LSD: Doorway to the Luminous, The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into the Realms of the Human Unconscious

A pioneering book that explores the unknown landscape of human consciousness induced by LSD and other psychedelics.

Shows the relationship between shamanism, near death experiences, and other mystical and altered states with those induced by psychedelics.

Lays the conceptual foundation for the creation of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology.

Stanislav Grof’s first 17 years of research into nonordinary states of consciousness induced by LSD and other psychedelics led to a revolutionary understanding of the human psyche. His research was the impetus behind a vastly expanded cartography of the unconscious, including two new realms still unacknowledged by official academic circles–the perinatal domain, which holds memories of the various stages of birth, and the transpersonal domain, which mediates experiential identification with other species and mythic figures, visits to archetypal realms, access to past life memories, and union with the cosmic creative principle.

The research presented in this book provides a map of the psyche that is essential for understanding such phenomena as shamanism and near death experiences as well as other nonordinary states of consciousness. This map has led to the development of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology for treating mental conditions often seen as disease and therefore suppressed by medication. It also provides a new threshold to understanding and entering the numinous realm of spirit.

The Way of the Psychonaut: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys (vols. 1 & 2)

Written in his late eighties, at the height of his magnificent career, The Way of the Psychonaut is possibly Grof’s greatest contribution. The commanding breadth and depth of his knowledge is astounding, the tone of his writing easy and accessible, and his narratives brightened with amusing anecdotes, intriguing personal accounts, and brilliant case studies. Grof reviews the history of depth psychotherapy, the important revisions that are needed to make it more effective, and why the inner quest is such an essential pursuit.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy: A User-friendly Guide for Psychedelic Drug-assisted Psychotherapy

Psychedelic Psychotherapy is a comprehensive, easy-to-read resource for therapists and laypeople who need practical guidelines for psychedelic drug-assisted psychotherapy. This book contains valuable insiders’ information for those using psychedelics for their own healing, and for practitioners who facilitate their sessions with a focus of healing trauma using MDMA, LSD, and psilocybin.

LSD Psychotherapy

The sensationalism surrounding the widespread use of LSD in the late 1960s and the subsequent legislative overkill virtually ended psychotherapeutic LSD research. Much of what had been learned over thirty years of scientific medical study was so distorted or suppressed that no objective overview was available to the general reader except for this book.

LSD Psychotherapy is a complete account of a remarkable chapter in the ever-continuing inquiry into our transpersonal nature and origins. The controlled studies described in this book reveal exciting and challenging data about the nature of human consciousness, perception, and reality itself. Drawing on this work, Stanislav Grof outlines a new cartography of the human mind, one which accounts for experiences such as shamanic trances, near-death experiences and altered states of consciousness. This vision is also the foundation for Dr. Grof’s revolutionary Holotropic Breathwork techniques.

This book is also a visual feast, with numerous color drawings and paintings created by research participants (see featured artist Sherana Harriette Frances’ book, Drawing It Out: Befriending the Unconscious. Many of these depict archetypal images from the collective human consciousness, forming a powerful addition to the text. LSD Psychotherapy is a valuable source of information for those who are involved with LSD in any way, whether as parents, teachers, researchers, legislators, or students of the human psyche. The approach to healing described in this book is inspired by the eternal desire of humankind for wholeness and an enduring grasp of reality.

Therapy with Substance: Psycholytic Psychotherapy in the Twenty First Century

A unique account and the definitive guide for a future generation of psychedelic psychotherapists. Therapy with Substance is a comprehensive guide for the medical use of psychedelic substances in the therapy of emotional and psychosomatic disorders . . . It describes in clear and articulate language everything that is necessary to know for effective and safe use of this treatment modality and for work with non-ordinary states of consciousness in general. In this groundbreaking book, Doctor Friederike Meckel Fischer explores how the skillful use of psychedelic substances in psycholytic psychotherapy can cause dramatic breakthroughs for people who have not responded to traditional methods of psychotherapy. Her extraordinary conclusion is that psycholytic psychotherapy is the only method that reaches the depth of the psyche required to resolve and heal our deepest wounds. Psychedelic drugs were routinely used in clinical research and psychotherapy until the 1960s. Since then they have been illegal except for a short period in Switzerland, where Dr Meckel learned the basics of psycholytic therapy. Over the years she developed her unique psychotherapeutic method using these substances to assist the progress of those of her patients who were “stuck”. Dr Meckel is a medical doctor who has trained in individual, group and family psychotherapy and, with Stanislav Grof, in transpersonal psychotherapy.

Zig-Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics

More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are inevitable subjects encountered on the journey to wisdom. Examined together, the reader may understand more deeply the essence of each.

The Shaman and Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms

Internationally respected Peruvian shaman Don José Campos introduces the practices and benefits of Ayahuasca, the psychoactive plant brew that, according to the latest finds, has been used for healing by Amazonian shamans for as long as 70,000 years. Ayahuasca is called a plant teacher because it can heal physical, psychological, and emotional blocks. Through vivid visions, Ayahuasca takes the patient to other realms and dimensions, providing profound insights into human beings’ true nature and place in the cosmos. This book also includes the last interview (and the artwork) of internationally renowned visionary painter and former shaman Pablo Amaringo.

Ketamine: Dreams and Realities

“Karl Jansen’s book Ketamine, Dreams, and Realities is a goldmine of information on this fascinating substance that combines in a unique way the properties of an anesthetic and a psychedelic. It is clearly written, well researched and documented, and presents a balanced and objective view point. The author’s broad perspective that covers all the aspects of Ketamine from pharmacology to its use in raves makes this book interesting for clinicians and researchers, as well as the general public.”- Stan Grof, M.D.

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