Conscious Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

Sacred Activism and the Conscious Elder

January 27, 2017

Tags: Sacred Activism

This post 11/8 world is a time of collective initiation. Conscious elders, startled into a shocking new historical era, now face profound and unexpected tasks, gifts and responsibilities. This is not our old familiar world and we cannot go back. But this horizon holds the potential for a psychological and spiritual renewal unprecedented in human (more…)

Becoming Divine Again

December 7, 2016

Tags: The Divine Human

For all of you who hear the voices of The Divine Human, who sense the call Rumi, Hafez, Kabir and Walt Whitman to find your own transcendent voice, the one already flowing through you with cosmic wisdom, this is your time. The voice of the universe pours through each of us, opening our lives (more…)

Help Me Spread the Message

November 15, 2016

Tags: Help Me Make a Difference

Dear Friends:
I need your help.
I've met many of you at conscious aging conferences and workshops in recent years where we've shared deep talks and powerful wisdom. I thank you for your friendship and for considering this request. I know the rest of you from years of wonderfully (more…)

My Dream

October 7, 2016

Tags: A Divine Human/Divine World

My dream is to change the world with a new integrative understanding of psychology, religion, spirituality and mysticism. We are not who or what we think we are! I've been following a vision of a Divine Human in a Divine World since childhood. You may have also. Discover what it means for human life (more…)

The Key to Becoming a Divine Human

August 18, 2016

Tags: The Divine Human, Conscious Aging, Mystical Aging

How do we become Divine Humans and live in a divine world? The answer is so simple: learn to dwell in a consciousness without thought. In this heightened state of pure awareness, the self-idea simply disappears. Identities go away, stories and problems disappear, and the world grows ever more luminous, beautiful and holy.

Ironically, (more…)

Video Lectures on The Three Secrets of Aging

August 17, 2016

Tags: Conscious Aging

Follow this link to hear my recent lectures on the Three Secrets of Aging ( There are three lectures on the site presented in reverse order (be sure to click on videos at the bottom and then "more" for first lecture). Enjoy!

Conscious Elders Network Gathering Workshop!

August 15, 2016

Tags: Discerning your own path of service

Conscious elders often yearn to "give back to community," and for many this call inspires a search for meaningful and often sacred service opportunities. While experimentation is helpful to discover what where we fit best, conscious elders can also benefit from exploring five Discernment Factors:
The True Self
The Ego-Soul Relationship
The Introversion-Extroversion Continuum

The Awakened Consciousness

July 7, 2016

Tags: Mysticism, Aging, Transformation

What happens when we experience the world directly, without the conceptual overlay of thoughts, names, interpretations, explanations, intentions, beliefs, values, clocks, purposes and goals - yours and others? What happens when there is no map, no place to go, no one to be, and nothing to fix or accomplish? What happens when things are (more…)

The Spiritual Practice of Aging

July 6, 2016

Tags: Mysticism, Aging, Transformation

In the spiritual practice of aging, we are gradually and steadily transformed into love. It is a long slow process of melting the False Self - the idea of me - into a fathomless inner sea of divine love, like sliding into the bubbling waters of a hot tub, like a candle melting in (more…)

Aging's Ultimate Gift

June 19, 2016

Tags: Love, Aging, Saging, the Final Tranformation

My lifelong call, and one that's taken me decades to understand and appreciate, is simply to dissolve in the intense, immense, sentient reality of now and know that I am that, a step that is nothing short of being bathed in divine love and living from its radiant conscious oneness. I sense it. I (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
"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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