The Human Encounter With Death

GROF, Stanislav; Joan HALIFAX. The Human Encounter With Death.

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GROF, Stanislav; Joan HALIFAX. The Human Encounter With Death. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1977.

8vo. Publisher's grey-backed spine over blue boards, spine lettered in black; in the original dust wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. [v], vi-xiii, [iii], 240; light sunning to top and bottom edges of boards; light mark to hinge of spine of board; spine of wrapper sunned; a little chipping to head and foot of spine, as well as vertical tear at head of spine; light spotting to upper and outer edge; internally bright and clean; a very good copy in the good dust wrapper.
First edition.
"Stanislav Grof, M.D., and Joan Halifax, Ph.D., have a unique authority and competence in the interpretation of the human encounter with death. Theirs is an extraordinary range of experience, in clinical research with psychedelic substances, in cross-cultural and medical anthropology, and in the analysis of Oriental and archaic literatures. Their pioneering work with psychedelics administered to individuals dying of cancer opened domains of experience that proved to be nearly identical to those already mapped in the "Books of the Dead", those mystical visionary accounts of the posthumous journeys of the soul. The Grof/Halifax book and these ancient resources both show the imminent experience of death as a continuation of what had been the hidden aspect of the experience of life." Joseph Campbell.