"I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Stanislav Grof on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Stanislav Grof on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Stanislav Grof on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Stanislav Grof on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Stanislav Grof on Erma Bombeck
"Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior."
"An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type."
"A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation."
"There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment."
"Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body."