The Nonchalant Man Between Worlds is inspired by Advaita Vedānta and, to a lesser degree, the Taoist philosophies. The world that we see and hear has obscured the reality of consciousness. Is our fundamental awareness actually enduring and unchanging? The stories presented here attempt to get behind the veil of words and phenomena.
Becoming lost at a reservoir forces a couple to confront their inner demons. A subterranean train turns into a terrifying instrument of self-discovery. A man jumping to his death points to a state of mind large enough to obliterate all differences. Another man tries to recall what he was before waking up in a strange forest. A woman slips away from consensual reality―instead of seeing concrete objects all around her, she sees their spirits, or, more precisely, how they are held up by human awareness. These are just some of the haunting scenarios to be found here.