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Dear friends, starting now every month there will be a free online event with Stan and Brigitte Grof, Filmmaker Susan Hess Logeais and Jim Garrison from Ubiquity University, where they will meet friends who have been part of Stan´s life and of the The Way of the Psychonaut movie to chat and start celebrating Stan´s upcoming 90th  birthday in July 1st 20201. You can find it on this link and watch them anytime.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The film  The Way of the Psychonaut about Stan Grof´s life and work is available now with subtitles in different languages ( please choose your language before clicking on the V symbol of Vimeo ). You can watch the movie, buy it or give it as a gift to someone. The subtitles only work when you have downloaded the film into your computer.  If you want to show it to a group or at a conference you can host a screening with higher resolution. There is also a package available with the movie and all the full length interviews for the film( they are in english only).
 
 
Filmfestival
 
 
We are very excited to share with you that our Psychonaut movie has won an award for the best foreign documentary in a film festival in Venice! The film will be available probably end of October. We will keep you posted.
www.thewayofthepsychonaut.com

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The Way of the Psychonaut" book and film launch in San Francisco

                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                    
 
 
 
 

Dear Friends, we had a wonderful book and film launch "The Way of the Psychonaut” volumes I and II in San Francisco with 750 people attending and it was a very loving atmosphere. We are very grateful to Rick Doblin and MAPS and to Susan Hess Logeais the filmmaker! The books are very beautiful and the film is great too. The books are available by MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) in Santa Cruz, CO, and Amazon and the film will be seen in October 2020 and then the books will be translated in many foreign languages.

 

Much love Stan and Brigitte

 

 

 

 

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Holotropic Breathwork returning to its place of birth!


We just finished our five day Holotropic Breathwork at the Esalen Institute, California, together with our dear friend and colleague Diane Haug and our amazing team (Stacia Butterfield, Mireya Alejo, Jay Dufrechou from USA and Javier Charme and Pula Guzman from Chile). We had a wonderful week and the participants had great experiences with a lot of love around us. We definitely felt the magic and the spirit of the land at Esalen.

Another highlight of our visit was when we and our team walked down memory lane to the Big House (now called Michael Murphy house), place where Holotropic Breathwork was created and born in 1974. Christina and I conducted 31 monthlong seminars where we invited star faculty of transpersonal and spiritual teachers. In these seminars the participants had eight breathwork sessions as breathers and sitters per month.

I lived at Esalen fourteen years and Brigitte came to Esalen in 1986 for 1 year, participated in two monthlong seminars and stayed as a work-scholar, getting training in Holotropic  Breathwork in many of our seminars before there even existed an official training. It was a very special event for us bringing back the Holotropic Breathwork to its cradle and also for both of us coming back to Esalen together.


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Holotropic States of Consciousness:
Technologies of the Sacred (Video on Demand)


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A 4-part pre-recorded video series with Stanislav Grof 
This series of Teleseminars was recorded in 2017


cost $99

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In this 4-part video series, renowned clinical psychiatrist Stanislav Grof takes us through an exploration of what changes need to be made in the field of modern psychotherapy when we study non-ordinary states of consciousness. Through more than sixty years of research and study into nonordinary states, Grof has acquired a wealth of wisdom in what he has coined
holotropic states. Grof explains that in our ordinary state of consciousness, we use just a fraction of our potential; when we tap into these holotropic states, our realm of possibility expands exponentially. Grof details how and when these holotropic states are accessed, the types of experiences that people have when accessing these states, the striking similarity of these experiences to those described in the great spiritual traditions, and how to work with these states to achieve a new level of healing and transformation.

Module 1:  Radical Vision of Psychology (1 hour, 35 minutes)

This module discusses the six areas that require substantial and far­-reaching change of our understanding of consciousness and the human psyche in health and disease:

  • The Nature of Consciousness and Its Relationship to Matter
  • New Cartography of the Human Psyche
  • Architecture of Emotional and Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Effective Therapeutic Mechanisms
  • Strategy of Psychotherapy and Self ­Exploration
  • The Role of Spirituality in Human Life

Module 2: Spiritual Emergency (1 hour, 17 minutes)
;;;The most important implications of holotropic states of consciousness is the discovery that the episodes that are currently diagnosed as psychoses and indiscriminately treated with suppressive medication are actually difficult stages of a personality transformation and spiritual opening. It is not an exaggeration to say that a well-integrated psychospiritual crisis can move the individual to a higher level of consciousness evolution, better psychosomatic health, increased zest for life, an expanded worldview, and spirituality that is universal, non­denominational, and all­-inclusive.

Module 3: Understanding Violence and Greed (1 hour, 29 minutes)
This module will describe the observations from the research of holotropic states of consciousness that provide new insights into the nature and roots of human aggression and greed, and suggest effective strategies for alleviating the destructive and self­-destructive tendencies of the human species.

Module 4: Cosmic Game (1 hour, 37 minutes)

In the non­ordinary states of consciousness we look at the most far out experiences; in these modules we focus on philosophical, metaphyiscal and spiritual insights. We see far-­reaching parallels with the great mystical traditions of the world, which Aldous Huxley called perennial philosophy, finding surprising compatibility with the revolutionary advances of modern science that are usually referred to as new or emerging paradigms





New publication announcement


Stanislav Grof 
announces a new publication The Way of the Psychonaut:Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys in two volumes, to celebrate on the anniversary of Albert Hoffmann's 75th discovery of LSD-25. Published by MAPS, Santa Cruz., CA.



List of Contents:
  
VOLUME I. 
 
 
  1. The History of Psychonautics: Ancient, Aboriginal, and Modern Technologies of the Sacred  ……………………………..1
 
2. Revision and Re-Enchantment of Psychology: Legacy from Half Century of Consciousness Research ………….…….51
 
 3. Maps of the Psyche in Depth Psychology: Toward An Integration of Approaches  …………………………….…………163
 
4. Architecture of Emotional and Psychosomatic Disorders ……………………………………………………………..…… 217
 
5. Spiritual Emergency: Understanding and Treatment of Transpersonal Crises  …………………………………….….….306 

6. Holotropic Breathwork: New Perspectives in Self -   Exploration and Therapy   ………………………………….………356
 
 
The Way of the Psychonaut:
 
Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys
 
VOLUME II.
 
 
7. Self-Exploration and Therapy with Psychedelic: Importance of  the Set and Setting  ……………………………………...2
 
8. Synchronicity: Jung’s Acausal Connecting Princip    ………………………………………………………………………….42

9. Holotropic States of Consciousness and the Understanding of Art  ………..………………………………………….….…88
 
10. The Promethean Impulse: Higher Creativity  ……………………………………………………………………………...…126
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  11. The Archetypes: Guiding Principles of the Psyche and the Cosmos …………………………………….….…….…...….174

12. Roots of Human Violence and Greed: Consciousness Research and Human Survival  ………………..……….…..….219

13. Psyche and Thanatos: Transpersonal Dimensions of Death and Dying ……………………………………….……….…270
 
14. The Cosmic Game: Exploration of Farther Reaches of Consciousness ……………………..…………….…….…….….342
 
 
Appendix: Psyche and Cosmos: Archetypal Astrology as “Rosetta Stone” for Consciousness Research

 



Changing of the Gods filming

Rick Tarnas and Stan Grof
Changing of the Gods filming in Big Sur, September 2015


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Dear Friends,

I am very excited about a new documentary film being made now called Changing of the Gods.  It is about our dramatic time of planetary change, the need for a radical shift of world view, and the extraordinary insight that archetypal astrology and a transpersonal perspective provide for understanding the events of our time. The wonderful John Cleese is the professional counsel and support, and it is based on Rick Tarnas’ book Cosmos and Psyche. Rick and I began the research that led to this book and film some forty years ago at Esalen Institute.  We did a week of intensive filming in beautiful Big Sur.

The movie is being produced by the co-founder of Bioneers Kenny Ausubel, and directed by the amazing Louie Schwartzberg (whose films have the power to produce a non-ordinary state of consciousness just by viewing them).You can learn more about it all and how you can help make this film happen at the changingofthegods.com website. I think this film may reach a wide audience and have a significant impact.

Stan Grof

 

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Stan Grof, Louis Schwarzberg, Kenneth Ausubel, and Rick Tarnas during the filming of Changing of the Gods.

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The crew for Changing of the Gods filming in Big Sur, September 2015. On the right side at the 
top of the photo stands John Cleese.