When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities

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Sounds True, Apr 1, 2006 - Psychology - 400 pages
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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 cofounded 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

When the Impossible Happens 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.

 

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Review: When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-ordinary Realities

User Review  - Shane Simmons - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-ordinary Realities

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I do read some odd stuff for my research... Read full review

Contents

part
5
underworld Journey in the salish
53
Rain Ceremony
76
Potawatomi indians
89
the story of leni
100
the story of annemarie
106
the story of inga
119
ancestral memory or Pastlife experience? the story of Renata
129
Failed experiment
219
holotropic Breathwork
226
hugo zucarelli and
245
Ketamine and the Reenchantment
258
Discovering the secret of trephination
267
the story of norbert
280
the story of Flora
288
the story of martha
295

the story of Karl
137
Past life in Czarist Russia
149
Revisiting the salem
160
the story of ted
174
the story of Kurt
182
interview with the Orixás
191
sessions with
198
an adventure in Dreamtime
209
the story of Karen
302
the story of eva
308
When a Kitten Can Be therapist
318
Bringing lsD to the soviet union
331
epilogue
347
Bibliography
354
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Stanislav Grof

Stanislav Grof, MD, received his doctorate in medicine from the Charles University School of Medicine in Prague and his doctorate in the philosophy of medicine from the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Grof has served as a research fellow at John Hopkins University and chief of psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Center. He currently teaches psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Stanislav Grof is the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association. He is the author of 11 books, including Realms of the Human Unconscious; Beyond the Brain; The Holographic Mind; and The Stormy Search for the Self (with Christina Grof).

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