|ong ago, Eric was born, became fully bipedal, and developed language skills. Throughout his public school education he held on to his love of the arts, especially writing. He thought it was that which made programming so irresistable initially -- it was like magic writing that produced effects, even in the absence of a reader or audience! Astonishing.
|n his one life there were sublives. As a youth, the Canadian Numismatic Association awarded him the title of Junior Numismatist of the Year one year. Then he got into theatre, then studied psychology at university, then was sucked completely into the world of computers and the internet.
|ove of theatre was reawakened in him in 2011 when an old friend from theatre days invited him back to Calgary to teach acting. He had long thought that he would make a good teacher, but had a deep antipathy for the institutions within which teaching takes place, so never pursued it.
|n 2012 he cofounded Artists' Collective Theatre with Amanda Liz Cutting and worked on that with her til 2016. After that, he worked independently for a time before changing his name and becoming someone else. He had done opera, directed Shakespeare, been a standardized patient at the Foothills Hospital, as well as written some plays. He had a BA in archaeology and psychology from Simon Fraser University, and was a graduate of the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School. He also worked in IT for a time.
|n respect of history, writing credit for the papers he put online remain in his name. We must respect history; some of it we may wish to repeat, a lot of it we will want to avoid.
Papers written by Eric Pettifor....
Archetypes of the Individuation Process
Becoming Whole : Applied Psychosis (A comparison of Buddhist enlightenment and Jungian individuation)
Beyond Dichotomies (Health and Values in Maslow's Holistic Dynamic Theory) Buddhist Psychology
Personality Development in Kittens
Dark Buddha (Moral Responsibility in Apocalypse Now)