John Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min.

John Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min.

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Available Upon Request

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Gig Harbor, WA

John C. Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min. is a retired clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry, an ordained interfaith minister, the author of seven books on the synthesis of psychology and spirituality and, last but not least, an aging Boomer with grown children and a growing gaggle of grandchildren. His professional work specialized in midlife, men's issues, the integration of psychotherapy and spirituality, the nature of first-hand mystical experience, the psychology and spirituality of aging, and the archetypal revelations of myth and fairytale. A full time writer now, his recent works include a memoir/narrative on the transformation potential of aging (The Three Secrets of Aging), a collection of elder fairy tales (Bedtime Stories for Elders: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About the New Aging), and a healing myth for aging men (What Aging Men Want: Homer's Odyssey as a Parable of Male Aging). Learn more about John at:


John Robinson Testimonials

  • Thank you for your wisdom. I have been awakened to the joy of aging…Great lesson plans - prepared every week, good stories to back the materials.

    The course was extremely validating. As a result I feel I have a whole new set of questions and affirmations - frames of reference - so I can feel empowered to redefine myself and to help others in their adventures into aging. 

    I attended all five classes. After even the first one, it was life changing.  

    Great fun - reassuring - gave me permission to do what I am doing and appreciate it. Took away a lot of my apprehensions and anxiety about what lies ahead, known and unknown. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I enjoyed the class. Your music, poetry and stories kept me engaged in the lectures. I have a new excitement about this process of aging and what the future will bring.

    Thank you for a wonderful experience. Really helped with my early transition to my new elder life. I look forward to growing older where I used to fear it.

    John, thank you for offering this thought provoking, heart expanding class! I am delighted with all the treasures that you have shared with us.  I find myself, many times during the day, reminding myself to just let go. I am beginning to realize that enlightenment is actually a deep letting go. Thank you!

    They say when the student is ready the teacher comes, and given how on point your material was to what I was yearning for, I believe this to be 100 percent true in this case. 

    Thank you. What a contribution to understanding aging you are making! There is a lot out there about aging these days, but you make the best contribution of anyone about the inner journey. I have read and reviewed several books by psychotherapists about aging, but you are the one who offers the best practical suggestions for understanding where it is leading and how to get there successfully.

    I most appreciate your view about aging and enlightenment and continue to spend time considering all of the implications of that concept. Truly, your lectures were the most outstanding thing about the webinar. 

    I sincerely hope you continue to do this work and present it publicly. You have amazing insight, energy and compassion. I am already looking forward to the next seminar you offer.

    Thank you for offering the class and writing your books to provoke more conversation and inquiry.  Your work is a gift to those of us seeking increased awareness of the positive aspects of aging. 

    The Magic of Aging class opened my eyes. I'd been struggling for many years against the decay/decline/decrepitude concept of aging that our culture pushes, but the class gave me a solid foundation to view aging as a natural healthy process, rooted in mystical spirituality! The timing of the class couldn't be better!  

    I came away from the class with the realization that this wasn't just my own personal struggle against a cultural current, but a deeper change that is needed for the survival of the planet. There has to be a way to get some wisdom injected into the mainstream insanity we live in! What better source of wisdom than older, wiser, spiritually inclined citizens.      

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