In the Book of The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel, Jondolar and Ayla finally returns home, where Jondolar was born, the ninth cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone age settlement. Ayla was introduced to all the people of the ninth cave, but the inhabitants of the ninth cave were wary of Ayla, her healing powers, tamed-wolf, horses which will listen to her.
Ayla has much to learn again from the Zelandonii as well as much to teach them. She is much delighted to meet the Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the ninth cave and also shares her medicinal and healing experiences with the leader.
Of the many experiences they've shared together, one of the interesting topics to me, has to be the mixing of spirits in the women's body to create the baby growing inside them. Ayla believes life begins when a man and a woman coupled. Well, you'll have to read all about Ayla's adventures to unveil and understand why she thinks that way.
Next, the Zelandoni was very interested to get Ayla to be her next acolyte but Ayla is hesitant about it, she yearns for peace and tranquillity, to be Jondolar's mate and to have children. Ayla gives birth to their child and named her Jonayla and Whinney the mare has also given birth to a filly. At the end of the day, Ayla accepts her unique spiritual gifts and to be Zelandoni's disciple.