Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

Stanislav Grof, Hal Zina Bennett

Language: English

Pages: 261


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Publish Year note: originally published in 1993
Filenote: PDF is a HarperCollins retail. So in my view, not a great imprint e.g. no cover, edging. It is hyperlinked, pagination, TOC and searchable text.

Stanislav Grof, rational mystic and heretic of mainstream psychology, maps out the boundaries of the frontiers of consciousness exploration. Using the halogram (any part of which encodes the whole in its entirety) as a metaphor for consciousness, Grof proposes a new cartography of the psyche, his primary landmarks being those associated with "non-ordinary" states of consciousness, e.g., parapsychology, trance and draginduced states, shamanism, mystic visions, and "psychotic disorders."

Grof was among the first (and became among the last) to seriously experiment with and map the effects of LSD-25. His most recent experiments bypass the need for LSD, using breathing and music to invoke experiences that emulate descriptions of near death and birth recall experiences.

About the Authors:
Stanislav Grof, M.D., is a psychiatrist who has been principal investigator at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Chief of Psychedelic Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, and assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University. He is now professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His 20 books include Beyond the Brain, Psychology of the Future, The Cosmic Genius, and Spiritual Emergency. He lives in California.

Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D., is a lecturer, consultant, and the author or co-author of twenty-seven books, including The Lens of Perception, The Well Body Book (with Mike Samuels, M.D.), The Holotropic Mind (with Stanislav Grof, M.D.), and Follow Your Bliss (with Susan J. Sparrow). He is also a contributing editor to Shaman's Drum magazine











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