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Dancing with the Trickster: Reports from the Frontlines of Consciousness captures the stories of people who have had potentially life-altering extraordinary experiences, and explores what these phenomena reveal about our human condition, our world and the nature of consciousness.

Our goal is to foster a community where people share their stories with one another, and with our team of experts, to better understand and learn from these experiences.

Join us in the development of the Experience Portal online community, book and television series with pioneers in the field of consciousness research.

I believe the trickster is ubiquitous in anomalous experiences. It prevents parapsychological experiments from being replicated; it encourages psychiatrists to prescribe medication for patients who ask them about their “out-of-body” experiences; it causes academics to run in the other direction when a colleague suggests that the study of “past lives,” “near-death” reports, or “alien abductions” might have some merit. Anomalous and transpersonal experiences not only violate categories, they deconstruct and subvert them.

Stanley Krippner, PhD (from Dancing with the Trickster: Notes for a transpersonal autobiography, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 2002) Click here for more Stanley videos, including a video where he discusses his very own anomalous experience.

Expert Interview: Dr. Stanley Krippner

This video is a recording of an interview with Dr. Stanley Krippner, PhD, an expert in the field of Clinical Psychology, regarding his personal anomalous experience. By inviting people to share their experiences, we are hoping to remove some of the...
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Experience Interview: Jamie

This video is a recording of an interview with Jamie, a graduate student studying creativity, about her actual anomalous experience.  What you are about to watch is a recording of an interview with a real person about their actual “anomalous or...
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Expert Interview: David Lukoff, PhD

This video is a recording of an interview with David Lukoff, PhD, an expert in the field of Clinical Psychology, about his views on anomalous or extraordinary experiences. By inviting people to share their experiences, we are hoping to remove some of the...
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Expert Interview: Dr. Stanley Krippner

This video is a recording of an interview with Dr. Stanley Krippner, PhD, an expert in the field of Clinical Psychology, regarding his personal anomalous experience. By inviting people to share their experiences, we are hoping to remove some of the...
Read More

Experience Interview: Jamie

This video is a recording of an interview with Jamie, a graduate student studying creativity, about her actual anomalous experience.  What you are about to watch is a recording of an interview with a real person about their actual “anomalous or...
Read More

Expert Interview: David Lukoff, PhD

This video is a recording of an interview with David Lukoff, PhD, an expert in the field of Clinical Psychology, about his views on anomalous or extraordinary experiences. By inviting people to share their experiences, we are hoping to remove some of the...
Read More

I believe the trickster is ubiquitous in anomalous experiences. It prevents parapsychological experiments from being replicated; it encourages psychiatrists to prescribe medication for patients who ask them about their “out-of-body” experiences; it causes academics to run in the other direction when a colleague suggests that the study of “past lives,” “near-death” reports, or “alien abductions” might have some merit. Anomalous and transpersonal experiences not only violate categories, they deconstruct and subvert them.

Stanley Krippner, PhD (from Dancing with the Trickster: Notes for a transpersonal autobiography, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 2002) Click here for more Stanley videos, including a video where he discusses his very own anomalous experience.