Within all of us there is a deep yearning to answer the call that defies all learning of the world. After World War II, a Norwegian explorer embarks upon what is seen by all as a suicide mission – a journey of over 4,000 miles across the Pacific on a balsa-wood raft. Thor’s belief that the ancients saw the oceans as a passageway rather than a limitation leads his inexperienced team to launch an expedition of redemption from all the roadways of the world.
"Who would be willing to be turned away from all the roadways of the world, unless he understood their real futility?" (T-31.IV.5)
He has offered them another chance at life and each one in turn must surrender in absolute trust to the given flow of the current in order to make a safe passage. It is when our own control over the direction we are taking breaks that we can truly be steered by the Spirit.