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The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death

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Beyond personal history and archetypal themes, a comprehensive psychology must also address the fundamental significance of birth and death. Stanislav Grof, M.D., renowned for his pioneering contributions regarding the psychological and spiritual aspects of the birth process, now adds invaluable insights from more than half a century of research and personal discovery into ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) (first published 2006)
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This is the most challenging, and intelligent book that I may have ever laid my hands. It is baffling in its comprehensiveness. I feel that I shall have to read it several times to soak it all in.
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Great book on subject of death. We don't think about it much and that's why death is nearly always so sudden.
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Grof is known for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche—the field of psychedelic psychotherapy. Building on his observations while conducting LSD research and on Otto Rank's theory of birth trauma, Grof constructed a theoretical framework for pre- and perinatal psychology and transpersonal psychology in which LSD trips and other powerfully emotional experiences were mapped onto on ...more
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