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Author: Benjamin W. Decker

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A spiritual awakening is taking place around the globe - and you can be a part of it. Discover a new expression of faith at the crossroads of world traditions. Hosted by world-renowned meditation teacher and best selling author, Ben Decker, Modern Spirituality explores the spiritual practices and perspectives of some of today's leading spiritual savants, avant-garde artists, and thought leaders. Hear about the religious and spiritual climate of their childhood, the spiritual awakenings that expanded their minds and opened their hearts, and the vision they see for the world.

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Did any of you ever want to be a superhero when you were a kid and protect your city, neighborhood or community? Like Batman, our guest this week, epidemiologist Dr. Flojaune Cofer, PhD, MPH, is committed to stopping forces that hurt our neighbors through community trust and partnerships. Together we can compassionately solve the homeless crisis. Join Theosophist Benjamin W. Decker Dr. Flojaune Cofer in a poignant conversation about how sometimes spiritual awakening means standing up to...
How did you love, before you knew heartbreak? How did you inhabit your body, before you knew shame? Who were you before the world taught you who to be? Join Theosophist Benjamin W. Decker and Somatics Coach/Somatics Healing Institute Founder Angelika Drake to uncover why asking these questions is so important in creating and fostering healthy, honest relationships with your body, yourself and with others. Tune into this episode to hear about the language the body speaks, the power o...
What changes when you see yourself and others through a Loving gaze and learn more of who you truly are? Everything changes. In this episode you will learn to use the intelligence of your heart to create the right conditions for healing not only ourselves, but the failing systems we are a part of. What would a loving politics look like? A loving education system? A loving medicine? Join Theosophist Benjamin W. Decker and Author/Speaker Danielle LaPorte to also discuss:&n...
Everywhere you look, people in all walks of life are “going minimalist” and getting rid of their possessions. Yet as exciting as it can be to throw out half of your belongings, does it really bring happiness? As Light Watkins says: “If you’re unhappy now, becoming a minimalist isn’t likely to change that… unless you do the inner work to cultivate happiness on the inside.” Join Theosophist Benjamin W. Decker and Author/Meditation Teacher/Public Speaker Light Watkins to discuss: 🌟 Wha...
"The power of acting is really sacred. Acting is a way to reveal back to human beings, the human condition. It's the heart of empathy.This is why I always say I'm going to go to Congress and teach everybody how to act. Can you imagine these congressmen and women? They would have to look opposite their enemy, and really take in another human being."- Anthony Meindl on The Modern Spirituality Show Join Theosophist Benjamin W. Decker and Acting Coach/Director Anthony Meindl for a rive...
"In acting, when you play villains, rule number one, if you judge your character, if you call a "villain" a villain, you have just lost yourself that role. The second that you judge what you are choosing for that character, you ruin the truth and the authenticity of what an individual who expresses like that, feels.""The process that an actor goes through is almost the exact same thing as a spiritual awakening. When you look at acting and a spiritual awakening, they become synonymous."- Actre...
"When you're going through a change, a transition, facing a big challenge, or whether you're triggered, angry, in grief, heartbroken, or you're moving across town, when we take those moments, and we walk that path out through the guidance of a meditation, we actually then have the alchemy of all that energy. The key in those meditations, is that you're guided into realizing that you have all that energy, and by changing your relationship to it, now it becomes currency."- Benjamin W. Decker on...
"The sacred medicines, they have a tradition, they have a root. They have a design and a story. Cultural appropriation is just taking things that have an entire tradition behind them, and then changing them to suit a different narrative. That's why at Aniwa, we're passionate about that about teaching people to learn from the elders directly, and simply to take that message and embody transmission."- Vivien Vilela on The Modern Spirituality Show Vivien Vilela is the Co-Founder &...
Your host Ben Decker welcomes New York Times bestselling author, Holly Whitaker onto the show to discuss:✨ Holly's journey from an accountant, to getting sober in 2013, to publishing a bestselling book, to becoming a CEO and raising capital, to selling the company, and now working on her next book and her Substack ✨ The impact Holly's book on quitting drinking had on culture being part of a major plot line on the popular show 'Sex and the City.' ✨ The relationship between addiction, recovery ...
Your host Ben Decker welcomes shamanic healer, founder of energy cleansing products company, DV Elementals, and musical artist Desi Valentine onto the show where they discuss: ✨ Desi's path with magic and spirituality beginning at age 10. ✨ Practicing Self Care as Ceremony ✨ Desi's hit song 'Fate Don't Know You', on the TV show 'Suits' starring Meghan Markle ✨ The importance of precise, proper breath work Desi studied Pranic healing under Tony Robbins...
This week your host, Ben Decker, welcomes author/activist/yoga teacher Kerri Kelly onto the show where they discuss accountability, disrupting the wellness industry, responding to the breaking down of dysfunctional systems, unlearning the behaviors we’ve been socialized in and embracing community care over self care. Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement that is democratizing wellbeing for all. A descendant of generations of firemen and first responders, Kerri has ded...
Your host Ben Decker welcomes singer, songwriter, social commentator and satirist Dara Starr Tucker onto the show. Join them for a riveting conversation on Dara's upcoming album, her work in deconstruction, and how she embraces being multi-faceted and authentic. Her work captures her personal journey to healing through songwriting as well as highlighting the call for change that has swept across the United States. Dara's original music blends the melodic and lyrical richness of the cent...
Many people think spirituality is limited to light and love or positive mindset, but actor, poet, model and mystic, Rachel Pringle, reminds us of the essential importance of shadow work. Such work delves deeper into the human psyche, exploring the darker, more hidden realms such as emotions, primal rage, the subconscious, tantra, sensuality and taboo. Rachel and your host Ben Decker discuss how shadow work can yield living life more fully with greater expression, connection ...
The world floods us with messages about who we should be in order to thrive in this world, but Human Design teaches us that the same advice is not correct for everyone. The road to being your happiest, most successful self is one that is totally unique to you. Archetypes can serve as an invaluable tool on our journey of spiritual awakening. When we learn more about ourselves and how we are designed, we can explore how we are truly meant to operate. In this episode, Ben Decke...
Tune into this groundbreaking episode to explore the unprecedented intersection between modern spirituality with eastern and western medicine. Our guest this week is Juan Pablo Cappello, the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Nue Life, a next-gen mental wellness company that leverages the power of psychedelic drugs with a robust technology stack and telehealth platform. Nue Life offers an “integrated theurapeutic ecosystem,” including at-home ketamine therapies, music therapy, voice no...
This week your host Ben Decker welcomes Jeffrey Segal onto the show. Jeffrey is the author of The Tiny Book of Big Manifesting. He's the founder of the Mystic Journey metaphysical bookstore and the Mystic Journey Crystal Gallery, which sells some of the greatest, most beautiful crystal specimens we've ever seen. Learn more about Jeffrey's own personal journey as he recounts his manifestation experiences going from a lawyer to bookstore owner, to crystal gallery owner, to life coach and most r...
Our guest this week is actress Jade Tailor who starred as Kady in the Syfy / Netflix critically acclaimed drama series, “The Magicians.” The network’s top scripted series was based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling trilogy. Jade's character, Kady, was a fan-favorite who suffered from loss and addiction and attended a secret university specializing in magic. You will learn the role spirituality plays in Jade's acting career, music and production company. She also discusses her work as a dom...
Have you ever wondered if spirituality and politics ever could or should mix? In this episode, you will hear directly from LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin on the matter in a historically defining moment. Two weeks ago, a secretly recorded conversation about redistricting, made international headlines, which included racial slurs about Bonin’s adopted son. "I knew it [the recording] was a lot bigger than my son. It was dripping with ugly, deliberate, anti-black racism," Bonin said.“I’ve...
As automation and technology continues to rapidly replace our human skills, emotional intelligence has never been more critical. Empowering the heart of you and your team of people gives you the leading edge that can help guide you towards inspiring shifts."When we remember that connection is our greatest currency, we can empower the necessary action to turn the tides. When people feel their contribution matters, you embolden them to give their best and everybody wins."- Jessie May Wolfe ...
This week your host Ben Decker welcomes musician, author and mindfulness teacher, Justin Michael Williams onto the show. Justin just traveled across America to the frontlines of the mental health crisis afflicting young activists today. Collaborating with his friends, and award-winning musicians the Brothers Koren, they go on a songwriting journey to turn their pain into inspirational anthems for change while learning more about what it truly means to change on the inside."What Generation Z i...
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