Conscious Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

Works

Breakthrough - A Novel
When a middle-aged clinical psychologist begins working with a client describing bizarre mystical experiences, his own world changes radically, taking him on a breathtaking journey through divine consciousness into the revolutionary spirituality of aging.

What Aging Men Want
The Odyssey tells an epic tale about an aging warrior longing to come home to love. Although the war is over, it will take the aging Odysseus ten long years to find his way back to Ithaca, for every “obstacle” he confronts symbolically depicts a psychological challenge all men face on the journey home.

The Three Secrets of Aging
Part memoir, part discussion, part invitation to enlightenment, this book argues that our final stage of life offers an astounding evolutionary process: an initiation into an entirely new stage of life, a transformation of self and consciousness, and a revelation of a new and sacred world right here and now.

Bedtime Stories for Elders
As mythologists and depth psychologists know, fairy tales contain ancient wisdom about life -- wisdom that also applies to aging. Ten fascinating and powerful tales reveal the unseen psychological and spiritual dimensions of aging, providing a lens through which our own struggles will finally make sense.

Finding Heaven Here
While the idea of Heaven on Earth may seem farfetched, it lies all round us. The world’s spiritual literature bursts with mystics, scholars and everyday folks asserting that Heaven on Earth can be found right here. This book explores these claims and teaches you how to find it for yourself.

Ordinary Enlightenment
Presence refers to the immediate and tangible experience of God's consciousness - in the world and in our own being. This book is an invitation to experience that Presence directly.

Death of a Hero, Birth of the Soul
Midlife, a deeply important and often stressful phase of adult development, represents a major reorganization of a man's identity, personality, and value system. Constituting the breakthrough of powerful drives for self-realization and spirituality, its goal is the birth of the unfinished self and the radical restructuring of a man's life in its soulful vision.

But Where Is God? Psychotherapy and the Religious Search
Far more than most therapists realize, the process of psychotherapy embodies the universal search for meaning, wholeness, and transcendence inherent in the religious quest. Indeed, the great majority of therapy clients, sensing the importance of addressing the spiritual realm in their healing and growth, yearn to explore their religious, spiritual, or mystical experiences at some point in therapy. The great majority of therapists, however, have little or no training in discussing these matters.


Selected Works

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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