WISDOM | Richard Grossinger Discusses Consciousness on New Realities
In the Dark Pool of Light trilogy, author and North Atlantic Books founder Richard Grossinger explores what is consciousness. In this discussion with Alan Steinfeld of New Realities, Richard talks about his research into how matter becomes conscious; who are we as human being to be conscious of our experiences in the world.
Dark Pool of Light is divided into three volumes:
In Volume 1, Grossinger begins with the scientific and philosophical, analytical views of reality, exploring the science, parascience, philosophy, and psychology of consciousness. Covering topics as diverse as current discoveries in neuroscience and the philosophy of the ancient Greeks, the book gives a broad overview of the bodies of knowledge concerning the nature of reality and consciousness.
Volume 2 discusses the similarities and differences between European esoteric traditions and Buddhism in their approaches to the subjects, and gives a detailed description of the psychic training Grossinger undertook that informs much of his worldview.
This expansive inquiry into the nature of consciousness ends with this third volume in the series, The Crisis and Future of Consciousness. Grossinger addresses the perennial question of evil and shares the author’s hopes and fears for the future of humanity. While wisdom gleaned from such seemingly disparate sources as science, philosophy, religion, and spirituality might appear “very, very different things,” Grossinger nevertheless finds their meeting place in subjective, lived experience.