on 5 February 2003
This is a very interesting book that offers an alternative view on science, based on Taoistic principles (Yin Yang). For example, the table of elements is presented in an alternative way that is far more in accordance with basic cosmic principles than the old one used by science. The basic theme is alchemy, which is demonstrated both in theory and in practice, since these principles has been experimentally verified by several researchers (Ohsawa, Kervran, Komaki, Zundel etc.). The famous scientist and quantum physicist Niels Bohr was very fascinated with these Taoist principles as well (see Fritjof Capra, "The Tao of Physics").
Kushi is a great intuitive thinker and presents some very interesting ideas which science in general might benefit greatly from, but he seems however to be a bit too superficial in his research and in verifying his statements (that is the case with statements in other of his books as well, in my experience). For example, according to my calculations he makes a gross error in his description of Ohsawa's Na->K experiment. The formula he presents to explain the production of gold is simply plain wrong, and based on a misinterpretation of the principles discovered by Kervran (see C.L. Kervran, "Biological Transmutations").
But the book is nevertheless absolutely worth reading - it's a great source of inspiration, also for those with a scientific background, who may gain some completely new and scientifically valuable insigths from it.