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Sherry L. Ackerman

Sherry L. Ackerman is an American academic and dressage clinician[1]. She is Professor of Philosophy at College of the Siskiyous, in Northern California, USA [2].

She is an active scholar with the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies[3] and has authored numerous papers and journal articles.[4][5]

In 2008, Ackerman published Behind the Looking Glass[6], offering another perspective in the contemporary deconstruction of the "Carroll Myth". The book offers a thorough examination of the nineteenth century Neoplatonic Revival in Great Britain, with special emphasis upon its influence on the writings of Lewis Carroll: conciliatory points between revived Neoplatonism, theosophy and spiritualism are identified. Ackerman is affiliated with ContrariWise: The Association for New Lewis Carroll Studies.[7] Dodgson biographer Morton N. Cohen, in a recent article in the Times Literary Supplement labeled their position as 'revisionists' who were attempting to rewrite history. [8]

Ackerman is also a proponent of eco-spirituality and nature mysticism. [9] [10]In 2008, she published a second edition of Dressage in the Fourth Dimension[11]. This book posits that humanity’s alienation from Nature can no longer be ignored. Ackerman claims that the enormity and immediacy of the crisis is evident.

See also

  • Karoline Leach
  • Hugues Lebailly
  • Sadi Ranson


  1. Piaffe Flyer, Issue January '07, by Lucy Maynard. http://www.enydcta.doityourselfsitebuilder.com/f/SherryProfile.pdf
  2. "Dr. Sherry L. Ackerman". http://www.siskiyous.edu/staff/ackermans/. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  3. "International Society for Neoplatonic Studies". http://www.isns.us/index.html. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  4. "Ackerman, Sherry L. - Scholars Directory". http://www.isns.us/directory/america-canada/ackermansherry.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  5. The World Soul and the Soul of the World: Philosophy, Cosmos, and Culture at the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Global and Multicultural Dimensions of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Social Thought; Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, October 26, 1996; http://cosmopolis.com/inst/index.html
  6. (ISBN 978-1847184863)
  7. "Contrariwise". http://contrariwise.cc/aboutus.html. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  8. Cohen, Morton N. (October 2003). "When Love was Young". Times Literary Supplement. http://www.lewiscarroll.cc/cohenfulltext.html. 
  9. Yoga for Equestrians: A New Path for Achieving Union with your Horse, by Linda Benedict and Veronica Wirth, Trafalgar Square Books, 2000.
  10. Philosophy in Practice: Dressage in the Fourth Dimension. Fifth International Conference on Philosophy in Practice; Wadham College, Oxford. June 10-11, 1999.
  11. (ISBN 978-1577316237)

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