Way of the Lover, The

Way of the Lover, The

Sufism, Shamanism and the Spiritual Art of Love

The secrets of the Sufi medicine wheel, a journey to love and power


The latest from the Moon Books Classic series, The Way of The Lover combines medicine wheel teachings of ‘The Path of The Heart’, with the poetry and hidden teachings of illumination within the words of the great Sufi love poet, Rumi. It explores the questions that concern every man and woman: What is True love? How can I be more loving in my relationships? Why do I find it so hard to give, forgive, or receive love? How do I know that my relationship is taking me where I want to go? Can I learn from my experiences of love? How do I deal with the pain of a broken heart? Can love help me grow and find greater happiness and satisfaction in life? Who am I, really, and what do I mean when I say that I want love?


In this work Ross Heaven shares his immense knowledge, based in years of practicing as a psychologist, Sharman and Healer to introduce the seeker to what is True Love, not sexual love, but something far deeper, far greater, far more long lasting and permanent than instant gratification. Based in and on the many aspects of spirituality, Sufi practice and Spirit medicine this is a course in discovering, or rather rediscovering ‘self’, the love of self and the wonderful, powerful knowledge that to love and be loved is the ultimate goal in being happy. The work is laid out in a lovely, comfortable manner, illustrated with segments of poetry, case studies, and explanations which will encourage, guide and offer extensive knowledge based on the pathway chosen to explore. There is much to read and understand, some of it will resonate immediately, some will need to be considered and contemplated, as each of sections deals with an aspect of human expression and feeling; each dealing with the fundamental truths embedded within us all, such as fear, myths, power, relationships and self-knowledge. Not to be undertaken in a single read, although it is tempting, rather the chapters should be enjoyed, one at a time, the information used to reflect upon, to contemplate and allowed to begin to make a change. As Heaven says in the closing chapters, ‘Love is action not words’, it is so very much more, it is belief in the innate wisdom we have at birth but so often lose in today’s world. Rumi suggested that words were not essential, to discovering love, that love is there within us all, all we have to do is listen and let it happen, but in the meantime, while discovering this innate love, you could do far worse than to use The Way of The Lover, as a guidebook for your journey. ~ Janet Mawdesley, Blue Wolf Reviews

The Way of the Lover by Ross Haven explores love by using some of the most well-known poets as well as ideas from Sufism to explore love and how to be more loving. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to have more love in their life. ~ Rose Frum, NetGalley

The Way of the Lover includes an introduction by Syed Hamraz Ahsan, Sufi mystic and healer, public figure and author. Ahsan was born into a Sufi Syed family and is a descendant of the prophet Mohammed. ~ Syed Hamraz Ahsan

Ross Heaven
Ross Heaven Ross Heaven was a shaman, psychologist, author, therapist, TV, radio and magazine contributor, workshop facilitator, and presenter. He wrote...
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