Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

Steps Toward the Divine Human

July 6, 2015

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Recognizing our divine nature is a two-part process, involving both language and perceptual focus.
Let's start with the language part. What we call things is incredibly important. If we look out the window and call those green things trees, then we think we understand them and their place our world. But what if we (more…)

Mystical Consciousness on an Airplane

July 1, 2015

Tags: Mystical Consciousness, Unity, Bliss

We can shift into mystical consciousness any time and any place. Sitting on an airplane recently, writing on a napkin, I knew again that I am what God is, and in this unity, all else fades into pure consciousness. In the experience of the divine Presence, identity, status, goals and problems have no meaning; (more…)

Defining God

June 8, 2015

Tags: Mysticism, Aging, Transformation

"What is God?" We can ask this question from two distinct positions: thought and experience. In the thought approach, we engage our intellect and conceptually ponder the nature and characteristics of the divine - a fascinating though often controversial subject that has produced vast libraries of belief and speculation. When we seek to understand (more…)

Breakthrough - A Spiritual Novel for the Second Half of Life

June 5, 2015

Tags: Aging and Spirituality

Happy to announce that my novel, Breakthrough, will publish in October. You can see its cover in the works section. I am particularly excited because this work of fiction summarizes all my work on the second half of life in a fun and entertaining way, which comprises seven books and a profound vision of (more…)

Sacred Activism

May 16, 2015

Tags: The divine human, doing from being

I recently had a profound unity experience of everything as a single love-filled whole, and I was part of it, in it, one with it. In that instant, I knew reality to be one living thing and I was part of that oneness. I saw that everything I touch touches the whole thing; moving (more…)

The Nature of a Sage

May 7, 2015

Tags: Sage, Divine Human, Aging

In many ways, the sage can be a precursor to the divine human, for they have much in common. The qualities of a sage flow from the wisdom earned in a lifetime of personal growth mixed with the new and spacious consciousness that comes as the self-concept dissolves in aging. We grow into a (more…)

Drifting in the Lightness of Being

May 4, 2015

Tags: Aging as Enlightenment

Perhaps because my novel is finished, a novel that represents my own aging experience of settling into divinity and dissolving the artificial identity that had long ago removed me from unity, I feel a new kind of peace. Images from journaling this morning include drifting on a raft down a wide slow moving river (more…)

Catching Up

April 23, 2015

Tags: News and Review

I've been MIA in recent weeks. Visits from the grandkids, a round of bronchitis, and lots of time spent on getting my new novel published have all distracted me, but I'm back in the saddle now. I am especially excited about this novel (which you can still find on this site) . It summarizes what (more…)

The Qualities of Being

March 2, 2015

Tags: The New Human

Reflecting on the state of consciousness that expands when we quiet the "I" thought and all its fantasies, and how that openness feels, I quickly listed the follow qualities: It's a consciousness that's
Unhurried, unrushed, unscheduled, spontaneous and relaxed.
Friendly, easy going, contented, patient, kind, trusting.
Always full even when "nothing" is going on, (more…)

Don't Settle

February 15, 2015

Tags: Choice, Awakening, Transformation

How can we get older folks to consider the mystical spirituality of aging? Are Boomers simply hooked on defeating aging, or getting through to the end, or are they simply unaware of this other possibility? I wish I knew the answer. I am convinced that the transformation of self and consciousness offers another path (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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