In his Book, Denial of Death, Dr. Becker goes beyond Freud or Jung to the fundamental ontology of human behavior. It is the fear of death that is the fundamental motivator of human enterprise. While many have embraced this concept as outlined in this brilliant work many have scoffed at it. While, empirically, his theories have much merit this understanding of human psychology is in many ways gnostic in that acquisition of the understanding of this concept is an existential exercise for most of us.
It is acquired through our life experiences and the integrity of our quest for truth. As we go through life we will inevitably experience the loss of loved ones and encounters with our own mortality. Many of us will flee from these encounters while some of us will see that our perceived finite nature propels us to create worldviews and immortality vehicles that serve as escape mechanisms from our desperate situation. But as the awareness of this process becomes conscious we can also move to a station above the never ending constructs of false world views and shallow parochial concepts. This blog and the soon to be published website for the Thanatopian Institute can serve as one source for the emendation, preservation and expansion of Dr. Becker’s work.
It can also be noted that historical events since his death in 1979 only serve to add validation to many of his insights. More on this later.
This site will provide many links to resources that can help individuals better define their worldviews and understand the psychological and spiritual components of this process. It is intended to also illustrate how this knowledge of our ontology can be used for either good or evil and how we are being immersed in a demonic system of mind control that dulls our spiritual natures and feeds the dark side.
Many may find the resources here to be offensive and mentally challenging. We live, however in a spiritual realm and are engaged in a battle of Principalities and Powers. Your temporal circumstances may not currently be sublime nor should you look for tranquility and peace in the existing finite corporal circumstances of life. I do believe, however, that in our journey to the light we will find truth to be the greatest empirical evidence of our ultimate immortality.
Dr. Becker from what I have read was of Jewish upbringing. He never espoused any religious ideology. But his contribution to the understanding of human ontology to me is one of the fundamental building blocks to a more comprehensive understanding of the basic tenants of Christianity. His works stands as it is and for me is a further affirmation of the Christian salvation story. No apologies to those who feel otherwise.
AUTHOR OF BLOG
Name: John C. Moore
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Education: B.A. Geology/ Masters In Theological Studies/ Partial Completion of Masters In Sacred Theology.
current occupation-President of The Thanatopian Institution
The work I do is self funded and I am not affiliated with any academic institutions or government entities and I am obliged to no one.
I have a You Tube channel called the Flat Earth Survival Guide.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LINKS AND RESOURCES PRESENTED ON THIS SITE ARE NOT 100% ENDORSED BY ME AS COMPLETELY TRUTHFUL BUT I DO BELIEVE THEY ARE “OF MERIT” IN PRESENTING ASPECTS OF REALITY THAT ARE NOT GENERALLY CONSUMED BY THE MASSES. I DO BELIEVE THEY MAY BE HELPFUL IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF REALISTIC WORLDVIEWS AND MAY PRESENT YOU SOME ALTERNATIVE VIEWS OF REALITY. YOU DECIDE.