Stanislav Grof Returns to His Childhood Passion with Lillibit’s Dream
Stanislav Grof discusses his childhood passion of illustrating personified insects and how Lillibit’s Dream is a poignant metaphor for death and rebirth.
“Because if you study what is happening with the caterpillar, you notice there is a parallel. It eats, it grows, it molts a few times, and then it creates a chrysalis. Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar completely dissolves until there is nothing left of its old life. So this is a real death/rebirth experience that has some similarity with the process of psychospiritual death and rebirth that people experience in certain non-ordinary state of consciousness. They have a sense of total annihilation and feel that their old life has ended and something radically new may emerge. And, paradoxically, in this process the experience of becoming nothing makes it possible to become everything, identify with everything in the universe. In our book we took the license to let Lillibit have the same experience.” Stanislav Grof
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