The Ernest Becker Foundation
|Clearing House News|
|Friday, 21 August 2009 14:04|
Janis Dickinson’s paper connecting Becker to the Environmental community generated a wonderfully positive response from the founder and projects director of COIN, a UK non-profit specializing in climate change communication. See this correspondence posted on July 29.
The fast-moving Internet is outdistancing print newsletters. We’d like to welcome print newsletter recipients to consider giving us their email address so we can update you more efficiently and inexpensively, without snail mail. And be Green.
Two worries I can think of re this transition:
(1) You worry we’ll fill your inbox. We won’t.
(2) I worry you might adopt the attitude that the Internet is free, and cut back on your support of the EBF. Please tell me you applaud this move as ecologically sound and you’ll increase your support.
Becker on Otto Rank
"Rank goes so far as to say that the 'need for a truly religious ideology is inherent in human nature and its fulfillment is basic to any kind of social life.' Only in this way, says Rank, only by surrendering to the bigness of nature on the highest, least-fetishized level, can man conquer death. In other words, the true heroic validation or one's life, lies beyond sex, beyond the other, beyond the private religion-all these are makeshifts that pull man down or that hem him in, leaving him torn with ambiguity."
-From Denial of Death, Chapter 8
more on Otto Rank here