Lucifer’s Game is a tale of intrigue. It takes you on a witty, yet profoundly deep dive into the inner realm of our very humanity. Jackson Trent, spiritual explorer and writer of the popular blog “Snap Out Of It!” ( has come to Hawai’i to heal his shattered heart. On the beach, he’s approached by a mysterious stranger who turns out to be Lucifer, under the guise of a corpulent, disheveled tourist. Lucifer, (who has his own dubious ‘anti-social media’ advice column convinces Jackson to spend the day with him, whereby they delve into a fascinating and provocative exploration between the Light and the Shadow of human consciousness. As the ‘caretaker’ of the Shadow side of our nature, just what is Lucifer really up to here? What’s his game with us?

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Will Schneider has spent most of his adult years dedicated to metaphysical exploration and inquiry. 35 years of deep training from a variety of exceptional spiritual teachings has allowed him to develop a wide-ranging platform of knowledge and understanding regarding the inner landscape of our humanity and our potential range of consciousness.

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Author Statement

My decades of exploration into mindfulness clarified for me a powerful realization. Unlike all other creatures on Earth whose consciousness is locked into a specific band of experience, our human awareness has the potential to move vertically, up or down. In any given moment, I can be more ‘awake’, more ‘present’, or, conversely, more in a kind of ‘waking sleep.’

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“A complex yet deftly crafted novel, “Lucifer’s Game” is a compelling read from beginning to end and clearly establishes author Will Schneider as a major literary talent of the first order. Original and unique, thoughtful and thought–provoking, “Lucifer’s Game” is very highly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as community and academic library Contemporary Literary Fiction collections.”

Michael Dunford, Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

The characters of (Lucifer’s Game) are well developed and feel like they could be people you actually know in real life.  They are very well rounded and it feels like they could step off the page at any time…The language is vivid and the word choice well picked to clearly paint the pictures in your mind.  The book, though it does make you think, is easy to understand.  The book was a page turner for me until the very last page.  The only thing disappointing about the book was when it ended.  I truly look forward to the sequel.

Melissa Mertz, The Portsmouth Review, 5 Stars