Myth of the Garden
the search for love and truth
The Myth of the Garden is the story of a young man's search for meaning. back
His adventure begins in San Francisco; Josh Fields, twenty-three, wants to live a deliberate life. He wants
to know, through experience, life's essential truths. The promise
of the counterculture has crescendoed and nose-dived into chaos.
Josh struggles to balance all the new ideas that flood his mind, but a lot of the pieces do not fit.
He and friends respond to the call to adventure and go on a road trip down the
then through India where they meet other expatriates and seekers from Europe.
The trip culminates in the Himalayas at the source of the Ganges, yet
the story has little to do with Indian philosophy.
It is the story of a young man's awakening to the inner heart of life
and the irrepressible longing that drives him to discover a universal truth. He
wants to find his place in life and, at the same time,
remain true to himself. It is an unrelenting struggle.
He is confused by a barrage of new ideas and the disintegration of everything he once believed
in. His conflict is not unique, the question has always been asked - what does life ultimately
mean? The answer does not always come easy and the awakening can be painful, yet compellingly beautiful.