Did a Shinto priest save the world? Shortly before the Soviet Empire crumbled, a mysterious Japanese priest broke a holy sword into 108 pieces. The pieces were then placed around the world to ward off the threat of nuclear war. Author Mikkel Aaland was one of the people to carry pieces of the sword to key sites. He takes readers along on his personal journey toward world peace, providing an insider's view of sacred Shinto ceremonies. You too will become a believer after reading this powerful memoir.