Bedtime Stories for Elders

Bedtime Stories for Elders

What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About the New Aging

Stories of meaning, magic, healing and transformation for enlightened elders - wisdom tales for  a new vision of aging.


What does getting old involve? What are the psychological and spiritual gifts and pitfalls of this new life stage? And what are its greatest challenges and discoveries? Bedtime Stories for Elders: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About the New Aging, is a fun and spiritually-oriented book, that answers these and other question about what is now called ‘The Third Age,’ a time of unprecedented longevity and still unrecognized potential.


Using myth, fairytales, and his own deeply moving personal experiences, Robinson illustrates the traumas that can come with aging. More important, he shows how such struggles can lead us to spiritual illumination. ~ Allan Chinen, M.D., Author: In the Ever After: Fairy Tales and the Second Half of LIfe

 Bedtime Stories for Elders is a guide to finding hidden wisdom in classic tales. In these pages, John C. Robinson explores the psychological dimensions of familiar adventures -- to reveal the surprising rewards available in the third age. This is a handbook for those who want the harvest years to be a rich feast. ~ Jonathan Young, Ph.D., Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives

John C. Robinson
John C. Robinson John Robinson is a clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry, an ordained interfaith minister, and the author of eight books...
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