Grof, Stanislav

Grof, Stanislav

(1931–  ) psychiatrist; born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Educated at Charles University and the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, he practiced in Prague until 1960, when he came to Johns Hopkins University as a research scientist and professor of psychiatry (to 1973). His interest in unusual states of consciousness, and his research at California's Esalen Institute (from 1973), resulted in the book Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research (1975).