Conscious Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

An Experiment in Divine Wisdom

August 5, 2018

Tags: Wisdom, Sufi, Divine Consciousness

Sufis say that the source of all wisdom is God and that when mystical unveiling dissolves our mistaken identity, we will find that our own consciousness and being are in fact God’s Consciousness and Being. Wisdom flows from that unity.

Rumi tells us,
…when you look for God
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The Ultimate Purpose of Aging

July 30, 2018

Tags: Mystical Activism

For most of our evolution, humans knew aging as painful and progressive decline. Coping with the inevitable scourge of senescence, we were, sometimes at least, treated more respectively by family, strangers and society (i.e., dismissed as real equals). Eventually, however, all succumbed to the grim and moldering agencies senectitude. But this is a (more…)

You Are Already There

July 23, 2018

Tags: Divine Human

God's consciousness is everywhere, I sense it. It's my consciousness, too. My being us God’s being, I feel this profoundly. Such ecstasy! Such love! This is not hard. You can do it too. We make Self-realization seem difficult by thinking about it too much. Stop thinking. What you sense in pure consciousness without (more…)

A New Understanding of Soul

July 17, 2018

Tags: Soul, Mystical Consciousness

This blog may surprise you. It's about the mystical neuropsychology. While the theory is still very new, it has incredible implications.

As you probably know, the higher cognitive functions in humans are divided between the two cerebral hemispheres of the brain. The left side deals with speech, language, logic, reasoning, and storytelling - all (more…)

Mystical Activism is Not Passivity

July 6, 2018

Tags: Mystical Activism

Mystical Activism is not passivity in the face of injustice or violence; rather it's the deepest kind of intervention. It's not meant to replace traditional activism but to guide, support and infuse it with loving spiritual values and mystical awareness of divine being. We respond with divine love, clarity of perception, and action stirred (more…)

Who Is God?

May 20, 2018

Tags: The Divine Human

In my soul, God not only gives birth to me as His son, He gives birth to me as Himself, and Himself as me…Our truest I is God.
Meister Eckhart

I am the fiery life of the essence of God.
Hildegard of Bingen

Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I (more…)

Releasing the Power of Love in Aging

March 7, 2018

Tags: Mystical Activism


Releasing the Power of Love in Aging
Divine consciousness is a two-edged sword. It releases me to melt into God but it also deconstructs the familiar self - the fiction of identity, time and story that drove the lifelong project of "me." As we age, the self-idea becomes an albatross, an anchor, a strait-jacket, (more…)

Love and The Divine Human

March 7, 2018

Tags: Mystical Activism

The Divine Human
In experiencing our mystical essence, we soon discover the subtle energies of divine rising inside in tendrils of love that spread through the body. We melt the separate mental self-construction into the thought-free divine Ground of Being that we lost touch with when we created a separate identity. From this reunion, (more…)

The Spiritual Tower of Babel

February 21, 2018

Tags: Mystical Activism

Charismatic megachurch preachers, spirituality pop stars, the latest neuroscience proclamations, and the multiplicity of religious theologies…with so many competing versions of "truth" the world creates another Tower of Babel, ignoring the mystics who speak only one language - the language of direct experience. And their message is this: Return to center of consciousness (more…)

In the Silence of a Sunday...

February 4, 2018

Tags: Conscious Aging

In the silence of a Sunday I hear the ticking of the aging clock - time slowly passing, the clock itself deteriorating, the whole experience becoming a peaceful river carrying me to the end, and the beginning. In its gentle flow, I have no agenda and no desires. I come to rest in a sea of Divine Consciousness ignoring (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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