From Birth To Death, The Odyssey Of Our Human Experience with Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

How do the stages of birth influence our future lives? Using the metaphor of these developmental stages, Armstrong takes us on a mythical and psychological tour. He gives many historical examples examples of individuals, and how their birthing process played out on the world stage. He also shares his research on old age which, as he states, has earned wisdom that cannot be learned in books or workshops. It can only be learned from experience. He suggests that our brains are still forming and adds, “Actually in terms of our brains during our 50s and 60s there are still things going on in terms of development. New dendrites are still being created, new connections between brain cells. Actually there are new neurons being created, that we didn’t even know about ten or twenty years ago. This new brain growth may actually be the physiological basis of what we call wisdom in old age.” (hosted by Michael Toms)

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. has published many articles and has conducted more than 800 keynote presentations, workshop, and seminars. He is the author of many books, including The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life (Sterling Publishing 2007). To learn more about the work of Thomas Armstrong go to

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • What are the concerns humans have at different stages of their lives
  • What are the two major forces in our lives
  • Why must we have the qualities of both adapting and remembering
  • What is the great river journey, as spoken in myth
  • What are the four stages of the birth process, and how do they affect our lives
  • What is the end of life review, as held by many cultures and myths around the world
  • What is the astrological Saturn return cycle
  • How is the brain still forming, even in old age

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