Charlie is haunted his entire lifetime by unexplained anxiety of something in need of resolution. He realizes it is a critical point in life where it is time for action, and unknowingly calls upon the ancient trickster, "The Boogeyman" as a guide and mentor in his quest for understanding. His allegiance to the responsibilities that the ancient trickster demands will require him to give up his known world forever. Charlie is introduced to concepts that will grow into a unified, monstrous picture of existence. To gain what he seeks, he will never be able to look upon the world the same again, and in the end, will realize the nature of the trickster in his transformation to become one.