Beyond the Fringe is a series of courses that investigate the cutting edge of human consciousness.

Transformative interviews and supporting materials introduce you to world renowned experts, sages, and scientists whose work challenges the status quo.

Co-hosted by psychologist, author and podcaster Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and author and teacher Mark Matousek, these courses herald a new perspective for mental health practitioners, spiritual seekers, and researchers alike who seek insight into the mind, the brain, awakening, relationships, spirituality, and death.

Revolutionary interview bundles on new horizons:

Beyond the Fringe: Bundle 1
Bruce Greyson & Eben Alexander:

Science and Experience of Consciousness Surviving Death


The two interviews together are guaranteed to change your mind about the meaning of consciousness in life and death. You will be sitting down with a couple of extraordinary scientists on the cutting edge of what we are discovering – brave and honest investigators who welcome the end of materialism as a philosophy of life.


Beyond the Fringe: Roland Griffiths
Alan Wallace & Beth Jacobs:

Extraordinary Conversations on the Nature of Consciousness from Buddhist Teachings


These are video conversations are between Polly, Mark, and two of the wisest and kindest, and most caring Buddhist teachers in North America. Alan Wallace is a scholar, a Buddhist teacher, and a deep thinker about physics and spirituality. Beth Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, a remarkable poet, and a Buddhist teacher. Together they talk with Polly and Mark about the nature of consciousness, death, and rebirth. Listen to these conversations with the question “What is life/death really about?” 


Mind-bending lessons sure to expand your thinking:

Beyond the Fringe: Jill Bolte Taylor
Jill Bolte Taylor:
Whole Brain Living

In this course, we explore the anatomy of choice and 'four characters' that drive our life with the renowned neuroanatomist and author of My Stroke of Insight


Beyond the Fringe: Roland Griffiths
Roland Griffiths:
The Science of Psychedelics and Consciousness

In this course, we investigate the latest research in psychedelic studies with pioneering M.D., Dr. Roland Griffiths, and how plant 'medicines' can be used to heal the mind and body. 


Beyond the Fringe: Mingyur Rinpoche
Mingyur Rinpoche:
How Consciousness Changes Through Living, Dying and Death

In this course, Tibetan Buddhist master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche gives a rare interview in which he talks about the evolution of consciousness through our direct encounter with life and death.


Preview of How Consciousness Changes Through Living, Dying and Death with Mingyur Rinpoche
Beyond the Fringe: Jeffrey Rediger
Jeffrey Rediger:
The Open Secret of Spontaneous Healing

In this course, we look at the fascinating science behind 'miracle cures' with Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, author of Cured: The Life- Changing Science of Spontaneous Healing


Beyond the Fringe: Eben Alexander
Eben Alexander:
What We Can Learn From Near-Death Experiences

In this course, we examine the phenomenon of NDEs, and what they tell us about non-local consciousness, with Dr. Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven and Living In a Mindful Universe.


Beyond the Fringe: Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber:
Integral Awakening In a Chaotic World

In this course, philosopher and writer Ken Wilber illuminates his Integral Theory (of Everything), and its applications for wisdom in everyday life.


Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, speaker and Jungian analyst who has published 19 books (translated into 20 languages) including The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance, The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Discovery, Love Between Equals, Relationship as a Spiritual Path and Dialogue Therapy for Couples and Real Dialogue for Opposing Sides: Methods Based on Psychoanalysis and Mindfulness. She maintains a clinical practice in Central Vermont and hosts the popular podcast ENEMIES: From War to Wisdom which provides a fresh look at human hostilities and what to do about them. She is a life-long Buddhist practitioner and a Mindfulness teacher.


Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek is an award-winning author of two memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man's Search For His Lost Father, as well as When You're Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Lifeand Mother of the Unseen WorldA MacDowell Fellow and former editor at Interview Magazine, he has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including The New YorkerTricycle: The Buddhist Review, and is a columnist for Psychology Today. A popular speaker and teacher, he offers courses in creativity and spiritual growth based on his book, Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery. Matousek is a founding member of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls, and lives in Springs, New York