I love the term TRICKSTER.
It seems to perfectly describe some of the intangible experiences in my life. I know what it means in my gut, but how would you define it literally?
Christopher O’Brien has written a very intriguing book titled STALKING THE TRICKSTER where he tries to come to terms with this iconic force. The sub-title of the book is Shapeshifters, Skinwalkers, Dark Adepts and 2012.
What is the Trickster? That answer is - well - tricky.
one hour & 23 minutes
Audio conversation with Chistopher O'Brien.
We have a really delightful audio conversation where we wrestle with our own personal Trickster experiences, and we try to get a hold of the slippery tail of this elusive concept. We talk about owls, helicopters, cattle mutilations, the internet, leprechauns, little people, synchronicities, Neutrogena Sun-Block and the collective unconscious.
Tricksters have inhabited our culture for millennia and this mysterious force has played pivotal roles throughout history, and they've burrowed deep inside human belief into the core of our mythic culture. But why? What are these forces? What is their agenda?
Chris sums it all up at the end of this hour and 23 minute conversation by saying, “It’s a hall of mirrors with a quicksand floor.”
I encourage you to dig deeper at Christopher's web site, called Our-Strange-Plannet.