Out on a Limb Setting & Symbolism

Shirley MacLaine
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Books

Shirley studies many books about spirituality, trance mediums, and extraterrestrials during her journey of self discovery.

Bible

Shirley turns to the Bible to find information about spirituality and extraterrestrials and is surprised to find multiple references to both.

Kabala

The Kabala is a Jewish religious book to which Shirley turns to find information on the spiritual teachings her friend David is sharing with her.

Shirley's House

Shirley has, along with an apartment building, a house in the Los Angeles' mountains where she spends a great deal of time in the course of the book.

Shirley's Apartment Building

Shirley builds an apartment building with her first paycheck from a major movie so that she will always have a place to live if her career is not successful. The novel begins on the beach alongside this building.

Bodhi Tree Bookstore

The Ashram is a spa, or health camp, in...

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