The Cloud of Unknowing
All are Clear, I Alone am Clouded

By: Sherry Salman June 20th, 2018

The Cloud of Unknowing, mixed media painting, Alexandra Eldridge, 2008   “All are clear, I alone am clouded,” is the first line of the last paragraph in Jung’s final book, his autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections.  …
Cover illustration, "A Modern Monster" by Craig & Karl, 2018, Science, Vol. 359, Issue 6372
Facebook, Frankenstein, and the Problem with Giants

By: Sherry Salman May 29th, 2018

Cover illustration, “A Modern Monster” by Craig & Karl, 2018, Science, Vol. 359, Issue 6372 It’s been 200 years since Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein was written, and the monster lives on in the form of Frankenbook.…
Set design for Scheherazade, (Ballet Russes), Leon Bakst
Staying Sane in an Insane World

By: Sherry Salman April 25th, 2018

Set design for Scheherazade, (Ballet Russes), Leon Bakst How do we stay sane and humane in what feels like an insane world? Finding the deeper stories running underneath the runaway stories on the nightly news, well, for me it makes the difference between sanity and madness.…
The Old Jester, Pablo Picasso, 1963. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Trump in Trickster’s Masquerade

By: Sherry Salman April 1st, 2018

The Old Jester, Pablo Picasso, 1963. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York When it comes to the complexities of human nature, Oscar Wilde was rarely wrong.…
Review in Quadrant, XLIV, 2015

By: Sherry Salman August 7th, 2016

In this thoroughly of the moment book, Salman sees the approaching reckoning with our slouching monster headed toward its postmodern Bethlehem as a confrontation with imagination itself, rather than with the parade of ideas, religions, or cultural and political systems that history has presented through the veil of Maya.
“Nightmares of Totality” Book review in Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche

By: Sherry Salman

The book shines…the strong emphasis on imagination and imagery is one of the powerhouses of her argument which is to come to terms with imagination and its dreams of totality. Her final chapter is an excellent set of steps for delving into the potential sense of living in a meaningless, or uncentered world… Salman provides an exceptional journey detailing how we seek to explain such a world by drawing on history, philosophy, psychology, and art.
Sharing Essentials: Archetypes & Intersubjective Space

By: Sherry Salman February 13th, 2015

C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago  FOUNDERS DAY SYMPOSIUM: AWAKENING ARCHETYPAL AWARENESS IN DREAMS AND DAILY LIFE FEATURED SPEAKER: SHERRY SALMAN, Ph.D. LOCATION  Loyola University, Chicago Water Tower Campus, 25 E. Pearson, Chicago IL – Kasbeer Hall Saturday, March 21st, 2015 9:00 am to 5:30 pm “The archetypes are, as it were, the hidden foundations of the conscious mind.…
Psychoanalytic Fair, Columbia Teachers College, New York City

By: Sherry Salman November 16th, 2014

Columbia Teacher’s College has made available on YouTube the Video of the presentations at the Psychoanalytic Fair from February 8, 2014. This was the conference to which 900 people (mostly graduate students) responded and in which over 30 psychoanalytic organizations took part.…
Montreal Jung Society Review: Reading this essay I felt I was in the presence of something momentous….courageous and brilliant

By: Sherry Salman March 6th, 2014

Reading this book I felt I was in the presence of something momentous…courageous and brilliant… Salman is writing about the dreams in the world around us. Page after page, my neck hairs tingled at her insights on subjects including psychology, religion, politics, sexuality, pornography, globalization, corporate capitalism, the environment and, not least, social media and the World Wide Web. The world needs this essay and its plea for imagination and empathy.
Chronogram Review: A Provocative, rewarding read….

By: Sherry Salman

A provocative, rewarding read urging wakefulness…like a mythological weaver, Jungian psychoanalyst Salman pulls together a variety of strands, from Indra’s Net to the World Wide Web — dreams of totality, visions of utopias and dystopias. Her wide-ranging intellect and breadth of reference reverberates in the book’s 27 illustrations, from prehistoric stone circles to Tibetan mandalas and microphotographed stem cells.