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Never Old

Tips on Keeping Mind & Body Young

By Jesse Anson Dawn


Jesse Anson Dawn (accurately photographed at age 68), author of the national award-winning book Never “Old,” plus The Rejuvenator’s Bible, speaks out about a most stirring subject: how to personally control the unwanted effects of “aging.”


Presently answering the question:

“In your recently published, new book, The New Era of Consciousness, you describe how the prayer-like, inner-voiced technique (that you call ‘Inner Directions’) greatly helped you overcome a very lethal case of malaria. Can your next Awareness column further elaborate on that truly enlightening experience?”


Dear Readers,

Oh memory, memory, without depending on you, how can I recall what is true? Yes indeed, our “memory banks” are truly crucial for our survival, because without the ability to remember lessons that we’ve learned, any form of education would be totally useless.

Thus I feel very fortunate to have what is called “photographic recall,” and via that capacity, the intensely unforgettable occurrence (that I will now describe), is not, in any way, fictionalized or imagined, but it is completely based on true-to-life, unexaggerated reality. 

Rewinding now, revisiting the year of 1965, back to when young men were getting drafted into the U.S. army. And because I was amid a one-year leave of absence from college, in May of that year, I then became eligible for the “Uncle Sam needs YOU,” so-called “crucial duty” of being a soldier in the Vietnam War.

Anyway, dreadfully (long-story-short), in November of 1966, while doing what my infantry squad called “jungle ambush patrol,” I had a seizure-like, (coma-producing), malaria attack, whereby after I was soon in a helicopter, being swiftly taken to a military field hospital.

Then, after a week of being bedded-down in a very dreary, tent-covered malaria ward (during which I saw a dozen young soldiers die from that terrible disease), I was told that I had the same “very lethal, malarial strain” that killed those twelve men.

Therefore, because I had what they called a “‘probably incurable” illness, I immersed myself into a (deeply focused), day and night effort to evoke what I now call (Inner Directions) sessions, whereby I realized that (self-initiated) willpower might be the only way to survive.

However, at that time, after being deeply inspired by a Buddhist priest who, just a few days before I was taken to that hospital, I had a long conversation with, most of my inner-voiced, (hopefully) curative evocations went something like this:

“Come on now, Jesse, wake up your healing powers, because I KNOW that we can beat this disease, Because just as that Buddhist priest said, to overcome any illness, we need to tap-into the ((Spiritual Body Within)). Yes, that’s IT, the healing force that activates the very center of our minds, where all cures begin their life-saving effects.

As on and on my (inner-voiced) sessions went like that, hoping to merge with the part of my brain that could save me, despite the fact that a month of malaria had made me a pathetic bag of bones, too weak to even stand up.

And then, during my fourth week at that hospital, when I was very close to giving up my tortuous, fever-stricken struggle to stay alive, I experienced the most vividly memorable night of my life. As it was then that I saw myself ((rising above)) the material world whereby, somehow, I could see my (lifeless corpse?) in the bed beneath me — a truly stunning transformation that brought to mind the following question:

Did that Buddhist priest speak the truth when he told me that, by transcending the physical body and becoming “pure-spirit,” we thereby have the power to overcome any disease?

But I soon learned that his teachings were quite genuine, because by elevating myself into the illness-curing, metaphysical dimension of my mind, I thereby realized that I could completely transcend the merely (physical-level) affliction of malaria.

And glory be, by the following morning, although I was still feeling weakly emaciated, I was gratefully able to eat again, and I could even stand up and walk!

Also, to my blissful delight, I felt clear-headed enough to write again, and so I entered the following poem into my bedside journal, a battered little book that I still have today — a collection of sweat and blood-stained memories that contains a verse that says this:

As I was entering the entrance of a ((new life’s)) gate—

I realized how to save my body, before it was too late,

I saw a glowing ball of light, ((shining)) inside my mind,

radiating rays of healing, that became my true LIFELINE,

And via that (curative) power, I was suddenly revived,

by ((spirit-linked-energy)), amid which I survived...

All of which was an experience that, quite indelibly, taught me what the eminent Edgar Cayce says in the following truism:

“The spirit is life, and the mind is the builder, and by activating one’s spirit-linked abilities, the (physical body) can be self-cured of any disease that it undergoes.”

Therefore, greatly helped by (internalizing) that fact, I’ve been traversing a worldwide search that, piece-by-piece, country-by-country, increases my knowledge about ((self-revival and protection energy))…

Youthman Messenger” Jesse will answer any questions (about REAL rejuvenation and ((protection-energy)) by emailing him at Also, by typing Jesse Anson Dawn into the (book-search window), you can receive Jesse’s uniquely beneficial, new book, “The New Era of Consciousness.” Or you can have a bookstore order it via iUniverse Publications.