Books by Richard Grossinger (dates refer to time of writing, not publication)
The Solar Journal Series 1964-1967
Solar Journal: Oecological Sections Black Sparrow Press
Book of the Earth and Sky (two volumes) Black Sparrow Press
Spaces Wild and Tame Mudra
Notes: The original Solar Journal was one manuscript divided into categorical sections; it included much of Book of the Earth and Sky as Astronomical Sections; Space Wild and Tame as Psychological Sections; and The Alphabet Book as Zoological Sections. Its Alchemical Sections were published in Io/4. Its Botanical Sections, rewritten as The Plant Book, were published in Io/5. The Alphabet Book was never published.
Assorted Essays 1968-1970
The Continents Black Sparrow Press
Mars: A Science Fiction Vision Io/9
The Cranberry Islands series 1969-1975
Book of the Cranberry Islands Harper & Row/Black Sparrow Press
The Provinces North Atlantic Books
The Long Body of the Dream North Atlantic Books
Book of Being Born Again into the World North Atlantic Books
The Windy Passage from Nostalgia North Atlantic Books
The Slag of Creation North Atlantic Books
The Planet with Blue Skies unpublished, collected with other rewritten Cranberry Islands material as Writing the Hermetic Text
The Strategy and Ideology of Lobsterfishing on the Back Side of Mount Desert Island, Hancock County, Maine University Microfilms
The All-American Revival Church Series 1971-1974
Early Field Notes from the All-American Revival Church Io/18
Martian Homecoming at the All-American Revival Church North Atlantic Books
The Unfinished Business of Doctor Hermes: Cosmic Shootout at the All-American Revival Church North Atlantic Books
Science Trilogy 1976-1984 (first versions); 1982-2000 (second versions)
Planet Medicine: From Stone Age Shamanism to Post-Industrial Healing Doubleday Anchor (first version), Shambhala Publications (second version), North Atlantic Books (third version)
Planet Medicine: Origins (revised edition of the above title in two volumes) North Atlantic Books
Planet Medicine: Modalities (revised edition of the above title in two volumes) North Atlantic Books
Homeopathy: An Introduction for Beginners and Skeptics North Atlantic Books
Homeopathy: The Great Riddle (revised edition of the above title) North Atlantic Books
The Night Sky: The Science and Anthropology of the Stars and Planets Sierra Club Books, (later revised edition J. P. Tarcher)
Embryogenesis, From Cosmos to Creature: The Origins of Human Biology Avon Books (produced but unpublished)/North Atlantic Books
Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity (revised edition of the above title) North Atlantic Books
Notes: The original trilogy comprised three publisher-commissioned books: Planet Medicine: From Stone Age Shamanism to Post-Industrial Healing (Doubleday Anchor), The Night Sky: The Science and Anthropology the Stars and Planets (Sierra Club Books), and Embryogenesis From Cosmos to Creature: The Origins of Human Biology (Avon Books).
The first version of Planet Medicine was revised and then republished by Shambhala Publications; then later enlarged and revised into separate volumes entitled Origins, Modalities, and Homeopathy, the latter originally subtitled An Introduction for Beginners and Skeptics and then revised again and subtitled The Great Riddle—all published by North Atlantic Books.
The original version of The Night Sky was revised and republished by J. P. Tarcher.
The original Embryogenesis was developed, typeset, and designed by Avon Books but never published by them, so was issued under North Atlantic Books; the later revised version was much enlarged under a new subtitle.
Memoir Books and Early Writing 1960-1996
Salty and Sandy unpublished
The Moon unpublished
New Moon Frog, Ltd.
Out of Babylon: Ghosts of Grossinger’s Frog, Ltd.
Episodes in Disguise of a Marriage unpublished
Notes: Most of New Moon was originally written between 1960 and 1970 (the 1960-1962 portion was entitled Salty and Sandy); it was rewritten during the period from 1986 to 1995.
Out of Babylon was written between 1972 and 1997.
Episodes in Disguise of a Marriage was written between 1972 and 1974; some of it appears in Out of Babylon, some of it was transferred to Writing the Hermetic Text for eventual publication, one narrative appeared in On the Integration of Nature, and the rest remains unpublished.
The Moon was a fairly terrible novel written in college when I was trying to be a commercial novelist. A few years later I tried a science-fiction novel called Why Do You Want Me So Quickly (after a Hopi Indian myth), but I abandoned it after about sixty pages, and a few of its more acceptable parts appear in Mars: A Science Fiction Vision.
Assorted Essays 1974-1989
Waiting for the Martian Express: Cosmic Visitors, Earth Warriors, and Luminous Dreams North Atlantic Books
Note: Some of this material was adapted from the Early Field-Notes series. I was talked out of its original title, A Critical Look at the New Age, by folks at Publishers Group West, our distributor at the time, but that is its more accurate name.
Other Books on Subject Matters 2000-2007
Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings: How the Universe Makes Life North Atlantic Books
Migraine Auras: When the Visual World Fails North Atlantic Books
The New York Mets: Ethnography, Myth, and Subtext North Atlantic Books
Notes: Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings is a sequel to the Science Trilogy (above).
The New York Mets includes earlier writings going back to 1962.
Current Writing 2003-2011
On the Integration of Nature: Post-9/11 Biopolitical Notes North Atlantic Books
The Bardo of Waking Life North Atlantic Books
2013: Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration North Atlantic Books
Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness (The Convergence of Physical, Philosophical, Psychological, Psychospiritual, and Psychic Views), Volume One: The Neuroscience, Evolution, and Ontology of Consciousness
Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness (The Convergence of Physical, Philosophical, Psychological, Psychospiritual, and Psychic Views), Volume Two: Consciousness in the Psychospiritual and Psychic Ranges
Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness (The Convergence of Physical, Philosophical, Psychological, Psychospiritual, and Psychic Views), Volume Three: The Crisis and Future of Consciousness
Unpublished Trip Journals on This Website
Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Paris (1993)
Northern Italy, Slovenia, Frankfort Book Fair, Iceland (2006)
Unpublished Informal Book Blog on This Website
North Atlantic Books: The Business Philosophy and Esoteric History of an Independent Pubishing Company
Baseball I Gave You All the Best Years of My Life (with Kevin Kerrane) (1977-1979) North Atlantic Books
Baseball Diamonds: Tales, Traces, Visions, and Voodoo from a Native American Rite (with Kevin Kerrane) (1979-1980) Doubleday Anchor
The Temple of Baseball (1984-1985) North Atlantic Books
The Dreamlife of Johnny Baseball (1986-1987) North Atlantic Books
Into the Temple of Baseball (with Kevin Kerrane) (1990) Tenspeed Press
Alchemy: pre-Egyptian Legacy, Millennial Promise (1978-1979) North Atlantic Books
The Alchemical Tradition in the Late Twentieth Century (1990-1991) North Atlantic Books
Ecology and Consciousness: Traditional Wisdom on the Environment (1978-1979, revised in 1991-1992) North Atlantic Books
Nuclear Strategy and the Code of the Warrior: Faces of Mars and Shiva in the Crisis of Human Survival (with Lindy Hough) (1983-1984) North Atlantic Books
Notes: The baseball, alchemy, and ecology material was repackaged numerous times with additions and subtractions after originating in old Io issues.
Major Essays in Anthologies, Not Otherwise Collected
“Melville’s Whale: A Brief Guide to the Text” (1975) in An Olson-Melville Sourcebook Volume 1: The New Found Land, or North America, Io/22.
“The Four Badlands: Prairie, Arctic Regions and the Moon, Ocean, City,” ibid.
“Three Notes on Charles Olson,” ibid.
“Origin of the Human World: A Chronicle (1976) in An Olson-Melville Sourcebook Volume 2: The Mediterranean, or Eurasia, Io/23.
“Alchemy: pre-Egyptian Legacy, Millennial Promise” (1977-1978) in both alchemy anthologies listed above
“The Dream Work” (1985-1987) in Dreams are Wiser Than Men edited by Richard Russo North Atlantic Books
“A Winter’s Tale” (1991-1992) in Ecology and Consciousness (above)
“Why Somatic Therapies Deserve As Much Attention as Psychoanalysis in The New York Review of Books, and Why Bodyworkers Treating Neuroses Should Study Psychoanalysis” (1997-1998) in The Body in Psychotherapy edited by Don Hanlon Johnson and Ian J. Grand North Atlantic Books
“A Phenomenology of Panic” (2001-2002) in Panic: Origins, Insight, and Treatment edited by Leonard J. Schmidt and Brooke Warner North Atlantic Books
“Abu Ghraib: A Howl” (2004) in Abu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture, Terra Nova Series, North Atlantic Books
Note: “Alchemy: pre-Egyptian Legacy, Millennial Promise” and “The Dream Work” belong to the same greater body of writing as the contemporaneous science trilogy.