The book contains portraits of a selected few women mystics and also engages in a discussion on mysticism, modernity, the female and the erotic, seen through the prism of women mystics from different ages and religious traditions. Among them are Jewish Etty Hillesum and Catholic Teresa of Avila. Also included is a male mystic, the great Persian poet Hafiz.
The book includes a personal preface on my own spiritual development and received vast media attention. It still sells well in its pocket version.
Two of the essays in the book, on Etty Hillesum and on Hafiz were rewritten as pieces for stage and performed at major venues in Stockholm and went on tour in other cities of Sweden.