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Author Topic: Dr. Stanislav Grof - The Cosmic Game  (Read 5323 times)
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« on: April 15, 2015, 21:00:53 »

Dr. Stanislav Grof - The Cosmic Game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNT6CTW0G78
published in June 2014  .....  Duration 1.45 hrs


Stanislav Grof is renowned as a pioneer in the world of psychedelic psychotherapy and research.
During more than four decades of exploration in the field of consciousness studies, Grof has
accumulated data on some six thousand psychedelic sessions, having conducted more than
four thousand of these sessions himself.

In the video, Stanislav Grof talks about different states of consciousness, relating it to his personal experiences,
culture and various models of thinking/rational in context.
At ~40 mins he speculates that 10-20 years from now, virtual reality - holographic technology
can deliver optical illusion and various sensory stimuli and ultimately touch,
"and at the point there is no way telling difference between technology of consciousness and reality."


Void State
"When you go to the point of the void" ...
"you get the understanding of the creation of the illusion of the world"...
"the Hollywood aspect of the divine play of Lila"

You know that you exist.
There is existence, there is consciousness, awareness, knowledge and the state is blissful.
There is no forms yet.
Sat-cit-ānanda (Sanskrit) = Existence-awareness-bliss

This is the Supreme/Creative principle, out of which all this seems to have come.
If you are in this state, you are experiencing it ...  you know it's you.
This is the message from The Upanishads - Tat Tvam Asi (Sanskrit) = Thou-art-that

As you move through altered states of consciousness, boundaries become illusory,
I can become another person, elephant, something 20 years ago, the dancing Shiva ...
you start questioning whether you are your body-ego.

You start re-defining who you are, you realise that your identity is not fixed.

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Review of book: The Cosmic Game - Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness
by Stanislav Grof
http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v08n3/08344gro.html

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