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This hospital conversation occurred a few months before Becker died. We are indebted to Sam Keen for making it available to us. It conforms to the text published in Psychology Today (April 1974) entitled “The Heroics of Everyday Life: A Theorist of Death Confronts His Own End.” (A transcript of the same interview is available at this link.)
For the uninitiated, our best public speaker, Sheldon Solomon, makes a serious subject entertaining. This introduction is highly recommended for all. The mp3 can be downloaded from our website (coming soon!), and you can read the transcript (here) all for free. Or you can order a CD, and support the EBF, for only $5.
As important as he was to Becker, Rank is famously dense to most of us. Sheldon Solomon's animated intro is a must.
The Psychological Underpinnings of Supernatural Beliefs
Fantasy of flight is a universal human experience. Is there something psychologically significant that underlies this, and all humankind's lofty aspirations? Sheldon Solomon challenges those who cavalierly assert that religion is just an epiphenomenon to be thrown out. He also advances preliminary evidence that flight imagery can be therapeutic for sufferers of PTSD.