Rediscovering the Transpersonal Legacy of Otto Rank Robert Kramer

Once one of Freudís closest colleague, Otto Rank (1884-1939) chose to leave the inner circle in the 1920s after Freud rejected Rankís theory of the trauma of birth. In his post-Freudian years, Rankís thinking strongly influenced Anais Nin in her Diaries and fiction, Carl Rogers in the development of client-centered therapy, Rollo May in existential therapy, Paul Goodman in Gestalt therapy, Stan Grof in holotropic therapy and Matthew Fox in Creation Spirituality. This session introduces Rank's little-known psychology of transpersonal creativity to those who know Rank only through the anthropological writings of Ernest Becker -- the Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Denial of Death" (1973).