Psychology of the Future Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Alternative: Working with Healing Intelligence (HI) of a client himself.

In Non Ordinary States of Consciousness NOSC you mobilize this Healing Intelligence.

Healing Intelligence itself finds the area(s) of the psyche that has the strongest emotional charge (energy potential) that is also available at the time for processing and in NOSC that would be the content of the experience. It starts spontaneously, surfaces, and then, in the experience, the symptom is consumed because it transforms (subconscious SKO) into a stream of experiences: some of them biographical, some perinatal, some trans-personal.

 

Lecture by Stanislav Grof on the “Psychology of the Future” (2009).Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal dimension. He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of Transpersonal Psychology and received an Honorary Award for major contributions to and development of the field of Transpersonal Psychology from the Association for Transpersonal Psychology in 1993.

 

11:00 Dr Albert Hoffman at Sanders discovers LSD, ergot alkaloid, originally indicated to stop endometrial bleeding and migraines

LSD – an unconventional training tool

15:00 Personal LSD experience – no boundaries. Cosmic consciousness

21:00 I have less than an hour to explain something that took me years to accept based on my own experiences

22:00 Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) vs Non Ordinary States of Consciousness (NOSC)

24:00 NOSC – holo-tropic SC – moving toward wholeness

In the OSC we only identify with a fraction of who we are

Upanishads – You are not your body, you are Brahman

27:00 Differences between ASC and NOSC

31:00 If you spend all time in OSC it is very difficult to find any meaning in life (CSUN. Dr. Oppenheimer)

Futility of the so called normal worldview of western civilization has to be transcended

Deeper meaning comes in holo-tropic states

31:30 If we want to do healing, not body mechanics…

          Healing always happens in holo-tropic states

Tapping deeper into sources of Inspiration

Paradigm changes always happen in holo-tropic states

Kekule benzene ring

Puccini Madam Butterfly

Einstein Relativity

Higher Creativity book by Willis Harman former president Institute Noetic Sciences             http://noetic.org/directory/person/willis-harman/

35:45 Inductions of holo-tropic states – techniques

Drumming, fasting, dancing, breathing…..

Plants: THC, Mescaline ….

Sleep deprivation, Sensory deprivation (Lilly’s tank)

 

41:00 All preindustrial cultures (worldview) believed in consciousness over matter

Western view of spirituality and spiritual experiences – at best infantile – diagnose and Rx it with tranquilizers

45:00 Michael Harner “The way of the shaman” 1970 Amazon work. Shamanic initiation

Western psychology is biased in at least 2 areas

Ethnocentric bias – different cultures have different view on what is acceptable and not

Cogni-centric bias or Pragma-centric bias – we have developed theories in psychiatry based on our observations from Ordinary States of Consciousness (OSC). We excluded/ignored observations of Non Ordinary States of Consciousness (NOSC)

49:40 Color-blind NDE experience

51:10 Areas of Belief Change necessary for accommodation of NOSC experiences

Paradigm-Braking Challenges of Consciousness Research

  1. The cartography of the human psyche
  2. The architecture of Emotional and Psychosomatic disorders
  3. Effective therapeutic mechanisms (powerful healing experienced during regression, archetype, cosmic unity)
  4. Strategy of psychotherapy and self-exploration
  5. The role of spirituality in Human life
  6. The nature of reality: Psyche, Cosmos, and Consciousness

 

55:00 Asthma & SKO (SKO/SCE=System of Condensed Experience)

57:30 Multiple schools of psychology vs quality of therapeutic encounter between the therapist and a client = essence to essence 

Client’s feeling of being unconditionally accepted by another human being for the 1st time in their life

61:01   Alternative: Working with Healing Intelligence (HI) of client himself. In NOSC you mobilize this HI. HI itself finds the area(s) of the psyche that has the strongest emotional charge (energy potential) that is also available at the time for processing and in NOSC that would be the content of the experience. It starts spontaneously, surfaces, and then, in the experience, the symptom is consumed because it transforms (subconscious SKO) into a stream of experiences: some of them biographical, some perinatal, some trans-personal.

 

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