The Eternal Fountain of Youth is a book written to help people to more fully understand the totality of life as a whole. The book helps people to intelligently understand true mindfulness and the genuine, all-encompassing, unregimented, compassionate awareness that discerns profoundly (far from the ordinary superficial). The book helps people towithout relying on leaders or manmade systemsindependently flower into what deeply understands life, relationship, consciousness, and the intrinsic nature of time (as a whole). Many people cling, with others, to what outside "authority" dictates as to what is truth and what is correct. However, only the individual canfor himself or herselffind the deepest truth; depending on others "to lead us" is fallacious and a waste of time (as it has not gotten us anywhere over millions of years thus far). No one but you can fully bring about the discovery of deep wisdom, harmony, profound reason and order. Many of us, unfortunately, perceive things fragmentarily, not wholly. We, as we were taught, tend to see only the details and the parts…not the whole. The Eternal Fountain of Youth helps people to go (for themselves) beyond this fragmentation and limited separation…to perceive things more holistically, with deep insight and wisdom. For instance, psychologically, inwardly, most people each see the "perceiver" as being separate from "the perceived"; however, that may be a cude, erroneous viewpointthat we were all taughtand may be an expression of unrefined, inner conflict. Think about it! Additionally, the book contains genuinenot fabricatedmystery.
We canby observing the world without separation, without conflict that is fragmentarysee life in a whole, new way. This new perspective is whole and not "broken up" and fragmentary. We were taught to live (as mere followers) in fragmentation; this fragmentation keeps us at each other's throats, keeps us dependent on separative systems that divide us, keeps us in fear and uncompassionate limitation. We, for ourselves, can go beyond the calculated mold that was developed for us to mechanically function in, and we can (instead) function independently, wisely, warmly, joyously, and peacefully. The world desperately needs a change. We can be the ones who are the catalysts of that much needed change.
The dissonance, the lack of true harmony in so many innumerable minds, is largely the result of the wrong kind of education. Would you care to change, by reading this sprightly, straightforward book, helping yourselfwhile helping othersto go beyond the standard mediocrity and limited awareness that is not integrity, profound mystery, and deep perception?
Getting the book would be tremendously worthwhile in your life; it is totally different from what we've all been taught…but it offers a viable, direct way of understanding one's self, relationship, and time.
From E.E.Cummings (one of the insightful poets whose poems occur within the book, helping to substantiate what is presented):
so not quite believab
ly smallest as perfect this
(almost invisible where of a there of a)here of a
rubythroat's home with its still
ness which really's herself
(and to think that she's
warming three worlds)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has a lot of insight concerning consciousness and perception. It deals a lot with whole-oriented perspectives, encouraging you to look at the world without separation. It is very unorthodox in its approach to looking at life. Poetry, by famous poets, is occasionally utilized throughout the book to help substantiate what it presents. This is often very effective and startling. This book's views about time, life, death and eternity are very unique and mind-blowing. You find yourself glued to every page. What it presents is rather shocking for the mind to absorb. There is a lot of compassion evident within the book. Sometimes, especially at first, it seems overly serious. However, you can see the need for its seriousness as you continue to read. Finish it to the end, if you dare! It is a bit repetitive too, at times, but the author states that a certain degree of repetitiveness is necessary due to most people's situation of being stuck in the status quo, thus requiring reminding about why they best go beyond it. It is certainly a different caliber of book than what you would normally read. I was "craving more" when I finally finished reading it, wishing that there was more to read. If you want a strong jolt to the system that is different from the norm, then this book is definitely for you. The book contains a lot of sources for further reading/investigation. Does it truly reveal a deep mystery of eternity to the reader? I think that it really does, and in a way one would not ever expect. Highly recommended!
At its heart, this is a book that challenges readers to make a journey of discovery into their lives, motivations, and everyday choices. The author calls on us to become a child of wisdom- to question everything with deep passion, to discover what it’s like to truly live holistically. Throwing aside the shackles of a conditioned mind, a person can become global in their thinking stepping outside of the boundaries we’ve all put in place. As the artificial separations crumble, and we search within, a deep intelligence emerges connecting everything. Beyond patterns, cravings, and divisions someone might experience what the author calls “divine bliss.” This sacred benediction of eternal life is found beyond thought in quietude. As we turn inward, we find it easier to let go and live more fully in the present moment (echoes of Eckhart Tolle). The author asks repeatedly what qualities of mind are necessary for this kind of living. He asks us to go ever deeper abandoning our fears, our egos (the little i), and our grasping ways. True understanding or wisdom is holistic, immediate, and beyond our conditioning. A truly alive person goes in search of truth breaking down walls, developing compassion, and finding silence. Many metaphysical books today incorporate concepts from quantum physics and this author does so as well. He advances his own theory about a cyclic universe that might be viewed alongside current multiple universe theories. Of course, the search for a unified theory is the greatest challenge facing physicists today. Probably what the makes the book unique is the personal stories shared by the author as well as the choice to undertake a discussion of metaphysics while interspersing poetry throughout. The poetry is instrumental in helping to summarize ideas and gives glimpses into the way the author weaves his thoughts throughout the book. Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, EE Cummings, Emily Dickinson, and many others all have contributions to make to our understanding and grounding of the material. It’s obvious the author has thought deeply about the subjects he’s written about. Some of the best parts of the book are the personal stories he shares. The book succeeds in dropping the mantle at the feet of the reader to really examine their lives and minds. For those who haven’t begun the journey within yet, it offers a strong call to do so. For those of us who already acknowledge our spiritual selves, it offers encouragement and support to continue. I hope many will find and enjoy Thomas Peace’s book.