Anjali Kumar was a card-carrying member of a rapidly growing contingent in America: highly spiritual but religiously uncommitted. But then she learned she was pregnant, and became compelled to find God--or at least some kind of enlightenment.
Convinced that traditional religions were not a fit for her, and knowing that she couldn't simply Google an answer to -What is the meaning of life?-, Kumar set out on a spiritual pilgrimage, looking for answers--and nothing was off limits or too unorthodox.
Kumar's quest turned into an epic journey of self-discovery. She headed to the Amazon rain forest to learn from the ancient practices of shamans, attended the techie haunt of Burning Man, practiced Buddhist and transcendental meditation, tried convening with angels, visited saints, goddesses, and faith healers, attempted Tantric Sound Healing, studied the divine feminine, engaged a psychic to conduct distance healing via the Internet, and joined a laughing yoga group.
Kumar's sensitive yet lighthearted story offers a provocative look at the timeless and vexing issue of spirituality in an era when more and more people are walking away from formal religions. Narrated from the perspective of a spiritual seeker rather than a religious scholar, Kumar offers an honest first-person account of some of the less than mainstream religious and spiritual practices that are followed by millions of people in the world today as she searches for the answers to life's most universal questions: Why are we here? What happens when we die? Is there a God?