The stories of Tea, Taiji, cure of stomach cancer, Aikido, Reiki are to address the holistic approach to health; the Oriental way i.e., Qigong, Mental and Spiritual aspects. The cures and testimonies were relevant then and can be applied to this day. The stories of the two women are example of frugal living and hard labor, resulting in two wonderful cheerful old women in spite of the poverty and hardship they went through life. It reinforces the concept of mind/spirit over body and it is a contrast to the modern way of life. The three jail stories are unique and depicts survival in the most dreadful and barbaric jail in the world. Again, when all else fails, “Only the human spirit can keep us alive”. The Double 9 story shows the traditional/spiritual beliefs and the old ways to avoid calamity and disaster practiced since ancient times in China.
To put it in context precisely: the author’s quest for maintaining good health started in prison and it has actually continued nonstop till today. At his present age of 65, he goes thru every day with a zest for living, with good health, sound mind and is spiritually uplifted. His sincere desire right now is to share his beliefs so that others can experience these life changing benefits too.
Hair-raising account of survival of gaols in Burma: Cannot possibly find words to describe the impact and reaction. At least I can say it is very well written in the most honest unembellished reportage. JAMES GERRAND: Independent Documentary Producer and Director