"Dark Pool of Light wrenches my heart and jerks my tears even as it challenges my intellect to stretch to the limits of its capacity. It's packed with torturously ecstatic wisdom, which is why—better than any book I've ever read—it's so adept at conveying the torturously ecstatic nature of life itself. Grossinger demonstrates here why he not only deserves to be inducted into the Smartest People in the World Hall of Fame, but also rates his own special award: Most Compassionate Genius. His virtuoso, eclectic analysis is drenched with hard-earned love. His infectious curiosity blooms from his triumphant humility. He pays reverence to the Great Mystery with the most elegant, playful, ferocious questions anyone on earth has ever dared to formulate. Most importantly to me, he proves, with the wicked good brilliance of a shaman in a scientist's body, that having consciousness is the most fascinating fun imaginable—and the best gig in the universe. “—Rob Brezsny, author of Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings
“The complexity of Grossinger's database reminds me of Frank Zappa and Ken Wilber on steroids."—Albert La Chance, author of The Modern Christian Mystic: Finding the Unitive Presence of God
"Grossinger has a great synthetic mind and is a master of poetic prose and imaginative, free-ranging scholarship."
—Michael J. Harner, author of The Way of the Shaman