Oct 18, 2020
The siblings discuss their reading of 'The Denial of Death' by Ernest Becker; how it contradicts their old Mormon understanding of an eternal self and how it informs the realistic understanding of the immediate, natural, fearful, fascinating, transient life in a human body.
'This is the terror: to have emerged from nothing, to have a name, consciousness of self, deep inner feelings, an excruciating inner yearning for life and self-expression -- and with all this yet to die. What kind of deity would create such a complex and fancy worm food?'
The Denial of Death (paperback) : https://bit.ly/3rw0z92
Theme Music: 'The Falls' by Umbrellaman - http://umbrellamanband.com