The Ernest Becker Foundation
The EBF has active members in North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania. Every year, giving this widespread membership the chance to get to know each other face-to-face, we organize an October Seattle fall conference (from 1995 to 2004 called the LOV — for Love of Violence, and since 2007, UVTEC — for Understanding Violence: Tools for Educators and Communities).
We also sponsor smaller events, symposia, workshops, salons, and lectures to expand the discussion and advance the application of Becker’s synthesis. Write-ups of past events and promotions for upcoming events, when available, can be accessed through the links provided.
Unless otherwise noted, all prior events took place in Seattle.
Philip Nicholson in Seattle March 16
M.S.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health
Author of Meditation and Light Visions: A Neurological Analysis, 2010
Will speak on:
"The World's Next Savior: Does the Past Predict the Future?"
In the Parlor, Seattle First Baptist Church
Sunday March 16, 1 p.m.
A box lunch will be served for $5 in the parlor after the morning church service, which runs from 11 to noon.
Please call Neil at 206-232-2994
Becker on Otto Rank
"Rank's thought always spanned several fields of knowledge: when he talked about, say, anthropological data and you expected anthropological insight, you got something else, something more. Living as we do in an era of hyperspecialization we have lost the expectation of this kind of delight: the experts give us manageable thrills—if they thrill us at all."
From the preface to Denial of Death
more on Otto Rank here