- Series: Art & Imagination Series
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Thames and Hudson (December 31, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500810419
- ISBN-13: 978-0500810415
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,390,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Books of the Dead: Manuals for Living and Dying (Art & Imagination Series) Paperback – December 31, 1994
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Stanislav Grof, a Czech psychiatrist and self-described former disciple of Freud, has written this book about the underlying doctrines and experiences which probably served as the impetus for such eschatological literature.
I met Stan Grof at a seminar at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, in the 'seventies. He is a polished, impressive, baritone speaker with a slight European accent who presents as a serious, knowledgeable scholar. I think I still have tapes of his presentation.
Grof said, at the seminar, that he was originally--in Czechoslovakia where he originated--a dyed-in-the-wool
Freudian, until he began to perceive difficulties with that approach. He grew from there. He was one of the original medical investigators to use d-lysergic acid diethylamide in serious psychiatric research, from which he derived some astonishing results.
Grof was formerly Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is no lightweight airhead, but rather is a highly qualified, credentialed and credible researcher. This and his other books are well worth your time, if you have the necessary vocabulary and the scientific background to benefit from them.Read more ›