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The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives Paperback – May 28, 1993
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About the Author
Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D., is a lecturer, consultant, and the author or co-author of twenty-seven books, including The Lens of Perception, The Well Body Book (with Mike Samuels, M.D.), The Holotropic Mind (with Stanislav Grof, M.D.), and Follow Your Bliss (with Susan J. Sparrow). He is also a contributing editor to Shaman's Drum magazine
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780062506597
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062506597
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.65 x 9.09 inches
- Publisher : HarperOne; Reprint edition (May 28, 1993)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0062506595
- Best Sellers Rank: #387,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grof further references current research, thus blending ancient and new cutting-edge science into something like a total synthesis. With good reason and convincing arguments, he refers to David Bohm’s theory of a constantly unfolding universe as one of the first holistic science concepts in modern times.
One of the most daring thinking habits to overcome, that are connected with mechanistic science, is the illusion of separateness. Grof writes:
—The holographic model offers revolutionary possibilities for a new understanding of the relationship between the parts and the whole. No longer confined to the limited logic of traditional thought, the part ceases to be just a fragment of the whole but, under certain circumstances, reflects and contains the whole. As individual human beings we are not isolated and insignificant Newtonian entities; rather, as integral fields of the holomovement each of us is also a microcosm that reflects and contains the macrocosm./10
But apart from systems theory, in which he knows to excel, Grof is really the specialist for LSD-based psychiatry, and his two decades of experience together with sound judgment of his many observations have led to something like an integrated concept of LSD-based psychiatry.
While all this research had been stopped because of the fact that LSD, together with number of natural plant psychedelics, has been forbidden by our administrative oversoul, the insights and miracles remain an ecstatic outlook in a possible future of psychiatry.
Contrary to Freudian psychoanalysis, Grof, following a tradition created by Otto Rank, includes perinatal experiences in his psychoanalytic exploration.
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Whether you agree or disagree, likely a mixture of both, with the author's assertions and speculations, you will likely be the better for considering them and also find it enjoyable.