Conscious Elderhood

"As the baby boomers approach their elder years— indeed, as all older adults make the transition into what sociologists call the third age— they need a psychospiritual model of development that enables them to complete their life journey, harvest the wisdom of their years, and transmit a legacy to future generations."

~ Schachter-Shalomi,  From Age-ing to Sage-ing

Creating a society that works for us all requires the resurrection of true elderhood. While our anthropocentric society promotes a life of retirement in our later years, what depth psychologist Bill Plotkin calls "pasture & playland," without true elders taking up their historic social role of mentoring the youth, the adolescents and adults, as well pursuing their particular form of "sacred activism," an ecocentric society is impossible.

Make a difference in the world! University of Earth is honored to partner with the Conscious Elders Network.