Grof Conference

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.


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

Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Professor Emeritus at CIIS, where he taught for over 20 years. He has been closely connected with Stanislav Grof and his work since the 1960s, through their shared interest in research with psychedelics and altered states of consciousness.  He is the author, most recently, of The Well of Remembrance, The Expansion of Consciousness and MindSpace and TimeStream. 

Expansive Paradigms for an Expanding Universe:
An Appreciation of the Work of Stanislav Grof

Stanislav Grof's insights, as expressed in his writings and workshops, have given new depth and meanings to the field of psychotherapy, whether assisted by the medium of psychedelics or by holotropic breathwork. His observations and theories have also made significant contributions  to our social-historical understanding of the intractable roots of war, criminality and domination; and connected to the new visionary psycho-cosmologies whose depth and scope we are only beginning to comprehend.