Explore how our beliefs help us change. First, Anju, a young woman in central India, has committed to forgo all of life's conveniences and permanently sever ties with her family in order to be initiated as a Jain nun. Anju must first pass three tests designed to challenge her commitment. Next, Howard Fallon and hisdaughter, Shane, arrive in the Nevada desert for Burning Man, an annual festival that provides an experiment in community art and self-expression, culminating in the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy. Howard and Shane are seeking to reconnect and heal after unimaginable personal loss. In another part of theAmerican desert, Ashly Hines, a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, prepares to participate in the Sunrise Ceremony, a rite of transition into womanhood. Finally, theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser stands at the foot of one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. He has journeyed to the heart of the AtacamaDesert in Chile to look deep into space for clues as to how the universe was born and how it is changing over time. He finds that the more he searches the universe, the more he must embrace the mystery of the unknown.