Nat Harris has returned to his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri seeking some peace. With the help of his roommate and best friend Aleah he's got thirty days sobriety, a good job and a clean place to live. Nat's also fallen in love with Adam, a young man who lives closeted in his mother's conservatively religious house. After Adam receives the dooming diagnosis of a sudden aggressive cancer, Nat winds up under the tutelage of his eccentric boss Jean, at the vegetarian cafe where he works. Jean is a practitioner of an esoteric healing arts modality known as "Enceladism," and with the help of her own mentor, the shadowy and messianic cult author Pete, she undertakes to train Nat to develop his powers in order to heal Adam and awaken to his own "higher purpose." But in doing so, Nat releases forces that threaten to destroy everything he holds dear.