This website is maintained by John C. Robinson, Ph.D. author of The Three Secrets of Aging, Bedtime Stories for Elders, Finding Heaven Here, Ordinary Enlightenment, But Where Is God, Death of a Hero Birth of the Soul.
Apologies. I have been AWOL on posting new blogs because my creativity has been consumed by a year devoted to personal mystical revelations and a new book on spiritual and mystical activism, in preparation. I will resurface in the near future. Thanks for understanding!
The split-brain research of the 1960's demonstrated that two separate and independent selves dwell in each of us. After examining their unique characteristics, I believe these selves are best described as Ego and Soul. The Ego dwells in the brain's left hemisphere and accesses the mind's thought and language functions to build its models
In this blog, I offer four open-ended questions to understand the specific psychological and spiritual tasks of your own aging. Take your time. Go deep. Generate as many answers as you can to each question and don't censor yourself. When you're done, review your responses as the revelations of your Soul, underline the ones
Life is an enchanting adventure. We cannot know in advance what we will find or where it will lead. It's about what events evoke inside and reveal about our lives. We are the divine medium, source and prism of revelation, the seers, mystics and prophets. As events flow through the prism of mystical and
I woke up this morning filled with amazement by this idea. We human beings are extraordinary creatures because we can consciously recognize and experience our own divine nature and the divine world we live in. A wall of erroneous beliefs about our flawed and mortal nature and the fallen world, now breaking down, has blocked this realization for centuries. As described in The Divine Human
I believe that the discovery of personal wisdom and a place in the universe are two incredibly important and deeply connected ideas. Now, in my 60s, my need for wisdom and purpose seems to have taken on even greater urgency.
Like all of us, I am deeply worried about our world. The Earth and
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
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
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
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