Archive for the ‘Stanislav Grof’ Category

mdpc 6.2.05 Hi all, greatly enjoying the discussions here. Picked up this book recently, and am curious if anyone else here has read it. It’s part of the SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology. “Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind” by Christopher M. Bache. The author draws on his […]


~julian 11.18.04 jim, nicely put together post. merci! i am about to guide a group in their first holotropic breathwork session (haven’t done a group session in a while myself) and this had some nice quotes and points for the presentation i am preparing for the start of the day. here are some comments/thoughts…. 1) […]


Jim 11.18.04 My post is pretty much Transpersonal Psychology 101 circa the mid-70’s, before Wilber published his first book. It’s standard transpersonal theory that what Wilber calls centauric integration (which is what Grof refers to as ego death in my quotes of him) and nondual enlightenment are two different kinds of development. Here are two […]


~julian 10.26.04 hey guys, reading the interesting dialog on adyashanti below. here are some of my observations. these are not about adya in particular, but come from having been in and around the satsang based groups since 1996: spending 8 months or so in a gangaji group (watching videos of satsangs and then discussing/meditating), going […]


~julian 9.27.04 yeah! so glad my earlier post evoked the discussion below. of course, the discussion has a life of it’s own, but glad to see it associated with my comments…..thanks, dudes. jim thanks for your endless patience in attempting to clarify and disentangle. heruka thanks for your enthusiasm and willingess to commit to a […]


Jim 10.5.04 Another awesome post, Julian! You cover a lot of important territory, and as you noted in a previous post, this is territory that Wilber at best glosses over in his work, in part because he’s never worked in the capacity of an integral/transpersonal therapist, and in part because as he’s said his aim […]


~julian 10.5.04 paul, i am responding to your questions re: how i have seen/experienced these initiations occurring a) the direct experience of the primal emotional layer of the psyche essentially, as i was saying before, this is about softening the ego-defenses and breaking through into the underlying emotional pain, grief, rage, shame, etc that we […]