Stanislav Grof, the pioneer of consciousness research, in a unique essay, interprets HR Giger’s visionary world for the first time from the perspective of transpersonal psychology. To date, HR Giger’s images have been described in myriad variations, but never before within the context of the social relevance of his art. With his interpretation of the claustrophobic, nightmarish aspects of Giger’s art, Grof allows for a new, more profound understanding of the overall work. With a foreword by art historian Claudia Müller-Ebeling.
I had always admired HR Giger deeply, not only as an artistic genius, but also as
a visionary with an uncanny ability to depict the deep, dark recesses of the human
psyche revealed by modern consciousness research. – Stanislav Grof