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When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-ordinary Realities By Stanislav Grof,

  • Title: When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-ordinary Realities
  • Author: Stanislav Grof
  • ISBN: 9781591794202
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Feelings of oneness with other people, nature, and the universe Encounters with extraterrestrials, deities, and demons Out of body experiences and past life memories Science casts a skeptical eye But Dr Stanislav Grof the psychiatric researcher who co founded transpersonal psychology believes otherwise When the Impossible Happens presents Dr Grof s mesmerizing firstFeelings of oneness with other people, nature, and the universe Encounters with extraterrestrials, deities, and demons Out of body experiences and past life memories Science casts a skeptical eye But Dr Stanislav Grof the psychiatric researcher who co founded transpersonal psychology believes otherwise When the Impossible Happens presents Dr Grof s mesmerizing firsthand account of over 50 years of inquiry into waters uncharted by classical psychology, one that will leave readers questioning the very fabric of our existence From his first LSD session that gave him a glimpse of cosmic consciousness to his latest work with Holotropic Breathwork, When the Impossible Happens will amaze readers with vivid explorations of topics such as Temptations of a Non Local Universe experiments in astral projection Praying Mantis in Manhattan and other tales of synchronicity Trailing Clouds of Glory remembering birth and prenatal life Dying and Beyond survival of consciousness after death Here is an incredible opportunity to journey beyond ordinary consciousness guaranteed to shake the foundations of what we assume to be reality and sure to offer a new vision of our human potential, as we contemplate When the Impossible Happens.
    When the Impossible Happens Adventures in Non ordinary Realities Feelings of oneness with other people nature and the universe Encounters with extraterrestrials deities and demons Out of body experiences and past life memories Science casts a skeptical eye But

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    1. This is a truly infuriating book on the one side, there are some serious insights into the therapeutic value of non rationalist interpretations of the human condition.On the other, there is the worst sort of gullible and naive wide eyed New Age nonsense Patience started to be strained with the cultish adoration of an Indian guru near the beginning Patience threatened to run out completely by the time we got to the crystal skulls This is a shame because what is good is very, very good.I am glad t [...]

    2. For fans of Stanislav Grof this is a very interesting collection of personal experiences, drawing on the author s long carreer in psychiatry, psychology and study of altered states of consciousness and the influence of psychedelic drugs on the mind Much easier to read than most of Grof s scientific books, although his later works are much accessible than his earlier Expect stories about projections from the collective unconscious, synchronicities, psychological breakthroughs and experiences wi [...]

    3. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, but one must in my view and in order to get the most out of it, suspend judgement and step outside societal conventions If you start judging, oh he she should not have done that, or I don t agree with that, you will miss out on the best the book has to offer IMHO, that is

    4. So maybe this guy takes drugs and there are lots of other judgmental comments I could make about this book but who am i in The Grand Scheme of Things Bottom line is i like Stan Grof I like his outlook, I like his writing, and I like him

    5. Though this book was not what I was expecting I thought it was about paranormal experiences, in general , I found it difficult to put down, although it took 3 days for me to read it all.Grof explains his theories and observations about non ordinary states of consciousness, with many personal experiences, and his experiences with research Much of this book focuses on what he learned as a psychologist treating patients with psychedelics LSD and other drugs It is all quite fascinating and makes for [...]

    6. A series of short accounts of events that happened to Grof and or his patients and friends that point to there being to consciousness and the universe than materialistic scientism can explain This is not an analytical book, but one that tries to open minds by presenting a variety of unusual human experiences While I prefer his early, academic books, I was glad to read this I respect Grof s integrity as a scientific investigator and his willingness to leave phenomena unexplained, even when I do [...]

    7. I read this at a time in my life when I needed great big bowls of fruit loopy out there While this book does cover out there events and subjects, I found Grof s uncritical acceptance of them off putting.

    8. It seems reasonable to infer that if consciousness can function independently of the body when we are alive, it could be able to do the same after death There would be no hope for the world if we all continued to carry in us hatred for the deeds committed by our ancestors.

    9. we loved this book, being of Czechoslovakia background on mom s side, really made this one special, bob is reading this one over and loves this Dr s methodology.

    10. I believed only 50% of what came in this book and the rest my mind rejected it Using hallucination drugs such as LSD in psychological treatment mixes reality with illusion and mythology The fact that this drug can take a person to experience his birth again is plausible given the huge cited cases and can be attributed to our DNA memory However, my mind just rejected the idea of experiencing past lives from pharos times or roman era This is simply hallucination produced by recorded events seen by [...]

    11. This was an enjoyable and intriguing read It consists of personal anecdotes and those of friends and patients, mostly experiences of altered states of consciousness At several points I marvelled and burst out laughing for the faith he puts in these experiencesIn the Tibetan Buddhist tradition the masters never tire to advise meditators, don t take your special experiences too seriously , because even having a vision of the Buddha can become an obstacle if you become attached to it like developin [...]

    12. Wasn t the greatest book and the author really is proud of his holotropic breath work technique for him to keep name dropping it throughout It s written from a restrained, academic perspective but I can t help but feel the restraint comes from not wanting to be thought of as a loon and the academic part seems a little too self congratulatory to give credit towards A lot of the material in this comes from anecdotes which often come from other people which often comes into question once you realiz [...]

    13. More of an autobiography and cataloging of interesting things that happened to the author than an actual documentation of alternate mind states and non ordinary reality Full of anecdotes Felt like I was reading a Today we went to the park kind of journal except it included acid trips Not one I would recommend.

    14. I am open to the topic of this book for myriad reasons But it is so anecdotal and relies so heavily on the concept of synchronicity that there s little to chew and too much to swallow.

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