Peter Occhiogrosso


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Peter Occhiogrosso has been the author or co-author of some 20 books over the past 25 years. He began his writing career as a jazz critic and interviewer, and served as Music Editor for Manhattan’s trend-setting arts newspaper, the Soho News. In the 1980s and ‘90s, Peter began to explore the spiritual world in a series of books including Once A Catholic, Through the Labyrinth and a popular guide to the world's religions, The Joy of Sects.

He has collaborated on a number of books with entertainment figures including Larry King and Frank Zappa; and the spiritual teachers Caroline Myss (Sacred Contacts; Defy Gravity) and Ron Roth, Ph.D. (The Healing Path of Prayer and others). Following a lifelong interest in nutrition and health, Peter worked with Vijay Vad, MD, of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, on Arthritis Rx (Gotham) and Stop Pain (Hay House). His most recent collaboration is The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy by Mark Whitwell (Atria, 2012). Three of the books Peter coauthored have become New York Times Best Sellers.

Based on his decade of teaching and writing with Caroline Myss, Peter has developed a private practice as an Archetypal Counselor. He also teaches a series of popular online writing classes for, including Sacred Journaling and Writing for Magazines.

For more information, please visit his author page on; and his Web site,, where he offers a range of collaboration and editing services. Peter is currently at work on a memoir of his life in the Downtown Manhattan music scene in the 1970s and ‘80s.