Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

A Heavenly Thought Experiment

July 13, 2015

Tags: Divine Consciousness, Divinization, Awakening

Here's a thought experiment. What if we all stopped for a moment at the very same time, stopped thinking, talking, doing, going, spending, and planning, and simply woke up to where we were? What if we all took a break from our frenzied schedules and breathed quietly as we looked around us, looked at (more…)

The Gifts of Spiritual Transformation

July 12, 2015

Tags: Spiritual Aging

As we master the spiritual tasks of aging, we receive new gifts on our journey to the Divine Human. The gifts born of mystical consciousness for the Elder are truly miraculous. They include the following experiences (From the Three Secrets of Aging). What do these experiences mean to you?

Comfort
Silence of Mind
Freedom (more…)

The Tasks of Spiritual Transformation

July 11, 2015

Tags: Spiritual Aging

Akin to the psychological tasks of aging are a set of spiritual tasks necessary to accelerate our spiritual growth and transformation in these final years, turning older people into enlightened elders. Take a moment to reflect on these tasks. What might they be asking of you? (from The Three Secrets of Aging).

Disbelieving Thought
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The Gifts of Conscious Aging

July 10, 2015

Tags: Aging and Spirituality

The inner work of aging creates a developmental transition that moves us from the materialistic concerns of the middle years to the awakened consciousness of the Elder in winter. In a gradual but a profound shift, we actually become different, as does our place in the world. For the enlightened Elder - the one (more…)

The Tasks of Aging

July 9, 2015

Tags: Spiritual Aging

At this point in our journey together, let's go back and review the core tasks of aging, for this is the work that will transform you into an enlightened elder and bring you to the edge of the Divine Human. Reflect on these tasks. What do they mean to you? For further clarification, see (more…)

Experiencing the Divine

July 9, 2015

Tags: Meeting the divine within

How do you know when you have experienced God as your own conscious being? The telltale signs are a sudden eruption of bliss, joy, happiness, love, and gratitude, along with a noetic clarity of what you are. It's a pure revelation of our own divine being. You know and feel that you are the (more…)

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…)

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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