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Grof, Dr Stanislav - Emotion as the principle index to perceptions

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011064

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A description of the experience

LSD Doorway to the Numinous – Professor Stanislav Grof

A very important principle influencing the selection of unconscious elements for exteriorisation and conscious representation in a particular LSD session is the definite preference for material with a strong emotional charge.  It seems that the unconscious elements that are at the same time connected with the most intense negative or positive affect will be activated by the drug, emerge into consciousness, and become the manifest content of the LSD experience.  The specific affinity of LSD for emotionally highly charged dynamic structures has significant diagnostic and therapeutic implications.  Because of this unusual property, LSD can be used as a kind of inner radar that scans the unconscious, identifies the areas of high affective tension, and brings them to the open

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Grof, Dr Stanislav

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