Bio Richard Grossinger


Richard Grossinger


Richard Grossinger has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan. The former publisher of North Atlantic Books, he is the author of several books, including Dark Pool of Light: Reality and ConsciousnessThe Night Sky: Soul and Cosmos, and Bottoming Out the Universe. He lives in Portland, Maine, and Berkeley, California.

Grossinger’s writing can be divided into three overlapping categories: general experimental prose; books on topics in science viewed historically, cross-culturally, epistemologically, esoterically, and in terms of pop culture; and autobiographical memoirs.  All of the work arises through a literary sensibility.

During the seventies, he read and spoke at a number of institutions, including: University of California at Santa Cruz, SUNY New Paltz, Franconia College, Kent State University, the Chicago Poetry Festival, West Virginia University, Keyser State University, St. Marks Church, San Francisco State, JFK University, and College of the Atlantic.

Grossinger has studied tarot, t’ai chi ch’uan, hsing-i, craniosacral therapy, chi gung, dreamwork, bioenergetic therapy, Lomi work, gestalt, movement work, Breema classes and yoga classes.  More recently he attended “psychic kindergarten” at the Berkeley Psychic Institute (2008-2009) and then continued his psychic studies.  He currently coordinates a Psychic Group seasonally when he is in Maine.