One of our all time favorite teachers is the late Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher who had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination. He had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.”

In the video below, Campbell discusses winged fish, the feathered serpent, the Bodhisattva, and the Christ -- all mythological images of a shift in consciousness. This video is a brief excerpt from interviews filmed with Joseph Campbell shortly before his death in 1987, previously unreleased by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

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spiritual religious travel destinations guide colorado

Is it possible to be grounded while globetrotting? Some may believe peaceful travel is an oxymoron, but the truth is that Colorado offers a multitude of unhurried spiritual and religious travel destinations. Sightseeing becomes elevated through divine explorations.

frequencyRiser wants to know where will you travel in 2018. Undecided? This healthy list is helpful when planning trips in Colorado, especially for those who are seeking metaphysical or divine experiences.

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Anxiety is a common experience for many in our modern world. Anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness in the United States affecting 40 million adults each year. Anxiety can range from normal fears and worries to debilitating panic attacks and crippling fear. Inspired by author Corrine Zupko's own terrifying experiences with anxiety disorder for nearly thirty years, From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace offers new wisdom that allows each of us to discover the source of our own anxiety ad heal the problem at the root.

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6 Mindful Activities for Kids

Practicing mindfulness powerfully improves quality of life for both adults and children. Kids who practice mindful activities reap benefits like:

  • enhanced focus
  • improved mental and physical health
  • improved social skills
  • reduced impact of bullying
  • access to relaxation

Mindfulness is fun for kids when they're playing! Try out these 6 mindfulness activities for kids.

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mindful or mind full meditation books

It's not a secret that our minds become preoccupied with everyday happenings; Get the kids up and ready for school on time, quickly run to the grocery store and the bank before flying home to prepare meals and finish folding the laundry. It's time to take a breathe and ask; Am I being "mind full" or mindful?

Great spiritual leaders throughout time, like yogis, shamans, mystics and others, connect to a realm of universal peace, which exists at a higher frequency. By evolving consciousness through yoga and meditation, we are able to rise above the daily grind, and find peace in just existing.

frequencyRiser offers the tools needed to elevate to a higher level of awareness.

When we exist at a higher frequency all aspects of life become powerfully sublime.

Where do we start? What do we do to find inner peace? Below are some books to help you on your journey to enlightenment.

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Have you ever wondered how childhood experiences shape our lives and contribute to the person we see everyday in the mirror? Most of us carry fears, prejudices and a way of viewing the world that were programmed into us as children. Usually unbeknownst to us, these experiences shape our perception of the world and those around us. While many of the programs that operate in our subconscious can be positive, there are also programs that are fearful, anxious, impatient and counterproductive to living a fulfilled life. In Ira Israel's newest book, How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You're an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening, we are led to examine our beliefs, subconscious programs and assumptions that might be preventing us from experiencing the life we truly desire. Through wisdom gained from over thirty years of studying consciousness, the author has identified many tools we can use to alleviate suffering and keep us at the higher end of our happiness spectrum.  

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Grab your copy of How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You're an Adult  here.

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best magic carpet yoga mat

Colorful yoga designs bring yoga mats to life! We love the art deco influence on an artist-designed magic rug yoga mat. Bewitching colors transform from bold, stand-out reds to deep, flowing purples and blues.

Hop on the Magic Carpet Yoga Mat to explore your yoga practice farther than ever before.

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Throughout the ages, prophets, artists, musicians, saints and sages have espoused the importance of love above everything else. While it is said to be one of the most important factors in our lives, how often do we examine love in an attempt to understand how it affects us and our world? Cardiologist and professor Armin Zadeh does just this in his newest book The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why It Matters.

By outlining the types of love, why we love, and love as an art, Dr. Zadeh lays a foundation for further examination of love in the world and how we can facilitate personal growth, fulfillment, health and happiness by understanding the various aspects and potential that love offers. Through the lens of psychologist Erich Fromm's classic book, The Art of Loving, as well as historical philosophers, biologists, sociologists, economists and historians, a comprehensive analysis of love is detailed for the reader to comprehend the vast multi-faceted nature of love. Dr. Zadeh makes a profound statement for all of us to consider; "While love cannot explain the purpose of all life, it can provide the guidance for purposeful living. With or without the structure of religion, love provides the answers for a happy, fulfilled life." This book is a must read for everyone who values the myriad of relationships each of us has with the world and how we can thrive and grow in those relationships and have a positive impact on the world around us.

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Get your copy of The Forgotten Art of Love today!

 

 

 

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Yogi's Set Sankalpa for actually authentic new years resolutions in 2018

Sankalpa - an ancient Sanskrit word - means intention, purpose, commitment. Sankalpa are set before yoga practice, and are connected with while in the flow. Like New Year’s resolutions, sankalpa are about positive change that brings out the best in you for a happier life. However, there is one striking way in which sankalpa are different from New Year’s resolutions.

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5 Bright Books Written By Boulder, Colorado Authors

Known for its open-minded and spiritual people, it’s no surprise that Boulder, Colorado is home to several authors who are passionate about consciousness, meditation and yoga. Also based in Boulder, frequencyRiser supports our local community of book lovers.

Why do books that were inspired in Boulder, Colorado stand out? It may be the many yoga centers, ashrams, meditation escapes, and the impressive Flatiron mountains that set the scene. (Or all of these fun things to do for a cheerful holiday season in Boulder.)

Find support in these books while supporting local Colorado authors!

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