The first time Colette Obrien, a noted Northern Californian therapist and creative artist, journeyed to the Yucatan, she realized that the Mayan civilization's attitudes toward time, transformation, and spirituality hold deep significance for questing men and women today. The Mayan culture had a wisdom about the meaning of life that is no longer available, lost long ago in the jungle. The Classic Maya created a civilization of astonishing sophistication, invention, and harmony. With their understanding of mathematics and astronomy, they conceived the world as based on time and transformation. Their home in the Yucatan was the enlightened Athens of our hemisphere. Drawing on actual events and beliefs of the Mayan culture, Obrien has crafted an unusual and profound novel of love and betrayal, religion and transcendence, where the needs of the gods will be fulfilled by mankind, and human culture will regain its balance. This is a message sorely needed in our own time. For the Maya, time was everything.