Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

Sacred Activism

April 14, 2016

Tags: Aging as Sacred Activism

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Years ago, Matthew Fox told us we were all mystics. I completely agree and have become profoundly interested in the mysticism of aging. Our unprecedented longevity created a new developmental stage in the human life cycle and I believe its purpose is the mystical transformation (more…)

Confessions of a Reluctant Mystic

April 6, 2016

Tags: Mysticism, Aging, Transformation

I am a mystic. This is my confession.

All my work, beginning with Death of a Hero, Birth of the Soul to The Divine Human (in press) has been the product of an unfolding mystical revelation. It was given to me fully formed from the start but I had to work out each piece (more…)

Returning from the Land of Munchins

January 3, 2016

Tags: Catching Up

Hi again! We've been down south with our grandchildren, held lovingly captive in their enchanted world of childhood. Loved it. Home again on our island with snow promising to fall today. I finished a second draft of my new book The Divine Human. It's a natural next step from all I've written before. And (more…)

Checking in

November 25, 2015

Tags: Update

Gosh it's been some time since I've last posted. A very busy time with workshops and the launch of my novel "Breakthrough." I feel like I'm going ever deeper into the oneness of being and the joy of the divine life. I'm working on a new manuscript on Sacred Aging and the Divine Human, (more…)

Breakthrough - A Novel

October 13, 2015

Tags: New Work

Excited to announce the publication of my novel, Breakthrough. As the tagline reads, "When a middle-aged psychologist begins working with a client describing bizarre mystical experiences, his own world changes radically…" This book is for anyone struggling with the experience of aging and looking for a positive, exciting and transformative story about our collective (more…)

A Heavenly Thought Experiment

July 13, 2015

Tags: Divine Consciousness, Divinization, Awakening

Here's a thought experiment. What if we all stopped for a moment at the very same time, stopped thinking, talking, doing, going, spending, and planning, and simply woke up to where we were? What if we all took a break from our frenzied schedules and breathed quietly as we looked around us, looked at (more…)

The Gifts of Spiritual Transformation

July 12, 2015

Tags: Spiritual Aging

As we master the spiritual tasks of aging, we receive new gifts on our journey to the Divine Human. The gifts born of mystical consciousness for the Elder are truly miraculous. They include the following experiences (From the Three Secrets of Aging). What do these experiences mean to you?

Comfort
Silence of Mind
Freedom (more…)

The Tasks of Spiritual Transformation

July 11, 2015

Tags: Spiritual Aging

Akin to the psychological tasks of aging are a set of spiritual tasks necessary to accelerate our spiritual growth and transformation in these final years, turning older people into enlightened elders. Take a moment to reflect on these tasks. What might they be asking of you? (from The Three Secrets of Aging).

Disbelieving Thought
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The Gifts of Conscious Aging

July 10, 2015

Tags: Aging and Spirituality

The inner work of aging creates a developmental transition that moves us from the materialistic concerns of the middle years to the awakened consciousness of the Elder in winter. In a gradual but a profound shift, we actually become different, as does our place in the world. For the enlightened Elder - the one (more…)

The Tasks of Aging

July 9, 2015

Tags: Spiritual Aging

At this point in our journey together, let's go back and review the core tasks of aging, for this is the work that will transform you into an enlightened elder and bring you to the edge of the Divine Human. Reflect on these tasks. What do they mean to you? For further clarification, see (more…)

Selected Works

Spiritual Fiction
"Hold on to you seatbelts! A gripping story of the stages of the soul in later life." Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Editor, Human Values in Aging Newsletter, retired Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for AARP in Washington, DC. and author of The Five Stages of the Soul.
Aging Men, Mythology, Spirituality
Brilliant. Struggling to retire at age 78, I eagerly read this in search for a road map through my own disorientation and depression. The ideas in this book are illuminating, provocative and challenging. I know I will read it again and again.
Memoir, Mind-Body-Spirit
The Three Secrets of Aging invites us to uncover, discover, and recover our optimum Selves." Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., Author: The Second Half of Life.
Elder Fairy Tales
"A guide to finding hidden wisdom in classic tales … a rich feast." Jonathan Young, PhD, Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives
Nonfiction, Mind-Body-Spirit
"The radical but universal teaching that the sacred marriage of heaven and earth is possible." Matthew Fox, author of 28 books on Creation Spirituality
Non-fiction, Body-Mind-Spirit
“A work of tremendous spiritual vision, courage and insight, Ordinary Enlightenment makes God as real and tangible as the morning sunlight.” John Gray, Author: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Psychology/Spirituality/Men's Issues
"Dr. Robinson has written a book from his heart...More than a book, it is a story, a meditation, a celebration and a map of the potential transformation of men..." Robert Johnson, Author He, She, We
Psychology/Spirituality
"I wish you the very best of luck in bringing out your work...Its value is evident to me and you deserve a large and grateful audience for it." Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., Author Heading Toward Omega

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