News Notes, Updated April 7, 2014

by Richard Grossinger on December 29, 2012

News Notes

Lindy and I have been back in Berkeley since mid-December. We expect to sell our house here sometime in April and then gradually sort through our belongings and downsize. We will need to decide what we want to keep and how to get rid of the rest.

The “free book” notice on this website is the vanguard of this process. It is good indefinitely despite the date. Anyone in the Bay Area who might be able to help I’d love to hear from. I am not sure what help would consist of—maybe finding places for things we don’t want to take, sharing thoughts about how to make such a move, then in May physical help in stripping down the house.

We plan to return to Maine in June sometime, moving our base there from California. This will mark a formal return to the northeast after 37 years. We moved from Vermont to Oakland in June, 1977.

In terms of projects, I have finished the revised edition of The Night Sky and it will be out in August. It’s a shocking 1100 pages. I plan to rewrite Out of Babylon next and work on the tentative fourth volume of Dark Pool of Light. I will continue to put relevant links in the right-hand column.

Maine Psychic Group

My psychic group  meets at 7 PM on Tuesday nights in Manset when I am in Maine (next meeting in mid-2014).  Inquire if interested. Everyone welcome. Please call 207-244-0471 for directions.

Most Recent Book (see posts of chapters on this website under Features)

In his three-volume work Dark Pool of Light, Richard Grossinger weaves neuroscience and the phenomenology of being and reality together with psychospiritual views of “that single thing which is most difficult to understand or vindicate: our own existence.”

Dark Pool of Light Volume One addresses the mystery of how subjective consciousness gets into a material universe to witness itself objectively in egoic systems. In particular, it gauges the various degrees and qualities of gap between mindedness as an experiential state and the brain as a physical object, calling out the schizophrenia of scientists who assert that consciousness is a mirage while living as if they themselves are real.

Volumes Two and Three explore the remote ranges and exquisite meanings of consciousness, whether it is real or not.

Volume Two leads the reader from a consideration of the psychic aspects of everyday life to engagement with energies outside the human range.

Volume Three addresses mortality and the nature of evil while presenting a unified theory of the universe that includes consciousness.

Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness: The Convergence of Physical, Philosophical, Psychological, Psychospiritual, and Psychic Views

Table of Contents

Volume One

The Neuroscience, Evolution, and Ontology of Consciousness


Chapter One: What the Fuck is This?

Chapter Two: The Scientific View of Reality and Consciousness

Chapter Three: Consciousness: Everything and Nothing

Chapter Four: Degrees of Consciousness: Protoconsciousness, Preconsciousness, and the Freudian Unconscious

Chapter Five: Systemic Consciousness: Nonconsciousness and the Loss of Consciousness

Chapter Six: Qualia or Zombies?

Chapter Seven: Consciousness as an Emergent Phenomenon: The Psycholinguistics and Phylogenesis of Meaning

Chapter Eight: The Quantum Brain

Chapter Nine: The Ontology and Cosmology of Consciousness

Chapter Ten: The Subtexts of Science

Deleted Scenes


Volume Two


Chapter One: Theosophy and the Hermetic Tradition

Chapter Two: Psychic Tools

Chapter Three: We Are Already Psychic

Chapter Four: The Seven Planes of Consciousness: Human Home Energy

Chapter Five: The Seven Planes of Consciousness: Frequencies Above the Range of Ordinary Experience

Chapter Six: The Seven Planes of Consciousness: Tuning Outside the Axis of Human Home Energy

Chapter Seven: Surfing the Operation of the Real

Chapter Eight: Focusing on What Is Happening

Chapter Nine: Buddhism and Theosophy: A Comparison



Volume Three The Crisis and Future of Consciousness


Chapter One: Demonic Entities and Their Symbols of Transformation

Chapter Two: Fear Has Its Own Intelligence

Chapter Three: How Did Evil Get into the Universe?

Chapter Four: One Encounter, One Chance

Chapter Five: Converting Thoughtforms and Riding Synchronicity: Roses, Tarot Cards, and Scapula Bones

Chapter Six: Family Constellations

Chapter Seven: The Cosmic Eternity System

Chapter Eight: We Are In Existence


I am presently revising and updating The Night Sky, using a fresh OCR scan of the 1988 J. P. Tarcher edition. I am updating the astronomy and cosmology and bringing the book into line with Dark Pool of Light (see below), so that it might almost be considered Dark Pool of Light, Volume Four: The Universe.

The text will be republished in both print and e-book in August, 2014. The new title and subtitle will be The Night Sky: Soul and Cosmos–The Physics and Metaphysics of the Stars and Planets.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Bernadette Mayer

Note for the Reader

Introduction to the 1981 Edition

Introduction to the 1988 Edition

Introduction to the 2014 Edition

I. Histories and Philosophies

1. The Night Sky in the Human Universe

2. The Night Sky as View

3. Scientific and Occult Astronomy

4. Ancient Astronomy

5. The History of Western Astronomy i. The Sun in the Center

6. The History of Western Astronomy ii. The Planets

7. The History of Western Astronomy iii. The Gravitational Field

8. The History of Western Astronomy iv. The Stars

9. The History of Western Astronomy v. The Elements

10. The History of Western Astronomy vi. The Space-Time Continuum

11. The History of Western Astronomy vii. The Atom

12. The History of Western Astronomy viii. The Big Bang

13. The History of Western Astronomy ix. Pulsars, Quasars, Black Holes, and Hyperobjects

14. The History of Western Astronomy x. Creation

15. Language, Mind, and Astrophysics: The Phenomenology of the Night Sky

II. Planets


16. The Solar System and Sun

17. Molten Worlds: Mercury and Venus

18. Rocky Habitation Zone: The Moon, the Earth, and Mars 19. Gas and Ice Giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune

20. The Moons and Rings of Jupiter and Saturn

21. The Moons of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto and Other Kuiper Belt Objects

22. Astrology

III. Mythologies and Legends

23. Star Myth

24. Science Fiction I: The Origin of Celestial Worlds

25. Science Fiction II: Self and Cosmos

26. Science Fiction III: Jesus of Nazareth

27. Flying Saucers, Crop Circles, and Extraterrestrial Life

“Richard Grossinger’s new book, The Night Sky, should be heralded as the publishing event of the decade. This is a book that has the power to change your relationship to the universe. I would even say it has the potentiality to participate in the evocation of a new civilization. You should know from the start that it is not an easy read, and I am not referring to the cutting edge science which is all presented with great clarity. In fact, the real difficulty in reading The Night Sky is directly related to its power, for to understand Grossinger’s vision of the universe one needs to open up the soul in ways that have been forgotten, ignored, and even explicitly oppressed by Western civilization for over 400 years now.

“Let me make a prediction. In the far future, when humanity has found its way beyond our present hyper destructive industrial form of society, and when historians are looking back on the 21st century to identify the crucial events that showed the way, The Night Sky will be very high on their list. I especially hope the young creative personalities of our time find their way here. To them I make one more prediction. You will have a wide range of experiences as you read. Sometimes you will be thrilled by the energies and structures of the universe, sometimes you will simply marvel at how much our contemporary sciences have discovered, sometimes you will be confused by the wide range of experiences and interpretations offered, sometimes you will argue against the vision in the book, sometimes you will argue for, but most of all as you swim about in The Night Sky you will find yourself exploding with new ideas, your own fresh ideas, new ideas sparked into existence by your interaction with this profound work that serendipity or just pure chance has placed in your hands.” Brian Thomas Swimme, Program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness — California Institute of Integral Studies


Here is a great group I have gone to see many times in New York’s Central Park:

New,  Current, and Forthcoming Publications

Migraine Auras: When the Visual World Fails; On the Integration of Nature: Post-9/11 Biopolitical Notes; Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity; Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings: How the Universe Makes Life; Homeopathy: The Great Riddle; Planet Medicine: Origins; and Planet Medicine: Modalities are now all out in e-bo0ks for Kindle.

On the Integration of Nature, Homeopathy, and Planet Medicine  have new prefaces that I am also posting on this website. All the books have been corrected with minor changes throughout.

The two volumes of Planet Medicine have several hundred changes combined.

The Bardo of Waking Life, 2013: Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration, and New Moon have been  in e-book format and available for a while.  For The Bardo of Waking Life, I corrected typos and added a note indicating where a gap in the book takes place during our trip to Europe ( For 2013, I corrected typos and wrote a different conclusion to my Introduction on the 2012 cosmic shift.

For New Moon, I removed the entire last section (“The Alchemical Wedding”), restoring the book to its original form.  I also returned the names of many of the people to what they actually were, fixed a confusion of narrative version early in the book, and added a note to cover sections omitted in the “Teen Tour” chapter (in the print version too, as part of the transition from Salty and Sandy, my high-school novel, to New Moon).  I also added an Afterword explaining all these changes and related issues; it is available on this website:


My Wife: Lindy Hough had a new collection of selected poems come out in the spring of 2011.  It is her first book since 1976 and is called Wild Horses, Wild Dreams. Check it out: She also has a new anthology on granparenting entitled Wondrous Child: It  has a video trailer:

My Daughter: Miranda July’s new movie is The Future: Her new book, It Chooses You, is a series of portraits of Los Angeles PennySaver advertisers: Her current performance piece is New Society. She has a forthcoming novel with Scribners: A Bad Man.

My Son: Robin Grossinger has published a book on Napa County through University of California Press: Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas: Exploring a Hidden Landscape of Transformation and Resilience.

My Son-in-Law: Mike Mills’ new movie is Beginners:


2013: Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration, Review by Kris Hemensley

January 5, 2014

Thursday, January 20, 2011 AROUND & ABOUT RICHARD GROSSINGER’S 2013 : Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, Cal; 2010) 1. The last occasion I found myself in Richard Grossinger’s vicinity was the mid ’80s when the equation I’d coined, Being Here (body : text : world), at last seemed a […]

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Free Books (Through April 15, 2014)

January 2, 2014

A Book Giveaway and Call for Assistance   Dear Friends,   I need your help if I’m going to make this work. For years I have been carting around a case of each of my books from the 1970s plus the last two traditional issues of Io (#’s 22 and 23), moving them from Vermont […]

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Anthology on Pluto, Submissions Deadline 2-28-14

December 12, 2013

Pluto Dear Colleague, Launched in 2006, NASA’s New Horizons Pluto probe is scheduled to arrive at the planet and its moons in July 2015. This is the last of the original planets in our solar system to be visited and photographed by NASA satellite. For the record the binary system Pluto/Charon has three other tiny […]

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Common Good Soup Kitchen, Seawall, Maine: Life-Transforming Project for the Right Person

December 4, 2013

Letter from Richard Grossinger I am writing you as a friend, a colleague, and a part-time resident of a community in coastal Maine that is profoundly interesting and moving to me. Lindy and I have been involved both directly and peripherally in a project called The Common Good Community, Inc. Among other things, we helped […]

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Pope Francis Link

December 2, 2013

This is pretty great considering the source. The implicit contradiction in American politics that not only embraces Christianity and capitalism together but treats them as the same thing is going to gag over this and probably find some anti-Francis fallback position. Few hypocrisies have been so blatantly celebrated as the global conflation of corporate wealth, […]

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