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Stanislav Grof: Cartographer of Consciousness - Paper Print

$ 450.00

Stanislav Grof: Cartographer of Consciousness
by Alex Grey

Limited edition print on paper, Edition size 50
16 x 20 in. (paper size); 12 x 17 in. (image size)
Signed by Dr. Stanislav Grof and by Alex Grey

In my portrait of Dr. Grof, small images of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Otto
Rank indicate his psychoanalytic roots. Stan is shown wielding a paintbrush because
he is an artist as well as a psychiatrist and has illustrated his own theories in many of
his books. The birth sequence displays the four stages of Grof‰۪s Birth Perinatal Matrices,
a unique model that reveals the powerful processes of transformation. Christina
is connected with an DNA kundalini serpent with nose-like heads, linking the evolutionary
process with Holotropic Breathwork. A phoenix connected with Grof‰۪s third
eye ascends over his scalp toward Divine Light.

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. He
is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of Transpersonal Psychology. During
the 1960s, he worked closely with LSD and conducted more than 4,000 sessions of
psychedelic therapy at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Czechoslovakia
and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This research
formed the basis of Dr. Grof‰۪s theories brilliantly put forward in his many books
including Beyond the Brain, LSD Psychotherapy, Psychology of the Future, and The
Cosmic Game. He is the founder of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA)
and its past and current president. He has organized large international conferences
throughout the world and continues to lecture and teach professional training programs
in transpersonal psychology and holotropic breathwork, a method he developed with
his wife Christina to access transpersonal awareness.

Both the artist and Dr. Grof generously donate all proceeds from this edition of prints to
benefit Entheon, CoSM‰۪s sanctuary of Visionary Art where the original
portrait, signed by Dr. Grof, will be on view.

"When we reach experiential identification with Absolute Consciousness, we realize that our own being is ultimately commensurate with the entire cosmic network, with all of existence. The recognition of our own divine nature, our identity with the cosmic source, is the most important discovery we can make during the process of deep self-exploration. This is the essence of the famous statement found in the ancient Indian scriptures, the Upanishads. ‰ÛÏTat tvam asi.‰۝ The literal translation of the sentence is ‰ÛÏThou are That,‰۝ meaning ‰ÛÏYou are of divine nature‰۝ or ‰ÛÏyou are Godhead.‰۝ It reveals that our everyday identification with the ‰ÛÏskin-encapsulated ego,‰۝ embodied individual consciousness, or ‰ÛÏname and form‰۝ (namarupa) is an illusion and that our true nature is that of cosmic creative energy ( Atman/Brahman)." ‰ÛÓ Stanislav Grof
"I know of no work that so well incorporates the findings of Freud, Jung and Rank, adding fresh insights,which the methods of those psychotherapists could never have achieved. I do not doubt that many othersworking in this field would find Dr. Grofå«s discoveries a basis for a whole new strategy of research." ‰ÛÓ Joseph Campbell

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