Greg Goode is the bestselling author of many popular articles and bestselling books such as After Awareness, The Direct Path, Standing As Awareness, and Emptiness and Joyful Freedom (with Tomas Sander). Known for a unique combination of penetrating insight, comfort with Eastern and Western sources, and a down-to-earth sense of humor, Greg studied philosophy at the Universität zu Köln in Cologne, Germany, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. His areas of specialization in graduate school were decision theory, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of George Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation was on the question, “Is it ever rational to be impatient?”
He became drawn to self-inquiry through the work of Brand Blanshard, George Berkeley, Francis Lucille and Sri Atmananda (Krishna Menon) as well as the Chinmaya Mission. Since the 1990’s up through the present era of social media, Greg has been an active contributor to spiritual Internet discussions. Greg is well-known innovator for having combined the ancient “direct-path” method of self-inquiry with modern electronic media. Greg is a member of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), and serves as technical consultant for their peer-reviewed journal Philosophical Practice.
For many years, Greg has also written on fiction and film. He wrote weekly movie reviews for Syndicated News Service, and his articles have appeared in The Dictionary of Literary Biography, MELUS (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), Detective and Mystery Fiction: An International Bibliography of Secondary Sources, The Culturium, The Armchair Detective, The Poisoned Pen and The Mystery FANcier.
Greg lives in New York City, where he enjoys literature, film, cycling, and spending time with his family.