THE INNER LOVER
“To thrive, love depends on the imaginative use of solitude.” If you have been uncomfortable about the intensity of your feelings for someone, crushed because they don’t feel the same way, or especially critical of your partner, then you will benefit from this book.
Understanding why we are passionately attracted to certain people can lead us to the “Inner Lover,” a creative aspect of our own nature. The images, feelings, and fantasies that are aroused when we fall in love—in brief encounters and lasting bonds, in requited and “impossible” relationships—are the keys to hidden potentials within ourselves. In this book, Valerie Harms presents techniques of journaling, dreamwork, and imaginal dialogues to guide the reader on an adventure of self-discovery in which the powerful energies of love may be transformed into creativity and fulfillment.
Valerie Harms is the author of ten books and a creativity counselor. She has led writing and Intensive Journal workshops at centers around the country, plus Canada and Greece. She worked on several projects with the diarist Anais Nin. A graduate of Smith College, forseven years she was a project editor at the National Audubon Society. Learn more at www.valerieharms.comand on her Facebook & Twitter pages.
The Inner Lover was first published in 2000. Now it is available as an ebook for $3.99 or aPOD title for $8.99, published by the Authors Guild Back in Print program. The book is distributed by the Independent Publishers Group (IPG) and is available from Amazon.com, BN.com, and your favorite bookstores. Retailers may order from Ingram or Baker & Taylor at the standard discount.
Author interview — http://jamesstrecker.com/words/?p=980
Video link — https://youtu.be/cvEpvMHXZd4
Reading questions provided on request
Blurbs from readers & workshop participants:
“Harms tells us not to disengage from others, but how to use our attractions to discover and develop our inner potential. A warm, empowering book.” ~ Robert A. Johnson, author of He, She, We, et.al.
“I am simply swept away with admiration for your approach. What you offer is a new paradigm for how I think emotionally. Thank you for your deeply challenging work.”
“You have given me the answer to questions that have painfully bothered me for a long time.”
“Your message is so healing.”
“I admire the openness of your soul to the life-enhancing power of relationships.”
“I just cannot tell you how much you have helped me.”