News Notes and Queries

by Richard Grossinger on July 4, 2011


News Notes and Queries

Up to now, this website has been a blog in the sense that my most recent post has made up the front page and stayed there until the next most recent post.  These cumulative posts are still all present on the site (to the right, see the vertical column).  For those who want to skip these notes and go directly to the most recent post, it is the Valedictory Address.  Either access it in the righthand column or click immediately on:

I will now regularly update the home page with news, feelers, and outreach:

Lindy and I postponed our Europe trip, and we are headed back to Maine (9-21-12).  We have rented a loft to spend November 5 through December 15  in NYC. Here is a great group I have gone to see four times in Central Park:

Richard Grossinger, Book-Signing in Boston Area

November 3rd, 2012, 1-3 PM Saturday afternoon

Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness

Tatnuck Booksellers,18 Lyman Street (inside the Westborough Shopping Center), Westborough, MA 01581. This is just off the juncture of the Mass. Turnpike (90) and Highway 495. Exit from 495 at 23B on Turnpike Road just north of the Mass. Pike, go 2.2 miles, then turn left on Lyman Street; the bookstore is two-tenths of a mile on the right.

Richard Grossinger, Book-Signing in New York CIty

McNally-Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry); Spring Street subway stop on 6, N, R, F, V, M, D, B trains, December 6, 2012, 7 PM

Talk, Author Interview (by Daniel Pinchbeck), and Book-Signing for Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness.


Volumes One and Two of Dark Pool of Light is now out.  Volume Three should be out by November 18, 2012.

Richard Grossinger, Book-Signing in Bay Area

Copperfields Books, Thursday, January 17th at 7pm in Sebastopol, California

Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness

My psychic group  meets at 7 PM on Tuesday nights in Manset when I am in Maine (the last two weeks of September and October, 2012).  Please inquire if interested. Everyone welcome. Please call 207-244-0471 for directions.


New,  Current, and Forthcoming Publications

The Bardo of Waking Life, 2013: Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration, and New Moon are now in e-book format and available.  For The Bardo of Waking Life, I corrected typos and added a note indicating where the 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:

The one book which I am substantially rewriting for e-book format (as well as a small print version) is Out of Babylon: Ghosts of Grossinger’s. I have restored most of the material removed from its original manuscript and placed in New Moon (“The Alchemical Wedding,” as per above), I have rewritten some sections from the North Atlantic Books history on this website and placed them in the appropriate spots (replacing anecdotal snippets and lists), and I have generally edited and changed the weaker parts of the book.  I have always thought that Out of Babylon was a promising novel in a Faulknerian tradition (even if nonfiction), but it was unfinished and flawed.  The e-book opportunity has given me at shot at fixing that.  I am  presently looking for proofreaders and feedback on the draft, so write me if you are interested and willing.

I am now working on the following new book, to be published in 2012 in three volumes.  I am glad to share Word files of the current draft with anyone who asks me for it until publication:

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

Movement Three

The Crisis and Future of Consciousness


Chapter One: Demonic Entities and Their Symbols of Transformation

Chapter Two: Fear Has an 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



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:

It also has a video trailer:

My Daughter: Miranda July’s new movie is The Future:

My Son: Robin Grossinger is writing a book on Napa County for University of California Press publication in spring 2012: Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas.

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


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