As domains of experience become more alien to us, we need greater and greater open-
mindedness even to conceive of their existence.
As well as being filled with resplendent divine light, the transcendental domains are often
described as existing beyond the ordinary senses.
Deep experiential work requires a vastly extended cartography of the psyche that includes
important realms uncharted by traditional science.
During unusual states of consciousness, one can make beneficial visionary journeys to
other realms and dimensions of reality.
Each of us potentially has access to vast realms of knowledge through his own mind,
including secrets of the universe known so far only to a very few.
Everything that is essential is invisible to the eye, the realm of the invisible (That’s
invisible to the ego without LSD).
Expecting the Second Coming of the Lord, obviously, the Church has been looking in the
wrong direction—in the outward skies and not in the realm of heaven which is “within”.
Experiential sequences of death and rebirth typically open the gate to a transbiographical
domain in the human psyche that can best be referred to as transpersonal.
For many religions, the celestial realms represent the most describable goal, the
destination of the spiritual journey.
His experience of nonordinary reality is no less real for being unverifiable in the realm of
I entertain the hope that as the path proves fruitful for more and more people, increasing
numbers will explore these realms and revise their narrow paradigm of realities.
Most of our culture does not recognize the significance and value of the mystical domains
within human beings.
No matter how much mental training and psychological exploration had been done,
further realms of experience could be revealed by the psychedelics.
Now I step forth easily from my body’s prison-cell and live in the realm of the
Observations of the transpersonal realm are beginning to suggest that consciousness is
involved in the so-called material world in ways previously unimagined.
Out of the shell and armor of our ego, outward into a “cleaner, purer realm,” that is our
Psychedelic drugs give promise of providing access to the great and hitherto largely
impenetrable realms—the vast, intricate and awesome regions we call mind.
The drug can be seen as a means of passage to the inmost self, the collective unconscious,
or the transpersonal realm.
The ego senses the threat implied to its domain by the fact of an unconscious mind that
can perceive an internal reality.
The eyes, ears, nose and skin all become avenues of erotic communion, not just with
other people, but with the whole realm of nature.
The images from the mythological domains of the collective unconscious that appear,
often portray celestial realms and paradises. (eyes closed)
The man who captures a glimpse of this vision seldom doubts that he has reached a realm
of truth that takes precedence over every other thing.
The nature of creativity does not lie within the realm of natural science because science
deals only with regularities.
The realm of insights or problem solutions is in any area which is meaningful to that
individual be it social or personal, intellectual, religious, philosophical, things like that.
The self realized in your inmost consciousness appears in its purity, which is not the
realms of those given over to mere reasoning.
The two worlds, the divine and the human, are actually one. The realm of the gods is a
forgotten dimension of the world we know.
There are realms of experience, modes of self, and states of consciousness far beyond
our day-to-day experience or our traditional cultural and psychological models.
There is a realm of spiritual wisdom which religion as we know it can express by analogy
To reach a translogical form of knowledge or realm of wisdom, celestial beauty, and
spiritual essence is one of the most ancient experiential goals of mankind.
To understand the transpersonal realm, we must begin thinking of consciousness in an
entirely new way.
Traditionally it was said that the devil, the embodiment of evil, opposes everything we do
towards enlightenment or tries to block our approach to the realm of Spirit, Self and God.
Visiting new realms within yourself, you are suddenly imbued with creative ideas and
new insights and find that your potential seems limitless.
We are so out of touch with this realm that many people argue seriously that it does not
We encounter celestial realms and Gardens of Paradise from the mythologies of a variety
of the world’s cultures. (eyes closed)
We were seeking a clearer, purer realm. A realm of unbounded joy. The realm of
enlightenment. The Pure Land. Buddhahood.
When we enter the realm of transpersonal experiences, we burst through barriers that we
take completely for granted in our everyday lives.
Within the domains of visionary travel, I’d now gone all the way toward the beginning, to
my conception, and all the way toward the end, to my death.
Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten. The things and events to which symbols refer
belong to mutually exclusive realms of experience.
Any unbiased study of the transpersonal domain of the psyche has to come to the
conclusion that these observations represent a critical challenge to the Newtonian-
Cartesian paradigm of Western science.
Because of their clarity and vividness, transcendent states frequently feel more real than
“ordinary” reality; people often compare the discovery of these realms to awakening from
a dream, removing opaque veils, or opening the doors of perception.
Continued penetration into the unconscious does not reveal increasingly bestial and
hellish regions, as indicated by psychoanalysis, but rather extends into the cosmic realms
of the superconscious.
Dependence on a narrow conceptual framework can prevent scientists from discovering,
recognizing or even imagining undreamed-of possibilities in the realm of natural
Due in part to their ineffable and boundless nature, the divine domains are difficult to
describe, although poets and mystics of all ages have created beautiful metaphors to
If mysticism and mystical experience can be freed of their supernatural connotations,
there is no reason why modern science cannot acknowledge and even absorb them into its
In our emphasis on rationality and logic, we have put great value on the everyday sober
state of mind and relegated all other states of consciousness into the realm of useless
In the West, Nature has been completely isolated from the religious context in which our
ancestors used to view it. Our non-human environment and our own physical existence
have now become domains exclusively reserved for science. (What a mistake.)
It may be that LSD not only changes the pre-conditions of death, but alters the transition
as well. The question is, does it do anything else? No one can answer, for in this realm,
there is not a single expert.
It opens access to most extraordinary realms of experience, offers remarkable
philosophical and spiritual revelations and mediates fascinating insights into the cosmic
processes by which reality itself is created.
Many observations from psychedelic research indicate that LSD can be of extraordinary
value to various scientific disciplines that are traditionally considered domains of reason
Many transpersonal experiences involve events from the microcosm and macrocosm—
realms that cannot be directly reached by human senses—or from periods that historically
precede the origin of the solar system.
Most people who experience these inner domains recognize them as part of the
boundless, expansive essence of each human being. which is usually obscured by the
problems and concerns of daily life.
Occasionally, the subjects can lose awareness of the actual physical setting altogether and
their consciousness moves into experiential realms and subjective realities that appear to
be entirely independent of the material world.
People perceive the mystical realms to be pervaded by a sacred essence and an
unfathomable beauty, and they frequently see visions of precious gold, sparkling jewels,
unearthly radiance, luminescence, and brilliant light. (eyes closed)
Psychedelic, mind-manifesting drugs give promise of providing access to the great and
hitherto largely impenetrable realms—the vast, intricate and awesome regions we call
Realms that are ordinarily inaccessible to the unaided human senses, such as the physical
and biological microworld and astrophysical objects and processes, become available for
The experiential insights from unusual states of consciousness suggest the existence of
intangible and unfathomable creative intelligence aware of itself that permeates all realms
The participation of archetypal elements in the death-rebirth process reflects the fact that
deep experiential confrontation with the phenomena of death and birth typically results in
a spiritual and mystical opening and mediates access to the transpersonal realm.
We mount into the Intuitional domain, and, without the props of Sense in any way to
steady us, either by sensations perceived or suggesting relations, we know universal
principles of Being face to face.
collective and racial experiences—Subjects tuned in to these realms of the unconscious
can go through brief episodes or long, elaborate sequences that take place in different
countries and/or different centuries and depict various historical or contemporary
cultures. (eyes closed)
Individuals experiencing mystical consciousness of this type have a sense of leaving
ordinary reality, where space has three dimensions and time is linear, and entering a
timeless, mythical realm where these categories no longer apply. In this state, eternity and
infinity can be experienced within seconds of clock time.
It is here that we look beyond the belief that consciousness exists only as a result of our
individual lives. As we come to terms with the concept of the transpersonal realm, we
begin thinking of consciousness as something that exists outside and independent of us,
something that in its essence is not bound to matter.
Repeated experiences of the transpersonal domain can have a profound impact on the
individual involved. They tend to dissolve the narrow and limited perspective
characterizing the average Westerner and make one see the problems of everyday life
from a cosmic perspective.
Some individuals become depressed after having visited the transcendent domains
because their daily life looks bleak and uninteresting in comparison to the radiance and
liberation they have tasted. (Yes, if one has been up to heaven, it’s hard to accept having
to come back down to hell.)
Transpersonal experiences can involve conscious experience of other humans and
members of other species, plant life, elements of inorganic nature, microscopic and
astronomic realms not accessible to the unaided senses, history and prehistory, remote
locations or other dimensions of existence.
Transpersonal experiences involving entities and realms that are not objectively real
according to the Western worldview can convey absolutely new information. For
example, in nonordinary states, many people have encountered deities and mythological
realms specific to cultures about which they have no personal knowledge. (eyes closed)
I would suggest that ages and attitudes of man that are long gone by still survive in the
deepest unconscious layers of our mind. The spiritual heritage of archaic man, the ritual
and mythology that once visibly guided his conscious life, has vanished to a large extent
from the surface of the tangible and conscious realm, yet survives and remains ever
present in the subterranean layers of the unconscious.
In the transpersonal domain, where psychological and spiritual growth are one,
psychedelics appear to be powerful tools for the investigation of consciousness; they
could enable us to expand our understanding of the human mind and the nature of
creative consciousness. A willingness to question our assumptions and to keep an open
mind with respect to potential benefits and potential hazards is essential.
In the transpersonal realm, we experience an extension of our consciousness far beyond
the usual boundaries of both our bodies and our egos, as well as beyond the physical
limits of our everyday lives. The more I have explored this realm in my own research, the
more I am convinced that these experiences in transpersonal consciousness can include
the entire spectrum of existence itself.
Individuals in nonordinary states of consciousness who tune into these experiential
realms participate in dramatic, usually brief, by occasionally complex and elaborate,
sequences that take place in more or less remote historical periods and in various
countries and cultures. These scenes can be experienced from the position of observer but
more frequently from experiential identification with the protagonists. (eyes closed)
It is amazing that people who in nonordinary states, “visit” various archetypal realms and
encounter mythological beings residing there can often bring back information that can
be verified by research into the mythology of the corresponding cultures. This led Jung to
the idea of the collective unconscious and the assumption that each individual can gain
access to the entire cultural heritage of humanity.
LSD is a unique and powerful tool for the exploration of the human mind and human
nature. Psychedelic experiences mediate access to deep realms of the psyche that have
not yet been discovered and acknowledged by mainstream psychology and psychiatry.
They also reveal new possibilities and mechanisms of therapeutic change and personality
Modern consciousness research has confirmed the basic thesis of perennial philosophy
that the consensus reality reveals only one aspect or fragment of existence. There are
important realms of reality that are transcendental and transphenomenal. The impulse in
human beings to connect with the spiritual domain is an extremely powerful and
important force. It resembles, in its nature, sexuality.
Once people have experienced the spiritual dimensions growing in their lives, they often
learn that their lives without it were futile and impoverished. Previously, they may have
managed adequately but unhappily, unaware of the seemingly endless realms that have
since enormously enriched their existence. They discover that spirituality is a necessary
element that enhances their lives and sense of well-being.
Rather than being from two distinctly different realms with discrete boundaries,
consciousness and matter are engaged in a constant dance, their interplay forming the
entire fabric of existence. This is a notion that is being confirmed by research in modern
physics, biology, thermodynamics, information and systems theory, and other branches of
Science could make no sense of certain evidence about the world or the mind that had
been considered central in older traditions, and therefore paid as little attention as
possible to that evidence. Whole areas of experience and fields of intellectual endeavor
were relegated to the domain of religious faith or consigned to the categories of fraud,
folly, and disease.
The image of human nature on which this approach is based is closer to Hindu
philosophy than to Freudian psychoanalysis. Behind the barrier of negative instinctual
forces associated with early biographical traumas, there exist vast transpersonal realms of
the superconscious mind and a system of positive universal values not dissimilar to
Abraham Maslow’s metavalues.
The individual is flooded by light of supernatural beauty and experiences a state of divine
epiphany. He or she has a deep sense of emotional, intellectual and spiritual liberation
and gains access to breathtaking realms of cosmic inspiration and insight. This type of
experience is clearly responsible for great achievements in the history of humanity in the
area of science, art, religion and philosophy.
The recognition of the primary and independent significance of spiritual aspects of the
psyche or of what would these days be called the transpersonal dimension, was extremely
rare among Freud’s followers. Only Jung was able to penetrate really deeply into the
transpersonal domain and formulate a system of psychology radically different from any
of Freud’s followers.
Three hundred years ago, if I announced there was a level of reality made up of tiny
particles which seem to have a beauty, a meaning, a planfulness of their own, I’d be in
danger of being imprisoned. When I could persuade people to look through the
microscope lens of a leaf, or a snowflake or a drop of blood, then they would discover
that beyond the macroscopic world are visible realms of energy and meaning.
You can bring the subconscious into the realm of discriminative consciousness and
thereby, to draw upon the unrestricted treasury of subconscious memory, wherein are
stored the records of not only our past lives but the record of the past of our race, the past
of humanity, and of all pre-human forms of life, if not the very consciousness that makes
life possible in this universe.
An individual moves into the realms of light and beauty.
Divine realms come into a person’s life, the heavenly inner realms.
Individuals frequently encounter ecstatic or divine domains within themselves.
It is a journey on which one can explore the farthest inner realms of consciousness.
Leave the realm of word-symbols.
Psychedelic drugs enlarge the realm of the conscious.
The spiritual realms are not found in the past and the future.
This excursion into the visionary realms can be exciting, spontaneous and creative.
Transcendence of mind makes possible new realms of insight.
We will attain new realms.
What can be described and categorized must always belong to the conventional realm.
eyes closed—The colors seemed to glow with an inner light. It seemed a glimpse of
something timeless and primordial, a sort of breakthrough into the realm of the absolute.
Here we could travel into our own minds to remote and hitherto inaccessible realms
It became clear that these extraordinary phenomena were normal and natural
manifestations of the deeper domains of the human psyche. (eyes closed)
I now felt I had had some direct experience of the ineffable realms of union with God,
and I discovered that my dissatisfaction with conventional religion was not due to the
death of God, as some theologians proclaimed, but rather to the impoverished concepts of
God, currently in vogue.
The psychedelic experience seemed to have opened new realms of mystical and cosmic
feelings within her. The religious elements that she experienced in her session
transcended the narrow boundaries of the traditional Catholic religion she had been
brought up with. She was now precipitating toward the more universal approach found
within Hinduism and Buddhism.
All patients, said Grof, apparently moved through similar levels during their sessions.
They passed first through aspects of their own life experiences—birth, childhood,
adulthood—and then into experiential realms described in mystical traditions,
experiences of ego-death and rebirth followed by “satori”—the dissolution of ego-
boundaries and the loss of duality, an unfolding awareness of cosmic unity, a sense of
Everything in this universe appeared to be conscious. After having to accept the
possibility of fetal consciousness, I was confronted with an even more startling
discovery: consciousness might actually pervade all existence. My scientific mind was
heavily tested by this possibility until I realized that although many of these experiences
were incompatible with our common sense, they were not necessarily out of the realm of
For the first time, I understood the meaning of “ineffable”. There seemed to be no
possibility of conveying in words the subjective truth of my experience. A veil had been
lifted from my inner vision, and I felt able to see, not just images or forms, but the nature
of truth itself. The doors of perception were so cleansed, they seemed to vanish
altogether, and there was only infinite being. Krishnamurti’s characterization of truth as a
pathless land seemed an appropriate description of this domain.
Entirely new realms of possibility opened up.
He voyaged to uncharted realms of his own neurology.
I entered a realm deep in the spirit world.
I was transcended to a magical realm.
a realm of experience which is nonlogical and meaningless in the sense that it doesn’t
symbolize or signify anything other than itself
a rich spectrum of transpersonal experiences that provide profound insights into realms
and dimensions of reality that are ordinarily hidden to human perception and intellect
a union beyond the realm of duality, where to be and not to be God presents no
access to levels and domains of reality described by the great mystical traditions of the
can mediate experiential connection with any aspect of the phenomenal world and with
various mythological and archetypal domains (eyes closed)
completely moving outside the sensory and symbolic dimensions into the transcendental
courage not to be afraid in facing those unknown realms of experience opened up by
ever more complex and more personally significant realms of symbolic experience (eyes
experiences visits to other realms of reality, many of which are fantastic and
mythological in nature (eyes closed)
“golden doors” from which he will pass from the material world into a new spiritual
has opened new vistas to my experience and has hinted at many other realms yet to be
how to break out of personality into new realms of consciousness and how to avoid the
involuntary limiting process of the ego
introduced to unfathomable realms within, new awarenesses and undiscovered
radical insight arising from entry into a condition beyond the realm of time, space and
sequences of psychological death and rebirth, encounters with archetypal beings, visits to
mythological realms of various cultures (eyes closed)
the discovery of archetypal and mythological realms or entities that seem to have
existences of their own (eyes closed)
the realm of feeling rather than thoughts, the spirit of poetry rather than formal,
those twilight realms of consciousness where the poet explored the modes of inmost
to take them higher, to a new realm, to a psychic state they’d never experienced before, a
new land of intensity and passion
transcending everyday realities and exploring realities quite outside the realm of ordinary
unveils behind the urgent realm of good and evil a vast region of oneself about which
there need be no guilt, where at last the self is indistinguishable from God
the scope of the sacred realms, the profound insight of the sensory and physical
manifestations of mystical experience, this enormous physical, mental, emotional and
originating in the transpersonal realms of the human psyche: the interest in ontological
and cosmological problems; an abundance of archetypal themes and mythological
sequences; encounters with dieties of different cultures; ancestral, phylogenetic
memories; elements of the racial and the collective unconscious; the experiential world of
extrasensory perception and other paranormal phenomena (These things are seen with the
a deep personal experience of the transcendental realms
a deeper realm
a domain where the simplest things have rich meaning, glorified by an ideal excellence
a journey into new realms of consciousness
a living journey to other realms of consciousness
a lost realm
a magical flight or ascent to the heavenly realms
a new domain, not of ideas alone, but of experience and feeling
a new domain of experience
a realm beyond the physical reality
a realm beyond this one
a realm having a timeless, eternal quality
a realm of infinite potential
a realm of magic and miracles
a realm of pure bliss and total liberation
a realm of pure potential and the effects could be dramatic
a realm of the most perfect clarity
a realm of the most perfect clarity of view
a revelation of transcendent domains
aesthetic realms of experience
an exploration of the unseen, almost unknown realm called the unconscious
an extraordinary inner journey into the domains of the psyche
an immense inner domain waiting to be explored
an inward journey to explore celestial, paradisal and infernal realms
being one with the body and with the whole realm of natural experience
break through into that realm of pure oneness
“broke through” the realm of the ego into the transcendent dimensions of being
deeper levels of insight, deeper realms of insight
deliverance to a transcendental realm
different experiential realms and aspects of reality
different realms of mind
enlarging the realm of the conscious
enter transcendental realms
experiences involving archetypal realms of different cultures in the world (eyes closed)
exploration of domains that in Western culture are not considered part of objective reality
exploration of unimagined realms
exploring and mapping new realms of internal experience
feel themselves merge with divine realms that transcend daily reality
for the soul to have its intuitional domain enlarged
glimpses of the realm of the Spirit
in direct communication with the sacred realms
insights and perceptions which we have all too often relegated to the domain of madness
insights into ancient and aboriginal spiritual realms
insights into the ancient and aboriginal spiritual realms
journey to the heavenly realms
leading to a new realm and awakening and to a new beginning
mythological realms such as heavens (eyes closed)
new experiential realms
new realms of consciousness, the elixir of wisdom
new realms of mystical and spiritual experience
opening more and more realms of experience and revelation
opening new realms of awareness
our interdependence with the entire domain of organic and inorganic nature
realms imbued with meaning, filled with life, laughter, love
realms of pure awareness
realms where all hitherto accepted belief systems and identity structures were suspended
soar into uncharted realms of the brain
soar off into these new sensory realms of human experience
such extraordinary experiential domains
taking man’s mind to spiritual realms
that great insight intelligence realm within you
that sacred realm
that spiritual and interior realm
the archetypal celestial realm or Heaven
the archetypal realms of the collective unconscious (eyes closed)
the bliss of the celestial realms
the broadest domain of mind
the divine or timeless realm
the divine realms
the domains of intuition
the eternal realm of archetypes (eyes closed)
the forgotten realm of awareness
the friendly realms of the brain
the further realms of human consciousness
the interior realms of consciousness
the journey of transcendence of the physical realm
the joy of the heavenly realms
the mythological realm (eyes closed)
the non-material realm of consciousness
the raising of consciousness to new realms
the real realm
the realm of archetypal reality (eyes closed)
the realm of archetypes (eyes closed)
the realm of essence
the realm of free spirit
the realm of higher consciousness
the realm of insight intelligence
the realm of liberation
the realm of light and spirit
the realm of nonverbal experience, reality as we perceive it directly
the realm of pure potential
the realm of spirit
the realm of the divine
the realm of the soul itself wherein the self may find its deepest meaning
the realm of the unseen
the spiritual realms
the timeless, metaphysical realm
the ultimate realm of free and purified spirituality
the ultimate trip to higher realms of consciousness
the vision of the total union of the spiritual and physical domains
the visionary experiences of paradises, celestial realms and cities of light (eyes closed)
these strange deep realms
this inner realm
those magical realms
those unknown realms of experience opened up by psychedelic drugs
to a higher realm
to break out of personality into new realms of consciousness
to explore mystical realms or higher states of consciousness
to grasp the full dimensions of the transpersonal realm
to move on to a higher realm
travels internal “otherworldly” realms
uncharted realms of higher meaning
visits to mythological realms of various cultures (eyes closed)