Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

"The New Human"

August 19, 2014

Tags: Aging, Spiritual Transformation, the New Human

We are entering a new stage of human spiritual evolution, a time when God - the one consciousness that is and fills the cosmos and everything in it - is finally understood to be what you and I are. Because unity means one not two, you and God must be the same substance. This (more…)

Breakthrough - A Spiritual Novel for the Second Half of Life

August 13, 2014

Tags: Free Serialized Novel

For the past twenty years, I've been writing a novel about the spiritual life. I'd work on it, put it away when inspiration ran dry, and then inevitably return to it when the urging of new material came to me. You see, when I began, I was simply too young and spiritually immature to (more…)

The Purpose of Aging

August 12, 2014

Tags: Aging, Spiritual Transformation, the New Human

Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi, the author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing and founding of Sage-ing International, tells us, “Elderhood represents the crowning achievement of life.” Jean Houston adds, “The years beyond sixty, the years of our second maturity, may be evolution’s greatest gift to humanity.” And Carl Jung opined that old age would not exist (more…)

Atrial What?

August 3, 2014

Tags: The Spiritual Challenge of Health Problems

Last week, my heart slipped back into atrial fibrillation again, a condition not uncommon in aging. In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers (atria) start quivering rather than beating properly. Normally, my version of this fibrillating process lasts a day or so and then converts spontaneously to the normal sinus rhythm. This time it hasn't. (more…)

Enter the World

July 29, 2014

Tags: Consciousness, Presence, Creation

Most of us live in the world but rarely see where we really are. I mean it's crazy. We rush around, notice this and that, race on to the next perception, and NEVER STOP until we crash late at night. Even then we can't turn off our minds and struggle with insomnia.

In recent (more…)

Transformation, Divinization, Transfiguration…What's Going On?

July 28, 2014

Tags: Transformation, Aging, The New Human

In the mystical realm, it's all one thing. It's all the same thing. It happens to me as I experience the energy and consciousness of divinity. The experience of the omnipresent divine Presence triggers joy within - my soul reconnecting with God, and this connection soon stirs, ignites and releases Divine Consciousness inside me, (more…)

Learning From Direct Mystical Consciousness

July 23, 2014

Tags: Mysticism, Aging, Transformation

In graduate school, I was particularly amazed by Jean Piaget, the French psychologist, who created an entire theory of child development simply by carefully watching his own children. Carl Jung, too, developed a profound depth psychology much of it from his own inner work. Later I was equally amazed at Buddha's insights about the (more…)

How Aging Is Changing Me

July 21, 2014

Tags: Aging, Spirituality, Transformation

I was visiting with a friend recently, sharing our experience of personal and spiritual evolution in these aging years. I wanted to try to describe what was happening for me because it's so amazing. I'll try to share it with you, too.

I am finding myself drawn inward to an inner consciousness that feels (more…)

"Giving Back?"

July 20, 2014

Tags: Aging, Unity, Helping

Among my aging friends, and often in the media, I hear phrases like, "I want give something back to the world." The sentiment usually expands to wishing to help others in some way, often through activities like volunteer work or creating a charitable foundation. And for those who know what they want to do, (more…)

The Divine Wisdom of Aging

July 6, 2014

Tags: Aging as Enlightenment

I woke up in an interesting dream. I was back in school. I had signed up for an astronomy course but got distracted, separating from my classmates who went ahead. An older woman in the school office gave me directions and I arrived just people were sitting down. The teacher, a wise and dignified (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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