By Gerald Gruman MD PhD

Textual content examines attitudes towards sturdiness and loss of life in Islamic and chinese language societies in addition to in Western civilizations. offers an realizing of the origins of drugs, own hygiene and public well-being, and the underlying mental and social concerns surrounding getting older. Softcover.

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Cyavana decides to capitalize on the situation by offering to reveal certain religious secrets to the Asvins in exchange for rejuvenation. The bargain is sealed, and the Asvins take Cyavana to the Pool of Youth. Thereupon Cyavana quickly entered the water in his desire for beauty. The Asvins also then went into the stream. 48 This Hindú fable probably was transmitted to medieval Europe by either the Arabs or the Nestorian Christians of the Near East. Blending easily with this Hindú motif of rejuvenation was the ancient Hebrew legend of a River of Immortality which conferred eternal life, although not necessarily renewed youth.

Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, a member of the Council of the Indies and in cióse contact with Spanish explorers and officials, testifies to the impact of the legend. 45 At first, the pious scholar avowed his own opinión to be that the power of rejuvenation is not to be found in nature but is reserved to God. Later, his caution decreased when three high officials returned from the Indies with a firm belief in the existence of the fountain. One of them had a servant whose father allegedly had been revivified by the marvelous spring.

They are much taken with the attractive young Sukanya, and, casting scorn on her decrepit husband, they try to seduce her; but the Prolongevity Legends 37 dutiful girl chooses to remain faithful to her senile husband. Cyavana decides to capitalize on the situation by offering to reveal certain religious secrets to the Asvins in exchange for rejuvenation. The bargain is sealed, and the Asvins take Cyavana to the Pool of Youth. Thereupon Cyavana quickly entered the water in his desire for beauty.

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