In psychiatry we search for psychopathology. When we see an old person, we ask about symptoms and signs of depression and paranoia. We review our patient’s medical condition, because we know that chronic pain and illness may have malignant effects on coping mechanisms. We scrutinize our patient’s multiple medications, inquire about side effects, and think about drug interactions. We consider the possibility of dementia and administer quizzes. We worry about isolation and loneliness and wonder if end-of-life issues need to be addressed. As a contrast to this gloomy approach to aging, there is another outlook: that old people are wise, that ripeness is all, that the best is yet to come. This book is an edited collection of articles (some of which have appeared elsewhere) to do with spirituality and old age that may be of some compensatory cheer to mental health professionals, in that it emphasizes the latter view.