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Stanislav Grof

Дата рождения: 1. Июль 1931

Станислав Гроф — американский психолог и психиатр чешского происхождения, доктор философии по медицине, один из основателей трансперсональной психологии и пионеров в изучении изменённых состояний сознания, почётный член Российского психологического общества. Внёс значительный вклад в развитие психологической науки.

„Подлинное мужество состоит не в героических усилиях, направленных на достижение внешних целей, а в решимости пройти через ужасный опыт столкновения с самим собой. До тех пор, пока индивид не найдет свою истинную сущность в себе самом, любые попытки придать жизни смысл через манипуляции во внешнем мире и достижение внешних целей останутся бесплодным и в конечном счете обреченным на поражение донкихотством.“

„Жизненный уровень — это качество жизни, и он определяется нашей включенностью в бытие, а не уровнем дохода. Можно есть простую пищу, ходить босиком по морскому берегу, слушать крики чаек, любоваться закатом и чувствовать себя счастливым, а можно изнывать от тоски в роскошном антураже, заливая эту тоску алкоголем и мечтая о суициде. Похоже, мы ещё не пришли к пониманию этой идеи, а понимание это приходит в процессе самопознания, самотрансформации.“

„Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating reality

„He suddenly understood the message of so many spiritual teachers that the only revolution that can work is the inner transformation of every human being.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„This sense of perfection has a built-in contradiction, one that Ram Dass once captured very succinctly by a statement he had heard from his Himalayan guru: "The world is absolutely perfect, including your own dissatisfaction with it, and everything you are trying to do to change it.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„The transpersonal experiences revealing the Earth as an intelligent, conscious entity are corroborated by scientific evidence. Gregory Bateson, who created a brilliant synthesis of cybernetics, information and systems theory, the theory of evolution, anthropology, and psychology came to the conclusion that it was logically inevitable to assume that mental processes occurred at all levels in any system or natural phenomenon of sufficient complexity. He believed that mental processes are present in cells, organs, tissues, organisms, animal and human groups, eco-systems, and even the earth and universe as a whole.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„Our ability to leave our physical bodies and travel to other places has been demonstrated in controlled laboratory experiments by researchers with good academic credentials. These include Charles Tart at the University of California in Davis, and Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff at the Stanford Reesearch Institute. Russell Targ's research of "remote viewing" involves two people. The "viewer" stays in a carefully controlled laboratory environment while a "beacon" person is located somewhere outside that vicinity. A computer then selects a location that is unknown to the viewer.
The beacon person is secretly notified where he or she is to go, based on the computer's random selection of a site. After the beacon person gets to the site, the viewer is asked to describe what the beacon person is seeing. The distance between the beacon person and the viewer appears to have no significant effect on the viewer's ability to accurately describe the site; the distance between them can be a few blocks or many thousand miles. In several successful attempts, a Soviet psychic not only accurately described the location of Targ's associate Keith Harary who acted as a beacon, he also described what Harary would see at the next computer-selected site--even before he got there or knew what he would see!“
The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„The renaissance of interest in Eastern spiritual philosophies, various mystical traditions, meditation, ancient and aboriginal wisdom, as well as the widespread psychedelic experimentation during the stormy 1960s, made it absolutely clear that a comprehensive and cross-culturally valid psychology had to include observations from such areas as mystical states; cosmic consciousness; psychedelic experiences; trance phenomena; creativity; and religious, artistic, and scientific inspiration.“

„There are indeed many interesting parallels between David Bohm's work in physics and Karl Pribram's work in neurophysiology. After decades of intensive research and experimentation, this world-renown neuroscientist has concluded that only the presence of holographic principles at work in the brain can explain the otherwise puzzling and paradoxical observations relating to brain function. Pribram's revolutionary model of the brain and Bohm's theory of holomovement have far-reaching implications for our understanding of human consciousness that we have only begun to translate to the personal level.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„Another important discovery of our research was that memories of emotional and physical experiences are stored in the psyche not as isolated bits and pieces but in the form of complex constellations, which I call COEX systems (for "systems of condensed experience"). Each COEX system consists of emotionally charged memories from different periods of our lives; the common denominator that brings them together is that they share the same emotional quality or physical sensation. Each COEX may have many layers, each permeated by its central theme, sensations, and emotional qualities. Many times we can identify individual layers according to the different periods of the person's life.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„In the ancient Indian Upanishads, the answer to the question “Who am I?” is “Tat tvam asi.” This succinct Sanskrit sentence means literally: “Thou art That,” or “You are Godhead.” It suggests that we are not namarupa—name and form (body/ego), but that our deepest identity is with a divine spark in our innermost being (Atman) that is ultimately identical with the supreme universal principle (Brahman). And Hinduism is not the only religion that has made this discovery. The revelation concerning the identity of the individual with the divine is the ultimate secret that lies at the mystical core of all great spiritual traditions. The name for this principle could thus be the Tao, Buddha, Cosmic Christ, Allah, Great Spirit, Sila, and many others.“ Holotropic Breathwork

„LSD was not a pharmacological agent generating exotic experiences by its interaction with the neurophysiological processes in the brain. This remarkable substance was clearly an unspecific catalyst of the deep dynamics of the human psyche. The experiences induced by it were not neurochemical artifacts, symptoms of a toxic psychosis as mainstream psychiatrists called it, but genuine manifestations of the human psyche itself.“ When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities

„Philemon explained how Jung treated thoughts as though they were generated by himself, while for Philemon "thoughts were like animals in the forest, or people in a room, or birds in the air." Jung concluded that Philemon taught him "psychic objectivity, the reality of the psyche." This helped Jung to understand that there is something in me which can say things that I do not know and do not intend.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„The experiences of BPM I typically have strong mystical overtones; they feel sacred or holy. More precise, perhaps, would be the term numinous, which C. G. Jung used to avoid religious jargon. When we have experiences of this kind, we feel that we have encountered dimnensions of reality that belong to a superior order.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„The key experiential approach I now use to induce non-ordinary states of consciousness and gain access to the unconscious and superconscious psyche is Holotropic Breathwork, which I have developed jointly with Christina over the last fifteen years. This seemingly simple process, combining breathing, evocative music and other forms of sound, body work, and artistic expression, has an extraordinary potential for opening the way for exploring the entire spectrum of the inner world.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

„In mapping out the transpersonal realm, I found it useful to think in terms of the following three experiential regions: (1) an expansion or extension of consciousness within the everyday concept of time and space; (2) an expansion or extension of consciousness beyond the everyday concept of time and space; and (3) "psychoid" experiences.“ The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives

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