By Stanislav Grof
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1975
"An notable alchemical textual content that explores the massive dimensions of internal event which were overlooked and marginalized by means of the mainstream. It offers a framework that synthesizes the subconscious and primal drives that secretly impel us to behave. A must-read for all severe scholars of consciousness."
—Daniel Pinchbeck, writer of 2012: The go back of Quetzalcoatl and Breaking Open the Head
"Stanislav Grof is the undisputed global authority on LSD and the human psyche, and this booklet presents the easiest cartography of cognizance for realizing the profound effect of entheogens at the mind."
—Alex gray, artist and writer of Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations
Stanislav Grof's first 17 years of analysis into nonordinary states of recognition brought about by means of LSD and different psychedelics ended in a progressive knowing of the human psyche. His learn used to be the impetus at the back of a tremendously extended cartography of the subconscious, together with new nation-states nonetheless unacknowledged via legit educational circles—the perinatal area, which holds stories of many of the phases of delivery, and the transpersonal area, which mediates experiential identity with different species and mythic figures, visits to archetypal geographical regions, entry to previous existence thoughts, and union with the cosmic artistic principle.
The examine provided during this booklet offers a map of the psyche that's crucial for realizing such phenomena as shamanism and close to demise reports in addition to different nonordinary states of cognizance. This map has ended in the advance of vital new cures in psychiatry and psychology for treating psychological stipulations usually obvious as sickness and for that reason suppressed by means of drugs. It additionally presents a brand new threshold to realizing and getting into the numinous realm of spirit.
STANISLAV GROF, M.D., is a psychiatrist who has been central investigator on the Psychiatric examine Institute in Prague, leader of Psychedelic learn on the Maryland Psychiatric learn middle, and assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins college. he's now professor of psychology on the California Institute of fundamental reports. His 20 books contain Beyond the Brain, Psychology of the Future, The Cosmic Genius, and Spiritual Emergency. He lives in California.