In this long-needed book, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller present an edifying portrait of the spiritual dimensions of the last stage of life. Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi coined the term "spiritual eldering" which refers to the opportunities men and women have "to contemplate their life journey, harvest the wisdom of their years, and transmit a legacy to future generations."

Chapters on mentoring and elders as healers of family, community, and Gaia will go a long way toward helping individuals reconceptualize old age positively. Native Americans have realized that tribal elders are wisdomkeepers who alone can pass on the spiritual legacy of the past to the generations to come. This pathfinding book is sure to transform and revitalize the way other Americans think about aging.