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Stanislav Grof

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.

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Stanislav Grof

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death.

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Stanislav Grof

Freud said that we are born as a tabula rasa. This is a model that simply is too superficial and inadequate.

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Stanislav Grof

The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical impact on human life and our relationship to the world.

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Stanislav Grof

LSD is a catalyst or amplifier of mental processes. If properly used it could become something like the microscope or telescope of psychiatry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stanislav Grof

There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stanislav Grof

Philemon explained how Jung treated thoughts as though they were generated by himself, while for Philemon thoughts were like animals in the forest, or people in a room, or birds in the air. Jung concluded that Philemon taught him psychic objectivity, the reality of the psyche. This helped Jung to understand that there is something in me which can say things that I do not know and do not intend.

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Stanislav Grof

Many instances exist of small children who seem to remember and describe their previous life in another body, another place, and with other people. These memories emerge usually shortly after these children begin to talk.

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Stanislav Grof

I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stanislav Grof

The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stanislav Grof

LSD is a unique and powerful tool for the exploration of the human mind and human nature. Psychedelic experiences mediate access to deep realms of the psyche that have not yet been discovered and acknowledged by mainstream psychology and psychiatry. They also reveal new possibilities and mechanisms of therapeutic change and personality transformation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stanislav Grof

Spiritual intelligence is the capacity to conduct our life in such a way that it reflects deep philosophical and metaphysical understanding of reality and of ourselves discovered through personal experience during systematic spiritual pursuit.

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Stanislav Grof

Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality.

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Stanislav Grof

Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe.

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Stanislav Grof

The problems that stand in the way are not of economical or technological nature. The deepest sources of the global crisis lie inside the human personality and reflect the level of consciousness evolution of our species.

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Stanislav Grof

He suddenly understood the message of so many spiritual teachers that the only revolution that can work is the inner transformation of every human being.

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Stanislav Grof

The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the totality of creative energy. This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.

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Stanislav Grof

I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in.

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Stanislav Grof

According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate, such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.

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Stanislav Grof

As long as I had easy access to psychedelics at the government-sponsored research project, most of my energy went into psychedelic sessions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stanislav Grof

The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual's way of being in the world.

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Stanislav Grof

The study of consciousness that can extend beyond the body is extremely important for the issue of survival, since it is this part of human personality that would be likely to survive death.

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Stanislav Grof

Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were an invaluable experiential training for dying.

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Stanislav Grof

Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.

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Stanislav Grof

Whether or not LSD research and therapy will return to society, the discoveries that psychedelics made possible have revolutionary implications for our understanding of the psyche, human nature, and the nature of reality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stanislav Grof

We have to recognize that spirituality is a legitimate dimension in the psyche. It's a legitimate dimension in the universal scheme of things. It doesn't mean that you are superstitious, that you are in to magical, primitive thinking, if you take spirituality seriously.

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Stanislav Grof

The function of the brain is to reduce all the available information and lock us into a limited experience of the world. LSD frees us from this restriction and opens us to a much larger experience.

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Stanislav Grof

A number of cases have been reported in which a dying individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know.

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Stanislav Grof

Many cultures have independently developed a belief system in reincarnation that includes return of the unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.

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Stanislav Grof

The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.

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Stanislav Grof

In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.

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Stanislav Grof

It is essential that we raise the image of sex, which is currently seen as a purely biological affair and often portrayed in its worst manifestations, to that of a spiritually based activity.

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Stanislav Grof

It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without being aware of their existence.

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Stanislav Grof

The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped.

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Stanislav Grof

The motif of death plays an important role the human psyche in connection with archetypal and karmic material.

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Stanislav Grof

These substances function as unspecific amplifiers that increase the energetic niveau in the psyche and make the deep unconscious dynamics available for conscious processing. This unique property of psychedelics makes it possible to study psychological undercurrents that govern our experiences and behaviors to a depth that cannot be matched by any other methods and tools available in modern mainstream science. In emotional and psychosomatic disorders, for positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stanislav Grof

For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.

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Stanislav Grof

Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.

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Stanislav Grof

It became much more complicated politically to work with psychedelics because of the unsupervised experimentation with psychedelics, particularly among young people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stanislav Grof

This sense of perfection has a built-in contradiction, one that Ram Dass once captured very succinctly by a statement he had heard from his Himalayan guru: "The world is absolutely perfect, including your own dissatisfaction with it, and everything you are trying to do to change it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stanislav Grof

At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stanislav Grof

This is an extraordinary book of unique psychological power. It reveals not only scholarship and sophistication of the author, but deep and intimate knowledge of the recesses of the human psyche. By masterful juxtaposition of evocative images, poetry, and selected quotes from scholars, Flesh and Blood seems to engage both the right and left hemispheres in an unprecedented dialogue. The result is a multi-dimensional, almost holographic picture of the primordial foundations of the human mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stanislav Grof

Ritual use of psychedelic plants and substances has been a particularly effective technology for inducing holotropic states of consciousness.

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Stanislav Grof

Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating reality itself.

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Stanislav Grof

Western science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism.

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Stanislav Grof

Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity.

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Stanislav Grof

By banning psychedelic research we have not only given up the study of an interesting drug or group of substances, but also abandoned one of the most promising approaches to the understanding of the human mind and consciousness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stanislav Grof

Walt Disney was my great hero.

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Stanislav Grof

When you read the psychedelic literature, there is a distinction between the so-called natural psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stanislav Grof

LSD was not a pharmacological agent generating exotic experiences by its interaction with the neurophysiological processes in the brain. This remarkable substance was clearly an unspecific catalyst of the deep dynamics of the human psyche. The experiences induced by it were not neurochemical artifacts, symptoms of a toxic psychosis as mainstream psychiatrists called it, but genuine manifestations of the human psyche itself.