Felicia Drury Kliment was an adjunct professor at the City College of the City University of New York where she taught courses in the Psychology of the Special Needs Child. She based them on her teaching experience in public schools in Harlem, New York, and later wrote about them in magazines and academic journals. Her landmark paper on the subject, “Beyond Psychoanalysis,” was published in the distinguished journal, The Clearing House.
Kliment then took a detour and wrote two popular books for McGraw-Hill about nutrition and diet. The best-seller The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet was published in 2002; thanks to popular demand, a second edition was published in 2010. Eat Right for Your Metabolism, a book of recipes corresponding to the first book,was published in 2006.
Right after that, Kliment returned to her lifelong interest in the subconscious, leading to the publication of this book in 2014. It took her years to write because, unlike so many writers of nonfiction, she didn't put the book together out of second-hand material. The book originated from her life experiences and those of her family and friends, though she did read widely in search of literary, scientific, and biographical stories showing the subconscious at work. As a result, the book portrays the subconscious, not in stodgy academic terms, but through the lives of those who have benefited from it. It is truly a collaboration between Kliment’s conscious and subconscious minds.