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Articles by Stanislav Grof



Articles in English


Stanislav Grof’s Foreword to Ervin Lazlo’s new book, A New Map of Reality: the Worldview of 21st Century Science. (PDF/13 pages).

Preface to Christopher Bache’s Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind (PDF/6 pages) 2012

2012: End of the World or Consciousness Revolution? The Huffington Post, May 7, 2012.

Dieter Hagenbach and Lucius Werthmüller: Albert Hofmann und sein LSD: Ein bewegtes Leben und eine bedeutende Entdeckung. (Albert Hofmann and his LSD: Exciting Life and Important Discovery). Foreword by Stanislav Grof (PDF/15 pages). Baden: AT-Verlag . April 2011

Vorwort von Stanislav Grof (PDF/12 pages). Baden: AT-Verlag . April 2011.

H. R. Giger, Albert Hofmann, Stanislav Grof (March 2008, Rittimatte) “The Visionary World of H.R.Giger” – 2011 (PDF/54 pages)

“Le monde visionnaire de H.R. Giger” – 2011 (PDF/60 pages)

“Die visionäre Welt von HR Giger” – 2011 (PDF/55 pages)

Revision and Revisioning of Psychology: Legacy of Half a Century of Consciousness Research (PDF/66 pages)

Science and Spirituality: Observations from Modern Consciousness Research – Huffington Post,

August 2010

The Consciousness Revolution: New Perspectives in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychotherapy Full version of a paper presented in an abridged form at the XVIIth International Transpersonal Conference in Moscow on June 24, 2010. (PDF/37 pages)

The Consciousness Revolution: History of the International Transpersonal Conferences Opening talk of the XVIIth International Transpersonal Conference in Moscow, June 2010 (PDF/18 pages)

Preface to The Visionary Art of Martina Hoffmann (PDF/25 pages) 2010

Inventory to the Stanislav Grof Papers (circa 1955-2008) – Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, West Lafayette, Indiana July 29, 2009 – PDF/34 pages This collection contains writings that document the career and research interests of psychiatrist and author Stanislav Grof. It consists primarily of published research articles and clippings discussing the therapeutic effects of psychoactive substances as well as some first-hand accounts of transcendental experiences.

Holotropic Research and Archetypal Astrology (PDF/17 pages) Appearing in Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, Volume 1, Number 1 (Summer 2009)

2012 and Human Destiny: End of the World or Consciousness Revolution? (PDF/34 pages), Updated May 2012 with references to PP slideshow. PDF with matching captions. “2012 Now” Conference, Fort Collins, Colorado – May 29, 2009

Roots of Human Violence – Psychospiritual Perspective on the Current Global Crisis – Presented at a conference at the Eranos Foundation in Ascona on Lago Maggiore in the Swiss Alps in June 2008 (PDF/20 pages)

The Current Global Crisis and the Future of Humanity: A Transpersonal Perspective – Point Reyes Station, CA, January 2005 (PDF/28 pages)

Mythic Imagination and Modern Society: The Re-Enchantment of the World – Presented at the Sixteenth International Transpersonal Conference on June 13-18, 2004 in Palm Springs, CA. This paper was inspired by the 100th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Campbell. (PDF/33 pages)

A Brief History of Transpersonal Psychology (PDF/21 pages)

Plaidoyer for Transpersonal Psychology: Theoretical and Practical Importance of Its Findings (PDF/13)

Consciousness Evolution and Planetary Survival: Psychological Roots of Human Violence and Greed (PDF/28 pages)

Ervin Laszlo’s Akashic Field and the Dilemmas of Modern Consciousness Research (PDF/20 pages)

Evidence for the Akashic Field from Modern Consciousness Research (PDF/21 pgs.)

Ken Wilber’s Spectrum Psychology: Observations from Clinical Consciousness Research. (PDF/39 pages)

Ken Wilber’s Integral Vision: Supportive Evidence from Clinical Consciousness Research. (PDF/10 pages)

List of Publications by Stanislav Grof (PDF/10 pages)

Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research (PDF/35 pages)

Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research (PDF/64 pages)


The Experience of Death and Dying (PDF/37 pages)

Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Transpersonal Psychology (PDF/25 pages)

Birth Trauma and Its Relation to Mental Illness, Suicide and Ecstasy (on the web)

The Future of Psychiatry: Conceptual Challenges to Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychotherapy (on the web)

Psychedelics and Russian Newspapers: Our Russian Odyssey (2001, PDF/16 pages)

Physical Manifestations of Emotional Disorders: Observations from the Study of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness was published in The Inner Door, 9(2) 1,7-9,12, May 1997 (PDF 22 pages)

Nature, Mind, and Consciousness: Gregory Bateson and the New Paradigm was published in Phoenix: Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. 5/2/31:72, 1981. (PDF/26 pages)

Psychosis and Human Society: A Historical Perspective. Revised 2011. (PDF/22 pages)

HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY: The Zen of Verbal Play (PDF/22 pages) Co-authored with Christina Grof.

Letters written to Gorbachev by Dr. Grof prior to a trip to Russia (on a Cromemco computer). April 4, 1989.



 Transpersonal psychology coming to Asia?
by Stan Grof | Jul 15, 2015


Dear Friends,
I have just returned from a fantastic two-week trip to China that took us to Shanghai, Beijing, the Great Wall of China, Jinan (the birthplace of Confucius), the Mausoleum of the Great Emperor Qin in Xi’an birthplace of China), and to the temple where Lao-tze wrote the Tao Te Ching. There would be much to talk about. HB workshops were sold out, lectures packed, and the interest enormous. We have experienced many incredible synchronicities; here are couple of samples: Jack Kornfield’s organizer and the couple organizing my journey, operating quite independently and unbeknownst to each other, scheduled Jack and me to arrive in the same city (B`Beijing) and on the same day.
When they found out, they arranged for us a joint program. Two members of our team buying tickets independently from the main group and from each other and in different parts of CHINA were assigned (in a train that had more than thirty wagons)  seats in the same compartment as our group and adjacent to each other. And now the most astonishing one of all of the: Before my joint lecture with Jack, Mrs. Meng (meaning Dream) was asked by her great grand mother in a dream to bring me as gift a stone that had been a long time in their family. To my astonishment it turned out to be the fossil of a Nautilus shell imbedded in a stone collected at the top of Mont Everest. It must have been older than the HIMALAYAS, As you know, after much deliberation, Christina and I had chosen the Nautilus shell as the logo of the ITA because of its sacred geometry. Transpersonal psychology coming to Asia?
Much love,


Articles in French


A complete list of Dr. Grof’s books available in the French language, including the ability to order them, is at this link.

“Le monde visionnaire de H.R. Giger” – 2011 (PDF/60 pages)


Articles in German


Basler Zeitung Rezension: Sexualorgane wie Düsen und Bomben – Ein neues Buch führt in die Kunst und Psyche von Hansruedi Giger ein (PDF/1 Page) Basler (CH) Zeitung (May 2014)

H.R. Giger and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century – Betrachtung aus der modernen Bewusstseinsforschung Rezension.

Personale Heilung im transpersonalen Raum(PDF/3 pages) Viennese Journal Gesundheit (May 2013)

Individuelle Heilung, kollektive Transformation, den Planeten schützen. Von Stanislav Grof (on the web)

Astrologie und Bewusstsein (PDF/13 pages)

Ueberholung und Wiederbezauberung der Psychologie: Das Erbe der Bewusstseinsforschung eines halben Jahrhunderts(PDF/13 pages)

Gewalt und Gier (PDF/19 pages)

Kosmos und Psyche (PDF/57 pages)

Technologien des Heiligen (PDF/16 pages)

Tod und Sterben (PDF/38 pages)


Articles in Portuguese


Many of Stan Grof’s articles and interviews have been translated into Portuguese by Alvaro Jardim and are available at


Articles in Russian


Архетипы, мифическое воображение и современное общество:
новое очарование для мира. Станислав Гроф, д.м.н.
Наследие полувекового исследования сознания
д.м.н. Станислав Гроф

Grof Transpersonal Training in Russia has provided an archive of book descriptions and articles by and about Stanislav and Christina Grof in Russian on their site at

Articles in Slovenian

Recenzija knjige: Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy – translated by Mojca Studen (PDF/6 pages)

A section in Dr. Grof’s book, “When the Impossible Happens”, where he talks about his experience in the peyote ceremony. Translated by Mojca Studen

at  and, published also in journal: Prebujenje zavesti 2010, vol. 1 no.3, pp. 5-8, vol.1 no.4 pp. 6-7.

New translations from the book “Holotropic Breathwork” as translated by Mojca Studen


Articles in Spanish


Journal of Transpersonal Research – Investigacion Transpersonal Volume 2, 2010, ISSN: 1989–6077 Breve historia de la psicología transpersonal – Brief History of Transpersonal Psychology – Stanislav Grof


About Stanislav Grof


Otec holotropního dýchání Stanislav Grof změnil západní medicínu, teď slaví 85 let Czech news article celebrating Stan Grof on his 85th birthday 

“Exploring Holotropic Breathwork” – Dr. David Van Nuys Ph.D. interviews Dr. Monika Wikman PhD. Transcribed from 10th October, 2013

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death by Lauren Slater, NY Times,
April 20, 2012 (Archived at

Archetypal Cosmology by Richard Tarnas
A brief overview of the history of archetypal cosmology that includes discussion of Dr. Grof’s influence and participation in its evolution. (PDF/12 pages)

When the Impossible Happens – Nick Herbert
QUANTUM TANTRA – Investigating new doorways into Nature

The Grofs’ Model of Spiritual Emergency in Retrospect: Has it Stood the Test of Time?
Darlene B. Viggiano & Stanley Krippner, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA
International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (PDF/127 pages)

Whitehead and Grof: Resolving the ontological ambiguity of Jung’s archetypes metaphysically and practically (Abstract) by Leonard Gibson (PDF/1)

Whitehead, LSD, and Transpersonal Psychology by Leonard Gibson (PDF/12 pages)

Ontology of the Shadow by Lenny Gibson (PDF/8 pages)

“This paper advances ideas from Stanislav Grof’s perinatal theory to establish an
ontological foundation for Jung’s concept of the Shadow and his archetypes generally.”

How Stanislav Grof Helped Launch the Dawn of a New Psychedelic Research Era by Alexander Zaitchik (April 2010)

Apocalypse 2012 AD! (Another) Catastrophic End-of-the-World Prediction? Or, the Death of One Era and the Birth of Another? by David E. Roy (PDF/4 pages)

Holotropic Breathwork™ Meets the Oneness Movement by Susanne Andrés and Ole Ry (February 2010) (PDF/9 pages)


Spiritual madness and its many definitions, according to Hafiz, Western psychology, and       Stanislav Grof by David B. Razmgar, Spring 2009 (PDF/15 pages)

Transpersonal Models of Ken Wilber, Stanislav Grof, and Michael Washburn: Dialectics of the Transpersonal: Mapping the Perinatal by Gerry Goddard (PDF/31 pages)

Subtle Connections: Grof, Jung, and the Quantum Vacuum by Ervin Laszlo (PDF/28 pages)

Archetypal Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology: The Research of Richard Tarnas and Stanislav Grof by Renn Butler (PDF/20 pages)

The Transpersonal Models of Ken Wilber, Stanislav Grof, & Michael Washburn – Chapter 3 from Transpersonal Theory & and Astrological Mandala: An Evolutionary Model by Gerry Goddard (PDF/20 pages)

Cosmic Womb and the Counsels of Spiritual Emergence appearing in Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion by Jeffrey Kripal (PDF/25 pages)

Holotropic Art Exhibition – Artist Edi Apostu, founder of the ”Holotropic Art” Association, introduced the concept of “holotropy” in art, a concept based on Transpersonal Psychology as initiated by Stanislav Grof.

Revivir el pasado para corregirlo – Psicología transpersonal / Un modelo teórico creado por el psiquiatra Stanislav Grof (Sábado 24 de septiembre de 2011 ) –

Te dni sta v Sloveniji gostovala Stanislav Grof in Raymond Moody, ki se ukvarjata tudi s smrtjo in njenim doživljanjeml  (2013)- Slovenian