It's Not the End of Civilization, but The Recovery of Ecstasy - New Book Release

New York, New York (PressExposure) February 17, 2009 -- With the world on the edge of economic, social and political collapse, and ‘spiritual crises’ hovering thick in the air, there are some basic facts that each of us must face as we look to the current state of our selves, our culture, and the future of Western civilization. With a detour through the Central Siberian Steppe, and drawing upon aspects of Western philosophy that incorporate deep structures of primal life along with insights from the East, the most cherished assumptions of Western civilization are laid bare, revealing a feral experience of ecstasy resident in every human being – in our genome, so to speak.

In a world gone mad, this is a book about coming back to one’s senses and rediscovering oneself. Amidst the helter-skelter and all-too-familiar estrangement that haunts life in America today, The Recovery of Ecstasy gently, gingerly, leads the reader to explore a different way of being in the world. A serious but friendly book, it looks at where we have been, how we have been made profoundly sick, and how we can get well again.

And the early reviews are already in...

“…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.” Marvin Bram, Ph.D., L.H.D.

And again...

“…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 21st century 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.” From the Foreword

The Recovery of Ecstasy is available through many online retailers including,,, and Or ask for it at your favorite local bookshop. Requests for interviews and book signings should be made by contacting Sandy in New York at (646) 420-1258 or by email at


About the author

With advanced degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago, Sandy Krolick has taught at universities both at home and abroad. He spent many years, as well, in the executive ranks of multi-nationals like Ernst & Young, General Electric, and Computer Sciences Corporation. He recently returned to the USA with his wife, after living and teaching in the central Siberian Steppe for several years. Other published works include Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth, and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace. Visit him @, or order now on Amazon

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