Embryogenesis by Richard Grossinger
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Richard Grossinger


Species, Gender and Identity

By (author) See other recent books by Richard Grossinger
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $100.00
Your Price: $90.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $10.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.50 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Embryogenesis by Richard Grossinger

Book Description

Preceded by Planet Medicine and The Night Sky, this third installment of the author's trilogy explores the meanings and metaphors attached to the birth of life (embryogenesis) in its macro-evolutionary form (phylogeny) and in its micro-evolutionary form (ontogeny). The divide between matter and s

Buy Embryogenesis book by Richard Grossinger from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781556433597
ISBN-10: 155643359X
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 203mm x 55mm)
Pages: 950
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Richard Grossinger

Io Anthology by Richard Grossinger Io Anthology, Paperback (December 2015)

"Literary Collections - General; Poetry - Anthologies; Science - Essays"--

Pluto by Richard Grossinger Pluto, Paperback (April 2015)

"An anthology about Pluto, encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology with original essays and excerpts of classic required reading about our most famous dwarf planet"--

» View all books by Richard Grossinger


US Kirkus Review » Embryogenesis takes on global, yea, celestial proportions in this magical mystical tour of the body by anthopologist Grossinger. In chapter upon chapter (Sperm and Egg; Fertilization; The Blastula; Birth; Soma; Blood, Bones, and Immunity. . .), the author manages to gussy-up biological information to the point of no return for the rational reader. Random samples: "Viewed physically, human existence is a temporary lattice of star currents and cosmic dust" (from Sperm and Egg). "Like Plato's original males and females the germ cells are truly riven. So when they find their Other they require it forever. Gametes give themselves up without regard for race, beauty, or any actual love exchanged between partners in the larger multicellular world that juggles their fates." And from a chapter on mind: "Wise ones oversaw our evolution through their proxy in the cortex. Whether this was a novel wisdom thrust into the world by bestially sired hominids themselves, the collective unconscious intelligence of the whole prior bestial world finally manifested somatically, or some other supernatural complex honored by vitalists and spiritualists, little matters at this point."The going gets Jungier and the metaphors mistier as the book progresses through birth, ontogeny and phylogeny, self and desire, and more, finally culminating in the last two chapters, Spiritual Embryogenesis and Cosmogenesis and Mortality. The theme is one of endless becoming and being; a connectedness to all that which has gone before and is to come. . . Clear light occasionally emerges as Grossinger trots out knowledgeable bits and pieces about the intelligence of the octopus or the organization of the human nervous system. As well, he quotes copiously from medical pioneers and from contemporary theorists on the origin of life; from poets and philosophers, anthopologists, psychologists and mystics, east and west. Cosmic consciousness believers will eat it up. Those of more prosaic tastes will be lost trying to find the baby in this vast sea of bath water. (Kirkus Reviews)

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Embryogenesis book by Richard Grossinger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Richard Grossinger

A graduate of Amherst College, Richard Grossinger received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan, writing an ethnography of fishing in Maine. He is the author of many books, a portion of which is listed below: "Planet MedicineEmbryos, Galaxies, and Sentient BeingsThe Night SkyHomeopathy: The Great RiddleNew MoonOut of Babylon: Ghosts of Grossinger's"He and his wife Lindy Hough are the founding publishers of North Atlantic Books in Berkeley, California.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Richard Grossinger close
New Moon by Richard Grossinger
Io Anthology by Richard Grossinger
Pluto by Richard Grossinger
Night Sky by Richard Grossinger
Dark Pool of Light by Richard Grossinger
Dark Pool of Light by Richard Grossinger
Dark Pool of Light by Richard Grossinger
2013 by Richard Grossinger
Bardo of Waking Life by Richard Grossinger
Migraine Auras by Richard Grossinger
On the Integration of Nature by Richard Grossinger
Embryos, Galaxies and Sentient Beings by Richard Grossinger
Planet Medicine 2 by Richard Grossinger
Planet Medicine by Richard Grossinger
Homeopathy by Richard Grossinger
Out of Babylon by Richard Grossinger
Alchemical Tradition Late 20th(5e) by Richard Grossinger
Ecology and Consciousness by Richard Grossinger
Waiting for the Martian Express by Richard Grossinger
BoomerangBooks.com.au close