In this entertaining talk from SAND18, James Fadiman, "America's wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use," describes the citizen science of his recent investigations into the effects of microdosing, and shares some fascinating stories from the hundreds he has gathered in his ongoing research. jamesfadiman.com
Ayelet Waldman is the author of several novels, and A Really Good Day, a book that documents a month microdosing LSD as a radical solution to a life of suicidal depression. With humor and candor she introduces us to this story and describes the outcome. As a woman who has taught the legal implications of the War on Drugs at the UC Berkeley law school, Ayelet Waldman does not neglect the legal ramifications of the therapeutic use of psychedelics. ayeletwaldman.com/
Sounds of SAND is a podcast from Science and Nonduality which contemplates and reveres the beauty, complexity, pain, and great mystery that weave the infinite cycles of existence. We explore beyond ultimate truths, binary thinking, and individual awakening while acknowledging humanity as a mere part of the intricate web of life. Episodes tap into SAND’s rich history and collaborative future by presenting talks, dialogs, interviews, readings, music, and recordings from SAND Conferences, events, and webinars weaving timeless wisdom and embodied experience. Let’s listen, learn, and share.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
Visual illusions are those perceptual experiences that do not match the physical reality.
Excerpts from Advaya: the role of mythology, stories, art, and poetry in cultivating kinship. How do stories create/relate to belonging?
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
Susana Martinez-Conde gives her understanding of perception, brains, reality, memory, experience, music, aesthetics, and language from her experience as Laboratory Director of SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness?
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
Comparing the foundational base of Blackfoot knowledge to quantum physics to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event.
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari' is an experimental short film featuring over 260 strange and spectacular images, generated by 13 different A.I. algorithms.
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
Chris Fields suggests we abandon both the question "why this universe?" and the entire subsequent story about emergence
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
Stephen LaBerge discusses lucid dreaming techniques, Nisargadatta Maharaj, consciousness, and awareness.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
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