An adventurous tale that explores the secrets of interdimensional travel, the Tarot, and the Merkaba.
In the year 1896, a young woman finds herself standing in the river, not remembering where she came from or who she is. The only link to her past is a bag containing a few symbolic objects, including the Tarot cards. Followed by a cloaked figure, she ends up in Prague’s Jewish Town, which she recognises as an alternate version of her home. With the help of her new friends and occasional flashbacks, she begins to unravel her past connection to esotery, magic and places that initially seem unreal.
One day, she meets a young man whom she recognises as her best friend. Through their mutual memories, she discovers that her origins are stranger than she thought and that one of the first words she recalled, Merkaba, is the true key to her past and future. The story is inspired by the author’s esoteric background and hometown Prague whose name means threshold. The idea of Prague being a threshold to other realms had been explored in various literary works in the past, especially in Gustav Meyrink’s Golem, which influenced this novel as well. Each chapter is symbolically and archetypically aligned with one of the Major Arcana trumps.