According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate, such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.


Stanislav Grof

896

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death.


Stanislav Grof

896

Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.


Stanislav Grof

896

Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.


Stanislav Grof

896

The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical impact on human life and our relationship to the world.


Stanislav Grof

896

There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.


Stanislav Grof

896

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.


Stanislav Grof

896

There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.


Stanislav Grof

896

I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies.


Stanislav Grof

896

I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.


Stanislav Grof

896

I read Freud’s Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience.


Stanislav Grof

896

The knowledge of the realm of death makes it possible for the shaman to move freely back and forth and mediate these journeys for other people.


Stanislav Grof

896

In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.


Stanislav Grof

896

At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.


Stanislav Grof

896

A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.


Stanislav Grof

896

I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in.


Stanislav Grof

896

Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.


Stanislav Grof

896

The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual’s way of being in the world.


Stanislav Grof

896

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.


Stanislav Grof

896

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.


Stanislav Grof

896

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