The Explosion of Conscious Media

New Report Unveils Conscious Media Ecosystem and Its Impact on Popular Consciousness

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – Feb 12, 2013) – sparks & honey, a next generation cultural identification agency, along with premier Conscious Media content provider GaiamTV.com, today released a new report detailing the explosive growth and continued integration of Conscious Media into mainstream media and culture.

The study, titled “The Explosion of Conscious Media,” reveals that an astonishing 100 million people in the U.S. are already tuning into Conscious Media — defined as content that combines spiritual and scientific concepts to inspire awakening and awareness, drawing from both eastern and western traditions. The sparks & honey/GaiamTV.com report identifies who is consuming Conscious Media, where it can be found and the cultural shifts driving its adoption.

“The explosive demand for Conscious Media is not simply a topic of conversation, but rather a new way of thinking,” said Patricia Karpas, Gaiam TV Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. “GaiamTV.com’s collection of Conscious Media uses the power of conversation, videos and documentaries to raise awareness and provide new perspectives. GaiamTV.com is thrilled to be ahead of the curve in creating, aggregating and curating content in this important category. We are fully committed to bringing more Conscious Media to our audiences.”

Using sparks & honey’s proprietary trend-spotting methodology, the report involved in-depth content analysis, Conscious Media expert interviews and the study of more than 1,800 consciousness influencers including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle and Jay Weidner.

The study expects the expansion of Conscious Media to prompt rapid growth in audience interest, inciting the marketplace to respond with more compelling conscious content over the next five years.

The start of 2013 has already begun to demonstrate this growing popularity. Just last month, The Huffington Post used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to launch a website and app named“GPS for the Soul” to utilize mind-and-body wellness techniques to combat stress, and prominent holistic health guru Deepak Chopra introduced his new meditation device, Dreamweaver, onCONAN.

 

sparks & honey CEO and Founder Terry Young said, “Pairing our unique approach to identifying emerging cultural trends with Gaiam TV’s inherent understanding of the Conscious Media movement has allowed us to deliver a roadmap for brands to deeply connect with consumers and pursue conscious business principles.”

For a detailed look at sparks & honey and Gaiam TV’s findings, “The Explosion of Conscious Media” is available for download at http://whitepaper.gaiamtv.com.

About Gaiam TV
GaiamTV.com (www.gaiamtv.com) is a streaming video subscription service that offers exclusive streaming of over 5,000 films, documentaries and original programs dedicated to Conscious Media, personal growth and spirituality, featuring renowned luminaries like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, the Dalai Lama and more. It is available for $9.95 a month with a free 10-day trial. Along with its inspirational content, GaiamTV.com also features the world’s largest online library of yoga, fitness and wellness videos in its Active & Well category, featuring renowned instructors like Rodney Yee, Jillian Michaels, Seane Corn and Mari Winsor. In addition, GaiamTV.com offers original interviews with shows like Beyond Belief with George NooryGaiam Open Minds and Healing Matrix with Regina Meredith and Gaiam Inspirations with Lisa Garr. GaiamTV.com is available on Roku, iPad and iPhone. GaiamTV.com is a division of Gaiam, Inc. For more information, visitwww.GaiamTV.com.

About GAIAM, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. With a wide distribution network that consists of retail doors, store within stores, a digital distribution platform and 10 million direct customers, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for the many facets of healthy and eco-conscious living. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and Conscious Media. In addition, Gaiam has exclusive licensing agreements with Discovery Communications and other licensing partners.

Craft – Learning Traditional Folk Skills

Handmade Brooms

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School has been keeping traditional folk skills alive since 1925.  They offer hundreds of weeklong and weekend classes, year-round, for adults in: craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.

Check them out here  https://www.folkschool.org/  and empower yourself!

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Commonly heard:

“Very cool place with lots of talented people, beautiful art, and great scenery! Highly Recommended”

“I am 26 and I have gone 3 times now. It usually takes me a year to save up enough money for the week and the trip but I have never been disappointed. This past year I was in their work/study program and it changed my life! I am planning on applying for their 4 month host position and it is my goal to find a job close enough to move there and get a chance to take more classes! The accommodations make you feel as if you never left home and you will truly make life long friends.”

“The surrounding hills and greenery of the farmhouses and the campus are relaxing and conducive to creativity. The Scandinavian folk school style suits me with their morning walks in the woods, song and story telling before breakfast, serious working atmosphere in the classes, visits to local studios, folk dance evenings, and of course their very good food. Give it a try.”

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Mill House at John C. Campbell Folk School

Affordable Biofuel



Food Waste Could Create Hydrogen Fuel (via Gas 2.0)

The world of the 21st century faces some incredibly daunting challenges that, unless dealt with soon, may eventually reach the point of no return. Overpopulation, water shortages, and climate change is just some of the long list of problems facing the world. Researchers in the UK may have come up with…

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Sustainability’s Neglected Frontier



Sustainability’The Young and the Entrepreneurial (via Ecopreneurist)

This post by Andrea Learned was originally published on April 9, 2012 on HuffingtonPost  Where should we be looking for sustainable business change today? Perhaps it should not be toward the usual corporate suspects, many of which are slow to decide on even minor operational and product development…

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An Act of Green



Get Schooled on Sustainability, Add an Act of Green (via sustainablog)

Via SpringofSustainability.com, presented by The Shift Network and Sustainable World Coalition. By Peggy Duvette One billion is a big number. But it’s not unreachable. Earth Day Network is collecting a Billion Acts of Green, and has just passed the three-quarter mark of 750,000 (786 million-plus…

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We and the Earth are largely made up of water – which can be changed with our thoughts!

Water…

The Earth is largely made up of it.
As are we…

And yet about it we know significantly little.

This is a picture of a water crystal after pronouncing the word LOVE to it. Isn’t it amassing?

Until the groundbreaking work of a pioneer Japanese researcher whose astonishing discovery about water, documented photographically, changed most of what we didn’t know…and led to a new consciousness of Earth’s most precious resource.

Dr. Masaru Emoto was born in Japan and is a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University and the Open International University as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. His photographs were first featured in his self-published books Messages from Water 1 and 2. The Hidden Messages in Water was first published in Japan, with over 400,000 copies sold internationally.

What has put Dr. Emoto at the forefront of the study of water is his proof that thoughts and feelings affect physical reality. By producing different focused intentions through written and spoken words and music and literally presenting it to the same water samples, the water appears to “change its expression”.

Essentially, Dr. Emoto captured water’s ‘expressions.’ He developed a technique using a very powerful microscope in a very cold room along with high-speed photography, to photograph newly formed crystals of frozen water samples. Not all water samples crystallize however. Water samples from extremely polluted rivers directly seem to express the ‘state’ the water is in.

Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.

The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health. The success of his books outside Japan has been remarkable. Dr. Emoto has been called to lecture around the world as a result and has conducted live experiments both in Japan and Europe as well as in the US to show how indeed our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions as humans deeply impact the environment.

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Underwater Worlds

Various underwater structures and ruins found around the globe may have been used by extraterrestrials; such as the temple ruins found under Lake Titicaca in Peru; the geometric structures of Yonaguni off the coast of Japan, and ancient Indian texts that allegedly describe other sunken cities yet to be discovered.