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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Beyond the Brain

In this pioneering work, he proposes a new model of the human psyche that takes account of his findings. Loleta Wallace rated it it was ok Apr 01, Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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. He continues this work today under the title “Holotropic Breathwork”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In this book, he speaks of paradigms–the model of reality that scientists work within, accepting certain basic assumptions. Grof ties these experiences to later symptoms such as anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, asthma, etc.

Rosemary rated it it was amazing Oct 06, To ask other readers questions about Beyond the Brainplease sign up. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, but I don’t think I’ve seen any yet.

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Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Also he would like to disprove many of today’s traditional psychiatric staniwlav findings, but he has a difficult time to built up a comprehensive argument to support his ideas.


For as long as it was, it may as well have taken the extra step to include comprehensive coverage of its topics. For these, I’d love to see good studies, because at times it felt that correlations are suggested wildly all over the place as well as with the planets, thus astrologybut interpretation of causation is done Theory First, i.

Grof said, at the seminar, that gorf was originally–in Czechoslovakia where he originated–a dyed-in-the-wool Freudian, until he began to perceive difficulties with that approach. Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death. He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association ITA.

Beyond this level, again, is the transpersonal level. 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.

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.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. And truthfully, reading Grof’s byeond, I had no desire to practice the kind of experiential, birth-focused therapy he advocated. Stanislav Grof discusses, introduces some great ideas.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Very good and complex book about the subconcious brxin and how our behavior in the adult life is determined and influenced since our conception. Overall, I think the book was well-written, but I think it could stanoslav benefitted from a bit more in depth discussion about some of the work in other disciplines that complements Grof’s theory. Dec 21, Yuri rated it really liked it.

Gaby Salas rated it liked it Aug 12, David rated it really liked it Apr 08, It’s all about LSD used in a controlled setting. He then details the experience of the infant in each of the stages, cycling through the blissful experience of floating in the womb, the increasing stannislav of being crowded and then panicked, feeling the contractions and having no way out, the physical pain of being out of the mother and into the world, and the first bewildering experiences of world outside the mother.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. 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.

In this pioneering work, he proposes.

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

I don’t look to drugs for my enlightenment, so this book was not for me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He seems to believe in, among other things, astrology, astral projection forming memories from a POV flying outside the bodyand past life memories.

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Write a customer review. This and his other books are well worth your time, if you have the necessary stanielav and the scientific background to benefit from them.

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