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Dear friends of the transpersonal community,

We would like to let you know that I , Stan had a minor stroke in August while stopping my blood thinners because of a planned back operation. I am doing fine physically and my mind is perfectly clear. I can speak, but finding certain words, reading and writing are affected. For that reason we had to cancel all public events in the near future to give me time to focus on my healing. Chances that I will be recovering completely are very high. Brigitte is taking very good and loving care of me.

Please don't send us emails. If you wish to send us your love and support you can do that in your hearts or send a message on our facebook site Stanislav Brigitte Grof. Please understand that we cannot answer, but we will receive everything with gratitude.

Much love
Stan and Brigitte




News


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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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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