Stanislav Grof — Czechoslovakian Psychologist born on July 01, 1931,

Stanislav "Stan" Grof is a psychiatrist, one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and a researcher into the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness for purposes of exploring, healing, and obtaining growth and insights into the human psyche. Grof received the VISION 97 award granted by the Foundation of Dagmar and Václav Havel in Prague on October 5, 2007... (wikipedia)

At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.
Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.
The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical impact on human life and our relationship to the world.
Dying people in pre-industrial cultures typically died in the context of an extended family, clan, or tribe.
A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.