“Jeff Warren’s Wheel of Consciousness show takes you on a journey through your own mind – including to places you barely knew existed. He doesn’t just tell you about them – he makes them happen….. you arrive back at the beginning with a new vision of inner space. Truly fantastic!”
-science journalist Rita Carter, author of Mapping the Mind and Consciousness
How well do you know your own mind? This presentation is an audio-visual summary of my book, The Head Trip, a journey through twelve distinct states of waking, sleeping and dreaming consciousness. Although informed by science, the show’s primarily focus is first-person experience – what it feels like to be aware at different times of day and night. The idea is to use moving image and music and narration to hypnotically provoke each state of consciousness in the audience, to move them peristaltically through contrasting perspectives until, 45 minutes later, they are deposited gently on the other side, blinking and dumbfounded, their sense both of self and reality altered forever. That is, if they don’t nod off during the tedious bits.
Presented a short version of this show in Toronto and New York and a full show at the Asia Consciousness Festival in Hong Kong in 2009, then at the Art and Mind festival in Winchester, UK, then at the Towards a Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson in 2010.