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Confessions of a Reluctant Mystic

I am a mystic. This is my confession.

All my work, beginning with Death of a Hero, Birth of the Soul to The Divine Human (in press) has been the product of an unfolding mystical revelation. It was given to me fully formed from the start but I had to work out each piece of the puzzle and then put them together in the completed picture. Beginning as a psychologist integrating spirituality into clinical practice, I developed a model of the religious psyche (But Where Is God: Psychotherapy and the Religious Search) which itself kept evolving. Then I saw where this vision was going.

The mystics have been telling us for eons that we are already in the Kingdom of God. I presented their overwhelming evidence - and descriptions! - of this real and tangible reality in Finding Heaven Here. As Thich Nhat Hahn explained, "You don't have to die in order to enter the Kingdom of God. It is better to do it now when you are fully alive…it is already here." The message of countless mystics, it is perhaps the greatest secret on the spiritual path, but it asks us to understand and experience mystical consciousness, a skill I described in Ordinary Enlightenment: Experiencing God's Presence in Everyday Life.

As I got older, I came to understand that aging is itself a doorway into this mystical state of consciousness, a kind of "enlightenment in slow motion." From my own personal experience described in The Three Secrets of Aging, I determined that aging involves an Initiation into an entirely new stage of spiritual life, a Transformation of self and consciousness, and a Revelation of the sacred world right where we are. I also discovered that this message lies hidden in fairy tales and myths (Bedtime Stories for Elders: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About the New Aging; What Aging Men Want: The Odyssey as a Parable of Male Aging) and I fictionalized it in my novel Breakthrough.

Twenty years of work has now reached its rich fruition. I speak from the center of this revelation, which has in fact been given to all mystics, that is, to anyone who has had a major mystical experience or is drawn to mystical consciousness. This revelation can change the world. What can you do? Visit my website (www.johnrobinson.org). Read my books and see how this revelation came into focus (Early books are out of print so find used copies and ask the original publishers to republish them). Then study and understand the message, learn mystical consciousness, discover a life in the divine world, and spread the message - it belongs to everyone.

Heaven on Earth is already here. It is our true home and divine consciousness is our essential nature. Find out what that means and how it can change your life.

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