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The Way of the Psychonaut with Fritjof Capra
This talk by Fritjof Capra was released through The Way of the Psychonaut project created by filmmaker Susan Hess Logeais exploring the life and work of Stanislav Grof, Czech-born psychiatrist and psychedelic psychotherapy pioneer.
In this video, Fritjof Capra recounts how his blending of quantum physics and Eastern philosophies was paralleled in Stan Grof’s merging of psychology and spirituality. The resulting collaboration between the two men brought scientific grounding to Transpersonal Psychology. Fritjof describes the interrelated nature of the universe, and how Stan’s work provided an experiential opportunity to explore this reality. He also notes how the new understanding of emergence validates Stan’s perspective on mental illness – as an inability to integrate experiences that can be resolved if fully explored. Fritjof ends by emphasizing the need to shift away from a mechanistic world view to one of networks that cooperate and seek novelty.