Christina Grof's Publications.

The Thirst for Wholeness: Attachment, Addiction, and the Spiritual Path
Written y Christina Grof, 300 pages, published in 1994 by Harper.

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung described the addict's craving as a "thirst for wholeness" and emphasized the importance of spiritual experience in the treatment of alcoholism; he expressed succinctly in his famous formula: Spiritus contra Spiritum.” Christina Grof, a pioneer in the transpersonal psychology movement, draws on her own spiritual journey and addictive experience to explore the issues at the very heart of that craving - the longing for spiritual identity and the yearning to know the true self.

Christina Grof provided the inspiration for an Esalen monthlong seminar and two International Transpersonal Conferences (in Eugene, OR, and Atlanta, GHA) with the title Mystical Quest, Attachment, and Addiction; this was an attempt to create a comprehensive treatment program combining the practical efficacy of the Twelve Step Programs and the theory of transpersonal psychology legitimizing spirituality.

Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis.
Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof (eds)`

A compendium of articles by prominent spiritual teachers and consciousness researchers supporting the revolutionary proposition of Stanislav and Christina Grof suggesting that a large group of spontaneous episodes on non-ordinary states of consciousness currently diagnosed as manifestations of serious mental diseases and treated by suppressive psychopharmacological medication are actually difficult stages of a process of psychospiritual transformation. If they are properly understood and supported, they can positive therapeutic, transformative heuristic, and even revolutionary potential.

Contributions by Roberto Assagioli, Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, John Perry, r.D.Laing, Lee Sannella, and others.

The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth through Transformational Crisis
Written by Christina Grof and Stanislav Grof

In this revolutionary, paradigm-breaking book the Grofs argue that many conditions which are currently diagnosed as psychoses and other forms or mental disease are actually “spiritual emergencie”s or difficult stages of a positive personality transformation and spiritual opening. These psychospiritual crises are routinely labeled as psychiatric disorders and indiscriminately treated by suppressive medication and hospitalization. However, if they are correctly understood and supported, these deeply transformative states can result in emotional and psychosomatic healing and meaningful psychological and spiritual growth.

Spiritual emergency,” from Latin “emergere” = to emerge,” a term coined by Stanislav and Christina Grof, is a play on words, reflecting the ambiguous nature of this process; it suggests the element of crisis but also an opportunity to emerge, to rise to a higher level of psychological functioning and spiritual awareness.

The Eggshell Landing: Love, Death, and Forgiveness in Hawaii
Written by Christina Grof

Christina Grof left us on June 15, 2014, and it was far too soon. But we do have this memoir, completed and published right before she died. The Eggshell Landing takes us to the warm breezes and flower lined lanais of Hawaii, where Christina was raised by her mother and stepfather. There was much joy in her childhood, but also dark secrets and enduring pain. Now her abusive stepfather is dying of melanoma. Christina’s experiences with her dying stepfather will surprise you and perhaps even change your attitude toward forgiveness.

By Stanislav Grof Beyond Death: The Gates of Consciousness: Paperback – April 16, 1980
Written by Christina and Stanislav Grof

This is a high quality paperpack in the Thames and Hudson Art and Imagination series.It includes 158 images, many in color, of ancient and modern art on the theme of death and rebirth and the posthumous journey of the soul. The text makes meaning of these images in light of the Grofs’ research of non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic substances and various non-drug means.

pastedgraphic-15Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy
Written by Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof. Available in hardcover and softcover.

This book by Stanislav and Christina Grof provides the most comprehensive description of the theory and practice of this powerful innovative method of self-exploration and therapy.

“Stanislav Grof is one of the most important pioneers in the scientific understanding of consciousness. He and his wife, Christina, have contributed both to its intellectual and experiential understanding through their work with Holotropic Breathwork. Their book on this new approach to self-exploration and therapy is a must read.”
Deepak Chopra, author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You

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