Fri, 7 August 2009
In this episode of psychonautica, Max Freakout plays the third part of a day-long seminar by Stanislav Grof, from the world psychedelic forum, entitled 'psychospiritual death and rebirth, a visionary journey'. Grof talks about ego death and rebirth, resolving the unfinished gestalt of the birth process in psychedelic therapy, astrological archetypes, the psychological and physical effects of MDMA, fractal patterns seen during trips, the negative effects of tranquilising someone having a bad trip, how to help someone get through a bad trip, the urge to strip naked during a trip, the connection between birth and death, birth as death of the fetus, death of the false ego, the triad of sex birth and death, transcendence and spirituality, tantric sex practises, torturing ordeal in the underworld, patterns of depression, Marxist interpretation of mystical experience, the inner revolution, transcendent rescue from the underworld, healing/wholeness and fragmentation, psychiatric interpretation of UFO abduction as 'psychotic', the archetypal motif of crucifixion and ressurection, symbiotic meging with the mother in the womb and at the breast, experiential logic and empathising with animals. Afterwards, Max reads out an email about DMT and jungle spice extraction. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and hang out with the friendly psychonauts at www.thegrowreport.com.
Playlist: Pussy - Open ground