Realms of the Human Unconscious

Current research into the brain and ways of expanding consciousness give this seminal book, first published in 1979, new importance for the light it throws on many fundamental, but hitherto mysterious, human potentialities.

Realms of the Human Unconscious

A pioneering and revolutionary book that lays the foundation for a radical new psychology, based on an expanded cartography of the human unconscious. Famous for his lifelong research into psychedelic drugs, Dr. Grof constructs a comprehensive and helpful framework out of the bewildering welter of experiences triggered by LSD in patients and research subjects. Current research into the brain and ways of expanding consciousness give this seminal book, first published in 1979, new importance for the light it throws on many fundamental, but hitherto mysterious, human potentialities. Grof's theory of the human psyche transcends the personal and opens ways to a greater understanding of our inner selves.

LSD Doorway to the Numinous

The research presented in this book provides a map of the psyche that is essential for understanding such phenomena as shamanism and near death experiences as well as other nonordinary states of consciousness.

LSD  Doorway to the Numinous

A pioneering book that explores the unknown landscape of human consciousness induced by LSD and other psychedelics • Shows the relationship between shamanism, near death experiences, and other mystical and altered states with those induced by psychedelics • Lays the conceptual foundation for the creation of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology Stanislav Grof’s first 17 years of research into nonordinary states of consciousness induced by LSD and other psychedelics led to a revolutionary understanding of the human psyche. His research was the impetus behind a vastly expanded cartography of the unconscious, including two new realms still unacknowledged by official academic circles--the perinatal domain, which holds memories of the various stages of birth, and the transpersonal domain, which mediates experiential identification with other species and mythic figures, visits to archetypal realms, access to past life memories, and union with the cosmic creative principle. The research presented in this book provides a map of the psyche that is essential for understanding such phenomena as shamanism and near death experiences as well as other nonordinary states of consciousness. This map has led to the development of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology for treating mental conditions often seen as disease and therefore suppressed by medication. It also provides a new threshold to understanding and entering the numinous realm of spirit.

When the Impossible Happens

When the Impossible Happens presents Dr. Grof 's mesmerizing firsthand account of over 50 years of inquiry into waters uncharted by classical psychology, one that will leave readers questioning the very fabric of our existence.

When the Impossible Happens

Feelings of oneness with other people, nature, and the universe. Encounters with extraterrestrials, deities, and demons. Out-of-body experiences and past-life memories. Science casts a skeptical eye. But Dr. Stanislav Grof—the psychiatric researcher who cofounded transpersonal psychology—believes otherwise. When the Impossible Happens presents Dr. Grof 's mesmerizing firsthand account of over 50 years of inquiry into waters uncharted by classical psychology, one that will leave readers questioning the very fabric of our existence. From his first LSD session that gave him a glimpse of cosmic consciousness to his latest work with Holotropic Breathwork, When the Impossible Happens will amaze readers with vivid explorations of topics such as: Temptations of a Non-Local Universe—experiments in astral projection Praying Mantis in Manhattan and other tales of synchronicity Trailing Clouds of Glory—remembering birth and prenatal life Dying and Beyond—survival of consciousness after death When the Impossible Happens is an incredible opportunity to journey beyond ordinary consciousness, guaranteed to shake the foundations of what we assume to be reality, and sure to offer a new vision of our human potential.

Metaphors of Conciousness

A few years later, Stanislov Grof, another serious explorer of the psychedelic
experience, published a book entitled Realms of the Human Unconscious. In this
work, Grof attempted to achieve a comprehensive framework for bringing order to
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Metaphors of Conciousness

As we move into the 1980s, there is an increasing awareness that our civilization is going through a profound cultural transformation. At the heart of this transformation lies what is often called a "paradigm shift"-a dramatic change in the thoughts, perceptions, and values which form a particular vision of reality. The paradigm that is now shifting comprises a large number of ideas and values that have dominated our society for several hundred years; values that have been associated with various streams of Western culture, among them the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, The Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. They include the belief in the scientific method as the only valid approach to knowledge, the split between mind and matter, the view of nature as a mechanical system, the view of life in society as a competitive struggle for survival, and the belief in unlimited material progress to be achieved through economic and technological growth. All these ideas and values are now found to be severely limited and in need of radical revision.

Spiritual Emergency

Argues that many episodes of transformational crisis have been misdiagnosed as mental illness, and explains how to use such a crisis for spiritual development

Spiritual Emergency

Argues that many episodes of transformational crisis have been misdiagnosed as mental illness, and explains how to use such a crisis for spiritual development

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

Main Currents, 29, 2. Gebser, J. (1986). The ever-present origin. (N. Barstad and
A. Mickunas, Trans.). Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. (Original work published
1949) Grof, S. (1975). Realms of the human unconscious: Observations from ...

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Integral Psychotherapy

Realms ofthe human unconscious: Observations from LSD research. New York:
Viking. 25. Rowan, J. (1990). Subpersonalities: The people inside us. London:
Routledge. 26. Assoagioli, R. (1965). Psychosynthesis: A manual of principles
and ...

Integral Psychotherapy

Introduces integral psychotherapy to scholars, practicing psychotherapists, and general readers.

Why Feminists Are Wrong

... Dimensions ofDying and Rebirth (1977), The Human Encounter with Death (
1977), and Realms ofthe Human Unconscious: Observationsfrom LSD Research
(1975). (Erowid, “Grof”) The study measured the brains of six transsexuals whose
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Why Feminists Are Wrong

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Irreducible Mind

Realms ofthe Human Unconscious: Observationsfrom LSD Research. New York:
Viking. Grof, S. (1980). Realms ofthe human unconscious: Observations from
LSD research. In R. N. Walsh & F. Vaughan (Eds), Beyond Ego: Transpersonal ...

Irreducible Mind

"The Design of Sites, Second Edition, is the definitive reference for the principles, patterns, methodologies, and best practices underlying exceptional Web design. If you are involved in the creation of dynamic Web sites, this book will give you all the necessary tools and techniques to create effortless end-user Web experiences, improve customer satisfaction, and achieve a balanced approach to Web design."--BOOK JACKET.

Existential Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology

Realms of the human unconscious: Observations from LSD research. New York:
Viking. Grof, S. (1985). Beyond the brain: Birth, death and transcendence in
psychotherapy. Albany: State University of New York Press. Huxley, A. (1945).

Existential Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology

When I began to study psychology a half century ago, it was defined as "the study of behavior and experience." By the time I completed my doctorate, shortly after the end of World War II, the last two words were fading rapidly. In one of my first graduate classes, a course in statistics, the professor announced on the first day, "Whatever exists, exists in some number." We dutifully wrote that into our notes and did not pause to recognize that thereby all that makes life meaningful was being consigned to oblivion. This bland restructuring-perhaps more accurately, destruction-of the world was typical of its time, 1940. The influence of a narrow scientistic attitude was already spreading throughout the learned disciplines. In the next two decades it would invade and tyrannize the "social sciences," education, and even philosophy. To be sure, quantification is a powerful tool, selectively employed, but too often it has been made into an executioner's axe to deny actuality to all that does not yield to its procrustean demands.