Conscious Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

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…)

Transcending Even Good Intentions

June 18, 2016

Tags: Sacred Activism

Perhaps the most surprising realization in the exploration of consciousness is this: Any goal-oriented belief or activity constitutes an operation of the False Self no matter how elevated or altruistic it may feel or appear. Why? To have an intention or plan maintains the separate world of thought that creates the problem in the (more…)

Dissolving Duality

June 16, 2016

Tags: Keys to Awakening

Learning to stay focused in a consciousness without thought dissolves the mind's dualism - the labyrinth of thought that creates a second world of identity, time and story. It also opens our experience of divine being, for in feeling the being of our being, we merge with Divinity. (As Eckhart said, "God is the (more…)

It All Begins in a Consciousness Without Thought

June 15, 2016

Tags: Awakening the Divine Human

Whatever questions or concerns have been bothering, troubling or upsetting me disappear in consciousness without thought. Everything changes. The questions go away, the worries vanish, and a totally different world appears. Leaving the world of mind for the sensory world of pure awareness dissolves the self idea and its related goals, fears, purposes, and (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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