Conscious Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

A Dream for Jeremy Taylor

January 16, 2018

Tags: In Memoriam

I remember Jeremy Taylor from talks and classes I attended at The University of Creation Spirituality and The Chaplaincy Institute, an Interfaith Seminary in Berkeley. I also had the great privilege of interviewing him for the Creation Spirituality Elder InnerView Series last year (now posted at http://creationspirituality.info/experience/elder-innerviews/). I always sensed (more…)

Grandparents

January 8, 2018

Tags: Grandparents, Grandchildren, Play

Playing with seven grandchildren, I join the timeless game of unselfconscious play, our beings dancing together in the eternal unity of joy, spontaneity and silliness that create magic. Is this not what we are here to do now, to mirror the magic of childhood so it does not leave them as quickly as it (more…)

Caring for the World in the Flow of Soul

December 5, 2017

Tags: Sacred Activism, Mystical Consciousness

Here is a simple exercise in individual sacred activism. It only takes a few minutes. It will change you and your world.
• Find a quiet space unlikely to be interrupted
• Have no expectations, plans or goals
• Stop thinking, heighten awareness, and move into pure sensory awareness; stay
• Do nothing; be patient and quiet; simply (more…)

The Other "Me"

November 26, 2017

Tags: Soul, True Self, Divine Self

The other "me" is always present. Silent. Awake. Conscious. Watching. Waiting. Enlightened. The poet Juan Ramón Jiménez describes it like this:

I am not I
I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see,
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And at other times I forget.
The one (more…)

The Cosmos is a Great Womb of Creation

November 14, 2017

Tags: Divine Human, Divine World

The cosmos is a great womb of Creation. In it, vast germinating processes, states and events form, change, evolve, become, construct, deconstruct, fall away, are born again, and awaken, a continuously churning dynamism generating cosmic life, and we are all part of this cosmogenic consciousness. When we feel our own being in awakened consciousness, (more…)

The Mystics Essential Vision

November 10, 2017

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A single vision carries me onward. Now in my seventies, part of me would just like to sit back and enjoy retirement. I love spending time family and friends. An introvert, I find public speaking stressful - travel, preparation, presentations, so why keep doing it? But this vision carries me forward. A vision I (more…)

Who Is God?

October 21, 2017

Tags: The Divine Human

Who Is God?
I believe we have the wrong understanding of God. For eons, humans have viewed God as a huge, external, and all-knowing human-like figure who rewards some, punishes others, and ignores many, and whose actions in the world often seem mysterious and inexplicable. This is the projection model of God: we humans (more…)

Mystics Might Hold the Key to the Survival of Humanity

September 27, 2017

Tags: Mysticism, Divine World, Awakening

Mysticism is about the divine love that flows through everything in the universe and through us into the human world. Love is why we're here. In a letter to his daughter, Albert Einstein called it the "…force that includes and governs all others."(1) And the mystics from all traditions and times have told us (more…)

A New Paradigm of Religion and Spirituality

August 24, 2017

Tags: Spirituality, Religion, Divine Human

A huge paradigm shift is taking place in religion and spirituality that will change all of us and hasten our collective enlightenment. "God" is not what we have thought or imagined. In fact, our ideas about God are all wrong. God is not some separate, human-like figure that we must pray to and hope (more…)

Understanding the Divine Human?

August 7, 2017

Tags: Divine Human

The Divine Human is someone who experiences himself/herself as literally divine. It's a state of consciousness that changes the way we experience self and the world, a consciousness free of identity, time and story, and the whole problem-ridden labyrinth of mind that dominates our lives. In this awareness, you experience "your" consciousness and (more…)

Selected Works

Mystical Aging
With our unprecedented longevity, aging has become a new developmental stage in the human life cycle. Conscious sacred aging now offers humanity the profound opportunity of realizing we are already divine beings in a divine world.
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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