The prayer stick ritual scene could not
These books are simply astonishing. They make me think (no, that's not the astonishing part :-) They are soooooo far beyond being just "mysteries."
"I went back and memorized it. Not because I believe it's true, but so that I have a choice of what to believe, and it doesn't always have to be the worst."
"Imagine...having a choice of things to believe."
The theme of betrayal and forgiveness permeates and is meaningful and immediate.