Suffering a midlife crisis, Daniel Bloom is on the verge of bankruptcy, miserable in his work, and a single parent in a dead-end relationship. One day, Daniel decides to abandon his usual commute and follow a small white sign with hand-printed letters stating "guru this way." A crude arrow leads him up a hill where he finds a guru like no other.
Daniel's initiation into a mystery school changes the direction of his life as he encounters a world he never knew existed, one of ceremony, magick, divination, and psychism. His logical mind strains to reject the new world while he experiences joy, sorrow, love, rejection, blind obedience, and rebelliousness. Yet while seeking the meaning of life under the auspices of his newfound guru, Daniel discovers a reality he cannot deny.
Daniel gains insight from each experience set up by his teacher and eventually finds joy and true love on his spiritual path by holding fast to what is most important in life.