My planned research topic looks at how the Self blurs with the identities of fictional characters when reading a novel. A good story compels readers to suspend their Self as they become another person. A group of boys and girls listening to a campfire story can be transformed into a single person (the protagonist) and return to their former selves after the story ends. Who are we then when we are immersed in a character of a book and for a brief moment become a young boy, an old woman, a whale hunter or a dying soldier? Where is our Self in those moments when we become them? This research will look at the ancient yet effective method of story telling, in particular how character identification is achieved and how it affects our sense of Self. Story telling can also be used as a form of teaching that imparts knowledge through experience (indirectly via a fictional character) which, having Lieberman’s argument in mind, shows how a malleable Self helps group living. This research builds on the works of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio, Alva Noe, and Matthew Lieberman, of fiction writers, of philosophers such as Avie Noe, Daniel Dennett. I will also look at how mystics use story telling to enter students’ minds.