Stanislav Grof

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.

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Psychedelica
In this ground-breaking original series, experts explore the history and use of psychedelic plants including political ambitions, the perceived shadow side and the proper environment to experience these substances.
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Ayahuasca: Journey into Infinity
Psychedelica
Journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to uncover the powerful effects of Ayahuasca and its effects on the body, mind and soul. Discover why new findings in science and spirituality point to this sacred medicine as a tool for mental illnesses, offering therapeutic benefits and sparking life-changing events.
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Psilocybin: The Magic of Mushrooms
Psychedelica
We trace the historical use of mushrooms as keepers of mysterious teachings which can connect us with a world that has always been a hidden part of our own. Psilocybin mushrooms have long held a prominent role in humanity’s spiritual evolution and our connection with the divine.
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You Are the Medicine
Psychedelica
In this final episode, examine different ways of achieving natural highs, to step out of the body and access higher realms of consciousness and become your own medicine.
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Engaging the Dream
Psychedelica
In addition to your external surroundings, ceremony, intention and dream work can also act as supportive tools to properly heal the traumas triggered and released by psychedelic use. Study the practices and beliefs of the indigenous cultures that engaged in dream work to traverse altered states of consciousness and achieve individual and collective healing.
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The Shadow Side of Psychedelics
Psychedelica
Psychedelics have the power to send you traveling to explore alternative realities as well as within to confront internalized traumas and emotions. Discover the support systems and preparations needed to engage with psychoactive substances, as experts weigh in on the proper set and setting.
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Integrating Psychedelic Experiences
Psychedelica
After a psychedelic ceremony, the seeker may be left with more questions than answers and find the experience difficult to deal with. This emphasizes the importance to take some time for deep contemplation and selfcare to reintegrate themselves back into the world.
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A Psychedelic Society
Psychedelica
As stewards of the Earth, psychedelics may have the capability to help us usher in a positive future where spirituality and the supernatural have returned as an important part of the human experience. We can learn from indigenous shamanic cultures that have these medicines integrated into their cultures.
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Stanislav Grof on Psychotropic Drugs
Conscious Media Network
Psychoanalyst Stanislav Grof discusses his work in expanded awareness, which began as a medical student volunteering for a new drug called LSD.