Ja-lene Clark enters a one-of-a-kind dialogue with Richard Grossinger, Publisher/CEO of North Atlantic Books, as he shares behind the scenes stories about the most important books he has published or ALMOST published. From what attracted him to projects such as the Quantum Touch and Superfoods, to the Book of Stones and CranioSacral Therapy and the misadventures of the mega-seller Walter the Farting Dog, Richard discusses the disappointments, surprises and what worked in the publishing world. Join us to receive insider insight into his perspectives gleaned from over 35 years of metaphysical publishing history.
North Atlantic Books, founded in 1974 by Richard Grossinger and his wife Lindy Hough, is a leading publisher of alternative health, martial arts, and spiritual titles. For 35+ years, they have sought cutting-edge titles that probe the forefront of consciousness and the cultural resonance of new (and often very old) systems. See www.northatlanticbooks.com for more.
Richard Grossinger is the author of many books including Planet Medicine, The Night Sky, Embryogenesis, New Moon, Migraine Auras, On the Integration of Nature, and The Bardo of Waking Life He read and spoke at a number of institutions, mainly during the seventies, 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 also studied tarot through Builders of the Adytum during the sixties; t’ai chi ch’uan with Andy Shapiro, Carolyn Smithson, Paul Pitchford, Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo, Martin Inn, Peter Ralston, and Ron Sieh, respectively, for a period from the mid-seventies through the late nineties; hsing-i with Ron Sieh; craniosacral therapy for three years under Randy Cherner and then through the Upledger Institute during the early nineties; and chi gung with Paul Weiss during the aughts. During the seventies and early eighties he did dreamwork with Charles Poncé, bioenergetic therapy with Ian Grand, Lomi work with Polly Gamble, and gestalt and movement work with Richard Strozzi Heckler. He also took Breema classes from Manocher Movlai (the nineties) and yoga classes from Patricia Fox (the aughts). More recently he attended “psychic kindergarten” at the Berkeley Psychic Institute (2008-2009) and has continued his psychic studies under John Friedlander.
Grossinger and Hough live about three-quarters of the year outside Berkeley, California, and the rest in Manset, Maine, near where he did his fieldwork.