Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

Ambition versus Transcendence: The Challenge of Aging

January 9, 2015

Tags: Ego, Ambition, Enlightenment

After submitting a presenter's application form for a spirituality and aging conference, and sending my novel manuscript off for reader review, I dreamed I was stuck in total gridlock traffic at an intersection; every time the light changed and I tried to turn right across multiple lanes of traffic, I would be stuck. Later (more…)

Mindfulness, Transformation and Incarnation

January 7, 2015

Tags: Mindfulness, Transformation and Incarnation

The practice of Mindfulness reveals our thought patterns and their consequences, and it can awaken and sharpen our consciousness, but did you know that it is also the threshold of the human-divine transformation? In pure consciousness I am the divine being and the world is me. And that leads to an important realization about (more…)

Looking Back: Aging is a Transformation of Self and Consciousness

January 5, 2015

Tags: Review

As I look back on this evolving blog, I see how much it has become about the Second Secret in The Three Secrets of Aging: "Aging is a Transformation of Self and Consciousness." The reason for this focus is twofold: 1) this process needs to be described for any who wish to explore it, and 2) (more…)

Experienced Silence is the Laboratory of Divine Transformation

January 5, 2015

Tags: Enlightenment, evolution, the New Human

Silence has long been understood to be the entrance into divine consciousness. When we intentionally experience the fathomless mystery of consciousness behind thought, we discover that it is alive, aware, and transforming. Experiencing this divine consciousness invites it into our body, into our interior, where it bathes every cell with conscious being. This is (more…)

Arriving

January 3, 2015

Tags: Realization

Happiness, love and freedom for everything to be the way it is (rather than the way we think it is) - that's what we come to as we arrive in this final stage of spiritual growth, because it's all God and we are God too, and all is one. As long as you think (more…)

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…)

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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