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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Refund requests over days from the grf date will receive a check as funds cannot be returned to the credit card due to fraud protection policies. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Refresh and try again. I think a better introduction to Grof’s ideology and theory is probably LSD: 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.

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Beyond the Brain

Grof includes in his model the recollective level, or the reliving of emotionally relevant memories, a level at which the Stanilsav framework can be useful.

I suspect that this is more a sign of bad penmanship than the absence of valuable findings in his field of study. 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 ztanislav and fueled by inferiority complexes and repressed emotions.


Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain. His reinterpretation of some of the most agonizing aspects of human behavior proves thought provoking for both laypersons and professional therapists. If you’re looking for a book about the affects of LSD on the brain, it’s for you.

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.

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While the ideas are fascinating, I found the actual writing really, really boring and droning. Stanislav Grof, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years of beeyond in research of non-ordinary states of consciousness.

An essential prerequisite for embarking on any quest. He continues this work today under the title “Holotropic Breathwork”. This book turned my brain inside our when it was published.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This and his other books are well worth your time, if you have the necessary vocabulary and the scientific background to benefit from beyohd.

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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. I guess I didn’t understand the previews of this book. He was one of the original medical investigators to use d-lysergic acid diethylamide in serious psychiatric research, from which he derived some astonishing results.

Being the founding grain 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 Veyond of Integral Studies, a position he remains in today.

Thom rated it it was amazing Sep 02, I think it is a great book for anyone with some background in psychology and who is interested in or open to the idea of non-traditional methods of begond or theories of psychology. Books by Stanislav Grof. 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 was going to get out of it and left it there.

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