Conscious Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

Ego, Mystic, Soul and Prophet: Putting It All Together

October 7, 2018

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The split-brain research of the 1960's demonstrated that two separate and independent selves dwell in each of us. After examining their unique characteristics, I believe these selves are best described as Ego and Soul. The Ego dwells in the brain's left hemisphere and accesses the mind's thought and language functions to build its models (more…)

Four Questions to Focus Your Aging

September 25, 2018

Tags: Conscious Aging

In this blog, I offer four open-ended questions to understand the specific psychological and spiritual tasks of your own aging. Take your time. Go deep. Generate as many answers as you can to each question and don't censor yourself. When you're done, review your responses as the revelations of your Soul, underline the ones (more…)

We Are the Source of Revelation, Each Life an Unfolding Miracle.

September 22, 2018

Tags: Waking Up, The Miracle of Creation

Life is an enchanting adventure. We cannot know in advance what we will find or where it will lead. It's about what events evoke inside and reveal about our lives. We are the divine medium, source and prism of revelation, the seers, mystics and prophets. As events flow through the prism of mystical and (more…)

We Are So Much More Than We Think

September 12, 2018

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I woke up this morning filled with amazement by this idea. We human beings are extraordinary creatures because we can consciously recognize and experience our own divine nature and the divine world we live in. A wall of erroneous beliefs about our flawed and mortal nature and the fallen world, now breaking down, has blocked this realization for centuries. As described in The Divine Human (more…)

Wisdom and Our Place in the Universe

August 27, 2018

Tags: A Sufi Perspective

I believe that the discovery of personal wisdom and a place in the universe are two incredibly important and deeply connected ideas. Now, in my 60s, my need for wisdom and purpose seems to have taken on even greater urgency.
Like all of us, I am deeply worried about our world. The Earth and (more…)

An Experiment in Divine Wisdom

August 5, 2018

Tags: Wisdom, Sufi, Divine Consciousness

Sufis say that the source of all wisdom is God and that when mystical unveiling dissolves our mistaken identity, we will find that our own consciousness and being are in fact God’s Consciousness and Being. Wisdom flows from that unity.

Rumi tells us,
…when you look for God
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The Ultimate Purpose of Aging

July 30, 2018

Tags: Mystical Activism

For most of our evolution, humans knew aging as painful and progressive decline. Coping with the inevitable scourge of senescence, we were, sometimes at least, treated more respectively by family, strangers and society (i.e., dismissed as real equals). Eventually, however, all succumbed to the grim and moldering agencies senectitude. But this is a (more…)

You Are Already There

July 23, 2018

Tags: Divine Human

God's consciousness is everywhere, I sense it. It's my consciousness, too. My being us God’s being, I feel this profoundly. Such ecstasy! Such love! This is not hard. You can do it too. We make Self-realization seem difficult by thinking about it too much. Stop thinking. What you sense in pure consciousness without (more…)

A New Understanding of Soul

July 17, 2018

Tags: Soul, Mystical Consciousness

This blog may surprise you. It's about the mystical neuropsychology. While the theory is still very new, it has incredible implications.

As you probably know, the higher cognitive functions in humans are divided between the two cerebral hemispheres of the brain. The left side deals with speech, language, logic, reasoning, and storytelling - all (more…)

Mystical Activism is Not Passivity

July 6, 2018

Tags: Mystical Activism

Mystical Activism is not passivity in the face of injustice or violence; rather it's the deepest kind of intervention. It's not meant to replace traditional activism but to guide, support and infuse it with loving spiritual values and mystical awareness of divine being. We respond with divine love, clarity of perception, and action stirred (more…)

Selected Works

Mystical Aging
With our unprecedented longevity, aging has become a new developmental stage in the human life cycle. Conscious sacred aging now offers humanity the profound opportunity of realizing we are already divine beings in a divine world.
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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