Three Secrets of Aging, The
It ain't over yet!
The first wave of 76 million Baby Boomers, representing 28 percent of the American population, turns 65 in 2011 and they will live longer than any previous generation in history, at least 15 years more than their parents! This is creating an entirely new stage of human life. But what is this revolutionary longevity for? Just to get old and die? The Three Secrets of Aging suggests instead that our final stage of life offers an astounding new 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 where we are.
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In The Three Secrets of Aging, psychotherapist and minister John C. Robinson shares a unique perspective about these experiences — experiences that become more pronounced as we age. He recounts his own struggle and conclusions in exploring not only the psychological, but the spiritual and mystical forces of life’s final chapter. In doing so, he draws on his training and practice as a psychotherapist and minister as well insights gleaned from studying his own psyche, focusing both on the aging processes moving in his soul. The autobiographical section of the book is a moving account of milestones that every elder will recognize and identify with. Sharing all of this is, for Robinson, his attempt at “lighting the way for others.” ~ Barbara Kammerlohr, http://www.secondjourney.org/kammerlohr/13-2.htm
Inspires readers to approach aging in a positive, life-affirming acceleration of wisdom and consciousness expansion. Since all human beings are aging, this book is for everyone. ~ Jacquelyn Small, author of Transformers, the Artists of Self-Creation and Becoming A Practical Mystic
Both a moving memoir of the author's own initiation into elderhood, and a timely and practical guide for anyone wanting to reach life's winter season in a more conscious, whole, and fulfilling way. Rev. Robinson describes the three secrets of initiation, transformation, and revelation that produce enlightened elders who have the insight and wisdom necessary to guide the world toward a more sacred and spiritual reality. This book offers a powerful and inspiring blueprint for this profound path, and is a gift for all those who are responding to the call of awakening. ~ Jeremy Geffen, MD, FACPMedical, oncologist and author, The Journey through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person
Longevity is a popular topic, but there is no book on the topic like John C. Robinson's The Three Secrets of Aging. But these extra years of life present their own challenges and Robinson provides a guide that could lead to life fulfillment and transformation. This reader-friendly discussion does not ignore the negative consequences of aging but explains how they can be turned into spiritual gifts. Nor does it bypass the realities of living in a world filled with ecological and political crises. This roadmap to a long life points out that the quality of those extra years is even more important than the quantitative tabulations that is the focus of most people who are intent on life extension. ~ Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Co-author, Personal MythologyProfessor of Psychology, Saybrook University
John C. Robinson’s book, The Three Secrets of Aging, offers a revolutionary blueprint for growing old—one that turns the accepted negative connotation of the ‘dreaded’ aging process on its head. By mining his own deeply personal issues with aging, he has not only found wisdom, humor, and hope in this inevitable reality that faces each of us—if we’re lucky— but he has also unmasked aging for what it is—an opportunity for deep and profound spiritual transformation. ~ Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., Author of The Big Leap and Five Wishes
The Three Secrets of Aging invites us to uncover, discover, and recover our optimum Selves. The final stage of life offers to each individual an opportunity for poignant resolution, meaningful creativity, and soulful sanctuary. This book is an inspirational and important contribution to the field of aging! With gratitude and admiration ~ Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. , Cultural Anthropologist Author of The Second Half of Life