Livestream event: Psyche Unbound: Celebrating the Pioneering Work of Stanislav Grof

Psyche Unbound Essays in Honor of Stanislav Grof


  • A virtual symposium featuring Grof and leaders in psychology and spirituality will be broadcast live January 22, 2022

Pioneers and leaders in the fields of psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and psychedelic medicine will gather for a virtual symposium celebrating the life and work of  renowned psychologist and researcher Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD on January 22, 2022.

Visit City Lights Bookstore to register and learn more.

Dr. Grof, accompanied by his wife and fellow psychologist Brigitte Grof, will  join the first session from Germany as honored guests. The event will celebrate Dr. Grof’s extensive body of work as well as serve as a launch event for Psyche Unbound: Essays in Honor of Stanislav Grof, a new book co-published by Synergetic Press and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). 

The day-long symposium, presented by Synergetic Press and MAPS and hosted by City Lights, a bookstore and press based in San Francisco, will feature the editors of Psyche Unbound Richard Tarnas and Sean Kelly as well as Rick Doblin of MAPS,  Charles Grob, Tom Riedlinger, Diane Haug and Jasmine Virdi, Roshi Joan Halifax, and more.  A full list of panelists and moderators can be viewed on the event registration page.

Personally, in a very real sense, my entire adult life has been a Festschrift honoring Stan’s work. [Stan’s work] inspired me to devote my life to engaging in my own psychedelic therapy, to learn to become a psychedelic therapist, and to bring psychedelic therapy back above ground, legal by prescription and covered by insurance. Stan’s impact on my life and work is but one of many such stories.

Rick Doblin in the foreword to Psyche Unbound: Essays in Honor of Stanislav Grof

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