Reviews, Interviews & Articles

Reviews, Interviews & Articles 2016-12-12T13:46:07+00:00

Testimonials for The Story of Our Time

from duality to inter-connectedness, to oneness

Good news! For all the divisive shadows rising across the landscape of the global community these days, there is an answering and much more potent luminosity.  Human consciousness is unfolding toward its essential unity… This lucid book both celebrates that evolutionary trajectory and guides our full and empowered participation.

Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss & Transformation, and God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam

What makes this book a classic is its profound stretch across the philosophical, metaphysical, scientific, and spiritual panorama of existence, all wrapped in the universal language of connectivity that unites all sentient beings: Love. It is a must-read by the widest of global audiences.

Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

This beautiful book helps us find a whole new category of understanding evolution. It is not a materialistic process seen only from the outside; it is the interior journey of humanity’s consciousness, love and creativity, a remarkable work that I recommend wholeheartedly.

Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

As Muhammad  said, “To every age its own book.” Atkinson’s The  Story  of  Our  Time aptly summarizes today’s story of emergent conscious unity across our species.  Organizing the scientific, spiritual, and myriad other elements of this story into seven binding principles only further enhances the value of this book.

Kurt Johnson, organizer of The Interspiritual Network, and author of The Coming Interspiritual Age

Testimonials for The Story of Our Time

from duality to inter-connectedness, to oneness

Good news! For all the divisive shadows rising across the landscape of the global community these days, there is an answering and much more potent luminosity.  Human consciousness is unfolding toward its essential unity… This lucid book both celebrates that evolutionary trajectory and guides our full and empowered participation.

Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss & Transformation, and God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam

What makes this book a classic is its profound stretch across the philosophical, metaphysical, scientific, and spiritual panorama of existence, all wrapped in the universal language of connectivity that unites all sentient beings: Love. It is a must-read by the widest of global audiences.

Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

This beautiful book helps us find a whole new category of understanding evolution. It is not a materialistic process seen only from the outside; it is the interior journey of humanity’s consciousness, love and creativity, a remarkable work that I recommend wholeheartedly.

Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

As Muhammad  said, “To every age its own book.” Atkinson’s The  Story  of  Our  Time aptly summarizes today’s story of emergent conscious unity across our species.  Organizing the scientific, spiritual, and myriad other elements of this story into seven binding principles only further enhances the value of this book.

Kurt Johnson, organizer of The Interspiritual Network, and author of The Coming Interspiritual Age

Article by Robert Atkinson, Inner Tapestry

Soul-Making Takes Us Deep Into the Archetypal World

You know the value of every article of merchandise, 
but if you don’t know the value of your own soul it’s all foolishness… 
This, this is the essence of all sciences—that you should know 
who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.
—Rumi

Is knowing the value of our own soul the greatest challenge of our lives? How many of us, as Jung has asked, are really prepared for the second half of life, for old age, death and eternity? For Rumi, this is all a very practical matter, as much so as knowing the true value of anything in the marketplace.
Getting to know this eternal part of ourselves may not be as much of a priority as it should because we tend to think of our identity in terms of the many facets of the physical form that we know for some eight or nine decades. In so doing, we overlook who we are in terms of our soul’s eternal journey. As we mature spiritually, and gain a deeper consciousness, we become increasingly reflective on “what it all means” to us. This is the way it always has been, as we try to draw meaning from the mysteries surrounding us.

Read the complete article: Inner Tapestry, August/September, 2013

 

Interview by Bob Keyes, Maine Sunday Telegram

Author Q & A: Soul Practitioner

USM professor Robert Atkinson continues to help people reach for their potential with a new book about getting to know our deepest selves.

Robert Atkinson is one of those people who may be better known outside of Maine than in his own community.

Atkinson teaches at the University of Southern Maine in the College of Education and Human Development, where he also directs the Life Story Commons.

Those disciplines may appear narrowly focused, but Atkinson, who lives in Scarborough, is known nationally for his work in helping people realize their full potential. He helps people tell their life stories in ways that connect them with their personal heritage and their communities.

He has written eight books, including two that have been translated into multiple languages and are used in what he calls “various personal growth and life review settings.”

Read the complete interview: Maine Sunday Telegram, 10/21/12

Interview by Matt Welsh, Creator of Spiritual Media Blog 

“I recently had the chance to interview Dr. Robert Atkinson, author of Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story.  Below is the transcript of our interview…

1. Why did you write Mystic Journey?

This is the natural outgrowth of where my work with life stories has taken me. The origin of this book actually goes back to my childhood, when my grandmother came to live with us for part of the year and I became fascinated by her commitment to her daily devotion and reading from Scripture. My 9 year old soul was way ahead of my 9 year old mind then, but from that early experience I came to realize, in my mid-twenties, that the journey of the soul begins whether we are ready for it or not. After more than 30 years of helping people tell their life stories from a psychological and cultural perspective, I love that I now get to focus on the mystic journey of the soul and looking at a life story from a spiritual, eternal perspective, because this gives us our greatest sense of contentment and connectedness.

2. How do you define our ‘soul’ and how can we connect with it?

This is the mystery that is at the heart of all the world’s religions and spiritual traditions. All agree that the soul is the eternal part of us that links us to our Creator. In fact, many say that the soul comes from God and returns to God. This is a perspective that unites the world’s religions. I would say the soul is our infinite aspect, our sacred, divine, nature, one of the signs of God that happens to be with us always, every moment of our lives here and beyond. It is our inner reality…”

Read the complete interview: Spiritual Media Blog, 10/17/12


Reviewed by Lee E. Cart

“In his new book, “Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story,” Robert Atkinson explores what it means to live a fully engaged life by connecting with one’s soul and the eternal Creator as well as all other souls on Earth…

When wars, disease, droughts, global warming, and senseless murders are headline news, reading a book that might help a person develop a deeper love of life, an ability to “wrestle with our demons, dance with our angels, make plans with our inner guide, and ultimately, connect with our soul” is worth putting on the bedside table…”  

Read the complete review: New Maine Times  –  7/25/12