Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and by Stanislav Grof, Hal Zina Bennett

By Stanislav Grof, Hal Zina Bennett

Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1993
Filenote: PDF is a HarperCollins retail. So for my part, no longer an outstanding imprint e.g. no hide, edging. it's hyperlinked, pagination, TOC and searchable text.

Stanislav Grof, rational mystic and heretic of mainstream psychology, maps out the bounds of the frontiers of attention exploration. utilizing the halogram (any a part of which encodes the full in its entirety) as a metaphor for attention, Grof proposes a brand new cartography of the psyche, his basic landmarks being these linked to "non-ordinary" states of recognition, e.g., parapsychology, trance and draginduced states, shamanism, mystic visions, and "psychotic disorders."

Grof was once one of the first (and grew to become one of the final) to significantly test with and map the results of LSD-25. His newest experiments skip the necessity for LSD, utilizing respiring and song to invoke reviews that emulate descriptions of close to dying and delivery keep in mind experiences.

About the Authors:
Stanislav Grof, M.D., is a psychiatrist who has been vital investigator on the Psychiatric examine Institute in Prague, leader of Psychedelic learn on the Maryland Psychiatric examine heart, and assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins collage. he's now professor of psychology on the California Institute of fundamental reports. His 20 books contain past the mind, Psychology of the longer term, The Cosmic Genius, and religious Emergency. He lives in California.

Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D., is a lecturer, advisor, and the writer or co-author of twenty-seven books, together with The Lens of belief, The good physique booklet (with Mike Samuels, M.D.), The Holotropic brain (with Stanislav Grof, M.D.), and persist with Your Bliss (with Susan J. Sparrow). he's additionally a contributing editor to Shaman's Drum magazine

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On those occasions when he was successful in achieving the experience he craved, he was extremely frightened and genuinely disliked the torture he underwent. Peter suffered from suicidal depressions, sexual impotence, and occasional epileptic seizures. As we went over his personal history, I discovered that his problems started at the time of his compulsory employment in Germany during World War II. As the citizen of a Nazi occupied territory, he was forced into what amounted to slave labor, performing very dangerous work.

44 3 EXPULSION FROM PARADISE—BPM II My bodily sufferings were so intolerable that, though in my life I have endured the severest sufferings of this kind, none of them is of the smallest account by comparison with what I felt then, to say nothing of the knowledge that they would be endless and never ceasing. And even these are nothing by comparison with the agony of my soul, an oppression, a suffocation, and an affliction so deeply felt, and accompanied by such hopeless and distressing misery, that I cannot too forcibly describe it.

D. D. tant COEX system surfaced, providing us with the key for an eventual resolution. In the most superficial layers of this particular COEX, we predictably discovered Peter’s more recent traumatic experiences with his sadistic partners. A deeper layer of the same COEX system contained Peter’s memories from the Third Reich. In his experiential sessions he relived his terrifying ordeals with the SS officers and was able to begin resolving the many complex feelings surrounding those events. In addition, he relived other traumatic memories of the war and dealt with the entire oppressive atmosphere of that horrible period in history.

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