Stanislav Grof

With more than 50 years experience, Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist and co-founder of the field of transpersonal psychology.

Grof's pioneering research into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness has made him a world-renowned expert in the exploration into the human psyche. Best known for his early studies on the effects of LSD on the psyche and psychedelic therapy, Grof constructed a theoretical framework for pre- and perinatal psychology and transpersonal psychology in which LSD trips and other powerfully emotional experiences are mapped onto a person's early fetal and neonatal experiences. Following the suppression of legal LSD use in the late 1960s, Grof went on to develop a theory that many states of mind could be explored without drugs by using certain breathing techniques.

Born in Prague in 1931, Dr. Stan Grof received his M.D. from Charles University and Ph.D. from the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences. In 1993, he received an Honorary Award for his contributions and development of the field of Transpersonal Psychology from the Association of Transpersonal Psychology and was more recently awarded the prestigious VISION 97 award from the Foundation of Dagmar and Vaclav Havel in Prague in 2007.


    Infinity: The Ultimate Trip Video
    Infinity: The Ultimate Trip (2009)
    93 minutes
    What happens after we pass from this world? Is there a life after this one? Or do we just disappear forever? These are the questions asked in this powerful and poignant feature documentary. We hear from several experts and ...
    Available worldwide
    Conscious States of Dying Video
    Conscious States of Dying (2008)
    40 minutes
    We sit with Stanislav Grof, author of numerous books on altered states of consciousness. He shares his experience and discoveries about the various states of consciousness one experiences throughout life, and upon the moment ...
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    CMN: Stanislav Grof on Psychotropic Drugs Video
    Season 2, Episode 2
    Stanislav Grof on Psychotropic Drugs (January 2006)Conscious Media Network
    Season 2, Episode 2
    , 20 minutes
    Psychoanalyst Stanislav Grof discusses his work in expanded awareness, which began as a medical student volunteering for a new drug called LSD.
    Available worldwide
    Consciousness, Evolution and Human Survival! (Dr. Stanislav Grof) Video
    Episode 10
    Consciousness, Evolution and Human Survival! (Dr. Stanislav Grof) (2001)Thinking Allowed
    Episode 10
    , 24 minutes
    The population explosion, industrial revolution and production inflame overzealous elements of human nature, such as greed and violence, threatening not only our survival, but the survival of all life on this planet. How do we ...
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