Dr. Stanislav Grof – The Cosmic Game

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The Cosmic Game – Dr Stanislav Grof

This extraordinary video from Dr. Stanislav Grof is an absolutely fascinating piece. In his calm and rational style and with a healthy dose of humour, he delivers a talk akin to a well-mapped journey.

This is a journey into consciousness and Grof’s slant on this has a way of making complex ideas simple to comprehend. He tells us how in order to fully experience itself, consciousness has created a believable system for us (something he likens to a gripping movie production) –  a production which, for purposes of authentic experience, can even be designed to pass as mundane.

He discusses the concept of holotropic states, with non-ordinary states of consciousness facilitating a much clearer perception of this divine organisation. He comments that there is no real hierarchy, as everything in the universe is designed with an incomprehensible degree of perfect detail so that it is fit for its intended purpose. So for example, Einstein is not ‘better’ than a chimpanzee – the chimp is simply a different expression of the same consciousness.

Another point he makes is that we are split units of this consciousness which is exploring and experimenting with itself in innumerable and ever-changing ways. These units have ‘forgotten’ their origin in order to maintain the freedom to experience the full range of possibility in their individual lives.

A very important aspect of this is that if the ‘divine’ state aspired to by spiritual seekers were the ultimate goal then there would be no need for our existence, as that is where consciousness originates – from the ‘void’ of all possibility. Perhaps we should not be in such a rush to exit the stage and get back there. If we could just appreciate the particular screenplay we find ourselves in, we might be a little more comfortable in life and perhaps even appreciate the magnificence hidden within the mundane.

It might be the case that a few of the many ideas  presented here are not be entirely new, but for me even those were delivered in a new and articulate way; a welcome reminder that we do not need to take life so seriously. There is a purpose for everything, including – even especially – all of the darkness and ‘evil’ we perceive on the planet. Grof’s take on this is enlightening, to say the least. So as not to spoil this particular revelation I will let Grof do the talking on that one.

Caroline Knight

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