Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

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…)

The Illusion of Separation Is A Product of Mind

February 14, 2015

Tags: Divine Consciousness, Divinization, Awakening

We are God. It's only our refusal to know, feel and experience this pure, divine consciousness that keeps us locked the prison of personality and belief. At its center, the personality is hollow yet full of divine loving consciousness. Though surrounded by endlessly orbiting beliefs, self-ideas, impulses, plans and expectations, in the still silence (more…)

Aging as a Journey into the Divine

February 12, 2015

Tags: Conscious Aging

Conscious aging is a journey into God in this lifetime. As the journey moves ever deeper into the divine, we become divine and the world becomes God. Then the transition of death is hardly a transition at all. In this process, our feelings and motives become more loving, altruistic, and joyous, and our "work" (more…)

The Ego

February 11, 2015

Tags: Ego and Transcendence

Where does the ego fit in this continuing evolution of consciousness? Here's my answer. We don't want to dissolve or transcend the ego. The ego is that part of the personality capable of directing and focusing attention. When it disappears, we have to way to guide our transformation. After that, things just happen and (more…)

The Way Forward

February 9, 2015

Tags: Staying Awake

Intentionally do nothing but dwell in thought-free consciousness - intensely aware of yourself, your body, your divine being, your life just as it is. Here, in this consciousness, you know exactly how to love the world. In this consciousness you give more of yourself and see into the divine fabric of Being. Go slow, (more…)

Why I Write

January 29, 2015

Tags: Aging as Enlightenment

After seven books and a novel, after following a trail of mystical footprints for twenty-five years, I have come to an understanding of aging that is unique, revolutionary and real. From direct experience I have learned that aging opens a passage from human to divine in this lifetime. Handled skillfully, it can take us (more…)

Ambition versus Transcendence: The Challenge of Aging

January 9, 2015

Tags: Ego, Ambition, Enlightenment

After submitting a presenter's application form for a spirituality and aging conference, and sending my novel manuscript off for reader review, I dreamed I was stuck in total gridlock traffic at an intersection; every time the light changed and I tried to turn right across multiple lanes of traffic, I would be stuck. Later (more…)

Mindfulness, Transformation and Incarnation

January 7, 2015

Tags: Mindfulness, Transformation and Incarnation

The practice of Mindfulness reveals our thought patterns and their consequences, and it can awaken and sharpen our consciousness, but did you know that it is also the threshold of the human-divine transformation? In pure consciousness I am the divine being and the world is me. And that leads to an important realization about (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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