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A number of cases have been reported in which a dying
by Stanislav Grof

A number of cases have been reported in which a dying
individual has a vision of a person about whose death he or she did not know.
- Stanislav Grof

The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical
impact on human life and our relationship to the world.
- Stanislav Grof

Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility
of consciousness operating independently of the body.
- Stanislav Grof

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing,
positive personality transformation,
and consciousness evolution.
- Stanislav Grof

 

The knowledge of the realm of death makes it possible
for the shaman to move freely back and forth and mediate
these journeys for other people.
- Stanislav Grof

Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died
in the context of an extended family,
clan, or tribe.
- Stanislav Grof

Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death,
reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
- Stanislav Grof

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I have taken part in ceremonies with North American and Mexican shamans,
as well as Brazilian ceremonies.
- Stanislav Grof

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been
a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the
data describing the events occurring at the time of death.
- Stanislav Grof

The motif of death plays an important role the human
psyche in connection with archetypal and karmic material.
- Stanislav Grof

According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate,
such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.
- Stanislav Grof

I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis
in basically one sitting.
I decided to enroll in medical school.
It was almost like a conversion experience.
- Stanislav Grof

The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.
- Stanislav Grof

It became much more complicated politically to work
with psychedelics because of the unsupervised experimentation with psychedelics,
particularly among young people.
- Stanislav Grof

There are people who can start having very powerful
experiences without taking psychedelics.
It can happen against their will.
This is a universal phenomenon.
- Stanislav Grof

The experiences associated with death were seen as
visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced,
studied, and carefully mapped.
- Stanislav Grof

Ancient eschatological texts are actually maps of the
inner territories of the psyche that seem to transcend
race and culture and originate in the collective unconscious.
- Stanislav Grof

It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without
ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without
being aware of their existence.
- Stanislav Grof

Many cultures have independently developed a belief
system in reincarnation that includes return of the
unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.
- Stanislav Grof

I believe it is essential for our planetary future
to develop tools that can change the consciousness
which has created the crisis that we are in.
- Stanislav Grof

If consciousness can function independently of the
body during one's lifetime,
it could be able to do the same after death.
- Stanislav Grof

There is no fundamental difference between the preparation
for death and the practice of dying,
and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
- Stanislav Grof

Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death,
according to which biological death represents the
final end of existence and of all conscious activity.
- Stanislav Grof

Freud said that we are born as a tabula rasa.
This is a model that simply is too superficial and inadequate.
- Stanislav Grof

Walt Disney was my great hero.
- Stanislav Grof

As long as I had easy access to psychedelics at the
government-sponsored research project,
most of my energy went into psychedelic sessions.
- Stanislav Grof

Dying before dying has two important consequences:
It liberates the individual from the fear of death
and influences the actual experience of dying at the
time of biological demise.
- Stanislav Grof

I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies.
- Stanislav Grof

There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our
current concepts of the nature of consciousness and
its relationship to matter and the brain.
- Stanislav Grof

In the kind of world we have today, transformation
of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.
- Stanislav Grof

The elimination of the fear of death transforms the
individual's way of being in the world.
- Stanislav Grof

In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories
can be objectively verified,
sometimes with remarkable detail.
- Stanislav Grof

Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were
an invaluable experiential training for dying.
- Stanislav Grof

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the
fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality
of a universal and non-denominational type.
- Stanislav Grof

When you read the psychedelic literature,
there is a distinction between the so-called natural
psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.
- Stanislav Grof

Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the
word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.
- Stanislav Grof

The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the
totality of creative energy.
This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.
- Stanislav Grof

I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very,
very involved and interested in art,
and particularly in animated movies.
- Stanislav Grof

It is possible to see the intermediate state between
lives as being in a way more important than incarnate existence.
- Stanislav Grof

Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of
consciousness that transcends space,
time, and linear causality.
- Stanislav Grof

Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very
much that they are sacred tools.
They open spiritual awareness.
- Stanislav Grof

A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death
as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from
the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.
- Stanislav Grof

The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical
beings who have two complementary aspects:
They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also
infinite fields of consciousness.
- Stanislav Grof

Many instances exist of small children who seem to
remember and describe their previous life in another body,
another place, and with other people.
These memories emerge usually shortly after these children begin to talk.
- Stanislav Grof

Individuals approaching death often experience encounters
with their dead relatives,
who seem to welcome them to the next world.
These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing;
they are often followed by a state of euphoria and
seem to ease the transition.
- Stanislav Grof

Traditional academic science describes human beings
as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines.
We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms,
molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.
- Stanislav Grof

At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression,
and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens
the survival of humanity,
we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.
- Stanislav Grof

For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning,
the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us -
must be central,
for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.
- Stanislav Grof

A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level
of consciousness might be the only real hope we have
in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance
of the Western mechanistic paradigm.
- Stanislav Grof

The study of consciousness that can extend beyond the
body is extremely important for the issue of survival,
since it is this part of human personality that would
be likely to survive death.
- Stanislav Grof

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline
when you're a winner, when you're number one.
What you've got to have is faith and discipline
when you're not yet a winner.
- Vince Lombardi

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It takes a big cat to be number 2.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As equality increases, so does the number of people
struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civilization advances by extending the number of important
operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

I never worry about diets.
The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
- Mae West


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