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The Adventure Of Self Discovery

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887065415
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Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche.

Adventure Of Self Discovery The

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438405065
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Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche.

The Adventure Of Self Discovery

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche. "

Beyond The Brain

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873959537
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Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain. After three decades of extensive research on those non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs and by other means, Grof concludes that our present scientific world view is as inadequate as many of its historical predecessors. In this pioneering work, he proposes a new model of the human psyche that takes account of his findings. Grof includes in his model the recollective level, or the reliving of emotionally relevant memories, a level at which the Freudian framework can be useful. Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death. How birth experience influences an individual's later development is a central focus of the book. The most serious challenge to contemporary psycho-analytic theory comes from a delineation of the transpersonal level, or the expansion of consciousness beyond the boundaries of time and space. Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal and transpersonal levels changes much of how we view both mental illness and mental health. His reinterpretation of some of the most agonizing aspects of human behavior proves thought provoking for both laypersons and professional therapists.

Holotropic Breathwork

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: Excelsior Editions
ISBN: 9781438433936
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The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.

Finding Oliver

Author: David Gregg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450049206
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He had had thoughts of getting close to Sadie from the very first day he’d seen her. And now, with it possibly happening, how could he say or do anything that might possibly ruin his chances? As he sat up Sadie took a sponge and started to scrub his back, neck, and shoulders. She worked around to the front and washed under his arms and on the front of his chest. As she did so she said, “You know, Tad, I am not so much older than you. I have just led a harder life and grew up a little faster than you have. I was forced to take care of myself at a rather early age. I had to leave home because my step-father was taking advantage of me, and I couldn’t stay and let that happen. My mother was a drunk and wouldn’t admit to herself that her husband was a bastard. It’s hard for a girl to make it on her own. I fell into the only thing I could do to make a living.” “It’s okay Sadie, I know deep down you are a good person. I only wish you didn’t have to do what you do with other men.” “Yeah well, don’t you judge me for what I do. You don’t understand what I’ve been through that’s all.” “I’m sorry, Sadie I didn’t mean to sound like I was judging you. I guess I’m just a little jealous of the other men, that’s all.” “Jealous, what do you have to be jealous about? We aren’t tied to one another. I’m just offering you a bath that’s all. Besides, I couldn’t stand the smell of you any longer.” As she said this, she let a smile develop on her lips and looked at him softly and said, “Were you really jealous of those other men I was with?” “I must have been, I couldn’t help but think about you, and I wanted it to be me you were with.” “Well I’m with you now, so shut up and let me wash your hair.” She poured some shampoo into her hands and started to rub his scalp and hair. Once she was done, she said, “Now put your head back so I can rinse your hair with some warm water.” When satisfied with getting his hair and head rinsed, she stood up and said, “Now wash the rest of you, and when you’re done, take this towel and dry off. You can pull the plug and let the tub drain. I’ll be waiting for you in the other room. Come out when you’re ready. Tad could hardly wait to finish up and get rinsed and dried off. He tried not to make too big a mess in the tub and floor, taking his time to dry enough to step out of the tub so he wouldn’t get water all over. Once done he wrapped the towel around his waist and stepped out into the bedroom. She was standing on the opposite side of the bed and said for him to turn around and sit on the edge of the bed. Tad did as he was told and waited for her to make the next move. As he sat there, he could see her coming around the end of the bed to stand in front of him. She then said in a soft voice, “Now, you’re going to find out what it is like to be with a woman.” He could hardly control himself but did his best to remain calm and relaxed. He didn’t want to look right at her for fear of getting out of control. She moved a little closer to the bed and spread his knees just enough so she could stand between them. As she stood there, Tad looked up a little where his gaze fell on her thin waist. As he slowly moved his gaze up, he could see that she was unfastening the top button of her dress, exposing her soft skin around the neck and upper chest. She moved her hand down to the second button and undid it revealing even more skin and the sides of her firm breasts. His towel started to move as his excitement grew. The next two buttons became undone, and he could see her full breasts and deep cleavage between them. She gave him a sly grin and said, “I know this is your first time, Tad, so just let me do all the work. You just try to relax, and I will show you what to do.” Tad took a deep swallow, and his face turned red. He knew he was going to experience something he had never experienced before and possibly never would again. She placed her hands on the back of his head and slowly pulled him toward her plac

Psychology Of The Future

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791446218
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Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness. This accessible and comprehensive overview of the work of Stanislav Grof, one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, was specifically written to acquaint newcomers with his work. Serving as a summation of his career and previous works, this entirely new book is the source to introduce Grof's enormous contributions to the fields of psychiatry and psychology, especially his central concept of holotropic experience, where holotropic signifies "moving toward wholeness." Grof maintains that the current basic assumptions and concepts of psychology and psychiatry require a radical revision based on the intensive and systematic research of holotropic experience. He suggests that a radical inner transformation of humanity and a rise to a higher level of consciousness might be humankind's only real hope for the future. “It’s rare to find a textbook that is both extremely informative and enjoyable to read. Psychology of the Future has to be one of the first ones I’ve ever come across ... Each chapter brought an entirely new concept, theory, or method that was just as engaging as the previous one.” — Dr. Tami Brady, TCM Reviews "This book is by a pioneering genius in consciousness research. It presents the full spectrum of Grof's ideas, from his earliest mappings of using LSD psychotherapy, to his clinical work with people facing death, to his more recent work with holotropic breathing, to his latest thoughts about the cosmological implications of consciousness research and the prospects for dealing with an emerging planetary crisis. Grof has always been one of the most original thinkers in the transpersonal field, and his creativity has kept pace with the maturity of his overall vision." -- Michael Washburn, author of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective "Grof offers an outstanding contribution to the ever-growing debate about the nature of human consciousness and about the place of humankind in the cosmos. If more psychiatrists could be persuaded that human consciousness transcends the limitations of the physical brain, and instead is but an aspect of what may best be described as 'cosmic consciousness,' we could not only expect treatment modalities to change, but we could also anticipate the possibility of culture-wide rethinking of the basic presuppositions of modern cosmology, the cosmology that grounds Western institutions, ideologies, and beliefs about the nature of personhood." -- Michael E. Zimmerman, author of Contesting Earth's Future: Radical Ecology and Postmodernity Stanislav Grof, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years of experience in research of non-ordinary states of consciousness. He has been Principal Investigator in a psychedelic research program at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Czechoslovakia; Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University; and Scholar-in-Residence at the Esalen Institute. He is currently Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, conducts professional training programs in holotropic breathwork, and gives lectures and seminars worldwide. He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA). In 2007, he was granted the prestigious Vision 97 award from the Vaclav and Dagmar Havel Foundation in Prague. He is the author and editor of many books, including The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration; Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science; Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy; The Cosmic Game: Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness; and Human Survival and Consciousness Evolution; all published by SUNY Press.

Ancient Wisdom And Modern Science

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873958493
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A critical revaluation of ancient spiritual systems long ignored or rejected because of their assumed incompatibility with science. Here are Swami Muktananda on the mind, Swami Prajnananda on Karma, Swami Kripananda on the Kundalini, Joseph Chilton Pearce on spiritual development, Jack Kornfield on Buddhism for Americans, Claudio Naranjo on meditation, and much more.

When The Impossible Happens

Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458742938
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Feelings of oneness with others, 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 co-founded transpersonal psychology - believes otherwise. When the Impossible Happens presents Dr. Grof's mesmerizing firsthand account of his fifty-year inquiry into waters uncharted by conventional psychology, an odyssey that will leave you questioning the very fabric of your existence. From the first LSD session that gave Dr. Grof a glimpse of cosmic consciousness to his latest work with Holotropic Breathwork, When the Impossible Happens explores fascinating experiments in astral projection; remarkable tales of synchronicity; memories of birth and prenatal life; the survival of consciousness after death, and much more. Here 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, as we contemplate When the Impossible Happens. STANISLAV GROF, M.D., PH.D. One of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology, Dr. Grof is the president of the International Transpersonal Association, and a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Pacifica Graduate Institute. His numerous books include Beyond the Brain and Psychology of the Future.

A Foolish Voyage

Author: Neil Hawkesford
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522768142
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This is a true story of adventure aboard a small sailboat. Disillusioned with his life of normality a young man decides to buy an 18ft sailboat, make her his home and set sail in search of adventure. He finds it. Single-handedly sailing the South Coast of England to Falmouth. Working as yacht delivery crew. Near shipwreck on Spain's 'Costa da Morte'- the Coast Of Death. Fire onboard in the Atlantic. Engine failure in the Mediterranean. Then he decides to sail his own tiny boat across the Bay of Biscay. It doesn't go well. This is a book not just about sailing but about life. It's about what happens at the very limits of physical, emotional, and mental capacity. Ultimately it's about how personal tragedy led to a life-changing discovery - The realisation that hidden deep inside of us all is the perseverance and passion needed for achieving long-term goals. It's a book that might just start you on your own Foolish Voyage. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING "I really enjoyed this book. I started reading it for the "sailing adventure" aspect....but ended up getting so much more out of it." B.RICH "First book I've read in years that I literally couldn't put down - great story." AMAZON CUSTOMER "Simple honesty of the best and rarest kind. If this book were a bell it would ring loud and sweetly and our hearts would resonate just as sweetly, just as poignantly. This book is the story we need to hear. A story of hope, of failure and the truths that only failure brings, and of hope regained and triumph on one's own terms." KEN STEPHENS "I read it in one sitting, and if there's an ounce of longing for freedom and adventure left in your heart, so will you." BORDER CORSAIR "I have a feeling reading Neil's book will be a life changer for me. He is right, there is more to life than this." R.N.SCOTT