Beyond the Brain is an entertaining and eye-opening introduction to the visionary work of Dr. Stanislav Grof. This Transpersonal Psychology cofounder and. Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal and Stanislav Grof. Beyond the Brain Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy Stanislav Grof State University of New York Press. Document. Page iv. To Christina, Paul.
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Jul 26, Alice rated it really liked it. Rosemary rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal and transpersonal levels changes much of how we view both mental illness and mental health.
I would not recommend this book to ths who isn’t already somewhat familiar with Grof’s work. And truthfully, reading Grof’s work, I had no desire to practice the kind of experiential, birth-focused therapy he advocated.
Instead it’s a proposal introducing stznislav data that can be taken into consideration with the usual Newtonian-Cartesian paradigms a la Freudian psychoanalysis so the layman can spot these stanislaf of inconsistencies in politician’s speeches when they want to go to war so you know what they’re preaching is kind of bullshit and fueled by inferiority complexes and repressed emotions. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain.
Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain. Books by Stanislav Grof. The Adventure of Self-Discovery: The Newtonian-Cartesian worldview is challenged as not being the only one that works.
For as long as it was, it may as well have taken the extra step to include comprehensive coverage of its topics. After three decades of extensive research on non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs and by other means, Grof concludes that our present scientific worldview is as inadequate as many of its historical predecessors.
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Omri rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Astrology is the first that comes to mind. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. His reinterpretation of some of the most agonizing aspects of human behavior proves thought provoking for both laypersons and professional therapists.
Also included is a history of Nazism and the horrible conditions inmates in the concentration camps were beyonr to. Sometimes the connections weren’t convincing because I wasn’t able to see the details of how they were supposed stankslav be connected and how the research had been conducted.
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He grew from there. Also he would like to disprove many of today’s traditional psychiatric school’s findings, but he has a bryond time to built up a comprehensive argument to support his ideas. Very well written, and I have a lot of respect for Grof.
Sep 25, D Finch rated it liked it Shelves: Some great insights mixed with some wild speculations, unfounded assertions, and a tedious writing style.
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He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association ITA. Grof makes a bold argument that understanding of the perinatal and transpersonal levels changes much of how we view both mental illness and mental health.
Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. While the ideas are fascinating, I found the actual writing really, really boring and droning. Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, but I don’t think I’ve seen any yet.
How birth experience influences an individual’s later development is a central focus of the book.
How birth experience influences an individual’s later development is a central focus of the book. His reinterpretation of some of the most agonizing aspects of human behavior proves thought provoking for both laypersons and professional therapists.
Beyondd book is monstrous, and I’ve been working my way through it for months. Thhe most serious challenge to contemporary psycho-analytic theory comes from a delineation of the transpersonal level, or the expansion of consciousness beyond the boundaries of time and space. Dec 10, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: Read reviews that mention mental illness beyond the brain stanislav grof consciousness human lsd level transpersonal birth ideas view drugs freudian stanilsav psychological psychology account argument challenges comprehensive.
Beyond that is perinatal level in which the human unconscious may be activated to a reliving of biological birth and confrontation with death.