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When the Impossible Happens
Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities
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Stanislav Grof
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Sounds True Inc
Feelings of oneness with other people, nature, and the universe. Encounters with extraterrestrials, deities, and demons. Out-of-body experiences and past-life memories. Science casts a skeptical eye. But Dr. Stanislav Grof--the psychiatric researcher who co-founded transpersonal psychology--believes otherwise. When the Impossible Happens presents Dr. Grof's mesmerizing firsthand account of over 50 years of inquiry into waters uncharted by classical psychology, one that will leave readers questioning the very fabric of our existence.

From his first LSD session that gave him a glimpse of cosmic consciousness to his latest work with Holotropic Breathwork, When the Impossible Happens explores fascinating experiments in astral projection; remarkable tales of synchronicity; memories of birth and prenatal life; the survival of consciousness after death, and much more. Here is an incredible opportunity to journey beyond ordinary consciousness--guaranteed to shake the foundations of what we assume to be reality--and sure to offer a new vision of our human potential, as we contemplate When the Impossible Happens.

"This book is extremely intriguing in that it shows how a strong scientific mind confronts things which science cannot explain."
-- Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now

"I love Stan Grof's wild and true stories. An amazing scientist, he offers a vast, mysterious perspective that opens our mind like a huge starry sky."
-- Jack Kornfield, PhD, Buddhist teacher and author of A Path with Heart

"A fascinating account of extraordinary experiences in the life of a world famous pioneer in consciousness studies. Filled with personal stories, this book reveals Grof as an intrepid explorer on the frontiers of human possibility."
-- Frances Vaughan, PhD, author of Shadows of the Sacred

"Reading Stanislav Grof's latest book is to enter an enchanted universe. At first surprising, then as the 'A-ha experience' repeats, ever-more enlightening and natural, this is a book that everyone needs, and will be able, to read with ease and with pleaseure."
-- Ervin Laszlo, PhD, philosopher and author of Science and the Akashic Field

"Freud illuminated a few rooms of consciousness, as did Jung; Grof tours the entire house."
-- James Fadiman, PhD, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology

One of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology, Dr. Grof is the president of the International Transpersonal Association and a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Pacifica Graduate Institute. His numerous books include Beyond the Brain and Psychology of the Future.