Brendan meets the Nadi readers of Vaithiswaren Koil, has his fortune read by Gypsies with magic sticks and his palm read by an accountant. Inland, he meets Tamil Nadu’s most famous Channelors who take him to another level of reality. He ends his first week having his fortune told by a Divine Parrot.
In Varadaipalem, he meets up with followers of Bhagavan and Amma, two living Avatars, who have an interesting take on the 2012 doom and gloom end of the world prophecy. In Calcutta, the heart of India’s Gem Astrology, Brendan talks with ordinary people about their beliefs in gem stones bringing health, wealth and happiness.