Out of the Shadow

by Fredericka Heller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/1/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781403335975
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781403335968

About the Book

Fredericka Heller is an artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her first novel, Out of the Shadow, is based on her personal experience in Jungian dream therapy. Set in Santa Fe, the book is filled with local color as well as experiences in astrology, synchronicity and past lives, making the esoteric both credible and amusing.

Out of the Shadow is the story of an artist, Jan, who falls in love with a composer, Neil. Gradually the romance fades and when her lover leaves with a younger woman, Jan is devastated. In an effort to comprehend the affair, she consults Byron, a psychic healer and Jungian therapist.

During an adventurous trip to California, events in Jan's past flash through her mind – her childhood with an eccentric mother, her life in New York as a young artist and past relationships. The interior drama is the compelling aspect of the story. Byron's uncanny insights into her dreams, as well as an understanding of events in her early life, lead her to a new perception of her self and the relationship.

Although Out of the Shadow is primarily a woman's book, it deals with relationships and psychology that should appeal to a wide audience. Written from a layman's point of view, it reflects how therapy brings to light startling revelations from the unconscious and probes relationships that often mystify us.

About the Author

As a child, Fredericka Heller studied music with her mother, a professional musician, and later went on to art school in New York City. She has worked in numerous galleries and exhibited her paintings extensively.

Having spent much of her life dealing in abstract media, writing, as a concrete means of communication, became of great interest to her. It was after many years of Jungian dream therapy that the idea for Out of the Shadow emerged.

For more information, please visit www.frederickaheller.com