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Expanding and Reenchanting the Psyche: The Pioneering Thought of Stanislav Grof

Friday & Saturday
OCTOBER 24-25, 2014

About the Conference

This fall, the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program is hosting a unique conference honoring the lifetime achievements of Stanislav Grof in the several fields to which he has made such major contributions, including consciousness research, psychiatry and psychology, psychedelic studies, religious studies, philosophy, and esotericism. Scholars and researchers from many disciplines will explore and build upon Grof's extraordinary expansion of our understanding of the human psyche as well as the range and power of psychotherapeutic approaches. Grof will respond to the diverse presentations, followed by open dialogue with the participants. The conference will take place at the Whitcomb Hotel in San Francisco, and is being cosponsored by the CIIS Center for the Study of Psychedelic Medicine, and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

Presenters will include:
Christopher Bache, Ph.D.; John Buchanan, Ph.D.; Fritjof Capra; Rick Doblin, Ph.D.; Jorge Ferrer, Ph.D.; Leonard Gibson, Ph.D.; Charles Grob, M.D.; Paul Grof, M.D.; Stanislav Grof, M.D.; Diane Haug, M.A., LPCC; William Keepin, Ph.D.; Sean Kelly, Ph.D.; Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.; Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.; Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N; Michael Mithoefer, M.D.; Thomas Roberts, Ph.D.; Tav Sparks; Richard Tarnas, Ph.D.; Kylea Taylor, M.S., M.F.T.; and Jenny Wade, Ph.D.

"Western science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism."
                                                                                                                - Stanislav Grof, Beyond the Brain


Friday & Saturday
October 24-25, 2014
Whitcomb Hotel
1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
12 BBS CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN) for both days
6 BBS CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN) for one day

 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
Early Bird: $150
Regular: $170
Last Chance: $190

(when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
Early Bird: $90
Regular: $105
Last Chance: $125  

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This conference is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.



Announcing: The Stanislav and Christina Grof Foundation
You are invited to extend your stay by one day to join in the formation (planning, visioning) of the new Stanislav and Christina Grof Foundation. A full day of visioning will be held in the Women's Building in San Francisco (3543 18th St #8, SF, CA 94110) on October 26. This event requires separate registration. Get more info and register at

Photo by Alex Grey

Co-Sponsored by ERIE.