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Illuminating Your Depths, Navigating Our Times


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Dear Friends,

I would like to share with you this announcement I have just received from Shift Network about this latest free online event that Rick Tarnas and I will be offering as a preview of our forthcoming telecourse. 

The Shift Network has given us the following information to share with you:

Can Astrology Unlock the Secrets of the Cosmos?

Astrology has been given a bad rap by academia…

Yet a deeper understanding of astrology can help us navigate our times of greatest challenge and point the way to hidden resources.

Stanislav Grof, the co-founder of transpersonal psychology, and noted philosopher Rick Tarnas agree that archetypal astrology offers a unique and precise way to explore the depths of our psyche and the patterns that govern our culture.

On Saturday, September 16, these two renowned intellects will show you how to harness the power of archetypal astrology to deeply understand yourself AND make meaning of our times during their FREE online event, 
Is Archetypal Astrology the Rosetta Stone of the Human Psyche? Illuminating Your Depths, Navigating Our Times.

You can register here: 
https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/aahs/a15896

Their work goes beyond “sun-sign” pop astrology to address the larger tectonic forces at the depths of the psyche, a subject that C. G. Jung also explored in depth.

During this fascinating hour, Grof and Tarnas will share:

• How archetypal astrology shifts us beyond linear causation to a more synchronistic view compatible with an interconnected, meaningful, and intelligent universe

• Why history seems to repeat itself; for instance, why is the United States in such a state of political tumult right now and how does it connect to other times of tumult such as the 1960s?

• How astrology can give you a deeper sense of the meaning behind times of real challenges such as spiritual emergencies and “dark nights of the soul”… and how to tap into the wisdom of astrology to navigate through them

• Why astrology is an invaluable tool to support your deepest explorations with non-ordinary states of consc
zousness

You’ll begin to see how astrology can help shift your perception of the universe from random and capricious to intelligent and orderly, leaving you feeling blessed instead of stressed!

So do join these two celebrated intellectuals as they lead you into a deeper understanding of life, new awareness of the underlying forces at work in our depths, and a healing recognition that we live in an “ensouled” universe.

You can RSVP for free here: 
https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/aahs/a15896

P.S. Don’t miss your chance to join Stanislav Grof and Rick Tarnas to discover how the wisdom of archetypal astrology can help you deeply understand yourself and the nature of reality.

RSVP here to participate for free: 
https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/aahs/a15896

A downloadable recording will be provided later to all who register, whether or not you listen to the scheduled event.




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August 12, 2017 @ 7:10pm Live on Facebook

An interview with Stan Grof @bulletprooftrainginginstitute Be Unlimited program in San Francisco.



SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY:

Experience a comprehensive series of Stanislav Grof’s lectures summarizing the findings of 60 years of his consciousness research.

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A richly illustrated series of teleseminars presented on seven consecutive Tuesdays.


1.Proposal for a Radical Revision of Psychology
2. New Cartography of the Unconscious
3. Visionary Journey through the Human Psyche
4. Roots of Human Violence and Greed
5. Spiritual Emergency
6. Psychospiritual Perspective on Death and Dying
7. The Cosmic Game: Exploration of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness
http://shiftnetworkcourses.com/course/Psychology01


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A richly illustrated series of teleseminars presented on twenty-four consecutive Tuesdays.

1. History of Psychonautics
2. Maps of the Psyche in Depth Psychology
3. Postnatal Biography and the COEX Systems
4. Visionary Journey Through the Human Psyche
5. Basic Perinatal Matrices (BPMs)
6. Transpersonal Experiences
7. Set and Setting for Psychedelic Experiences
8. Inner Self-Healing Intelligence and Bodywork
9. Holotropic Breathwork
10. Spiritual Experiences in Holotropic States of Consciousness
11. Mystical Experiences: Psychosis or Transcendence
12. Holotropic States, Transpersonal Psychology, and Science
13. Synchronicity
14. Higher Creativity
15. When the Impossible Happens
16. Healing and Transformative Potential of Holotropic States

After each two telecourses follows a live 90 minute period of Q&A.

http://shiftnetworkcourses.com/course/PsychologyAdv01


BOTH TELECOURSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
FROM SHIFT NETWORK IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.






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Dear friends and colleagues,

we are pleased to announce that the upcoming International Transpersonal Conference, entitled "Beyond Materialism - Towards Wholeness", will take place on September 28 – October 1 2017 in the magic city of Prague. This unique event returns to the Czech Republic after 25 years, this time under the auspices of Stanislav Grof.

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The ITC 2017 is a four-day global gathering with a rich offering of side events, featuring a conference program of
outstanding speakers that will present their contributions in the field of transpersonality, spirituality, consciousness and
many others in
7 thematic tracks.

The lectures will be held by transpersonal pioneers (
Stanislav Grof, Paul Grof), psychedelic leaders (Charles Grob, Rick
Doblin, Janis Phelps, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Jacques Mabit
) prominent thinkers (Ervin Laszlo, Richard Tarnas,
Amit Goswami), psychologists, psychiatrists and parapsychologists (David and Christel Lukoff, Etzel Cardeña, Sandra
Harner, Dean Radin, Luis Eduardo Luna
), the spiritual path seekers (David Steindl-Rast, Shaykha Amat-un-Nur), world
famous artists
(Alex and Allyson Grey) and many more.


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Call for Abstracts
The deadline of call for abstracts has already passed but we received loads of requests asking for prolonging, therefore
we decided to leave the abstract’s submission form open
until 15th of June and in case a submitted topic would fit in the
gap of the program, we will consider it as well.
Abstracts for the thematic tracks on psychedelics, shamanism, holotropic art, new science and cosmology and mystical
spirituality are more appreciated.


SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

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Early Bird Tickets
Register until JUNE 30 and secure your seat at the conference for a discounted price. Students and professionals from
the fields of psychology, psychotherapy and science are offered a limited number of tickets at a reduced price.

REGISTER NOW

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For more information, please visit the
conference website, Facebook page or event page. Looking forward to meeting
you here and thank you for helping us spread the word across the community.

Join us for a radical review of reality!



With warm regards,
Organizing Committee



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Modern Consciousness Research and the Understanding of Art
Aug 13, 2015

I would like to share with you that my new book Modern Consciousness Research and the Understanding of Art is now available from MAPS Publications in Santa Cruz, CA in their online bookstore.





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


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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 narrator, 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 just 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
Some more pictures:

 
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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




Transpersonal psychology coming to Asia?
by Stan Grof | Jul 15, 2015


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Dear Friends,
I have just returned from a fantastic two-week trip to China that took us to Shanghai, Beijing, the Great Wall of China, Jinan (the birthplace of Confucius), the Mausoleum of the Great Emperor Qin in Xi’an birthplace of China), and to the temple where Lao-tze wrote the Tao Te Ching. There would be much to talk about. HB workshops were sold out, lectures packed, and the interest enormous. We have experienced many incredible synchronicities; here are couple of samples: Jack Kornfield’s organizer and the couple organizing my journey, operating quite independently and unbeknownst to each other, scheduled Jack and me to arrive in the same city (B`Beijing) and on the same day.
When they found out, they arranged for us a joint program. Two members of our team buying tickets independently from the main group and from each other and in different parts of CHINA were assigned (in a train that had more than thirty wagons)  seats in the same compartment as our group and adjacent to each other. And now the most astonishing one of all of the: Before my joint lecture with Jack, Mrs. Meng (meaning Dream) was asked by her great grand mother in a dream to bring me as gift a stone that had been a long time in their family. To my astonishment it turned out to be the fossil of a Nautilus shell imbedded in a stone collected at the top of Mont Everest. It must have been older than the HIMALAYAS, As you know, after much deliberation, Christina and I had chosen the Nautilus shell as the logo of the ITA because of its sacred geometry. Transpersonal psychology coming to Asia?
 
Much love,
Stan