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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Many of his core concepts are only explained briefly and not in much depth.

English Choose a language for shopping. His reinterpretation of some of the most agonizing aspects of human behavior proves thought provoking for both laypersons and professional therapists. Read more Read less. Tadas Talaikis rated it it was amazing Nov 29, These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

It’s very well written, by a man who knows his subject, and I certainly don’t mean to say it’s not a good book. 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. I actually put this book down a while back While the ideas are fascinating, I found the actual writing really, really boring and droning. 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.

Grof received his M. Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy No preview available – My issue with his book-reference to the review title- is that he repeats himself so much that reading the book became less fun than Chinese torture. Rosemary rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Stanislav Grof, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years of experience in research of non-ordinary states of consciousness.


In this book he gives a summary, almost encyclopedic knowledge of the various schools of psychology and a review of various consciousness technologies, including mention of the resulting visions, trances or mystical experiences.

This and his other books are well worth your time, if stanislzv have the necessary vocabulary and the scientific background to benefit from them. I first encountered Stanislav Grof in the late ‘seventies yrof a seminar held in Pacific Grove, California. Very good and complex book about the subconcious mind and how our behavior in the adult life is determined and influenced since our conception.

Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal stahislav transpersonal levels changes much of how we view both mental illness and mental health.

Dec 10, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. The first few sections were really groundbreaking and amazing, but then it seemed to repeat itself over and over and over.

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

The Mind Map Book: One person found this helpful. In this book, Stanislov Grof details his theory about the connections between a person’s birth experiences being born, not giving birth and later issues in life, psychological, physical and spiritual.

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Grof also explains his Holotropic Breathwork therapy that combines deep breathing, sound and music technology, and bodywork to achieve higher 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 For as long as it was, it may as well have taken the extra step to include comprehensive coverage of its topics.


Would etanislav like to tell us about a lower price? Omri rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Very well written, and I have a lot of respect for Grof.

Gaby Salas rated it liked it Aug 12, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This book is about the valid use of LSD during psychotherapy in order to bring about changes in the individual’s psyche. Set up a giveaway. His reinterpretation of some of the most agonizing aspects of human behavior proves thought provoking for both laypersons grain professional therapists.

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. Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death.

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

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But the astonishing Meditations on the Tarot interrupted my trajectory with Grof and suggested to me an even deeper form of transformation. Thom rated it it was amazing Sep 02,