Zitat des Tages von Stanislav Grof:
Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were an invaluable experiential training for dying.
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.
In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail.
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.
Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.
It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without being aware of their existence.
The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the totality of creative energy. This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.
It is possible to see the intermediate state between lives as being in a way more important than incarnate existence.
If consciousness can function independently of the body during one's lifetime, it could be able to do the same after death.
The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.
It became much more complicated politically to work with psychedelics because of the unsupervised experimentation with psychedelics, particularly among young people.
Many cultures have independently developed a belief system in reincarnation that includes return of the unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.
Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe.
An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.
The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical impact on human life and our relationship to the world.
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.
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.
There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
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.
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.
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.
Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body.
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.
In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.
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.
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.
Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity.
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.
The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped.
Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness.
Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality.
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.
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.
The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual's way of being in the world.
Walt Disney was my great hero.
When you read the psychedelic literature, there is a distinction between the so-called natural psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.