At a Pennsylvania country auction, Daniel Statnekov impulsively purchases a Peruvian whistling vessel. His personal and professional life is in shambles, and Daniel wonders what he is doing with his life. All that changes when he blows into the whistle: what might otherwise have been nothing more than another antique on his shelf becomes the gateway to a transcendent spiritual journey. A few of the whistle's hollow notes, and Daniel literally flies into a totally unexpected out-of-body experience. Leaving everything behind, Daniel sets out to research the mysterious vessels and their psycho-acoustic effects. Seven years later, at Machu Picchu, he comes to a culminating, elemental understanding of the great ruins and whistling vessels, but most of all, of humanity as nothing less--and nothing more--than animated earth.