Beyond the Brain is an entertaining and eye-opening introduction to the visionary work of Dr. Stanislav Grof. This Transpersonal Psychology cofounder and. Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal and Stanislav Grof. Beyond the Brain Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy Stanislav Grof State University of New York Press. Document. Page iv. To Christina, Paul.
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He is currently Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, conducts professional training programs in holotropic breathwork, and gives lectures and seminars worldwide.
Account Options Sign in. In this pioneering work, he proposes rgof new model of the human psyche that takes account of his findings.
Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain.
Also stanislva is a history of Nazism and the horrible conditions inmates in the concentration camps were subjected to. Helped me to finally understand how religious beliefs and practices, therapeutic modalities et al relate to consciousness. After three decades of extensive research on those non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs and by other means, Grof concludes that our present scientific world view is as inadequate as many of its historical predecessors.
Alvaro rated it really liked it Jul 29, Write a customer review. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The work does seem to operate under the assumption This book is a very good overview of Grof’s ideas grounded in modern consciousness research and his work with psychedelic drugs and other experiential methods of therapy. But this book was my introduction to the world of transpersonal psychology, and I still remember my incredible excitement, reading some of his ideas, thinking, that’s it, this is what I want to do.
The Holotropic Paradigm Shift. He is the author and editor of many books, including The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Beyond the Brain is an entertaining and eye-opening introduction bran the visionary work of Dr.
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David rated it really liked it Apr 08, Grof includes in his model the recollective level, or the reliving of emotionally relevant memories, a level at which the Freudian framework can be useful.
Mar 23, Jose Daniel rated it it was amazing. Following the legal suppression of LSD use in the late s, Grof went on to discover that many of these states of mind could be explored without drugs by using certain breathing techniques in a supportive environment. Please try again later.
Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof
Since I’m not actually a psychologist or psychiatrist, some of the more ‘technical’ aspects of diagnosis and what-not towards the end of the book didn’t keep me immersed. Other editions – View all Beyond the Brain: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This and his other books are well worth your time, if you have the necessary vocabulary and the scientific background to benefit from them. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy
The most serious challenge to contemporary psychoanalytic theory comes from a delineation of the transpersonal level, or the expansion of consciousness beyond the boundaries of time and space. Astrology is the first that comes to mind.
Grof explores consciousness and bodywork and transpersonal psychology. Over time, this theory developed into an in-depth “cartography” of the deep human psyche. Customers who bought this item also bought. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may brin activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death.
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I have no idea what initially prompted me to pick up this book. But the astonishing Meditations on the Tarot interrupted my trajectory with Grof and suggested to me an even deeper form of transformation. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 31, Bryan S. After three decades of extensive research on those non-ordinary tye of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs and by other means, Grof concludes that our present scientific world view is as inadequate as many of its historical predecessors.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Being the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association founded inhe went on to become distinguished adjunct faculty member of the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a position he remains in today.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Well written, very insightful, at times dry but very interesting, useful information nonetheless. In this pioneering work, Stanislav Grof proposes a new model of the human psyche that takes account of his findings. Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal and transpersonal levels changes much of how we view both mental illness and mental health. He is currently Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, conducts professional training programs in holotropic breathwork, hte gives lectures and seminars worldwide.
Still I would recommend the book, because it just might wake people up to a brave new world Building on his brani while conducting LSD research and on Otto Rank’s theory of birth trauma, Grof constructed a theoretical framework for pre- and perinatal psychology and transpersonal psychology in which LSD trips and other powerfully emotional experiences were mapped onto on Grof is known for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche—the field of psychedelic psychotherapy.
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