News Notes, Updated December 16, 2012

by Richard Grossinger on December 12, 2012


News Notes

Up to now, this website has been a blog in the sense that my most recent post has made up the home 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).  Instead, I will now regularly update the home page with news, feelers, and outreach.v

Richard Grossinger, Book-Signing in Bay Area

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

Dark Pool of Light: Reality and Consciousness

Three Volumes



New 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

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




Maine Psychic Group

My psychic group  meets at 7 PM on Tuesday nights in Manset when I am in Maine (next meetings on Friday 12-21-12 and the following 2 Tuesdays ).  Inquire if interested. Everyone welcome. Please call 207-244-0471 for directions.

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

New,  Current, and Forthcoming Publications

Migraine Auras: When the Visual World Fails; On the Integration of Nature: Post-9/11 Biopolitical Notes; Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings: How the Universe Makes Life; Homeopathy: The Great Riddle; Planet Medicine: Origins; and Planet Medicine: Modalities have all been prepared for e-books and will be coming out between December, 2012, and March, 2013. 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 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 two books which I am substantially rewriting for e-book format (as well as  small print editions) are Out of Babylon: Ghosts of Grossinger’s and The Night Sky.

For The Night Sky, I am updating and revising the entire book, using a fresh OCR scan of the 1988 J. P. Tarcher edition.

For Out of Babylon 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.



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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