In book one, Virginia Simms is an earnest, idealistic, young woman devoted to her graduate studies in political science. While putting on an important conference, she meets her academic hero, Professor Fredrick Grange, who sweeps her off her feet. Her desire for a fulfilling intellectual partnership takes her across the sea to Geneva, Switzerland. When Fredrick becomes overly obsessed with his work, growing more cold and distant, his research assistant, the dashing Ben Warren, shows Ginny the town and slowly what it means to truly love and desire. Ginny joins Ben in exploring the sensual practice of Tantra and awakens her body and heart. Through their intense emotional and physical chemistry, she reaches new heights. On this unexpected journey, Ginny finds there is more to a meaningful life than work and good deeds. This is a romantic, erotic tale for the intellectually and existentially curious, a moving and sweet story of awakening.
"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do." -Galileo On January 7, 1610, Galileo turned the first telescope to the sky. He modeled it after a toy, a spyglass made by a Dutch optician. The spyglass magnified the world by three; Galileo’s telescope magnified the world by 30. The device was so crude that it seemed the most normal and childlike of actions. After all,