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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.

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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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Recent Posts

Interview! On KZSC, One of the Great Independent Radio Stations

July 1, 2022

Here’s a recent interview that introduces you to my hot-off-the-presses book, Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love. Don’t click that, CLICK THIS!

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Utopia, Metopia, All God’s Chillun’ Gottopia!

June 23, 2022

I keep saying that it’s time we talk more about what might be distant visions of a more perfect society…I think that’s the ongoing American dream. So I’m giving the mic to a good friend and guest blogger Paul Luczak, who takes a pragmatic view in describing the closest we’re likely to get now and…

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Harry Langdon and the Disruptive Play of Slapstick

June 16, 2022

And more of me talkin’ ’bout it coming up this July…. Harry Langdon is the forgotten superstar of slapstick, whose popularity rivaled Charlie Chaplin’s, Harold Lloyd’s and Buster Keaton’s in the 1920s. He frequently evoked an overgrown child in his mannerisms, cherubic yet pre-moral. Many consider his best films to be The Strong Man (1926),…

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