And we continue with the Fountain of Youth Exercises adapted from the book by Peter Kelder.

I do want to say that you need to do these exercises for at least ten weeks to realize any major improvement.

Here we go…

The Colonel tells how to do Rite One

“The first Rite,” continued the Colonel “is a simple one. It is for the express purpose of speeding up the Vortexes.”

“When we were children we used it in our play. It is this: Stand erect with arms outstretched, horizontal with the shoulders. Now spin around until you become slightly dizzy. There is only one caution: you must turn from left to right. In other words, if you were to place a clock or watch on the floor face up, you would turn in the same way the hands are moving. “

Twirl clockwise - arms out

Twirl clockwise - arms out

“At first the average adult will only be able to spin around about a half-dozen times until he becomes dizzy enough to want to sit or lie down. That is just what he should do, too. That’s what I did. To begin with, practice this Rite only to the point of slight dizziness. As time passes and your Vortexes become more rapid in movement through this and other Rites, you will be able to practice it to a greater extent.”

“When I was in India it amazed me to see the Maulawiyah, or as they are more commonly known, the Whirling Dervishes, almost unceasingly spin around and around in a religious frenzy. Rite Number One recalled to my attention two things in connection with this practice. The first was that these Whirling Dervishes always spun in one direction-from left to right, clockwise. The second was the virility of the old men; they were strong, hearty, and robust. Far more so than most men of their age.”
“When I spoke to one of the Lamas about this, he informed me that while this whirling movement of the Dervishes did have a very beneficial effect, yet it also had a devastating one. It seems that a long siege of whirling stimulates into great activity Vortexes A, B, and E. These three have a stimulating effect on the other two-C and D. But due to excessive leg action the Vortexes in the knees-E and G-are over-stimulated and finally so exhausted that the building up of the Vital Forces along with this tearing down causes the participants to experience a kind of ‘psychic jag’ which they mistake for something spiritual, or at least religious.”

“However,” continued the Colonel, “we do not carry the whirling exercise to excess. While the whirling Dervishes may spin around hundreds of times, we find that greater benefit is obtained by restricting it to about a dozen or so times, enough so that Rite Number One can stimulate all the Vortexes to action.”

To be continued tomorrow
And then he tells about Rite Two…