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“Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love weaves together delightful stories of mischief from famous tricksters.”

– MIKE BONANNO of The Yes Men

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…to grownups who play as they did when children, play in order to keep on playing, not to win or defeat. Such folks will encounter and engage with the Trickster, humanity’s oldest known archetype. The Child plays for fun, and the Warrior plays to win, but the Trickster’s play disrupts the Warrior’s contest, and opens a portal to a wider range of societal possibilities. Click around to learn more.

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This book teases the imagination and feeds the eyes.… Presentations about the trickster’s role…opened my eyes to the real possibility of advancing to a more perfect and playful society.

– Online Book Club

Public Speaking

Shepherd Siegel would love to meet you, engage with and play with you and yers. Within the conventions of a featured speaker, but of course! With more than a nod to the magic of vaudeville, standup, and the fruits of diligent research. Dr. Siegel brings the Trickster archetype to life right before your very eyes. And explains how giving tricksters their due is going to make the world a better place.

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What Launching “Disruptive Play” Loki-ed Like.

May 20, 2022

This is how we partied in 2018, at the book launch party for Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture. And lest we forget, Godfather II and The Empire Strikes Back were as good or better than the blockbusters that preceded them. Please don’t block THIS buster, and come to the Book LaunchTalkParty for Tricking Power into Performing Acts of…

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Happy Birthday, Sun Ra [Part 1]

May 19, 2022

Sun Ra Is Coming To The Party! (Rumors of his presence are subject to indeterminacy. You’ll just have to come in order to find out.) Take your mind out for a spin at the Book LaunchTalkParty for “Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love” Sunday, June 5, 2022 at The Rendezvous’ beautiful Jewelbox Theater (21…

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The Great American Trickster: Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny, Part 2

May 6, 2022

Well are you comin’? Are You Gonna Be There (at the Love-In?) And Laura Nyro sings A little magic, a little kindness, and ain’t that sweet-eyed blindness good to me… And Shep sez A little vaudeville, a few laughs, a real conversation, some insights, some music… …Take your mind out for spin at the Book LaunchTalkParty for…

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