In 200 spellbinding pages including over 100 large, full-color illustrations Modern Consciousness Research and the Understanding of Art takes readers on an enchanting tour of the human psyche and a visual tour of the artwork of H.R. Giger. In this book, Grof illuminates themes related to dreams, trauma, sexuality, birth, and death, by applying his penetrating analysis to the work of Giger and other visionary artists.
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Dr. Grof began his research into the psychotherapeutic uses of LSD in 1960 at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Czechoslovakia. More than thirty years of work in this field make him eminently qualified to write this book. He is the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association, and has taught and lectured in academic and workshop settings worldwide. Dr. Grof is the author of numerous other books, the latest of which is Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research. Visit Stanislav Grof's website to learn more about his techniques and latest work.Review:
Dr. Grof s positive message of universal spirituality hardwired in the brain and unlocked during the mystical psychedelic state should be front page news. With this new book, he shows how visionary artists are transcribing the present World Soul s birth trauma and by sharing the discoveries of consciousness research he creates a new context for viewing, appreciating, and awakening through visionary art. --Alex Grey, visionary artist and co-founder Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
In this unique illustrated volume, we marvel at the startling correlations between the healer s insights and the artist s visions. Both have given powerful expression to the apocalyptic violence and destructiveness seething beneath the surface of 20th century mass-mind mentality. In the recognition of these powerful unconscious processes, there is great hope that humanity may find a way back to a saner and healthier balance. --Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
After Sigmund Freud, who introduced the unconscious, the libido, and guilt into the interpretation of art, and Carl Gustav Jung who introduced the collective unconscious and the archetypes, we now have Stanislav Grof who widens the horizons by bringing in the perinatal and the transpersonal dimensions of human experience. Grof is unquestionably the third giant in the psychological interpretation of art in the modern age. --Ervin Laszlo
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Book Description Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 11.81x9.41x0.71 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0979862299