Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research.
NY: The Viking Press, 1975. First edition. Qtr. Cloth. 258pp. Illustrated, including reproductions of artworks produced under LSD.
The author’s first book, published following 18 years of research in Czechoslovakia and the US.
Contains a chapter describing the profound effect LSD commonly has on artists in regards to their visual perceptions of colour and objects, with Grof noting that such usage often evolved into an expanded understanding of the art and artists around them: “Many individuals experiencing such changes report that their perception changed in the direction of Seurat’s or Van Gogh’s paintings and that the LSD session helped them gain deep insight in the world of these painters, empathize with them, and understand their art.”
Production fault to lower edge of one leaf, o/w Near Fine in slighly rubbed dw.