Stanislav Grof: The Cosmic Game (excerpt) — A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the two-part, 60-minute DVD.

Dr. Stan Grof makes the case that the experience of those in altered “holotropic” states—through psychedelic drugs or through certain breathing exercises—are virtually indistinguishable from classic mystical experiences. He maintains that the worldview cultivated in such states of consciousness says much about both the depths of the human psyche and about reality itself.

Dr. Stanislav Grof is a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is author of Beyond the Brain, LSD Psychotherapy, The Adventure of Self Discovery and The Cosmic Game.

Published on August 27, 2010