Tricking Power Into Performing Acts of Love
How Tricksters Through History Have Changed the World
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Comedian Richard Pryor narrated the George Floyd murder in 1979, forty years before it occurred. A murder no one is laughing about. Yet when Pryor tells the story in very raw terms, and with his comic talent, the audience laughs. As a time-traveling trickster, Pryor is preparing the audience, lubricating their psychic joints--spiritually, psychologically, politically--in a foreshadowing today's reckoning. It can be checked out on Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979).People and cultures draw on a mix of archetypes, the attributes of personality that make them who they are--Warrior, Caretaker, Magician, Fool, Hero, Sage--and Trickster. Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love is about how grownups who have retained the ability to playful as they were when a child view and behave in the world. Such a grownup will consciously or unconsciously engage with the Trickster, and Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love is about what could happen if society made more of that animating force. Today, an infantilized infatuation with the Warrior archetype tears society apart. The best response comes out of a more peaceful and playful approach. In a time of great political frustration and culture wars, readers will be looking for and will respond well to Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love which casts a clear eye on the dilemmas and proposes the pursuit of fun and the refusal to take power seriously as a timeless and potent political strategy.
Morgan James Publishing, 9781631957307, 306pp.
Publication Date: May 31, 2022