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Grof, Dr Stanislav - Rebuilding memory from perceptions



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LSD Doorway to the Numinous – Dr Stanislav Grof

A rather striking aspect of the LSD effect is a marked intensification of all mental processes and neural processes in general; this involves phenomena of a different nature and origin.  Pre-existing and recent psychogenic symptoms as well as those that the individual had suffered from in childhood or at some later period of his life can be exteriorised, amplified, and experienced in the LSD sessions.  Traumatic or positive experiences, from the past connected with a strong emotional charge are activated, brought forth from the unconscious and relived in a complex way.................

Particularly common is reliving of sensations related to past injuries and operations; it is interesting from the theoretical point of view that LSD subjects seem to be able to relive even pains and other sensations related to past operations that were conducted under deep general anaesthesia. 

The source of the experience

Grof, Dr Stanislav

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