Our present culture focuses on physical diminishments, which is a one-sided view of aging. The book describes a positive aging movement taking place rather than a stereotypical physical and mental decline. The book labels this new model of late-life development as "sage-ing," a process that enables older people to become spiritually radiant, physically vital and socially responsible. The ongoing process is called spiritual eldering, which transforms the elder's life to give purpose and meaning, honor and dignity. Spiritual elders use the teachings of yoga, Buddhism, shamanism, contemplative Christianity, Sufism and Kabbalah to awaken their intuition, wisdom, and perception, aiming to feed this back into society through mentoring and positions of leadership.