SLEEP TERRORS have plagued Lilah's nights since childhood. Years later, the episodes are increasing, each night whisking her in lucid dream to Hawaii, a place she loves as much as she hates.
Living in listless Williamsburg, Virginia, Lilah spends equal parts moping her way through community college and avoiding conflict with her mother when life finally begins. In dream she meets Koa, a native Hawaiian with secrets, the most compelling being: she cannot touch him without receiving an electric jolt. It is Koa who will prove to Lilah she isn't dreaming, awakening her to the unimaginable world of astral travel. Within this new world, Lilah discovers her gift – a skill she had no idea she possessed.
When Hawaiian myth collides with reality, Lilah finds herself the crux of an ancient fight over astral travel and is forced to face her greatest fear: trusting herself.
BETWEEN THE CURRENTS is a modern love story where truth and myth converge between astral travel and the waves of the Pacific ocean.
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Astral projection (or astral travel): The act of separating the astral body (spirit or consciousness)from the physical body and its journey into the astral plane or universe.
I was five when it began, when the vibrations first woke me.
I don’t remember much of my fifth year of life, but that first visit is my most vivid memory.
Much has happened since that first visit.
What did happen began with a book.
It was early summer, June, and the clouds had taken hold of the morning. Our house was dark, quiet, chilly.
I was in my lavender nightgown, ruffles rounding the edges, and eating a bowl of cereal at the kitchen table when I heard a thump, then a knock.
My heart pounded. At the age of ten, my mother strictly forbid me from answering the door when home alone.
Sitting frozen, I could hear her nasally voice in my head. You’re a young girl Lilah, it isn’t safe.