Stanislav Grof – The Way of the Psychonaut
Venture beyond your ordinary mind and uncover your extraordinary capacity to explore — and gain wisdom from — other dimensions.
Access the power of non-ordinary states, shamanic practices and embodied healing work to transform your life.
Are you ready to take a leap to a higher level of consciousness?
Do you long for genuine spiritual experiences that promise to rewire your sense of reality?
Then you’re a “psychonaut” — someone who embodies the same spirit of adventure as an astronaut, eager to discover advanced psycho-spiritual practices that enable you to embark on a life-altering journey into inner realms.
The truth is that Western psychology has for too long reduced us to our lowest-common denominators.
Much of the spiritual depth, power and inspiration we cherish at the core of our lives has been written off by psychologists who focus primarily on behavior and cognition.
Fortunately, research at the leading edge of psychology has opened a portal into an exciting new realm of possibilities that validates many of the insights of history’s great spiritual teachers — and leads us into a deeper, more accurate and empowering view of ourselves.
This is the starting point for the Way of the Psychonaut. Like the adventurers of old who fearlessly journeyed beyond the boundaries of the physical map, these modern explorers are venturing beyond the map of psychology into new realms of human evolution.
They’re discovering new and ancient methods that grant us access to a more multidimensional consciousness and fascinating new worlds. By resurrecting shamanic technologies of our ancient ancestors, marrying them with the latest neuroscience, and integrating holistic ways of working with breath, music and movement, today’s psychonauts are pioneering a new understanding of life, one more deeply connected to the cosmos.
As you navigate this exciting new path, you discover you’re not limited to your body or even to your singular life. You can expand your identity to a cosmic scale, explore other dimensions, and even access information from what appear to be past lives.
When you open to the deeper dimensions of your psyche, you uncover a new world of understanding… from seeing how your body holds energy around physical traumas… to appreciating how your birth experiences give you the “template” for how you navigate challenges… to opening to transpersonal guidance for your daily life.
If you’ve been intrigued by phenomena such as psychic experiences, past-life memories, psychedelic experiences, lucid dreaming, breathwork or shamanic journeying, you’re naturally curious about the very realms that The Way of the Psychonaut explores in a grounded, experiential way.
Traveling to the Frontiers of Consciousness With a Skilled Guide
Dr. Stanislav Grof has been one of the earliest and most accomplished pioneers of these realms through his decades of legal research into the therapeutic use of psychedelics, his innovative understanding of non-ordinary states based on experiential forms of psychotherapy, and his exhaustive studies of art, shamanism and myth.
From Stan’s work has emerged a new “cartography” of the human psyche that factors in our birth experiences and introduces us to transpersonal domains more typically explored by shamans and healers.
Stan’s research led him to co-found the field of transpersonal psychology, which builds upon our “personal” psychology to include more advanced states of consciousness — as well as exciting new areas to explore in an “adventure of self-discovery.”
By exploring these realms with Stan, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for your capacity for growth, a more profound vision for your life, and an expanded toolkit for clearing old traumas from both your psyche and body.
Stan’s brilliant mind and encyclopedic knowledge of the various schools of psychology have enabled him to piece everything together into one coherent whole. His synthesis of the schools of psychology is comprehensive and unparalleled.
He’s spent decades integrating the insights, research and practices of transformational traditions from around the world to develop a unique and empowering vision of our individual and collective potential.
His perspective ultimately liberates you from limited ideas of who you are and what you’re capable of achieving and becoming.
Now, for the first time, Stan is distilling a lifetime of mind-expanding explorations into a cohesive, online advanced program called The Way of the Psychonaut, in which you’ll expand your understanding of healing, personal evolution and the nature of the cosmos.
This program was designed for those who are serious about awakening, healing and evolving.
Opening a New Portal
In The Way of the Psychonaut, you’ll discover why we are not limited by time, space and causality in the way we once thought.
Further, when you integrate methods of accessing non-ordinary states of consciousness, as shamans have done for thousands of years, you open to far more powerful, experiential and accelerated methods of healing and growth.
By journeying into your depths, you can release old traumas, free up your emotions, access expanded wisdom, and set a new, unitive baseline for your life.
In short, The Way of the Psychonaut is being forged by those who are willing to pioneer new methods for healing that transcend the limits of cognitive insights and allow us to access our full potential as human beings.
The Best of a New Paradigm
When you join Stan for The Way of the Psychonaut 6-month program, you’ll have a unique opportunity to explore this exciting new paradigm and its implications with one of the field’s most eminent elders — not only for your own personal growth but also for any transformational work you may do with others.
Each week, you’ll receive advanced teachings about how to access the power of non-ordinary states that allow you to develop a deeper understanding of shamanic practices,which help you move beyond talk therapy into life-changing experiences. And every third session will be dedicated solely to addressing your questions, giving you unprecedented LIVE, direct access to one of our time’s greatest minds.
Over the course of six months, you’ll learn how to work with your “inner healer” as a compass to guide you to the precise next steps you need in your journey of growth.
You’ll expand your view of your psyche and our cosmos and understand the nature and role of transpersonal experiences,which can help you avoid pathologizing truly liberating experiences. You’ll also see how these experiences overlap with fields such as archetypal psychology.
And you’ll see how conscious breath practices offer some of the most potent pathways to personal freedom.
What’s more, you’ll gain powerful insights into the importance of your birth experience in setting the foundation for your growth and development — and why clearing birth trauma can be so powerful for your healing.
If you’re a clinician, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of suicide, depression, spiritual crises (“spiritual emergencies”) and the power of death and rebirth experiences.
Simply put, you’ll be amazed at Stan’s profound knowledge and how his bold new vision transcends entrenched, more limited views of psychology and spirit. This invigorating program will give you a far deeper understanding of the cosmos and our role in it.
Through this 6-month journey, you’ll:
- Open to a truly multidimensional understanding of yourself and others
- Have a grounded sense for how to harness the power of non-ordinary states
- Expand your sense of identity and connection to the cosmos
- Explore how to harness the power of non-ordinary states to move you beyond talk therapy into life-changing experiences
- Receive a detailed, expanded map of psyche and cosmos, including the nature and role of transpersonal experiences
- Integrate these advanced experiences in consciousness to build a more solid foundation for your growth and development
- Come away with key principles for safely navigating these new realms
- Understand the signs for spiritual crisis and how to navigate through it
- Explore the nature of the cosmos, including the nature of good and evil
- Receive a powerful map for COEX (Systems of Condensed Experience) experiences that include multiple levels of trauma in need of clearing
- Come to trust your “inner healer” to guide you to the experiences you need most
- Understand how to go deeper into the emotional and energetic roots of trauma to find true freedom
- Open to feeling truly at home in the universe
- Develop a more sophisticated understanding of psychopathology
- Integrate a deep sense of spirituality into your vision and practice of psychology
- Merge the best of science and spirituality into a higher-order synthesis
Greater Connection Through Video
As a special addition to this course, Stan will be offering his teaching sessions on pre-recorded video to provide you with an even more powerful connection and transmission. This video connection, which will be easy to use, will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
What You’ll Discover in These 6 Months
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at Noon Pacific.
In this 6-month transformational intensive, Stan will explore the leading edge of modern consciousness research into the understanding of consciousness, of the human psyche, and the nature of reality. You’ll discover a vastly extended new cartography of the psyche. Special attention will be paid to experiences and observations that represent a serious challenge to the reductionist, materialistic paradigm of Western science and foreshadow an urgent need for a radical new worldview.
Each weekly contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to relate to a multitude of psychological experiences through an evolutionary lens.
In addition to the 16 pre-recoreded teaching modules, Stan will offer a LIVE video Q&A session after every two modules. In these sessions, driven entirely by your most pressing questions, Stan will share his perceptive feedback and wisdom about the material from the teaching modules. Whether you’re asking the questions or simply witnessing, you’ll discover a great deal about how to navigate and integrate the intensive topics you’ll be discovering in the course.