Set during the “me” decade of the 1970s, COSMIC LOVE is the story of a charismatic young woman who amasses a cult following of thousands. Malkeeya is a sociopathic biracial beauty who believes it’s her mission in life to end ethnic division and bring enlightenment to the western world. If she lines her pockets along the way, well, she never took a vow of poverty, did she? And if outsiders mistake her sacred ceremonial rites for sexual exploitation, says Malkeeya, that’s just the projection of their own dirty little minds.
Malkeeya’s inner circle of followers live communally in “clusters,” tithing everything they own, handing over their children to her teachings and ceding control over their own lives in the belief that they’ll find love and serenity. Although her right-hand man, Paul, initially rebels when he witnesses the psychic unraveling of her first victim, he dismisses his doubts as he, too, continues to be mesmerized by the fascinating Malkeeya.
But in the wake of the Jonestown suicides the legal authorities and surrounding community grow suspicious of the local cult leader and her unorthodox practices. Official investigations are launched, some of her followers defect and Malkeeya’s paranoia and delusions escalate as she sees her empire spiraling out of her control. Tragedy appears inevitable as this psychological thriller hurtles toward a shocking climax.