Centenarians are the fastest-growing age group in the industrial world, and the founding members of history’s first senior-dominant society. This aging population is a precious resource to society. These wisdom keepers touch such subjects as: We’re all getting older. Why and how does aging happen? Why do we spend so much time wishing or just pretending it doesn’t? In order to become truly wise and vibrant elders we must actively participate in our ongoing growth and transformation. It is never too late to experience an ever unfolding, meaningful fulfillment of our potential no matter how old we are. there are myriad things we can do to keep our minds and bodies in good working order through all phases of life. And never before in history has there been a more active, educated and resourceful generation of “crone-aged” women. Allow yourself to be inspired by the words of these four wisdom masters, found on these four programs especially selected from the New Dimensions program archive.
Pevny shares the three phases of coming into elderhood: severance, neutral zone, and reincorporation. We need to sever ourselves from old identities in healthy and honoring ways. Then we enter a neutral zone where the seeds of possibility are gestating. He encourages us to deepen our spirituality so that we can move into reincorporation. Read more »
With practical common sense, Dr. Andrew Weil shares stories of his mother, who died at age 93. He explores common Western beliefs and attitudes about aging and urges us to develop healthier perspectives. Although aging is an irreversible process, he suggests a myriad things we can do to keep our minds and bodies in good working order through all phases of life. Read more »
Centenarians are the fastest-growing age group in the industrial world, and the founding members of history’s first senior-dominant society. Rather than seeing the aging population as a burden on society, Roszak views it as a precious spiritual resource. He’s the author of America the Wise: Longevity and the Culture of Compassion. Read more »
By the year 2000, 20 million American women are crossing over the fifty-year threshold, joining another 25 million already on the other side of age 50. Never before has there been a more active, educated and resourceful generation of “crone-aged” women. Bolen suggests specific goddess archetypes that embody compassion, fierceness, humor, and wisdom in older women. Read more »