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  Stanislav Grof - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stanislav Grof (born 1931 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and a pioneering researcher into the use of altered states of consciousness for purposes of healing, growth, and insight.
Grof is known in particular for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche—the field of psychedelic psychotherapy.
Grof received his M.D. from Charles University in Prague in 1957, and then completed his Ph.D. in Medicine at the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences in 1965, training as a Freudian psychoanalyst at this time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stanislav_Grof   (682 words)

  
 Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann
Grof: I understand that, on this occasion, Maria Sabina gave you the official "seal of approval," that after having taken the pills, she actually confirmed that their effects were identical to those of the magic mushrooms.
Grof: Usually, when you read the psychedelic literature there is a distinction being made between the so-called natural psychedelics, such as psilocybin, psilocin, mescaline, harmaline, or ibogaine, which are produced by various plants (and this applies even more to psychedelic plants themselves) and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced in the laboratory.
Grof: One often hears that the use of psychedelic materials is alien to the Western culture, that it is something that is practiced in pre-literate human groups, in "primitive" societies.
www.maps.org /news-letters/v11n2/11222gro.html   (8573 words)

  
 Holotropic Breathwork - Integral Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stanislav Grof MD, and his wife, Christina Grof, developed this powerful and natural technique in the mid-1970's from modern consciousness research and their study of ancient spiritual systems.
Stanislav Grof is a psychiatrist with more than forty years of experience of research in psychotherapy and nonordinary states of consciousness.
Stanislav Grof is one of the pioneers of clinical consciousness research, and has been cited by Wilber as "arguably the world’s greatest living psychologist" (4).
integralwiki.net /index.php?title=Holotropic_Breathwork   (3494 words)

  
 The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Jeffrey Mishlove interviews Stanislav Grof
Stanislav Grof, a former professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, a former chief of psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Institute, and a former scholar in residence for fourteen years at the Esalen Institute.
GROF: Yes, if you look at it statistically, if you work with a number of people, there is certainly a whole spectrum of experiences, and the sort of psychological dimension of that experience really reflects also the biological spectrum.
GROF: It's a very good question, because obviously, unless we were Caesarean born, we have been through all the stages, and we see that certain people seem to be under selective influence of one particular matrix.
www.williamjames.com /transcripts/grof.htm   (3075 words)

  
 ''The Multi-Dimensional Psyche'': Interview with Stanislav Grof M.D. - HealthWorld Online
Grof: Non-ordinary states of consciousness are certainly a unique source of deep insights into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.
Grof: Traditional psychology and psychiatry have a model of the psyche that is limited to the body, more specifically the brain, which is seen as the source of consciousness, and to post-natal biography, that means to the history of the individual after he or she was born.
Grof: The traditional point of view of Western materialistic science is that we are Newtonian objects, made up of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues and organs, that we are highly developed animals and biological thinking machines.
www.healthy.net /LIBRARY/Interviews/DiCarlo/grof.htm   (5497 words)

  
 Pioneers.Guide to the Transpersonal Internet
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D, a genius in consciousness research, was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Grof is one of the founders of the transpersonal psychology movement and is an active contributor to this movement.
Grof is a creative thinker, writer, and scientist who boldly challenges not only the limitations of Western scientific paradigm but also the existing neurophysiological models of the brain.
www.atpweb.org /pioneers/pioneers.grof.html   (1132 words)

  
 "Stanislav Grof's Perinatal Matrixes of the Unconscious and Women's Medicine" by Nelson Soucasaux at MUM
Stanislav Grof, one of the most important psychical researchers of our times, identified in the unconscious of men and women a very typical group of experiential patterns which he named "perinatal matrixes."* These psychical contents are related to the phases of childbirth and other archetypal subjects, as well as to transpersonal aspects of existence.
Grof observes that the perinatal matrix corresponding to the second stage of childbirth comprehends experiential patterns typical of a "death-rebirth struggle" and may also include sadomasochist components.
Grof also mentions the existence of a sexual component in the perinatal matrix corresponding to the propulsion of the child through the birth canal.* If this is true, this matrix may contain elements typical of sexual violence by including a combination of fear, struggle, aggression, trauma, pain and sadomasochist feelings.
www.mum.org /sougrof.htm   (1404 words)

  
 The Universe as a Hologram
Stanislav Grof feels the holographic paradigm offers a model for understanding many of the baffling phenomena experienced by individuals during altered states of consciousness.
What was startling to Grof was that although the woman had no prior knowledge about such things, a conversation with a zoologist later confirmed that in certain species of reptiles colored areas on the head do indeed play an important role as triggers of sexual arousal.
Although Grof's newly founded Association of Transpersonal Psychology garnered a rapidly growing group of like-minded professionals and has become a respected branch of psychology, for years neither Grof or any of his colleagues were able to offer a mechanism for explaining the bizarre psychological phenomena they were witnessing.
twm.co.nz /hologram.html   (3337 words)

  
 Publications - Stanislav Grof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stanislav Grof (born 1931) is one of the founders of the field of Transpersonal psychology and a pioneer researcher on the use of altered states of consciousness (otherwise known as nonordinary states of consciousness) for healing, growth, and insight.
Grof is known for his early work on the effects of LSD on the mind.
In 1967, he was invited as Clinical and Research Fellow to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, in the USA and went on to become chief of psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Center.
mywebpage.netscape.com /Adachi4101/stanislav-grof-publications.html   (296 words)

  
 Amazon.com: LSD Psychotherapy: Books: Stanislav Grof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Grof discovered that, under the appropriate circumstances, the psyche tends towards equilibrium, and will strive towards a greater integration of the personality--a phenomenon frequently observed among those engaged in surviving a horrendous ordeal, sometimes among schizophrenics, the dying, or mystics.
In LSD Psychotherapy, Dr. Grof, a conventionally-trained MD, outlines a methodology for a process that serves as a paradigm for human transformation, as well as a basis for a radically revised understanding of reality.
Stanislav Grof is one of the pioneers in using LSD for psychotherapeutic research.
www.amazon.com /LSD-Psychotherapy-Stanislav-Grof/dp/096600194X   (2796 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Lsd Psychotherapy: Books: Stanislav Grof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Grof observed that subjects who recalled the various stages of their birth resolved many of their previous symptoms.
Grof has established that this is, indeed, the case, through research with holotropic breathwork.
Grof gives a detailed picture of the various forms of therapy including, psycholitic therapy, psychedelic therapy, hypnodelic therapy, and his own holotropic therapy (which is basically hyperventilation and doesn't require LSD).
www.amazon.com /Lsd-Psychotherapy-Stanislav-Grof/dp/0897931580   (2820 words)

  
 Stanislav Grof - Integral Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stanislov Grof, M.D., PH.D., is a psychiatrist with over forty years experience of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic substances and various non-drug techniques such as Holotropic Breathwork™.
He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where he also received his scientific training - an MD degree from the Charles University School of Medicine and a Ph.D. from the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences.
Grof's early research in the clinical uses of psychoactive drugs was conducted at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, where he was Principal Investigator of a program systematically exploring the heuristic and therapeutic potential of LSD and other psychedelic substances.
integralwiki.net /index.php?title=Stanislav_Grof   (226 words)

  
 Erowid Library/Bookstore : 'The Holotropic Mind'
Grof is far and away one of the leading scientists exploring this field and this book makes his work accessible to all.
Grof marshals an impressive array of data and speculation in support of the timely demand that Western science acknowledge consciousness and its many non-ordinary states.
Stanislav Grof is probably the most brilliant mind in psychology today.
www.erowid.org /library/books/holotropic.shtml   (326 words)

  
 Ken Wilber's Spectrum Psychology by Stanislav Grof, M.D.
By Stanislav Grof, M.D. hen addressing the work of a theoretician whose pioneering work reaches the scope and quality achieved by Ken Wilber, even a critical essay has to begin with compliments and words of appreciation.
In addition, the belief system of the surrounding culture and of the professionals treating the individuals involved should not be underestimated as factors that play a paramount role in shaping the nature of this process and its outcome.
Typical experiential concomitants of the struggle through the birth canal are archetypal images of deities representing death and rebirth and scenes of revolutions appearing as collective or past-life memories.
primal-page.com /grofken.htm   (10696 words)

  
 Holotropic Breathwork Breathing Workshops Seminars Seattle - Transpersonal Psychology - Stanislav Grof
Holotropic Breathing is grounded in forty-five years of observations and clinical research by Dr. Stanislav Grof, who along with Abraham Maslow co-founded the field of transpersonal psychology in 1969 and is one of it's leading theoreticians.
She has been studying and practicing Holotropic Breathing since 1989, and was certified as a facilitator by Dr. Stanislav and Christina Grof in 1993.
Helena considers Stan Grof to be an extraordinary teacher because of his unwavering deference to each person's own inner teacher.
holotropicbreathwork.net   (777 words)

  
 History of LSD Therapy
Stanislav Grof, M.D. Chapter 1 of LSD Psychotherapy, ©1980, 1994 by Stanislav Grof.
During the last fourteen years, a group of psychiatrists and psychologists working in Catonsville, Maryland, has been systematically exploring the potential of psychedelic therapy in the treatment of various psychiatric problems, in the training of mental health professionals, and in the care of dying cancer patients.
In general, psychedelic therapy seems to be most effective in the treatment of alcoholics, narcotic-drug addicts, depressed patients, and individuals dying of cancer In patients with psychoneuroses, psychosomatic disorders and character neuroses, major therapeutic changes usually cannot be achieved without systematically working through various levels of problems in serial LSD sessions.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/lsd/grofhist.htm   (12943 words)

  
 Stanislav Grof: Stanislav Grof Videos from Thinking Allowed
Stanislav Grof proposes that individuals have systems of condensed experience (COEX systems) which become anchored to aspects of the birth trauma.
Stanislav Grof is author of LSD Psychotherapy, Beyond the Brain, and The Adventure of Self-Discovery and co-author of The Human Encounter with Death.
Stanislav Grof is a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
www.thinking-allowed.com /2sgrof.html   (375 words)

  
 ''Frontiers of the Mind'': Interview with Stanislav Grof M.D. - HealthWorld Online
© Interview With Stanislav Grof M.D. Interviewed By Daniel Redwood D.C. Stanislav Grof, M.D., is one of this century's pioneers in consciousness exploration.
Born in Czechoslovakia, he came of age as an atheist in a Communist country, and was trained as a Freudian psychoanalyst.
Grof's experience with LSD caused him to substantially reconfigure his worldview.
www.healthy.net /LIBRARY/interviews/redwood/grof.htm   (2441 words)

  
 IONS Archives: Stanislav Grof - Alternative cosmologies
In this article, psychiatrist Stanislav Grof explores some of the key elements in pre-industrial cosmologies and their emphasis on transformative "technologies" for training in altered states throughout the individual’s lifetime.
Holotropic Breathwork is a therapeutic modality developed by Stanislav Grof which induces psychedelic states through directed deep and rapid breathing coordinated with dramatic sounds and rhythms.
Grof, Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy (State University of New York Press, 1985).
twm.co.nz /Alt_Cosmol.html   (4982 words)

  
 Birth Trauma and Its Relation to Mental Illness, Suicide and Ecstasy
by Stanislav Grof, M.D. Note: The Primal Community [an early International Primal Association journal] is proud to present some of the writings of Stanislav Grof M.D. Dr. Grof has explored many of the areas which are now discussed as primal or feeling phenomena.
Grof has given us his approval to use his writings in this manner.
In one sense this article could be considered somewhat dated since it concerns LSD psychotherapy, a methodology which has not been used clinically for over a quarter of a century.
www.primals.org /articles/grof.html   (6904 words)

  
 Stanislav Grof - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
Stanislav Grof, M.D., is a psychiatrist with more than thirty years of research experience in nonordinary states of consciousness.
He was born and educated in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and received an M.D. from Prague's Charles University School of Medicine, where he specialized in psychiatry.
Stanislav continued these functions until 1973, when he moved to California and became scholar in residence at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
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 The Trauma of Birth
One of the most important experimenters and theorists in this area is Stanislav Grof (1992), who is still alive and active, although his first work in this field started in the 1950s.
Grof (1992) makes it abundantly clear that early trauma can be quite real and crucially important, and he relates it particularly to the process of birth.
Lake (1980), in one of his charts, presents the way in which his four levels of trauma can be related to Grof’s four stages of birth to make a matrix of sixteen cells which account between them for the origins of many of the neuroses.
www.primalspirit.com /pr2_1rowan_traumabirth.htm   (4608 words)

  
 Holotropic Breathwork
Chapter 8 of LSD Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof, M.D. Non-Therapeutic Uses of LSD ©1980, 1994 by Stanislav Grof.
Chapter 5 of Dr. Stanislav Grof's Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death and Transcendence in Psychotherapy,Dilemmas and Controversies of Traditional Psychiatry.
Preface from Realms of the Human Unconscious by Stanislav Grof, M.D. in which he describes his arrival in the United States in the mid-1960s to join the research activities of the Research Unit of Spring Grove State Hospital in Maryland.
primal-page.com /holo.htm   (392 words)

  
 Stanislav Grof :2004 Conference Association for Transpersonal Psychology
Stanislav Grof :2004 Conference Association for Transpersonal Psychology
Stanislav Grof, M.D. In the last four decades, various avenues of modern consciousness research have revealed a rich array of “anomalous” experiences and observations that have undermined some of the most basic assumptions of modern psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy concerning consciousness and the human psyche in health and disease.
In this lecture, we will review these remarkable data and explore the most important major revisions that would have to be made in our understanding of consciousness, of the human psyche, and of the nature of reality to respond to these conceptual challenges.
www.atpweb.org /plenaries/grof.html   (159 words)

  
 Amazon.fr : Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transendence in Psychotherapy: Livres en anglais: Stanislav Grof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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.
Stanislav Grof was formerly Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
He is the author of Realms of the Human Unconscious, LSD Psychotherapy, and Beyond Death (with Christina Grof).
amazon.fr /Beyond-Brain-Death-Transendence-Psychotherapy/dp/0873958993   (304 words)

  
 Welcome to Wasiwaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
M.D., PH.D. Stanislav Grof, M.D., PH.D., is a psychiatrist with over forty years experience of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic substances and various non-drug techniques such as Holotropic BreathworkTM.
Dr. Grof's early research in the clinical uses of psychoactive drugs was conducted at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, where he was Principal Investigator of a program systematically exploring the heuristic and therapeutic potential of LSD and other psychedelic substances.
He was Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Henry Phipps Clinic of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. In 1973, Dr. Grof was invited to the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, where he lived until 1987 as Scholar-in-Residence, serving also on the Board of Trustees.
www.wasiwaska.org /wo_stanislaygrof.htm   (311 words)

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