Overview

 

A majority of people, roughly 70 to 90 percent of those surveyed, reports having had one or more unexplained or “anomalous” experiences.

Integrated Web Portal, Book, Television Series

 

Dancing with the Trickster — Reports from the Front Lines of Consciousness is a multi-platform media production that includes an interactive community website, a book, and a reality-based television series. The focus is on stories of ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary experiences and the perspectives of leading experts and researchers seeking to understand the deeper reality that these phenomena imply. Overall, Dancing with the Trickster is a shared journey where the producers, experts, subjects and audience are participating in a collective process of discovery.

Going Deep With Extraordinary Experiences

 

Variously called “anomalous,” “paranormal,” or “transpersonal,” such experiences include hearing voices, hallucinations, near-death or out-of-body experiences, altered states, precognition, and telepathy. They can be enlightening and joyful, but are often disturbing, or even frightening. But in any case, if approached with an open mind and with deeper understanding, such events can have positive, life-transforming potential for the experiencers.

As these stories are shared and explored through the community website, book and television series, Dancing with the Trickster will review the underlying theories informing the various sides of the debate about what are “normal” experiences and what are “anomalous,” or even “pathological.” The history of thinking about anomalous experiences will be conveyed from a variety of cultural perspectives: What might be considered pathological in one culture may not be in another. What is exceptional for one person might be commonplace for someone else. As has been shown in the most current research, there is a continuum within which these extraordinary experiences fall and they are all parts of the breadth of human experience.

Finally, we’ll distill down what we all can learn from this highly subjective realm of the extraordinary about ourselves, the nature of consciousness, and reality itself.