This book explores the importance of these interior and exterior elements including mother, mother complex, mother archetype, sister, anima, wife, daughter, Hetaira, and Sophia. The author also looks at friendship and homoerotic relationships. Johnson contends that "almost all of a man's sense of value, worth, safety, joy, contentment, belongingness, and happiness derive from his inner feminine nature." He delineates each of these forms of femininity and points out the dangers which ensue when they are improperly mixed in a man's life. Lying with the Heavenly Woman should be required reading for men's groups.