In the last two lessons we looked at the current science of bereavement and focused on the various ways humans tend to respond to the death of a loved one. Denial of death: at the end of the lesson we will think about how the quality of our awareness of our mortality can make a difference in how this awareness affects us. It doesn"t matter if the cultural system we participate in to protect us from our death anxiety is religious or not. The terror of death. chapter 2 in the denial of death. William james" view of the healthy-minded and the sick soul . In this day, they were called the mind-curists": but he thought this view of reality also came with the denial of evil and of. Twice born , i. e. is delivered from their misery, their happiness will be of a deeper and truer variety than the healthy-minded since it will include evil into its system.