Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

More on Becoming God

December 17, 2014

Tags: Divine Consciousness, Divinization, Awakening

A leaf knows it’s a leaf but it doesn't try to be the whole tree or something other than what it is, and what a miracle it is - how the leaf grows, changes color, absorbs the suns energy through photosynthesis, dries up and falls to the ground, to feed the little creatures (more…)

Is Service to Others a Duty or a Joy?

December 14, 2014

Tags: Joy and Service

Over the years, I have felt a little guilty about not doing more for others. Yes, I taught at a large spirituality center, put on men's gatherings, presented at conferences and hospitals, shared by understanding of life in books, worked as a psychotherapist for three decades, but all these forms of service came from (more…)

The Next Step

December 12, 2014

Tags: The Divine Human

The next step in the birth of the divine human is the genuinely felt realization, "I am God." This realization does not refer to the fictional self - my identity, my beliefs, my body, my problems, as if John Robinson were God. No, it refers to the direct experience of thought-free consciousness as everywhere, (more…)

Becoming the New Human, Becoming Divine

December 8, 2014

Tags: The New Human

The blogs on this website have been moving inexorably toward the idea that evolution has shifted from the biological - the slowest, taking millions of years of mutations and natural selection, to the cultural - much faster, accelerating with each generation and its technological advances, allowing the human-computer interface to change the way we think and (more…)

Breakthrough - A Spiritual Novel for the Second Half of Life

December 3, 2014

Tags: Aging, Spiritual Transformation, the New Human

I haven't blogged a while because I've been busy working on a novel (an earlier version is serialized on the website). One editor calls it "a novel of ideas" because it explores so many facets of the mystical experience through conversations between the main characters, giving me an opportunity to engage the implications of (more…)

It is the Heart that will Save the World

October 11, 2014

Tags: Aging, Spiritual Transformation, the New Human

I remember James Hillman, the Jungian writer/analyst, speaking at a Mendocino Men's Gathering about the coming of age. He said that a young man, like a conqueror of old, travels out into the world of man, sending his troops far and wide to conquer vast swaths of life. But an aging man recalls (more…)

When The Game Is Over

October 4, 2014

Tags: Enlightenment, Consciousness and the New Human

One day you will wake up and realize that it's all been a game and that game was stored in your personality with its architecture of ego, identity, beliefs and problems. One day you get that you can leave the game, walk off the game board, and be free, that it was the game (more…)

Aging and the Silent Mind

September 24, 2014

Tags: Silence, Presence, Aging

I remember my grandmother sitting alone in the sunny back yard - not lonely but quiet, in touch with something larger than her mind - stillness, silence, consciousness.

I remember my mother sliding into dementia and watching her mind become silent, silent and empty (until childhood abandonment pain would surface from the unlocking compartments (more…)

A Space Beyond Self

September 23, 2014

Tags: Awakening the New Human

There is a time when the edifice of self disappears in the silence and stillness of now. We find it sometimes in meditation, deep quiet, self-forgetting creativity or the profound peace of nature. We enter a space beyond identity, goals, purpose, time, ambition and expectations, beyond our emotional fear-contraction, beyond the illusion of a (more…)

The New Human and the Conventional Personality

September 6, 2014

Tags: The New Human

Because extraordinary differences exists between the New Human and our conventional personality, I thought it might be use to contrast them.

My ordinary personality is…
• Organized around the ego "me" and the persona I cultivate to handle insecurity, fear, and uncertainty.
• Largely self-centered in its concerns
• Reactive in my emotionality and contracted in its (more…)

Selected Works

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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