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The Numinous Place is much more than a book, but a multidimensional storytelling experience that merges the gaps between various medias to further immerse readers into an epic journey that is unlike any that came before it.

[pullquote_right]From realistic news reports and video to genuine documents, articles, diagrams, photographs, websites and phone calls; readers will believe they are witnessing actual events unfold[/pullquote_right]

Mark Staufer, the creator of The Numinous Place, wanted to tell a story that would break out of the ordinary, a story that would appeal through not only text, but also video, images, and sound. Staufer collaborated with a number of artists, writers, and actors, to bring his work to life through practically every type of media. Evolving from a book to something that is much more, The Numinous Place creates a medium that will grant the audience with the means to interact with the story, giving a greater insight to the events taking place.

Fascinated with dreams and the afterlife, Staufer has worked towards developing “an epic work of fiction” that sets the audience alongside the protagonist as he investigates a secret called “The Grand Depiciton.” The Numinous Place combines elements from famous works such as The Matrix and The Divinci Code, both of which have a unique insight to death, dreams, and mystery. The plot revolves around “lucid dreaming”, where the subject can literally take control of their dream, quite similar to how it is done in the film Inception. The protagonist in the story uses the dreamworld to travel into the afterlife where he learns that humankind is not where or who we think we are. As readers follow the hero, they will be able to play detective as all the evidence and narratives are shared with them through their computer, ereader, iPad, or mobile device.

To see his project become a reality, Staufer has turned to means of funding his work through Kickstarter. With only seven days left to go, The Numinous Place is reaching the end of the Kickstarter campaign. You can support the project by heading over to The Numinous Place Kickstarter Page and choosing from various pledges, all with their own incentives and rewards.

About The Author

Corey Philipp has a love for indie games and enjoys sharing this through reviews of great, yet often little-known titles. He has a talent for watching the latest gaming trailers, reading between the lines, and telling you all there is to know about a game before the information is public.

2 Responses

  1. Evelyne

    I can’t wait for this book to come out! Fascinated by dreams for many years now, I am so excited to find a book that incorporates them into its story as well as teaching readers how to Lucid dream. I believe if we can learn to dream and be more conscious and change our lives and world for the better. Here’s to Mark’s amazing writing and the ability to dream. Please help make this happen!

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  2. Rachel Grant

    Nice write up! I’ve worked with Mark Staufer many times and am involved in The Numinous Place. His writing is exceptional. This story and way of telling it is far more exciting than you can possibly imagine. I can’t wait for the world to experience it!

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