Articles By and About Stanislav Grof

Articles by Stanislav Grof

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.

Holotropic Breathwork: New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Self-Exploration by Stanislav Grof. Excerpted from Healing Our Deepest Wounds: The Holotropic Paradigm Shift.

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

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  Translated into Italian at and

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 Stan 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 by Christina Grof. Read about "The Ten Oxherding Pictures" at

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

Articles in German

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

Individuelle Heilung, kollektive Transformation, den Planeten schützen Von Stanislav Grof -

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 Italian

Interviews and Articles by Dr. Grof in Italian available at
2012 and Human Destiny, Part 1 -
Part 2 -

Traduzione in Italiano alla Prefazione del libro "Respirazione Olotropica: un nuovo approccio alla terapia e all'auto-esplorazione" di Stanislav Grof e Cristina Grof

Articles in Portuguese

Several of Stan Grof's articles and interviews have been translated into Portuguese by Alvaro Jardim and are available 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

Articles About Stanislav Grof

The Astrology for Global Breathwork Day 2014 - Matthew Stelzner Live Video

“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 




"Stan Grof maps the mystery and vast possibilities held in the human psyche, and articulates the riches found in consciousness and the human spirit in such a way that we can gain understanding and insight into our individual and collective experiences."

- Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. Cultural Anthropologist, Author of The Four-Fold Way and Signs of Life.