The Recovery Of Ecstasy

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More than twenty years since his last publication, Sandy Krolick unleashes a firestorm of cultural critique and commentary wrapped around the warmth of a loosely philosophical memoir.


“Your book is really good!  I like it!  You’re an excellent writer.  Thank you for your work!”

DERRICK JENSEN (Author of Endgame, The Culture of Make Believe, and A Language Older than Words. He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008. Philosopher poet of the deep ecological movement, he also writes for The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine.)

“In his new book, Sandy has worked out a way to … both rid ourselves of the suffering of death-terror and re-conceive the past so that the new conception fills rather than empties each present moment.  From one direction, take away arguably the deepest source of human suffering; from the other direction bring back arguably the deepest source of human happiness… Here you will find it possible to identify your “feral self,” who yearns to live in the moment, unburdened by a heavy and cheerless past the 21stcentury ardently wants to place on your shoulders and by a future with which the 21st century ardently wants to sicken you.  This double liberation Krolick calls the recovery of ecstasy.” Marvin Bram, Ph.D., L.H.D (Emeritus, author of Recovery Of The West, founding member, National Humanities Faculty)

“Sandy Krolick has insight and a genuine love of life that is evident on every page; and he has the gift to communicate it passionately.” Wisteria Leigh, The Bookworm’s Dinner

“There’s a lot going on in this lean and lovingly crafted work… Krolick uses his own remarkable life story like a reagent to reveal for us the feral heart of the Siberian as his own American assumptions are subsumed in the reaction. The result is a deeply personal story of a rediscovery of ecstatic living… Krolick introduces us to a path at once profoundly kind, human, primal and accessible.” Narain Scott