountain of Youth. (1989)
A two page advertisement in Australasian Post
(1993, October 2, pp 16-17) says that old age can be reversed. Two
pages in such a prestigious magazine could only be cost-effective
because Kelder already had a reputation and knew people would respond.
Indeed total sales of his book have been estimated elsewhere at 2
first page of the advertisement is reproduce below for your inspection.
The second page has testimonies reporting "Younger Looking Skin",
"Astounding Arthritis Relief", "Fat & Flab Vanish", "New Hair
Growth", "Long Term Pain Relief", and "Increased Energy And Fitness"
and all this achievable "in less than five minutes a day."
Ancient Secret Of The Fountain of Youth claims that if you daily do five prescribed Tibetan exercises, that it calls "rites", you will:
five Tibetan rites have been taught by trained instructors in workshops
and on DVD but are actually very simple. To me animations of them in Wikipedia seem like ordinary warm-up exercises.
Kelder's book is a modernized and expanded version of his previous 32-page booklet The Eye of Revelation (1939).
Kelder writes that he got the secret rites in California from a British army officer, Colonel Bradford, whom he met in a park.
colonel had travelled to Tibet after his retirement and lived in a
monastery where he transformed from a cane-using bent old man to tall
and straight in the prime of life.
exercises are claimed to be a form of ancient Tibetan Yoga 2500 years
old. The book gives a sixth exercise which should only be performed by
men who are virile:
- Look younger
- Eliminate fat
- Grow muscles
- Grow new hair
- Have lots of energy
- Improve your digestion
- Improve your memory
- Overcome depression
- Relieve arthritis
- Sleep better
for maximum benefit do just the five exercises initially until your
virility returns and after that do the sixth to become a super-man.
order to perform Rite Number Six it is absolutely necessary that a man
have full masculine virility... It is absolutely impossible for an
impotent man or the one with little virility to perform this Rite. He …
should first practice the other five Rites until he has full masculine
power, and this regardless of how young or how old he may be. Then when
the first "full bloom of youth" is experienced within him, he may then
go on to the business of being a SUPERMAN.
Australasian Post (1993, October 2, p. 16)
IS IT TRUE?I
are made on some web pages of cancer, poor eyesight and wrinkles being
cured, a prolapsed bladder restored to normal position, sinuses
cleared, and people regressing in age by 30 years including change in
hair-color. But no independent confirmations are supplied.
person writes: "I walked into a new bank to cash a check and I had
trouble with that because … I looked much younger than i.d. stated. I
had to sit and wait until they could verify that I was truly me."
Of 103 reviews of Ancient Secret…
on the Amazon Books website most are positive and supportive. 58% of
the reviewers give it the maximum of 5 stars, 18% 4 stars and 10% 3
of the reviewers apparently judged the book on its clarity and
simplicity, not on its scientific worth, and the majority appear not to
have done the exercises.
One reviewer who gave the book only 2 stars writes:
have been practicing the five and the additional sixth rite for a year
… twice a day 21 times and I have not noticed any change whatsoever. I
do not look younger and I get sick as often as other people who do not
do the rites.
queries why there are no pictures
of Colonel Bradford or of people who did
the rites and look 30 years younger than their age. He concludes the
rites don't work but are "an easy way to make money" for Kelder and
others who promote them.
want to try out the exercises but feel too skeptical to risk money by
buying the book, you can download descriptions of the exercises for
free from the Internet!
Little is known about Peter Kelder other than that he lived in California.
The Eye of Revelation
was published 79 years ago. Therefore Kelder would now be aged well
over 100 and likely deceased — unless he's been doing his six rites and
if they truly produce miraculous results it would be strange, perhaps
weirdly strange, that in 79 years medical science has not noticed or
investigated their benefits, nor made the exercises part of standard
advice given by doctors to patients!
a regular daily brisk walk will produce results as good as whatever
results claimed for the Tibetan rites are plausible. However, you lose
little by trying them out.
Kelder, P. 1939/1946/1975 The Eye of Revelation
Kelder, P. 1985/1989 Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth
Rites - Peter Kelder.pdf
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