I could never forget you, my time training with you, the place in Point Reyes and the Redwoods. It is indelible, and fresh as if it took place yesterday. My perspective/consciousness has been permanently and positively altered. That period of my life was...there are no words to do it justice. Definitely the highest point, most growth, discovery, joy, connection to source, and purpose that I have experienced so far in this life.
I think of it and those incredible sessions with great fondness, and wondrous awe. The process opened me so much to awareness of oneness with all things and the flow of source love and knowingness through me and the ability tune in to let it flow, which lead to even more openings over several subsequent years and up to the present time, in which I am still reaping benefit from my Breath Alchemy training.
I used to say that Breath Alchemy felt like high speed Vipassana, wherein analytical mind/ego is bypassed. All that has been ignored or repressed becomes accessible and available to mental, emotional, psychic surgery taking place directly, through the process. Vipassana is fast and intense; Breath Alchemy is, by far, more so. The benefit is profound... immense beyond measure.
As my teacher, I remember you as thorough, patient, focused, open to new ideas, very experienced through daily practice, and confident from experience with the practice. What impressed me most was that you were still learning after practicing for many years. I am happy to be of service in any way I can, and very grateful for what I learned with you.
I highly recommend it for anyone in pursuit of self/Self-knowledge and clearing past stuff, emotional blocks in the subconscious mind. It releases the stuck energies associated with the repressed emotions at the deepest, cellular level, and it releases the tension in the body associated with these things we avoid dealing with, which, in turn leaves more energy available, since it takes a great deal of energy to repress and hold on to them.
One of the benefits to me was that I did not even need to know what it was that was being released, no analysis necessary. I felt freer immediately, and insights revealed themselves effortlessly and naturally. It helps you get out of your own way.
At the time I signed up for Bob’s Breath Alchemy program, I was experiencing severe headaches literally every day. For a driven entrepreneur like me with a very busy schedule the impact on my life was huge. I knew I had to do something very different to what I’d tried in the past and I’ve tried many alternative healing methods. I met Bob in L.A. in January 2018 and when I saw his passion for his work and heard about the results he gets, I knew instinctively that he could help me.
I did 12 sessions with Bob and right at the outset his method had a positive impact. Bob is hugely passionate about his method, very patient in guiding you through the sessions and provides comprehensive information to help you understand the mechanics behind his method.
What I love about the method is the extensive utility value, it’s a powerful tool I use to increase energy levels, get into a focused state, relax, sleep better, stay composed etc.
And my headaches have literally disappeared! Wow! On the odd occasion when I feel a headache coming on (which by the way is only a fraction of the discomfort I used to experience), I go straight into circular breathing and it dissipates. If you’re experiencing any kind of pain, anywhere in your body, Bob’s Breath Alchemy can resolve it. I have a power technique for life and I’m deeply grateful to be enriched with such a life changing method. Thank you Bob!
Thank you for kicking my headaches into touch.
Business Breakthrough Specialist & High-Performance Business Coach
I am a 68-year-old practicing psychotherapist who is just finishing 3 months of weekly Breath Alchemy sessions with Bob.
I’ve been practicing various forms of meditation, pranayama and energy work for several decades and was drawn to Bob s Breath Alchemy Program because his integration of breath, focus/concentration, acceptance and embodied sensation instantaneously resonated as an invaluable and unique tool to integrate unresolved issues on the personal level whether the issues were of a conscious or unconsciousness nature.
A healing passage that could circumvent the mind which, in truth, is seemingly the most formidable obstacle to presence, resiliency and equanimity.
Each session was unique in terms of how deeply and differently experience unfolded with Bob s adept facilitation.
Bob’s mastery was obvious as was the resonance of his own presence that permeated and enhanced the experience.
Our physical bodies are the repository of every unresolved issue that we have experienced on this journey whether they are physical, cognitive, emotional, relational, existential or spiritual in nature.
My own experiences in Bob’s sessions were powerfully resonant of presence, consciousness and peace particularly as the cycle completed itself so organically.
I cannot adequately express my gratitude to Bob for his own journey of healing, conscious growth and creativity that now puts this beautiful technology into Our hands, bodies, heads and hearts.
I consider it an honor to highly recommend this timeless and amazing exploration to those who find themselves drawn to both this work and it’s creator.
I worked with Bob after reading his book several times, which was an eye opener. His book Nothing in This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are, put so much together that I had studied over the years.
After doing a session with Bob I knew I wanted to sign up for the full 12 sessions. It was wonderful to work with someone who ran on time and was always 100% available for booked sessions.
As the sessions progressed, I was amazed at how Bob was able to guide me into deeper breathing work just by listening to the sound of my breaths. Each time he brought me back and would guide me around slowing down my inhale or exhale, I marveled at my response.
I will never forget the first time during a session I felt as if I was in heaven feeling God’s breath. Because I have experienced two N.D.E.’s (Near Death Exoeriences) the experience of heaven never leaves the memory.
I would experience complete relaxation and peace in my body for days after our sessions.
He also sent reading modules after sessions that explained the work even deeper.
I have done hundreds of alternative therapy sessions but working with Bob is the topper and I can’t wait to buy another 12 sessions and go deeper!
If you have any doubts just know you are safe and Bob holds the energy in the session with integrity and honors the student to the highest possible outcome. I never felt rushed and my whole week was spent looking forward to our sessions.
I highly recommend the work and hope one day to be able to assist others with Breath Alchemy magic!
Inventory of the past year after starting regular Breath Alchemy sessions.
- stopped drinking alcohol after years of frequent use.
- stopped taking prescription sleep medication for bouts of insomnia.
- stopped taking prescription medication for stress.
- stopped daily morning coffee intake
- restarted TM practice after years of not being able to do it because of “side effects”.
- Shortness of breath and asthma almost non-existent; stopped requiring frequent use of inhaler medications. This past summer was reported as being very bad for asthma too. I did not take steroid medication in 2015 that my doctor said I could benefit from.
- Sinusitis almost non-existent; only one sinus infection with a fever in 2016 (had at least four cases in 2015 taking antibiotics after all four had at least two weeks of fever)
- Foot pain resolved. Saw a surgeon in 2015 for bilateral foot pain that came after daily walks and would frequently prevent me from sleeping. No medical or surgical treatment was received.
- Lost thirteen pounds (after having lost another thirteen pounds the year before). I was diagnosed with weight related pre-diabetes a few years ago indicating need for weight loss on my part to prevent diabetic illness.
- Blood pressure normal- avoided medication after a year of very high BP
- Sky high triglycerides (in 2015); normal in 2016 taking only prescription fish oil.
- Liver function test normalized (abnormal in 2015)
My retina specialist said there is some improvement in eyesight in my most damaged eye.
Here are more things I have noticed over the past year that I have added to my list:
- notable increase in sense of well-being. People also notice I am happier and look healthier.
- feeling more optimistic
- feeling more supported by the universe; noting that beyond feeling this too, that things appear in my life from those around me that feels supportive.
- feeling more sense of purpose; a greater feeling of connection to a “higher self” within me… a deeper part of my being where my true self resides.
- a better sense of knowing what I need to do now in my life (e.g., a more predominantly vegetarian diet, daily exercise, and regular yoga classes in the last year). Also more clearly acknowledging the benefit of a daily disciplined meditation practice in my life. Increased use of Reiki in my life (joined the regional Reiki association also).
- realizing with greater clarity and confidence that I need to address my personal health issues with intention (and personal responsibility) and not just succumbing to a medical-system oriented approach.
- I feel five years younger; when I go to bed at night and awake in the morning in particular I note, “Wow, I feel so much better physically and emotionally than I did a year ago”. However immediately after a Breath Alchemy session I feel even younger than that (ten years younger easily). I have much more energy for daily exercise than I did before starting regular Breath Alchemy sessions
- I note more emotional freedom; particularly in regard to relationships with those close to me and I notice more clarity also.
- in a group that I work with regularly I have been referred to as a leader; beyond just feeling confident I feel grounded in a deeper core part of my being- a very spiritual part of myself, especially right after a Breath Alchemy session that same day.
- intuition is more notable than a year ago.
- increased synchronicity attracting things in my life that help me to hear what I need to hear or to know things that would be helpful.
With much gratitude,
Karina De Blanck
Take the Leap!
After reading Nothing in this Book is True……., I felt drawn to Chapter 22,the Breath Alchemy section. It seemed fantastic and simple!
At the time I was an unemployed (thanks to Covid), heavy drinking restaurant employee with music dreams that had been left in the past.
Bob’s book was recommended by a friend who knew I was a big Tool fan and thought I’d be interested to see where Maynard (their lead singer) drew a lot of his inspiration. I started reading Nothing….. and everything seemed to feel true and fill the holes in the historical record that I often wondered about. As I said, the Breath Alchemy section kept calling to me. I’d read it over and over and finally said “I need to learn how to do this!”
At first, I was completely nervous that this was a complete scam and I was just gonna get taken for a few thousand dollars and have to live with my wife telling me “I told you so!” Forever! But something told me to take the leap and just go for it! And am I glad I did!
After the very first session I knew I had tapped into something I’d been chasing forever! An understanding of the larger picture!
We all feel like we’re locked into this cycle of work and bills and death and taxes! The ability to see above and beyond that was something Breath Alchemy brought to me.
An overall sense of happiness and gratitude that had been missing. Breath Alchemy helped me build a direct communication line with my higher self and the universe. And once you learn the techniques the conversations never end! The universe will be sending you communiques all the time! Actually, now I realized that it always had and I was just missing them due to my focus on work and family etc.
Who would’ve thought that by just learning a new way (relearning an old way actually!) to breathe and listen would change my entire reality! I now have more focus. No longer have nagging anxiety or nervousness about the future. I know that I can always recenter myself and not react to the moment by taking a few focused breaths!
My family has turned down the squabbling (it’s never going to stop!! Lol) and has been more overall happy and joyous and I realize that this is due to my new outlook and demeanor.
I don’t have as many negative reactions to people now ,as I now know that I have the reigns to my wellbeing and how that I am in charge of my emotions, reactions, subconscious and therefore world!
I know it sounds to good to be true (and that is usually enough to dissuade me) but it’s absolutely legit!
I have since quit my job and focused 100% on my music and the overall wellbeing of myself, my family, my community, the planet, the multiverse and however much larger we go!!
I recommend the book and the Breath Alchemy course to all that are willing to listen! I thank you Bob for teaching me to see the world from a different point of view and for awakening the divinity in me!!
I embarked on Breath Alchemy with Bob to help me find the focus I needed to write my book and stay on task. I kept finding myself getting caught in a sea of distraction and was finding it almost impossible to concentrate. I was also experiencing sleeplessness and acute anxiety.Bob helped me dissolve blockages to Source Energy with his simple yet profound breath techniques. The practice has been revelatory. I now appreciate the breath for the power it contains as a conduit to prana and a portal to manifestation. Being present with Source allows one to swim in the ocean of infinite possibilities.I feel much more at ease and tuned in to the sheer bliss of being alive. I sleep better and am experiencing more harmony on all levels. Breath Alchemy has helped me find my Zen and really tune in to my project on a whole new level. The book has started to come to life and is now flowing.I’m very grateful to Bob for being such a light in the world and helping me release unhelpful patterns with ease. He was incredibly kind and patient through the whole process and I regard him as a true alchemist of the spirit
I'm about to turn 40 and I experienced a very swift and profound spiritual awakening a little under two years ago. As a result of this, my life took a very different direction and I developed a burning desire to learn about who/what I actually am, and what existence is about. This led me to the Amazon Basin to stay with a shaman and experience plant medicine, after which I realized there are other ancient practices that can also shed negative energies, one of which is breathing techniques.
So whilst reading about rebirthing in Bob's revised edition of Nothing in this Book is True, But it's Exactly How it is, I decided that this is the guy to show me his Breath Alchemy technique.
I took part in several sessions, every one of which was different from the last, with each one culminating in a massive uplifting burst of positive energy pulsing through my system. I felt and literally knew that I am pure energy as the intense feelings came and went, it was a thoroughly liberating experience. Even though my first session was extremely intense, I never once felt afraid, I always felt comfortable under Bob's guidance, he really does know what is going on with you the moment any sensation changes occur.
As a result of my Breath Alchemy sessions, I am flowing through my life much smoother, my reactivity is calming down, and I am meditating with more ease and for longer. I certainly feel more in touch with my higher expression, and that is everything to me, because that's what I came 'here' for
All in all I strongly recommend Breath Alchemy to anybody who wants to further their spiritual journey or simply improve their general well-being in this life, and Bob is the man to learn from.
P.S. I've done one Breath Alchemy session and it was superb, I had strong feelings of energy in my feet, hands and chest again, and I was over the moon afterwards! I plan another session this weekend/early next week, thanks again for your brilliant guidance.
I'm loving the book by the way
I stumbled upon Bob’s work by circumstance in early summer of 2019.
After spending the past two years of my life in anger, depression, and self-doubt - following a very difficult divorce process - I finally realized that I needed a massive shift in perspective in my life.
When I first was guided by Bob through a Breath Alchemy session I was amazed to feel some deep emotional purging during this hour of deep breathing. I felt very safe and comfortable just being in Bob’s presence when he continued guiding me throughout the following weeks of our work together.
What really showed me the power of this breathing technique was the fact that no session was alike and my body and mind system always brought me to the next step of physical and emotional healing and deep spiritual downloads.
Bob is a truly remarkable teacher and I highly recommend him for any inner work someone attempts to do. I am continuing the Breath Alchemy sessions about twice a week and always feel a long-lasting sense of peace afterwards.
I also highly recommend his books as they are a wonderful companion to this work.
I chose Breath Alchemy's private sessions with Bob, the so called "bakers dozen". During each session, Bob has been totally present and focused on improving my breathing technique and how the body is responding. I found my belief structure, and the techniques I was already in the process of doing were compatible with the Breath Alchemy sessions. Before I continue describing Bob's sessions, I should say... Several months before starting Bob's sessions, I had been diagnosed with a tumor in my pancreas, cancer. Every three months I would go in for testing. Right around the time I started with Bob the tumor had doubled in size and the threat of surgery was looming over me. I began using his Breath Alchemy technique and would meditate that the tumor be stable so that I wouldn't have to have what the doctors refer to as the 'Mount Everest of surgeries'. To this date, it is stable. The other variety of techniques and clearings that I had been doing, became completed about half way through my sessions with Bob. At which time, I was only doing the Breath Alchemy sessions. During this time, I found a huge increase in calmness, gratitude, and peace from my sessions. While during my sessions, I continued to experience the awareness and clarity of the body, mind and breath. All of which continues beyond. I highly recommend Breath Alchemy - for anyone can benefit - no matter what the reasons may be.
Ruth Ford Elward
Prior to joining Bob’s Breath Alchemy program, I had reached a point in my life where I was just going through the motions; I felt little or no enthusiasm for anything, and as a musician, feeling cut off from my creative flow, I was deriving little or no satisfaction from my work, and I felt like I was just creating “junk” music.
I had read and enjoyed all of Bob’s previous books and decided to purchase his latest 25th anniversary edition of Nothing In This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are. I was inspired by the sections on Breath Alchemy and especially how it spoke of the possibilities of using it as a tool for achieving creative breakthroughs.
That really resonated with me, so I contacted Bob, and after an initial consultation, I signed up for his Breath Alchemy course.
I did 12 sessions with Bob, and after the very first session, I experienced a deep integration, and felt a lifting of the barriers that had been keeping me quite stuck. This session, as did all subsequent sessions, completely exceeded my expectations; I felt a return of the excitement and enthusiasm in my writing and performing that seemed to grow with each session.
I began to wake up each morning with a huge grin on my face, as I eagerly anticipated and prepared for my days’ work.
I was simply amazed!!
I found Bob to be very passionate about his work, and his expression of certainty in my ability to rekindle that creative flow had a hugely positive impact on me!
I am now doing sessions on my own, and I am most pleased with the results, as I now know I have a tool that I can use for as long as I walk this Earth!
I am most grateful to Bob for creating and offering this life-transforming technique, and I highly recommend this work to everyone!
Working with Bob, in my Breath Alchemy sessions, was stellar and insightful. He is a fun coach and was very focused, present and available for my experience.
Looking back before starting Breath Alchemy, I noticed myself feeling reactive and agitated about things during my day. I resisted much of reality the way it is. I would spin in my mind about how things should be different in society or how people should behave better.
After Breath Alchemy, I have felt more willingness to accept the way reality is and not resist it in subconscious projection. I allow for what is with a sense of neutral presence. I let life be more as it is now. I feel less impatient and more in the flow and am better able to find enjoyment in the present moment.
During the sessions, I was able to transform limiting feelings that arose. I experienced becoming super present. My awareness felt so heightened and the aliveness that came over me was astonishing, healing and blissful.
The take away from this work, that I am still noticing, is experiencing more freedom with most everything that happens during the day. I learned how to harmonize with any feeling that arose in my body and found a way to make peace with it. I breathe more consciously now. I am more present with myself, more in touch with the sensations in my body. And can enter into the moment with greater presence of heart, which has given rise to feeling more aligned with my higher self and more available to synchronicity.
I was looking for information about sacred geometry because I am writing a psychologist’s manual, and Bob Frissell’s work appeared during my research.
I was very stuck in my writing, and my imagination was not working at all.
I read his books, I bought two versions, one in Spanish and the other in English and I have to say I find it hard to put the books down.
One of the most important contributions in Nothing In This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are is the Breath Alchemy chapter, where the author explains the technique step by step. He then gives the details of its’ potential to transform your life.
I was so enthusiastic about this that I contacted Bob though his web site and did the course with him.
As I began to trust myself and my inner wisdom, my creativity immediately started to flow again; and my tendency to procrastinate simply vanished!
Bob is a very humble person and it seems that he does no fully realise how important his contribution is, and the Breath Alchemy has already helped me a lot.
This course is a before and after in your life, and I recommend it to anyone who feels preoccupied or stuck in life.
It is my experience that Bob sends out the boat to rescue you from turbulent waters. I wholeheartedly recommend this course!
Lead Clinical Psychologist, UK
Hi there Bob,
I am moved and impressed with Breath Alchemy and Bob's attentiveness to me and the direction he has provided in discovering this powerful tool.
My past struggles with addiction and grief led me to search for deeper meaning and happiness in life. I have continued to struggle in other areas of my life that I believed this practice could help.
I originally came to be interested in breathwork during my time working the 12 steps of recovery. I have practiced mindfulness and meditation with good results for acquiring a sense of peace and focusing my mind. Breath Alchemy far exceeds all of this.
I came across Bob's book Nothing in this Book is True, But It's Exactly the Way Things Are. In it, he introduces Breath Alchemy, and I was immediately fascinated by its claimed benefits. When I reached out to Bob, he got back to me right away and detailed a lesson plan to do circular breaths with him via Skype once a week for 12 weeks.
I have a physical disability that has left me somewhat emotionally disconnected from my body. In my first session, I became frustrated with myself, resisting the process, but Bob encouraged me to learn to accept whatever feelings came up and relax. His direction and guidance in this process are invaluable.
My main goal, to quit living in my mind's judgments and enter a place of living out of my heart and true purpose has been exceeded. I have gained a greater sense of peace and spontaneity. My creativity is fired, and my dreams have become more active and vivid. I still have struggles, but Bob has taught me a valuable resource for continued growth!
I first came across Bob Frissell when a good friend handed me her 'Nothing in this is True ...' book. I read it quickly as it was well written and intriguing. I was challenged by the information that at once seemed so familiar yet outside the realm of my reality. When I read about Bob's experience with his Breath Alchemy sessions, I called and signed up for 12 sessions. I did not know what to expect so I didn't expect anything, and was just open to whatever experience was coming my way. Bob has given me a tool that is basically life changing. Each session has left me feeling very calm, relaxed, centered, energized, in tune with, and receiving clear messages from my inner compass, and feeling great! I feel like I have been given a phone line to download information directly from my Higher Self. Actually, I feel I have been taught to use the phone line that I already had all along. Have you ever had the experience of a great idea just spontaneously popping into your awareness? Where did it come from? I have asked myself that a lot in my life and I have been looking for a way to be able to tune into (and download so to speak) that information at will, my entire life. Have you ever had that feeling that your mind could do more than what you have accessed so far? I have and I have looked for a long time to find a tool to help unlock that potential, to get out of my own way and let it flow. I wanted that door when I felt myself getting stuck and I needed to clearly hear my own internal guidance system. The really great thing was that I had no idea that was what I was going to learn! Perhaps it is different for everyone but that was my experience and I am so grateful to Bob for his coaching and his straight-forward, no nonsense ability to teach this! And upon completion of my 12 sessions, I am doing really fantastic! As always, it has been interesting and wonderful and challenging. I did my first breathwork session on my own yesterday for an hour and it was amazing! I actually heard Bob’s voice in my head giving advice and direction and I was grateful and amazed and was at a level 11 on a scale of 1 - 10 when I ended! Loved it, and I am so grateful that I was given this life-transforming tool!Thank you, Bob!Warmly,
I started 3 months of weekly sessions with Bob after two years of deep healing and personal development. I was meditating, journaling and practicing yoga and various other breath work modalities. I was seeking to go deeper into my self-awareness practice and in my spiritual connection. The most impactful outcome of working with Bob, was the dramatic increase in awareness and ability to get into the present moment. Previously, I was spending most of my time in my head, processing, judging, making wrong. After working with Bob, I am more accepting, understanding, and present with myself and others. The sessions with Bob have improved my meditation practice by being able to access different states of consciousness, occasionally simultaneously, a feat I previously believed was not possible. I also found the practice to be very restorative for my body. I left every session deeply relaxed and feeling healing energy circling to areas that needed it. Most noticeably, my digestion and sleep both significantly improved. I loved working with Bob. His humor, wisdom, mastery and complete acceptance of the process made every session efficient, effective and fun. I would highly recommend working with Bob!Sincerely
CEO & Facilitator, Training Camp for the Soul
When I chose my profession, I did so because of my desire to help others. However, a packed schedule, and the feeling that I simply could not do everything that I was required to do, left me feeling exhausted and demoralized. Yes, I love my work, but the pace was killing me.I was on the verge of burnout and not know it. I didn’t accept help when it came my way, as I wanted to prove that I was a top performer every day.Then, as my blood pressure kept rising, and I was hospitalized from sheer exhaustion, and after losing some sight in my right eye, I finally realized that I needed help; I had to find a way to heal myself.I had read Bob’s Nothing In This Book Is True book, and I was very impressed with what he said about Breath Alchemy, so I contacted him for a consultation.I made what I feel is one of the best decisions that I have ever made when I choose to work with Bob.My personal Breath Alchemy sessions with Bob were the most powerful healing experiences of my life, leaving me remarkably relaxed, calm, stress-free and clear.I feel as though my life has been given back to me; I now have 24/7 tools that I can use to nip stress in the bud, and I give myself a Breath Alchemy session every week.
I have newfound energy that extends throughout the day, with enough left over to spend quality evening time with my family. I am now getting to know my 4 year old son, and I am loving every minute of it!
Roger Brundage M.D.
Keith W. (Queensland, Australia)
I just had the most amazing Breath Alchemy session. I was able to surrender again and I cannot take credit as all I did was allow the process to guide me. It is so much easier when you do not try to control it and just allow yourself to just be. I do call all parts of myself back in the beginning of a session as well as Mother Mary. Her presence brings me comfort. The love and peace I feel upon completion is truly indescribable.
I feel immense gratitude for having the honor of meeting you and taking your Breath Alchemy sessions. I read once God sends you nothing but angels and you Bob are a blessing in my life.
Looking forward to spending more time with you soon. Much love and blessing to you.
Prior to Breath Alchemy, feeling stressed and overwhelmed was my greatest source of struggle.
I often experienced overwhelming anxiety, depression, fear, guilt, and other self-centered feelings. As a result, I sometimes lacked the discipline I needed to carry out important tasks that ranged from being fully productive at work, to small daily chores. I let anxiety “cripple” me.
In addition, it caused me to hold tension mainly in my shoulders which led to physical pain/discomfort which caused teeth grinding, ear pain, neck pain, etc.
It also caused me to be in my head, thinking that others are judging me OR it caused me to judge others.
And though I had reached what seemed like a point of no return, I am thrilled to be able to say that as a direct result of participating in the Breath Alchemy program, all of that has been put in the rear-view mirror!
The very first session was truly amazing as I felt the stress and anxiety just melt away, leaving me feeling totally relaxed, fully alive and very present!
Subsequent sessions built upon the amazing release that I felt in the first session; as a result, the tension in my shoulders has vanished, I am far more productive and present at work, and I come home feeling enthused about spending quality evening time with my family!
I feel as though I have been given my life back, and I am grateful to know that I now possess a life-altering tool that I can use for as long as I walk this earth.
I have experienced many modalities in my 25 or 30 years of metaphysical journeying and I can say wholeheartedly: Breath Alchemy a la Bob Frissell is the most healing and beneficial gift I have ever given myself. The oxygenation alone is worth the price of admission!! Take it from someone who spent many, many hours confined to a desk and computer.
Beyond that, Bob's approach of non-judgment and allowing while coaching the breathing sessions allows integration into wholeness that is life enhancing and enriching. It is taking me to a wonderfully grounded and joyful place energetically. In a healthy, safe, calm and supportive way, Bob is guiding me to the skills that I will be able to use any place, any time for the rest of my life--and it's as close as my nearest breath!!
I was experiencing some very negative thoughts and feelings, and they had overloaded into a massive headache, I was a very suppressed individual and struggling to express myself. I have been attacked verbally and physically on many occasions; I was struggling to cope with life. Breath Alchemy has cleared my headache very quickly. This is a clear sign that it was doing a lot of good for me and I am enjoying the days more and feeling more like the person I truly am. After a session I feel calm, centered and content, I am improving every day.
I am now giving myself weekly unassisted sessions; there is a noticable improvement after each session.
My sessions are going well, and are of great benefit to me;. I look forward to each session, they are helping me a lot.
I came to Bob and his Breath Alchemy program in an attempt to become a better parent and role-model for my 2-year-old son. Far too often, my temper would flare up and just take me over; and I would find myself lashing out at my son.
I would always then feel guilty and regret it later, and I would try to make it up to him, but the damage was done.
I knew I needed help, so I signed for a consultation with Bob. He calmy reassured me that if I was really willing, that I could indeed come to terms with my runaway emotions.
Long story short, it has all worked out beyond my wildest expectations; I find now, that really for the first time, I am able to be fully present with my son, and with my wife. I am able to be with them without judgments and expectations – WOW!
I feel like I have been given a new lease on life, and I am most grateful to Bob for giving me a toll that has completely transformed my life.
I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions we had and our conversations. I will miss out time together but I also cherish it. I will be using, and have used, Breath Alchemy on a weekly basis, and probably a daily basis. Before I began Breath Alchemy, I was in a rapid change of life that I felt I had little to zero control over. I had been struggling to control my emotions and focus on the things I enjoyed including my work.Life felt like a routine and if it didn’t go perfectly, or as I wanted it to be, I became angry and anxious about the overwhelming number of impossible consequences. It was crippling my relationships. One day a friend sent me Bob’s book and it was exactly what I needed at that time. I read it and I noticed a change in my perspective of my world almost immediately. Not long after I started learning Breath Alchemy.I really enjoyed learning how to open up my feelings and take notice of my entire body both physically and emotionally. The intensity of source energy and the flow of my breath helped me manage my emotions and understand that every moment is different and many different choices can be made. I have the freedom to make any choice at that moment, in other words, not to be a broken record, change the song from time to time. Lastly, experiencing the shift in perspective to see where your energy and focus should be by your choices. Understanding, accepting, and taking responsibility for where I am today.The benefits of Breath Alchemy are above and beyond any substance I can put into my body. Learning the ability to really take control of my thoughts and actions is an immeasurable success. This is the beginning of a new way of life for me with new decisions and experiences awaiting me to show up.I spent 10 years living and traveling abroad only to come home to find myself at a loss of who I am and what I want to do. I felt there was an expectation of what I “should” do to be successful in my home country. These sessions helped me realize that I am in control of everything I do and that all the emotions and feelings I suppressed over the years, for multiple reasons, could be released and transmuted and positive energy can clear the path to move forward with my goals and desires.My “cage” was made of other people’s feelings, expectations, and desires for my life. Surrounded by people who only voiced the “norm” and knew nothing else put me in a spot that really hindered my foresight and internal strengths.Through this technique I am able to direct my energy to what I want to achieve and where I want to go. I have built better relationships with my wife, my children, and I now have a better understanding of what is happening around me and how to engage with each experience. There is still much work to do but I have begun the journey and have the tools to continue on for as long as I want to. In addition, I started to notice my physical body started to recover faster and have less issues when engaging in daily activities and physical fitness sessions. I started to sleep better and wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. I also have greater enjoyment when playing games and taking a different approach to competitiveness and teamwork.As an athlete growing there were a lot of feelings attached to winning and losing and those emotions stayed with me into adulthood. Being able to work through those emotions and know that engaging in competition can be way more fun when you take each game as a new experience and embrace whatever is happening and never rely on previously programmed responses. I am in control all the time. Overall, Breath Alchemy has changed my life and is leading me toward a better human experience. I believe that any experience I have had or will have will be transmuted and integrated into my being and allow my potential to be limitless. Before my sessions I was extremely pessimistic and unable to see growth or potential in life. I only saw negativity and a collapse of my ideal world. I have come to be aware that I am a part of this world and this reality, NOT the world and reality is a part of my life.Thank you for all you have done and written. Your books are a gift to all who seek this knowledge.have a great day,
I hope everyone is doing well. This past weekend I decided to take the Breath of Life workshop with Bob Frissell. It turns out to be the best critical decision I made in a while. I had such powerful integration experience from it and gain insight at many different levels. Before taking it, I thought it would be just another breathing practice. I felt quite balanced emotionally that my mind was telling me I probably don't need much emotional clearing. Good thing my higher self-guided me differently.
In my first session, I realized quickly the value of this experience and the healing potential it had. By Sunday, during the second Breath Alchemy session, I applied techniques that Bob taught us. Under his care and supervision, I was able to experience deep integration, where the energy shifted from potential pain to acceptance, gratitude and bliss. It was intensely beautiful and amazing. A big "WOW".
I'm taking the time to share this because I highly respect this method and its potential in healing subconscious emotional trauma. I say subconscious because I didn't know I have it in me. Apparently, all incomplete bitter past experience including past life experience and birth trauma are stored in the body in the form of stuck energy that can give us bitter fruits at unexpected times. Breath Alchemy can help free us from this stuck energy. I'm glad to experience it first-hand.
I am a man always searching for sensible esoteric meanings, with seventh ray transmutation learning in early days forming my main foundation.So, when I digested an older edition of Bob’s famous book, I was delighted because so many aspects slotted into my understanding and feeling of the universe, and I became quite excited about possibilities. Now there are many meditation techniques touted out there, with as many variations in style and outcome; but I felt if Thoth had something to learn, then there is mighty potential in change of breath and its awareness. I sat with this for some time, and after shifting homes, jobs etc, I read Bob’s 15th edition, and it ignited me to follow up on the Breath Alchemy program. Funnily enough, Bob and I had quite some challenges just linking through Skype, as if there were gremlins who did not want this to happen, but we persevered and week after week became magic,After my first long session, I said to Bob, and later to my wife – “I feel like a New Being” – so I knew it was real esoteric science, and this suited me just fine.The most poignant thing about Breath Alchemy is you are directed firmly to stay very present, not to have a drifty meditation, because you have work to do, and Bob impressed so well that you must stay tuned to be in charge of your present mind. So, if and when you start a drift, dear Bob gently prods you back down.We discussed how the mind responds continuously in the fashion it has been trained during our lives, so it is a huge change to counteract these lodged tendencies. My journey into this world of “feelings”, and to not try and label or understand them, was profound, yet simple and again sensible, as there are libraries full of psychology theories, that just seem to complicate life to me. Armed with this new understanding, to ‘visit’ to different parts of your body, and allow energy to ‘speak’, and unlock is amazing to experience, yet no session was the same, nor the experiences person to person I imagine.I seemed to hold my ‘stress’ in lower back, and neck regions, and I am rapt to report these have backed off wonderfully, with my neck experience washing its transmuting wave down my spine, then right up into my brain. An amazing fizzing, warm sensation gently surging, yet I was fully conscious - and I did not want it to stop I can tell you.Other than the great thing that I can run a session on myself, for myself, by myself whenever suits; I have a neat spill-over effect I have garnered, and I will share it here.Often, I observe, that when we humans are working on a project, especially when it requires quite some concentration, that we hardly breathe at all, and in fact may even hold our breaths. This occurred to me is nuts, as just when we need more universal energy and knowledge to achieve the project at hand, we cut it off, which surely makes it harder to produce, and perhaps more stressful. It is like we shifted into “flight or fight mode”, when there is neither.So, I use Breath Alchemy in these moments to infuse my brain and body with some fresh prana, and wow what a difference it can make. It is even fun to take a brisk walk, with my dog, whilst doing Breath Alchemy breathing. It’s great.So, if you want your perception of the world to change, then Breath Alchemy helps clear that dross to give a better understanding of the amazing being you are, in charge of 50 trillion wee cells all trying to work together harmoniously – and they need us to be control of our feelings and that cheeky brain to do this well.Bob’s dedication to assist you in this is unswerving, and so professional, yet you know you are working with a friend. I recommend the Breath Alchemy program to everyone, cos we all need it.Cheers and Thankyou Sir Bob. Neil AndersenNEW ZEALAND.
On Monday morning I did a Breath Alchemy session with Bob. I figured I had flown all the way from NYC so I might as well do the whole deal. I've done breathwork before so I didn't expect a huge amount. Well - here's what I can say. I've been a psychotherapist for 40 years and I'm also, personally, a therapy and healing junkie. I've probably tried just about every form of therapy and healing that's out there. One of two of the things I've done have transformed my life. But - I never experienced a profound energy release like in this session with Bob.It was truly amazing - on a physical and energy level, the most healing experience I have ever had. I won't say anything more about it, because I suspect that each person's experience is unique, but I can say that even Bob's words about Breath Alchemy over the weekend only could give a glimmer of the power and beauty of this approach. I hate to tell people what to do but I can't help it - do a session with Bob, guys! (Full disclosure - I get no cut from Bob for saying this).Love,
Before Breath Alchemy, i felt a weighty singularity of unprocessed emotion that i could not access readily, and that i could only tell was there by the effects it had on my life. It was determining how I might react to things, or what things i might avoid.
I had feelings of unworthiness, and self-doubt, and an unseen weight that would tell me, “Don’t go in that direction, you might be uncomfortable”, but in a way that i don’t always know that’s what’s happening until later.
It kept me from doing things i might otherwise do, or only managing a half-assed effort. It was messing with me in intimate relationships as well.
I had feelings of panic about being overwhelmed by decades of these repressed emotions.
After 12 weekly sessions of Breath Alchemy with Bob, I still have repressed feelings, but I’m no longer afraid of them.
With Breath Alchemy, Bob has guided me in learning a method by which I can go ahead and feel the things that pop up, with the confidence that they won’t kill me
Now the unwelcome and, seemingly, out of the blue emotions I used to dread, I now actually kind of look forward to, because I have learned how to transmute them into life-enhancing energy.
As cliché as it sounds, my daily “problem” has become my daily opportunity, and it’s a welcome change
With continued practice, I feel sure that Breath Alchemy will only serve to improve aspects of my life from the spiritual to the mundane
Aaron Michael Lund
Just a quick to note to thank you for the inspiring and blissful Breath Alchemy sessions. I experienced such peace, harmony and unity that I felt as if I had always breathed that way, it was effortless. Afterwards my body was so full of prana that it was literally shaking with the energy! A truly magical experience. I left feeling very conscious, very awake, and with all the innocence of a child restored to me.... thank you!
Love, light and blessings
I highly recommend what I learned from you Bob. I experienced moments of a very real state of pure divine consciousness during my Breath Alchemy sessions. You are a genuinely rare and wonderful man who facilitated the process in a very safe space with much wisdom cultivated from continual personal practice.
Hope this email finds you well!
It was an immense pleasure to have received the Breath Alchemy coaching sessions from you. I have learned and felt so much, and would like to sincerely thank you for being my teacher. I am going to grow with what I've learned from you so that one day I will know it just as inherently as I know to wake when I'm rested and to sleep when I tire.
Dear Bob, I'm still reeling from the experience of your incredible facilitation of Igniting Your Inner Light. I think what really put it over the top was the exploration of LOVE and its' powerful ability to captivate the galaxy.
I too want to thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for opening up a whole new world for me. It has been so incredible since then - truly magical - and I have the intention upon keeping it this way until it's time to transcend! Thank you for being such a sweet, docile, charming, amusing, safe teacher. I truly hope we all get to be together forever...!
Wow! Thanks so much for the mind expanding and love inducing Igniting Your Inner Light. You are the heart of the new counter-culture.
Bob I can’t thank you enough for what this has done for me. I feel whole for the first time in my life. I've integrated my negative emotions into positive vibrations. My heart is spreading love far and wide, and I have you to thank. I finally feel my full potential as a human being.
In Love and Light,
It is a great course.. Thank you so much! You have managed to sift through all the chaff and bring together uniquely powerful wisdom for transformation. I am amazed!!
All the best!
I did the meditations this morning and felt so much love and energy flowing through me to all life and the universe. Wow - such powerful stuff. Thanks again Bob for sharing all this! I feel very blessed and am determined to pass the blessings on.
Thank you so much for a wonderful course I It was life changing, I can never look at things the same way again. And for the better. I find myself smiling for no reason I can think of.
I will highly recommend the course to anyone who might have an interest.
Thanks again for sharing your wealth of knowledge with me You are a wonderful shining light – thank you for the work you are doing!!!
I hope all is well with you. I'm sending you this to thank you again for the course, and for all that you have done for us. I was listening to a song today by Nas called "We're not alone" that reminded me of you, and like Nas says: 'You inserted something in me or reminded me of something that made me feel worthier'! You have made me a better person and for that I can't thank you enough!
I wanted to take this opportunity to express to you my appreciation and unqualified endorsement for your course. It gave me a taste of what Unity Consciousness is and was a foretaste of our coming ascension. I highly recommend this course for anyone seeking spiritual growth.
John R. Franklin
Thank you for a great course I'm glad I went with my intuition and got it. You filled in a lot of the missing pieces in my life, I feel very free! Thank you again.
Love and light,
Thank you for your assistance and the part you played in me remembering myself. I love you and Thank you!!
New York, NY
Bob, I am very grateful for all of the knowledge, insights, and spiritual growth that I received from Igniting Your Inner Light. It indeed has changed the course of my life dramatically! With much gratitude and love.
Thank you for a perfect course. I am truly a different person.
Laguna Beach, CA
“Bob Frissell has done it again. His ground- breaking book twenty- five years ago opened our minds to an amazing explosion of spiritual knowledge. Now in this 25th Anniversary Edition, Frissell surpasses himself with another breathtaking expansion of our understanding and experience of reality— and adds to it a full explanation of his powerful Five- Step Breath Alchemy healing technique. No better guide exists to the deeper nature of reality.”
KENNETH PORTER, MD
Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and former president of the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy
“I had read the first version of this book, and it had a profound effect on my life. This new version is an eye- opener that further unravels mysteries and cover- ups. Bob’s divine insight has uncovered hidden truths that raise our consciousness and have the power to change our lives and the world as we now know it. Bob has definitely tuned into the Creator Frequency! If you are searching for Truth, I highly recommend this book.”
Author of Messages from the Hollow Earth
“If you’re looking for a fast- paced, eye- opening, big- pictured, wild ride of book, here you go! Bob Frissell sweeps aside the veils of conventional reality to explore what’s happening behind the scenes—from extraterrestrial visitations and multidimensional events to walk- ins and ascended masters relating the ‘true history of the world.’ This twenty- five- year updated version emphasizes the desperate need for global change and personal transformation. We live in critical times that can be deeply moving—but we must listen, feel, and sense at deeper levels, expanding our hearts to move beyond right and wrong, us and them, as we open to All That Is. As Frissell notes, this is the story of nothing less than the birth of a new humanity and the co- creation of Heaven on Earth.”
Author of Animal Voices
“The 25th Anniversary Edition of Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are gave me my first ‘real’ understanding of how life on this planet came into existence. Now resonating deep within me and thus vibrating within my entire being. It’s as though this new truth that I felt changing me from the inside out and in such a profound way that my body’s internal mechanisms and operations machines were now self- aware. My mind, body, and spirit connected with this information so well that I took the full download all at once, step- by- step hungry for more.”
“If ever there was an aptly named book, this is it. In a highly readable and sincere manner, Nothing in This Book Is True But It’s Exactly How Things Are proceeds to thread together every New Age belief and conspiracy theory into a grand unified field theory of kookiness. They’re all here: gray aliens, ascended masters, free energy, angels, cattle mutilations, crop circles, Breath Alchemy, Earth changes, the Great Pyramid, Sirius, and secret colonies on Mars. And yet, despite the sheer unbelievability of half the book, the author’s goodwill and spiritual intentions are so infectious that the book ends up being a heartwarming experience.”
“This book is a metaphysical classic; it is one of my favorite books of all time. The 25th Anniversary Edition of Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are is single- handedly responsible for lifting the veil from my eyes. It forever changed my life and opened me up to the path of enlightenment.”
Host of Reality Roundhouse Podcast
“Your new book has invoked quite a stunning transformation within me. After forty years of spiritual study and practices, I can say this is one of the greatest books of its kind. In fact, one of a kind. Truly stunning. I have never read a book quite like this and it triggers an enormous response down to the core of my being. I will be processing its effect for quite some time. It has reignited something deep within me at just at the perfect moment. Great job, Bob!
It feels like it was written just for me, and I believe many of your readers will feel the same. Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are 25th Anniversary Edition weaves together so many threads of knowledge into a meaningful coherent whole. So many pieces of the puzzle of our existence come together in this work.
You provide the largest of contexts imaginable and provide an accessible invitation to participate in not only the unfoldment of our Being, but in the grandest scheme of things which ultimately is part and parcel and intimately one with ourselves. Thank you!”
“I loved Bob Frissell’s book: Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are when it first came out many years ago. And I especially love this new updated 25th Anniversary Edition.
The fact that this book has been translated into twenty- five languages and has sold over 500,000 copies means that Bob is on to something very important. It will make you think, maybe twice, bout many things. It is filled with crazy wisdom! It’s a genuine gift to all spiritual seekers.”
Author of Just Breathe
“I was a young man during the 1970s counterculture and crossed paths with Bob Frissell in the early days of holistic health in California. When my generation read Bob’s book in its first edition in 1994, we enjoyed the irony of the title, and dove into its secret knowledge, finding truth and hope for the future.
Now, twenty- five years later, Bob has updated and built upon that original, adding deeper truths, an element of urgency, and yes, greater hope. He reminds us that through understanding our origins and going through the transformations necessary to embrace the future, we’re somehow going to get past all this dark night and evolve as a people and a planet. I appreciate his lifetime of work with Breath Alchemy as one of the main healing modalities that will help us get there.
The mainstream is now savvier. Today’s generations are not as blind to the secret truths of the universe. My daughter Vicky devoured Bob’s original as a teenager. You could almost turn Bob’s title around for today’s Matrix Generation to something like, Everything in This Book Is True and Nothing Is What It Seems, and it would ring just as true.”
Author of Heal Yourself with Breath, Light, Sound and Water
“I discovered Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are in the winter of 1996. I had been on my spiritual path for almost twenty years and by that time I was into the energetics of Life, thanks to things I had learned from The Celestine Prophecy and Reiki. I was in the early phase I understanding that Life is a process of Awakening to Whom and What we really are. I was working with and using the tool of ‘coincidences.’ These occasional experiences are not simply amusing random events, but rather they are the Cosmos’s way are getting our attention that there’s something important unfolding; ‘Hey! Stop and pay attention!’
Mysteries presented in TV shows and books, such as One Step Beyond, In Search Of, Chariot of the Gods, and others, had always fascinated me. But in the 1960 and 1970s, that kind of material typically only reached back several thousand years. Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are reaches back hundreds of thousands, millions of years into the past and sketches out how consciousness has been using third- dimensional reality as a playground and a test lab for Life that extends into the lower realms and higher realms; for eons! Just within the model of the Precession of the Equinoxes, life on this planet has expanded, flourished, plateaued, and gone back to sleep dozens and dozens of times. Who we are and what this is all about is more fantastic than most of us ever imagined. And I’m just talking about third- dimensional reality!
It may well be impossible to explain and understand the vastness of the All That Is, but having a sense of the awe and wonder can make the unfolding expedience all the more alive. Eventually we will all awaken. But Bob Frissell’s updated metaphysical- spiritual classic Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are is like an endless fractal that can open up your awareness to extraordinary, far- out possibilities.”
K. SCOTT TEETERS
Automotive artist and former host and producer of Far Out Radio on the Rense Radio Network
“The veils have been lifted after reading Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are. It’s a very enjoyable read which transitions the reader into a quest of self- discovery. It becomes an incredible voyage undeniably riveting and so intriguing that I couldn’t stop reading. I was captivated in such a way that I had never been before! I found myself already upon the index and still wanting more of this newly acquired knowledge on how the universe operates and is operating right now. This book acted as the vital nutrients essential for my growth during this spiritual Harvest season we are collectively dovetailing into right now throughout our universe. Thank you from the entirety of my being, Bob. This book has changed my life forever.”
Author of A Child’s Adventure: Tragedy to Triumph
“Well - Bob Frissell has done it again. I remember reading this book about twenty years ago shortly after it came out, and it was my introduction into a universe of expanded knowledge, insight and spiritual consciousness that I had not dreamed of, and began a journey I never anticipated. In the intervening years, thanks to Bob's work, I myself went back and read many of of the primary sources to which Bob refers. In this new expanded edition - well worth reading even if you read the original decades ago - Bob not only incorporates many new insights. What is striking is the huge number of extraordinary spiritual perspectives he somehow manages to integrate. You will probably not believe everything you read in the book - I can't say that I do - and probably not agree with everything. But you will not be the same person after reading it, as I was not originally - and that is not something one can say about many books that come our way.”
“This book will change your life! Get ready to have a mind-blowing experience! Bob is a gifted writer and brings his immense knowledge to the pages of this book. I could not put it down! Enlightening and well written. Highly recommended to all souls on their awakening journey. I also recommend Bob’s Breath Alchemy work for integrating emotional blocks and help with anxiety. Thank you Bob, for your work.”
“If you want your consciousness raised, you must read this book! I read the original 25 years ago but it got away from me - maybe that experience was creating the need for me to get the latest edition which is expanded by about 10 more chapters. Bob is a master teacher!”
Thank you so much Bob. Since I came across your book Nothing is true............it's the missing piece of the puzzle that I have been seeking for years. I live in a little Hamlet called Rougham in Norfolk, England and I send my deepest gratitude to you for writing the book. I am struck by your authenticity. I know it came my way because of asking for an answer. I live my life in service to all beings.If you are ever out this way, come and have a cup of tea! We have a beautiful coastline.Love to you
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