HELEN SCHRADER’s had a mental poltergeist—a voice in her head—ever since she attended a shaman ceremony that was supposed to show her the meaning of life. Painful poltergeist intrusions and epic dating fails frustrate Helen, and she turns to the occult to solve her problems.
She visits a magic store, learns she’s a mystic, and casts a spell to purge the poltergeist and deliver her soul mate.
Helen has a transcendental experience. Spirit entities inform Helen that she has a type of magic called object empathy: she can bond with select objects. Helen sees a vision of someone slitting a man’s throat, which disturbs and confuses her.
Helen blogs about her mystical experience. The post goes viral; added publicity brings success to the yoga studio she owns. To celebrate, she and her friend attend a concert. Helen meets BRIAN SHEPHERD, the band’s guitarist and her celebrity crush. She’s awestruck, then disappointed. He’s arrogant. His pick-up lines are spawns from hell. His artistic insights earn her respect, though, and he walks her home. A mutual attraction blooms. They plan to reconnect on one of his tour stops, and he leaves. The entities inform Helen that Brian is in danger and she has a spiritual quest to save him. While visiting Brian, she has a mystical experience involving her object empathy and his favorite guitar. This, along with a growing affection between her and Brian, commits Helen to her quest.
Brian reads the blog post and rejects Helen—he distrusts the occult. His manager, Joe, practices dark arts and blackmailed Brian into participating in rituals where the word sacrifice is spoken. He’s concerned Joe sent Helen as part of the occult scheme. Brian is devastated. He’s suffering from blocked creativity, and Helen’s presence unlocks his music. He overcomes his misgivings, begs forgiveness, and wins Helen back.
Another transcendental experience delivers Helen crucial information. Her spell brought forth unintended dark energy. Joe and his sinister cult sensed it. They believe sacrificing Brian—whom they mistakenly think is the magic source—will make them immortal. She relocates to Brian’s city and moves her studio there. A man tricks Helen into thinking that Brian’s unfaithful and gives her an object for extracting revenge. Helen learns the man lied, and she must keep her energy loving to save Brian. An encounter with her poltergeist shows her she must deliver the object to the cult. The object, if used properly, will distract them. Helen attends a concert with Brian and brings the object, hoping to gain access to the cult and stop the sacrifice. She goes incognito and infiltrates a dark ritual in the concert hall, where she learns the cult will commence the sacrifice that night. She produces the object and projects love into it. The cult calls off the sacrifice. Helen uses her disguise to escape and Brian is saved.
Brian proposes to Helen, confessing she’s his true love and muse. She accepts, and realizes that the meaning of life is universal love. Her poltergeist arrives, explaining that now that she’s discovered her life’s meaning, he can finally leave