This presentation shows the import of Stanislav Grof’s consciousness research for recent debates in the study of mysticism and spirituality. Specifically, Grof’s research provides crucial empirical evidence to settle one of the most controversial issues in the modern study of mysticism—the question of mediation in spiritual knowledge Whereas Grof interprets his findings as supporting the perennial philosophy, [I propose that] a participatory account engenders a richer, more pluralistic, and arguably more spiritually emancipatory understanding of Grof’s revolutionary discoveries that is free from the shortcomings of perennialism.
Ferrer, Jorge, "The Consciousness Research of Stanislav Grof:" (2014). Expanding and Reenchanting the Psyche: The Pioneering Thought of Stanislav Grof. 16.