Are you committed to doing the deep work of personal exploration, healing, and transformation that results in lasting freedom?
Are you open to methods that produce non-ordinary states, such as shamanic journeying, breathwork, and guided visualizations to access the depths of your being?
If so, you are very much an explorer of the frontiers of consciousness. According to Stan Grof, founder of transpersonal psychology and researcher into non-ordinary states, and noted philosopher Rick Tarnas, archetypal astrology is one of the most useful tools to ensure the safe exploration of non-ordinary states.
Archetypal astrology? What exactly does “archetypal” mean in that context?
According to eminent philosopher and astrologer Rick Tarnas, there’s a precise way that the archetypal forces aligned at your birth correspond to the kinds of experiences you might have in a non-ordinary state based on what is “lit up” by planetary transits, which occur when one celestial body “moves” across the face of another celestial body, hiding a small portion of it.
In some mysterious way, the position of planets at your birth — your first dramatic life event — lay down a foundation in your psyche that influences what will activate at different points in your life. This simple observation is at the core of the work of astrologers both in the West and the East.
Stan Grof came to astrology as a dedicated skeptic but gradually came to agree that the types of non-ordinary experiences he witnessed in thousands of holotropic sessions correlated closely with birth chart transits — more so than any other variable. He began to see that understanding one’s natal chart and current transits held great predictive value for the kinds of experiences you might have in a depth session of inner work.
The planets, when seen in this way, become a kind of predictive clockwork that illuminates what you might experience internally. You can then avoid more dark and oppressive experiences and open to higher-quality breakthroughs, resulting in a greater, more integrated wholeness.
If you’re a professional healer, it’s doubly important for you to understand the influences of archetypal astrology in the journeys of your clients.
If you’re an individual “psychonaut,” astrology provides you with the most trusted calendar of auspicious times to do your deepest work.
In this exciting public event featuring two renowned intellects, you’ll discover more about how to harness the power of archetypal astrology to support personal transformation AND make meaning of our times.
A deeper understanding of astrology can also help you navigate your times of greatest challenge and direct you to powerful hidden resources.
These two celebrated intellectuals will illuminate a view that makes sense to your mind, heart, and soul, leading to 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.
When you join us for this exciting hour, you’ll also be the first to hear about a brand new online program anchored by these globally respected pioneers.
I know of no work that so well incorporates the findings of Freud, Jung, and Rank, adding fresh insights, which the methods of those psychotherapists could never have achieved. I do not doubt that many others working in this field would find Dr. Grof´s discoveries a basis for a whole new strategy of research.
— Joseph Campbell, Author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Breathtaking in the scope and scale of its vision, [Rick Tarnas’] extraordinary book shatters our cosmological assumptions... spellbinding, eloquent, compelling.
— Christopher Bache, Professor of philosophy and religious studies, Youngstown State University
Grof marshals an impressive array of data and speculation in support of the timely demand that Western science acknowledge consciousness and its many non-ordinary states.
— Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), PhD, Psychologist, spiritual teacher, and author of the spiritual classic, Be Here Now
Grof has had far and away more experience in psychedelic research than anyone else and has come up with the most comprehensive and helpful framework for interpreting the data in this bewildering area.
— Huston Smith, PhD, Author of The World’s Religions and Beyond the Postmodern Mind
Tarnas writes lucidly, brilliantly, passionately, unfolding the great drama of the evolution of the Western mind act by act, scene by scene in precise and scholarly detail.
— Anne Baring, Author of Resurgence
It’s hard to think of many books written in the past century that will still be read 200 years from now. [Rick Tarnas’] Cosmos and Psyche will top that short list. It’s majestic, sweeping, and profound. This will be a book for the ages. It will stand over time with the seminal expressions of the human spirit.
— William Van Dusen Wishard, Principal, World Trends Research and author of
Between Two Ages: The 21st Century and the Crisis of Meaning
Stanislav Grof, MD is a clinical psychiatrist with over 60 years of experience in researching non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic substances and by experiential psychotherapy. He’s one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology, and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA).
He was formerly Principal Investigator in a psychedelic research program at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Scholar-In-Residence at the Esalen Institute.
Stan currently teaches at the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and through Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT). He writes and gives lectures, seminars, and workshops worldwide.
He is the author of the books, Psychology of the Future, LSD Psychotherapy, Beyond the Brain, The Cosmic Game, When the Impossible Happens, The Ultimate Journey, Modern Consciousness Research and the Understanding of Art, and co-author with Christina Grof of Holotropic Breathwork, Stormy Search for the Self, Spiritual Emergency, Beyond Death, and over 150 scholarly articles.
Richard Tarnas, PhD is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He teaches courses in archetypal studies, depth psychology, philosophy, cultural history, and religious evolution. Formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, he is a graduate of Harvard University (AB, 1972) and Saybrook Institute (PhD, 1976).
He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern that is widely used in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network and is the basis for the upcoming documentary film, Changing of the Gods. He is a past president of the International Transpersonal Association and served for many years on the Board of Governors for the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.