Instructors

Grof Conference

Tav Sparks

Tav Sparks

Instructor

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

Tav Sparks is a writer, international workshop leader, Director of Grof Transpersonal Training, and a leading theorist in the field of Transpersonal addiction's recovery. For thirty years he has worked with thousands of people in non-ordinary states of consciousness. He is the author of The Wide Open Door: the 12 Steps, Spiritual Tradition, and the New Psychology; Movie Yoga: How Every Film Can Change Your Life; the monograph Doing Not Doing: A Facilitator's Guide to Holotropic Focused Bodywork; and a 4-CD set on Holotropic Breathwork. His 1987 article in Revision Magazine -- Transpersonal Treatment of Addictions: Radical Return to Roots, was the original blueprint for a Transpersonal approach to recovery.

 

An Experiential Odyssey Through Death and Rebirth
(Late Friday Lecture)

Cinema is a spiritual technology, as well as an art form.  And movie theaters are temples of transformation, where the mysteries are re-enacted for modern humanity. Join us for a living experience of one of Stan Grof's greatest contributions: his explication of the perinatal dimension of the psyche.  Using film clips, we will take a trip through this dimension doorway between our current lives and the mythic realms of existence.  Our catalyst will be Movie Yoga, where we can transform ourselves by the evocation of our passions, longings, defeats, triumphs, and ecstasies.