Synopses & Reviews
Over two decades ago, beloved and respected rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi felt an uneasiness. He was growing older, and fears about death and infirmity were haunting him. So he decided to embark on mission to get to the bottom of his fears. Through a series of events that included a vision quest in a secluded cabin and studying with Sufi masters, Buddhist teachers and Native-American shamans, Reb Zalman found a way to turn aging into the most meangful and joyous time in his life.
In this inspiring and informative guide, Reb Zalman shares his wisdom and experience with readers. He shows readers how to create an aging process for themselves that is full of adventure, passion, mystery, and fulfillment, rather than anxiety. Using scientific research--both neurological and psychological-- Reb Zalman offers techniques that will expand horizons beyond the narrow view of "the present" into a grand and enduring eternity. By harnessing the power of the spirit, as well as explaining exactly how to become a sage in their own community, he gives readers a helpful and moving way to use their own experiences to nurture, heal, and perhaps even save a younger generation from the prison of how we typically regard aging.
"As in his teaching, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi put in this volume much warmth, human compassion, and necessary wisdom." --Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author
"Medical science has added years to our lives. Reb Zalman's warm and wise book arrives just in time to add life to those years." --Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"A wise and inspiring guidebook to the aging process. It will show you how healthy aging may be more like the process of birth than only a reminder of our mortality." --Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
"Extraordinary...a maginificent view of aging." --Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine
In this revolutionary and compassionate book, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi guides older Americans through a spiritual transformation. He teaches readers how to use their life experiences to enrich their elder years, face mortality, repair relationships, develop a regenerative spirit and transmit wisdom to future generations. "From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing" is a glowing testament to the ever-expanding potential of the human spirit.
"A wise and inspiring guidebook to the aging process". -- Bernie Siegel M.D., author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
"Extraordinary....A magnificent view of aging". -- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine
-- As in his teaching, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi put in this volume much warmth, human compassion, and necessary wisdom". -- Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
Speaking to the audience that embraced the New York Times bestseller Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, a preeminent rabbi and teacher reveals how to turn aging into the most meaningful, wonderful time of life.
In this revolutionary and compassionate book, Schachter-Shalomi guides older Americans through a spiritual transformation. He teaches readers how to use their life experiences to enrich their elder years, face mortality, repair relationships, develop a regenerative spirit and transmit wisdom to future generations.
About the Author
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi is a pre-eminent rabbi, teacher, and Professor Emeritus at Temple University. He is the founder of the Spiritual Eldering Institute in Philadelphia, which sponsors workshops nationwide that provide the psychological and spiritual tools for people of all ages to grow into elderhood.
Ronald S. Miller is an award-winning journalist and the author of As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life. He has taught courses in human development, transpersonal psychology, and stress management at universities and growth centers. He lives in San Diego where he teaches college English, edits books, and continues exploring the joys of elderhood.