Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio

The Psychology, Spirituality, and Mysticism of Conscious Aging with Dorian Mintzer and John Robinson

October 11, 2022 Dorian Mintzer
Revolutionize Your Retirement Radio
The Psychology, Spirituality, and Mysticism of Conscious Aging with Dorian Mintzer and John Robinson
Show Notes

Episode Guest: John C. Robinson, Psychologist, Interfaith Minister, Mystic, author, and speaker

Episode Description:

Are you frightened of aging? Do you worry about every new physical symptom, memory lapse, or mistake?  Do you keep busy to avoid thinking about being "old" or brag about how happy you are in retirement when you secretly feel pretty low? Do you believe aging is about waiting to lose everything that matters? For most of human history, we viewed aging like this - as inevitably grim, depressing, and hopeless.  A radically new kind of aging is on the horizon, one that can change us, the culture, and the world. And millions of us are getting ready for this new adventure.

The first wave of 76 million "Baby Boomers," representing 28% of the American population, began turning 65 in 2011. Every day ten thousand more join this extraordinary tsunami and will live longer than any previous generation in history - at least 15 years more than their parents! - creating an entirely new stage of life. As a psychologist, interfaith minister, author, and aging Boomer, John Robinson believes that twenty-first-century aging represents a new and largely uncharted psychological and spiritual development stage.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • The mystical vision John has followed for over two decades
  • A new developmental stage in the human life cycle.
  • The mystical nature of aging is comprised of three mystical forces: Initiation, Transformation, and Revelation
  • How conscious elders are becoming spiritual activists and creating sacred communities
  • Three paradigms of aging: the Old, the New, and the Mystical
  • The "Great Work" of Creation calling to all of us.
  • Four dimensions of responding to our current global crisis
  • Asking our ancestors, angels, and other Divine Beings for help.

About John Robinson:

John C. Robinson is a clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry, an ordained interfaith minister, the author of nine books on the interface of psychology and spirituality (along with numerous articles, book chapters, and guest blogs), and last but not least, an aging Boomer with grown children and a gaggle of grandchildren. A full-time writer now, his interest has turned to the psychological, spiritual, and mystical potential of the New Aging.

His book, The Divine Human, argues that our new longevity has become a new developmental stage in the human life cycle, offering humanity profound opportunities for psychological, spiritual, and mystical transformation, expanding our lifespan and awareness of God.

John's growing audience comes to his work through talks and workshops at conscious aging conferences and webinars with The Shift Network Summit on Aging, CSource, and Sag-ing International, a website hosted by the Authors Guild, radio and video interviews and presentations, and five conscious aging books published by John Hunt Publishing.

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