Psychology has for too long reduced us to our lowest-common denominators.
The spiritual depth, power and inspiration that enlivens us at the core of our being has long been dismissed by psychology, with consciousness dismissed as a mere “epi-phenomenon” of the brain, and scientists focusing primarily on behavior and cognition.
Fortunately, research at the leading edge of psychology has opened a portal into an exciting new realm of possibilities that validates many of the insights of history’s great spiritual teachers — and leads us into a deeper, more accurate and empowering view of ourselves.
This is the starting point for the way of the psychonaut. Like the adventurers of old who fearlessly journeyed beyond the boundaries of the physical map, these modern explorers are venturing beyond the map of psychology into new realms of human evolution.
They’re discovering new methods that grant us access to a more multidimensional consciousness and fascinating new worlds. By resurrecting shamanic technologies of our ancient ancestors, marrying them with the latest neuroscience, and integrating holistic ways of working with breath, music and movement, today’s psychonauts are pioneering a new understanding of life, one more deeply connected to the cosmos.
As you navigate this exciting new path, you discover you’re not limited to your body or even to your singular life. You can expand your identity to a cosmic scale, explore other dimensions, and even access information from what appear to be past lives.
Stan Grof has been one of the earliest and most accomplished pioneers of these realms through his decades of legal research into the therapeutic use of psychedelics, his innovative understanding of non-ordinary states based on experiential forms of psychotherapy, and his exhaustive studies of art, shamanism and myth.
From this work has emerged a new “cartography” of the human psyche that factors in our birth experiences and introduces us to transpersonal domains more typically explored by shamans and healers.
By exploring these realms, you gain a deeper appreciation for your capacity for growth, a more profound vision for your life, and an expanded toolkit for clearing old traumas from both your psyche and body.
Grof’s brilliant mind and encyclopedic knowledge of the various schools of psychology enabled him to piece everything together into one coherent whole. He’s spent decades integrating the insights, research and practices of transformational traditions from around the world to develop a unique and empowering vision of our individual and collective potential.
This view ultimately liberates you from limited ideas of who you are and what you’re capable of achieving and becoming.
Join him for a unique hour to explore these new frontiers and their implications for your personal growth and any transformational work you may do with others.
You’ll be amazed at Stan’s profound knowledge and how his bold new vision transcends more limited views of psychology and spirit.
You’ll also be among the first to hear about an exciting new 6-month advanced program in which you can explore The Way of the Psychonaut firsthand.
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
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 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 Religionsand Beyond the Postmodern Mind
Dr. Grof’s positive message of universal spirituality, hardwired in the brain and unlocked during the mystical psychedelic state, should be front page news...
— Alex Grey, Visionary Artist and Co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
After Sigmund Freud, who introduced the unconscious, the libido and guilt... 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.
— Ervin László, Hungarian Philosopher of Science, Systems Theorist, and Editor of World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution
Stanislav Grof, MD is a clinical psychiatrist with over 50 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.