The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot, conducted studies on mental patients using LSD to treat schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. During over 30 years of research (started in 1950) he documented over 3000 cases when patients were provided with dozes of LSD and entered trans in which they were able to communicate consistently with great details messages from other epochs, connect with individuals who were already dead, remember times being in the mothers womb, correctly recording emotions of their mother during pregnancy and connecting them to events which happened before subjects were born. Some were able to connect with beings or entities who could pass information about situation totally foreign to the patient, but when confirmed the information had true meaning about facts and events which were described during the session. Dr Grof was able to cure some of the patients through application of LSD and accessing hidden memories from the realm of collective unconsciousness. The subjects once faced with the information provided during the session were able to recover their healthy state from illnesses like schizophrenia, phobia and continued their normal life afterwards.
|Stanislav Grof at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Dr Grof was a firm believer that our lives are holographically interconnected.
Taken from The Holographic Universe.
Grof had one female patient who suddenly became convinced she had assumed the identity of a female of a species of prehistoric reptile. During the course of her hallucination, she not only gave a richly detailed description of what it felt like to be encapsuled in such a form, but noted that the portion of the male of the species's anatomy was a patch of colored scales on the side of its head. What was startling to Grof was that although the woman had no prior knowledge about such things, a conversation with a zoologist later confirmed that in certain species of reptiles colored areas on the head do indeed play an important role as triggers of sexual arousal. The woman's experience was not unique. During the course of his research, Grof encountered examples of patients regressing and identifying with virtually every species on the evolutionary tree (research findings which helped influence the man-into-ape scene in the movie Altered States). Moreover, he found that such experiences frequently contained obscure zoological details which turned out to be accurate.
Regressions into the animal kingdom were not the only puzzling psychological phenomena Grof encountered. He also had patients who appeared to tap into some sort of collective or racial unconscious. Individuals with little or no education suddenly gave detailed descriptions of Zoroastrian funerary practices and scenes from Hindu mythology. In other categories of experience, individuals gave persuasive accounts of out-of-body journeys, of precognitive glimpses of the future, of regressions into apparent past-life incarnations.