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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Consciousness and the Mystery of Death. Trivia About Beyond the Brain The first few sections were really groundbreaking and amazing, but then it seemed to repeat itself over and over and over.

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. Most comprehensive book about how to employ a wide diversity of practices to the spectrum of experiential roadblocks, yielding integration, even nondual states of consciousness.

In this pioneering work, he proposes. Milada rated it it was amazing Mar 06, In this pioneering work, Stanislav Grof proposes a new model of the human psyche that takes account of his findings. 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.

Rosemary rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Please try again later. I actually put this book down a while back intending to finally finish the last pages or so, but I realized I’d gotten all I grkf going to get out of it and left it there.

The most serious challenge to contemporary psycho-analytic theory comes from a delineation of the transpersonal level, or the expansion of consciousness beyond the boundaries of time and space. 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.

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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. Grof ties these experiences to later symptoms such as anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, asthma, etc. Stanislav Grof discusses, introduces some great ideas.

While interesting, this book won’t save you.

Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy

Instead it’s a proposal introducing new data that can be taken into consideration with the usual Newtonian-Cartesian paradigms a la Freudian psychoanalysis so the layman can spot these kinds of inconsistencies in politician’s speeches when they want to go to war so you know what they’re preaching is kind of bullshit and fueled by inferiority complexes and repressed emotions.

Beyond the Sstanislav seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain. Niamh Dempsey rated it really liked it Feb 05, Many of his core concepts are only explained briefly and not in much depth. Also included is a history of Nazism and the horrible conditions inmates in the concentration rbain were subjected to. He is currently Professor of Psychology vrof the California Institute of Integral Studies, conducts professional training programs in holotropic breathwork, and gives lectures and seminars worldwide.

Stanislav Grof, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years of experience in research of non-ordinary states of consciousness.

This Transpersonal Psychology cofounder and former Sandoz research scientist explores the complexities of brain chemistry and how research meshes with nonordinary states of reality. He seems to believe in, among other things, astrology, astral projection forming memories from a POV flying outside the bodyand past life memories. Mar 23, Jose Daniel rated it it was amazing. Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain.


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Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof

He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association ITA. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I don’t look to drugs for my enlightenment, so this book was not for me.

This and his other books are well worth your time, if you have the necessary vocabulary and the scientific background to benefit from them. Loleta Wallace rated it it was ok Apr 01, Sometimes the connections weren’t convincing because I wasn’t able to see the details of how they were supposed to be connected and how the research had been conducted. Some critics countered that breathwork is ineffective and noted that Grof’s initial information came from research with LSD in psychotherapy, which is currently illegal in the United States.

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For items purchases from Sounds True, which manufactured by other companies, we indicate the warranty period in the product xtanislav. Still I would recommend the book, because it just might wake people up to a brave new world Grof said, at the seminar, that he was originally–in Czechoslovakia where he originated–a dyed-in-the-wool Freudian, until he began to perceive difficulties with that approach.