Praise for Dreams of Totality
In a compelling, energetically erudite, witty and light-hearted manner, Sherry Salman shows us where and how to look for meaning and purpose when our dreams of wholeness fall apart in the face of today's complexity and confusion.
POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH, PH.D., EDITOR, THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO JUNG, AUTHOR, THE SELF-ESTEEM TRAP
This book is for those of us who struggle to find a footing in the twenty-first century. The ground has transformed into a wobbly web, and to be in Sherry Salman's bright, wise company is a relief and a refreshment. I emerged from this reading experience less lonely and more awake. The center does not hold? Read this book immediately. It helps.
MARIE HOWE, NEW YORK STATE POET LAUREATE, AUTHOR OF WHAT THE LIVING DO
With unerring poise, the integrity of Sherry Salman's prose reflects long experience with both the 'poison and panacea' that intimations of totality can be. As a clinician, she fully empathizes with the need for security that can drive us to latch onto simplified models of wholeness at times of uncertainty and change. Recognizing, however, a deeper responsibility to the future of humanity, in which our present knowledge will only be a part, Salman eases Jungian psychology into the twenty-first century, reminding us that only an evolving consciousness, structured by an imagination that is free to release as well as contain, can ever lay claim to being complete.
JOHN BEEBE, AUTHOR OF INTEGRITY IN DEPTH
With this lyrical, post-postmodern text we are enticed into the improvisational flow of analytical psychologizing. The age-old fantasy and longing for totality is turned inside out as the reader is challenged to open up to a new understanding of the sublime.
JOE CAMBRAY, PH.D., PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY, AUTHOR OF SYNCHRONICITY: NATURE AND PSYCHE IN AN INTERCONNECTED UNIVERSE