In this long awaited book, stanislav Grof and Christina Grof describe their groundbreaking new form of self-exploration and psychotherapy: Holotropic Breathwork. Induced by very simple means―a combination of accelerated breathing, and bodywork in a safe and supportive setting, transpersonal psychology, anthropology, evocative music, depth psychology, Holotropic Breathwork integrates the insights from modern consciousness research, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions.
Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology #ad - Great product! Written in a clear, easily understandable style, this indispensable book summarizes their remarkable insights. These states engender a rich array of experiences with unique healing potential―reliving childhood memories, birth and prenatal life, infancy, and elements from the historical and archetypal realms of the collective unconscious.
. Holotropic means ‘moving toward wholeness, ’ from the Greek holos whole and trepein moving in the direction of.
Healing Our Deepest Wounds: The Holotropic Paradigm ShiftStream of Experience Productions #ad - From a more general perspective, Dr. Dr. Grof's consciousness research over the last five decades has shown that the deepest roots of trauma often lie in experiences from birth or in events from human history that have not yet been resolved and are still active in the collective unconscious. This unresolved personal or collective history then expresses through an individual or group that has some connection to the earlier events.
Traditional therapeutic approaches which focus only on events in the personal biography or tranquilizing medications do not access or heal these deeper wounds in the human psyche. Grof and this book is, a hopeful one: there are approaches to therapy which utilize a specific non-ordinary state of consciousness which enables individuals, with support, however, to access and heal these deeper levels of trauma from the personal and collective unconscious.
Healing Our Deepest Wounds: The Holotropic Paradigm Shift #ad - Grof examines the broad problems of violence and greed in society and finds that the widespread fear and aggression between individuals and groups may also originate in large part from the unconscious acting-out of unresolved historical traumas from the collective unconscious. Dr. The message of Dr. Grof describes various approaches to achieving this holotropic state and using it for healing, with his focus on Holotropic Breathwork, which he developed with his partner Christina, and psychedelic therapy, which he pioneered in the 1950s and which is now experiencing a renaissance of clinical research for treatment of addictions and PTSD.
. He has named this state of consciousness holotropic, a composite word which means “oriented toward wholeness” or “moving in the direction of wholeness” from the Greek holos = whole and trepo, trepein = moving toward or in the direction of something.
Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research Condor BooksSouvenir Press #ad - A pioneering and revolutionary book that lays the foundation for a radical new psychology, based on an expanded cartography of the human unconsciousness. 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.
. Grof's theory of the human psyche transcends the personal and opens ways to a greater understanding of our inner selves. Souvenir Press. Current research into the brain and ways of expanding consciousness give this seminal book, first published in 1979, but hitherto mysterious, new importance for the light it throws on many fundamental, human potentialities.
The Cosmic Game: Explorations of the Frontiers of Human ConsciousnessSUNY Press #ad - Souvenir Press. The cosmic game discusses the broadest philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual insights gleaned in Grof's research concerning human nature and reality, addressing the most fundamental questions human beings have asked about the nature of existence since time immemorial. In this, cross-cultural studies, the leading international figure in consciousness research masterfully synthesizes his vast findings, drawing not only upon psychedelic therapy and Holotropic Breathwork, his culminating work, ancient mystical sources and psychological data, but also from literature, resulting in a profound consolidation and articulation of what is now known about nonordinary states of consciousness.
Insights from research into nonordinary states of consciousness portray existence as an astonishing play of the cosmic creative principle that transcends time, linear causality, space, and polarities of every kind and suggest an identity of the individual psyche in its furthest reaches with the universal creative principle and the totality of existence.
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When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary RealitiesSounds True #ad - But Dr. When the Impossible Happens presents Dr. Out-of-body experiences and past-life memories. Stanislav grof―the psychiatric researcher who cofounded transpersonal psychology―believes otherwise. Souvenir Press. Science casts a skeptical eye. 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: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities #ad - Encounters with extraterrestrials, deities, and demons. 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 deathWhen 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.
Feelings of oneness with other people, nature, and the universe.
The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our LivesHarperOne #ad - A turning point in psychology and human historystanislav Grof, M. D. Has written many books, formerly a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founder of the International Transpersonal Association, including 'Realms of the Souvenir Press.
Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis New Consciousness ReadersTarcherPerigee #ad - From spiritual emergency to healing and RebirthIncreasing numbers of people involved in personal transformation are experiencing spiritual emergencies — crises when the process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming. Individuals experiencing such episodes may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting.
They may feel tremendous anxiety, jobs, and relationships, have difficulty coping with their daily lives, and may even fear for their own sanity. Unfortunately, much of modern psychiatry has failed to distinguish these episodes from mental illness. Souvenir Press. When understood and treated in a supportive manner, spiritual emergencies can become gateways to higher levels of functioning and new ways of being.
In this book, psychiatrists, friends, “madness, foremost psychologists, ” and healing? what forms does spiritual emergency take? What are the pitfalls — and promises — of spiritual practice? How can people in spiritual emergency be assisted by family, and spiritual teachers address the following questions: What is spiritual emergency? What is the relationship between spirituality, and professionals?This groundbreaking work reveals that within the crisis of spiritual emergency lies the promise of spiritual emergence and renewal.
Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis New Consciousness Readers #ad - As a result, medication, transformational crises are often suppressed by routine psychiatric care, and even institutionalization. However, there is a new perspective developing among many mental health professionals and those studying spiritual development that views such crises as transformative breakthroughs that can hold tremendous potential for physical and emotional healing.
In many cases, new realms of mystical and spiritual experience enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion.
The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic PsychologySUNY Press #ad - 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 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.
Used book in Good Condition. Souvenir Press. Here grof presents a useful model of the psyche―a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution.
The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology #ad - This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. Tarcher. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, spontaneous visionary experiences, psychedelic states, and psychotic episodes.
LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into Realms of the Human UnconsciousPark Street Press #ad - 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. His research was the impetus behind a vastly expanded cartography of the unconscious, which mediates experiential identification with other species and mythic figures, access to past life memories, which holds memories of the various stages of birth, including two new realms still unacknowledged by official academic circles--the perinatal domain, visits to archetypal realms, and the transpersonal domain, and union with the cosmic creative principle.
It also provides a new threshold to understanding and entering the numinous realm of spirit. Souvenir Press. Used book in Good Condition. Tarcher. 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.
LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into Realms of the Human Unconscious #ad - 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.
The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred JourneysPark Street Press #ad - Exploring the life-changing experiences of ram dass, aldous huxley, and Huston Smith as well as Francis Crick and Steve Jobs, Timothy Leary, Fadiman shows how psychedelics, used wisely, can lead not only to healing but also to scientific breakthroughs and spiritual epiphanies. Alone will try lsd for the the first time, joining the 23 million who have already experimented with this substance Called “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use, ” James Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s.
He reveals new uses for lsD and other psychedelics, including microdosing, extremely low doses for improved cognitive functioning and emotional balance. Fadiman reviews the newest as well as the neglected research into the psychotherapeutic value of visionary drug use for increased personal awareness and a host of serious medical conditions, including his recent study of the reasons for and results of psychedelic use among hundreds of students and professionals.
The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys #ad - Souvenir Press. Tarcher. In this guide to the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelic use for spiritual high dose, and problem-solving low dose and microdose purposes, therapeutic moderate dose, Fadiman outlines best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience--from the benefits of having a sensitive guide during a session and how to be one to the importance of the setting and pre-session intention.
Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, he dispels the myths and misperceptions about psychedelics circulating in textbooks and clinics as well as on the internet. Used book in Good Condition.
The Way of the Psychonaut Volume One: Encyclopedia for Inner JourneysMultidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies #ad - The new understandings were made possible thanks to Albert Hofmann s discovery of LSD the microscope and telescope of the human psyche as well as other psychedelic substances. The way of the psychonaut is one of the most important books ever written about the human psyche and the spiritual quest. Used book in Good Condition.
As one of the fathers of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, its most experienced practitioner, and deeply deserving of a Nobel Prize in medicine, in these two volumes Grof has successfully unveiled a new and sweeping paradigm in self-exploration and healing. The commanding breadth and depth of his knowledge is astounding, and his narratives brightened with amusing anecdotes, the tone of his writing easy and accessible, intriguing personal accounts, and brilliant case studies.
The vast and practical knowledge in this book is sure to be an invaluable and treasured resource for all serious seekers. Tarcher. Grof reviews the history of depth psychotherapy, the important revisions that are needed to make it more effective, and why the inner quest is such an essential pursuit. Used book in Good Condition.
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