“A lyrical and informative essay. . . . [Erikson] offers the reader an irresistible invitation to a more holistic vision of what the full range of the imaginative life can include.”
– Harvey Cox, Harvard University“Joan Erikson speaks from her long experience as dancer, psychologist, craftswoman, and close observer of children. . . . She has much to teach us about being young and about growing old. She is one of the wise grandmothers of our tribe.”
– Stephen Mitchell
About the Author
Joan Mowat Erikson was born in Canada; she earned her B.A. in Education at Columbia University and an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a teacher, writer, and craftsman and has worked with gold, silver, and precious stones. She is the author of a previous book, The Universal Bead. She is married to the noted psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson.