Beyond the Brain is an entertaining and eye-opening introduction to the visionary work of Dr. Stanislav Grof. This Transpersonal Psychology cofounder and. Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal and Stanislav Grof. Beyond the Brain Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy Stanislav Grof State University of New York Press. Document. Page iv. To Christina, Paul.

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Beyond the Brain

It’s all about LSD used in a controlled setting. Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy No preview available – He then details the experience of the infant in each of the stages, cycling through the blissful experience of floating in the womb, the increasing sense of being crowded and then panicked, feeling the contractions and having no way out, the physical pain of being out of the mother and into the world, and the first bewildering experiences of world outside the mother.

Grof was invited to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, and lived there until as a scholar-in-residence, developing his ideas. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. See all 15 reviews. Building on his observations while conducting LSD research and on Otto Rank’s theory of birth trauma, Grof constructed a theoretical framework for pre- and perinatal psychology and transpersonal psychology in which LSD trips and other powerfully emotional experiences were mapped onto on Grof is known for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche—the field of psychedelic psychotherapy.

Unfortunately, it reads like a dry text book, however, there are some interesting ideas. 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.

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Read beyodn Read less. In this book he gives a summary, almost encyclopedic knowledge of the various schools of psychology and a review of various consciousness technologies, including mention of the resulting visions, trances or mystical experiences.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death. The most serious challenge to contemporary psycho-analytic theory comes from brwin delineation of the transpersonal level, or the expansion of consciousness beyond the boundaries of time stanidlav space. Niamh Dempsey rated it really liked it Feb 05, Still I would recommend the book, because it just might wake people up to a brave new world How birth experience influences an individual’s later development is a central focus of the book.

Astrology is the first that comes to mind. Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Other editions – View all Beyond the Brain: The work does seem to operate under the assumption of that familiarity.

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. Jul 16, Roger Buck rated it liked it. His research in transpersonal experience evokes serious questions into such areas as reincarnation and the spritual side of the human being.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association ITA.

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We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with all Sounds True products for one year when purchased via our website or catalog. I don’t look to drugs for my enlightenment, so this book was not for me.

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Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof

Gaby Salas rated it liked it Aug 12, Ships from and sold by Amazon. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death.

His reinterpretation of some of the most agonizing aspects of human behavior proves thought provoking beyomd both laypersons and professional therapists. I swear to you, this book put me to sleep every time I picked it up. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Following the legal suppression of LSD use in the late s, Grof went on to discover that many of these states of mind could be explored without drugs by using certain breathing techniques in a supportive environment.