"Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Stanislav Grof on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Stanislav Grof on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Stanislav Grof on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Stanislav Grof on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Stanislav Grof on Mark Twain
"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."