Loneliness, Depression, Anxiety, and Death: Our Existential Predicament

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Have you noticed a loneliness that cannot be solved by love?
Are you sometimes aware of a depression not caused by circumstances?
Do you have free-floating existential anxiety?
Is your 'fear of death' out of proportion to the actual threat?
These 4 and 7 other similar phenomena will be explored in this electronic group.
Our method of exploration is looking deeply into ourselves.

This cyber-seminar will take place by means of an already-established Yahoo Group
called The Existential Freedom Group.
Each month, beginning as soon as 10 people have the book and are ready to discuss it,
we will read and discuss one chapter from a book called:
Our Existential Predicament:
Loneliness, Depression, Anxiety, and Death

Over 50 pages from this book can be read on the Internet.
Just click the title above.
Students and faculty at the University of Minnesota
will find this book in Wilson Library.
And the publisher—Existential Booksoffers to donate this book
to any public or academic library that will agree to put it on the shelves.
(Here are the details about this offer of free books for libraries.)

Readers who would prefer to own a copy
should buy it directly from the publisher.

A comprehensive course description will appear if you click those words.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
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Four people ready to discuss Our Existential Predicament

As of the middle of February 2013,
four readers have agreed to be listed
as members of this seminar:

JN Singapore
NK New Delhi, India
XL Winston-Salem, NC, USA
KC Seattle, WA, USA

When we reach critical mass of 10 committed thinkers,
this world-wide discussion group will start talking with our fingers
and reading what other participants say on our computer screens.

James Leonard Park, EXCO facilitator

PS: Here is the front cover of the book:

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Finding rare individuals who are sensitive to our Existential Predicament

What proportion of the human race
is aware of existential anxiety, depression, meaninglessness, & absurdity?
There are many who confuse this deepest suffering
with more ordinary problems such as worries, fears, & conflicts.
But only a few people have truly encountered our Existential Predicament.

I have sometimes guessed that only one person in a million
really grasps or is gripped by our Existential Malaise.

This cyber-seminar has not yet located enough sensitive people
to create a meaningful discussion.
But if EXCO receives a splash of free publicity,
then thousands of people will be drawn to this EXCO website.
And a small proportion of these will be ready to join this existential discussion.

In the meantime, I am still collecting a list of people from all over the world
who have the book and who are ready to begin an organized discussion.

If you or someone you know is an existential sufferer,
that person could swell the group
one person closer to the goal of creating a viable Internet group.

Once you have some version of the textbook:
and once you have joined the Yahoo Group called Existential Freedom,
send me your name and location on the Earth.

When we have 10 people ready to discuss, we will begin.

James Park, EXCO facilitator and existential philosopher
direct e-mail:
[email protected]


Class location: anywhere in the world Minneapolis, MN
United States
Class location: anywhere in the world Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
James Park is the author of the book used in this cyber-seminar. Our Existential Predicament was developed and revised over several years of such seminars. Most of these took place in the Minnesota Free University: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~parkx032/JP-AL-ED.html. Much more can be learned about James Park by visiting his website: An Existential Philosopher's Museum: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~parkx032/ which now has more than 1,000 'rooms'.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
(612) 871-7275
Class minimum size: 
Class maximum size: 
no maximum
Additional class time information: 
Class time: anytime
Location Accessibility: 
Class location: anywhere in the world Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 58' 47.874" N, 93° 15' 49.8096" W
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