“Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth” – Does It Work?

When mighty claims are made about something, mighty proof is required for me to believe it. However, if it’s something I can prove for myself, I’m not above trying it. That is if I can do it without a large expenditure of cash.

The Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth is a book that makes just such might claims. It appears the book was published originally in 1939 under the title “The Eye of Revelation.”  The contents of the two books are basically giving the same information.

Both books appear to be written by Peter Kelder who is harder to find than mosquito eyelashes. I did read that he was still alive and residing in California. Who knows? Anybody out there that knows his whereabouts let me know. In the meantime, we’ll explore Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth and its claims. Finally, we’ll examine whether the “secrets” work.

Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth

The book tells a story of the author meeting an adventurous British colonel who travels to Tibet, lives in a monastery and regains his youth by performing 5 exercises a day. The transformation of the colonel was miraculous according to the author. That’s it. That’s the contents of the book in a nutshell.

Claims made in the Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth

Remember when I talked about mighty claims in that first paragraph. Well, this book is the granddaddy when it comes to making mighty claims. It claims if we do the exercises outlined in the book, we will:

  • Look younger
  • Feel better than we’ve ever felt
  • Grow new hair
  • Have lots of energy
  • Improve memory
  • Improve endurance
  • Eliminate flab and fat
  • Relieve arthritis
  • Relieve pain
  • Digest foods better
  • Detoxify

Do the exercises in the Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth work?

Remember, I told you they were mighty claims, but the proof is in the results. Do these exercises really work or is it just hype?

I was able to dig up information on the effectiveness of the five exercises – there’s actually six, but the sixth exercise involves giving up sex and the author says that’s not necessary to get good results, but is if you want to get maximum results and be a “super woman” or “super man.” The exercises are actually real Tibetan exercises and are performed in a specific monastery in Tibet. Hmmm, maybe there was a real British colonel after all.

I looked for the book on Amazon to see what people had to say about it. Out of 119 people who reviewed the book,

  • Out of the 119, 82% thought it was the real deal with 13% having some reservations.
  • Five people gave the book only one star, but of those five only 1 person said they tried the exercises and they didn’t work.
  • Eight people gave the book a two star, but only one of these people said the exercises didn’t work.
  • Out of the seven people who gave the book a three star, none had tried the exercises.
  • Out of the 16 people who reviewed the book, only 4 actually tried the exercises. Of those 4, all reported good results.

Sorry everyone, but I didn’t take the time to read each of the 83 people who gave the book a five star rating to see how many had actually tried the exercises. However, I was able to draw some conclusions from what I read. If you do decide try these exercises proceed slowly at first.


The only way to know if these exercise or “rites” as they’re referred to, will work for you and me is to try them. I bought the book a number of years ago, but can’t rate the exercises since I wasn’t consistent. If you want to read the book and try the exercises, you don’t have to buy it. I found it here for free. It’s a PDF document and I hope it downloads on your computer. If it doesn’t be sure and let me know and I’ll try and find another source for you.

Now go have fun and relax.

5 thoughts on ““Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth” – Does It Work?

  1. I do the 5 exercises. To me, they are helpful. I alternate the 5 rites with Richard Hittelman’s 28-day yoga plan which has 3 routines. This way, I one time the 5 rites and the next time one of the 3 yoga routines and so forth. I am 66-years old. The rites help to improve my strength, balance, and flexibility. It is better than the yoga alone. The 5 rites have strengthened me to the point where I can more easily do the yoga exercises.

  2. Thank you for the link. I’ve downloaded the book and intend to try the exercises. The way I see it, I’ve got nothing to lose so why not try them. I’ll let you know in a few months how things are going.

  3. Read the book 10 years ago. Tried the rites. Good result after six months. Very good result after two years. Still doing the five exercises ( rites ) at least five times a week. It takes only 10 mins of your time. Remember to do them slowly. Sam

  4. Please do the rites by yourself and then write this review. Anyone who is looking for review would reach out to Amazon first than your site, if they are doing google search. All you are doing is to provide statistics to attract clicks to your site.

    1. Bought the book. Did the rites. Made me feel very good. Didn’t make me a teen again though. Dang it!

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