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Stanislav Grof Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of
consciousness that transcends space,
time, and linear causality.
- 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 beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical
impact on human life and our relationship to the world.
- Stanislav Grof

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walt Disney was my great hero.
- Stanislav Grof

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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