Fifty-year-old Mira is a middle-class woman who has been thrown willy-nilly into a wide world of claustrophobic, inconceivable privilege in Mumbai, India. By day, she is a devoted companion to Vikram, her sweet and loving husband, and best friend to Megha, her soul sister. But when darkness falls and Mira sleeps, her astral travels lead her deep into a different realm where she realizes bliss, fears, and premonitions not found in the earthly world.
Mira’s house servant, Chandra, is a beautiful, underprivileged tribal girl from a distant village in Tamil Nadu who is unfortunately bound by blind customs and an oppressive society. As Mira’s dreams, musings, and astral travels shape her evolution as a very special and unique person, these episodes not only bring her wisdom and solace, but also help her to transform Chandra’s life and the lives of many others. But will Mira’s out-of-body experiences strengthen her to triumphantly emerge from her roller-coaster life or lead her somewhere she never imagined?
The Mystic Journey shares a tale of joy, doubt, fear, and the unbearable lightness of being as an Indian woman seeks liberation through her astral travels.