In this talk from SAND 2018, Robert Sapolsky considers the unlikely realms where humans are merely on a continuum with other species…until you look closely. With a host of surprising and fascinating examples and illustrations he spells out the case that humans are a type of ape, operating on the same basic types of neurons found throughout the animal kingdom. So is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Peter Russell explains that most human beings—unlike animals—focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Rupert Spira in conversation
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and...
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
This presentation will explore the nature of the psychic realm, where it fits into the spiritual spectrum, and how to avoid the common pitfalls and potential to get stuck there.
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.
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari' is an experimental short film featuring over 260 strange and spectacular images, generated by 13 different A.I. algorithms.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
“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.
Cheese is not just a tasty snack — it’s an ecosystem. And the fungi and bacteria within that ecosystem play a big part in shaping the flavor and texture of the final product.
"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. "
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
Excerpts from Advaya: the role of mythology, stories, art, and poetry in cultivating kinship. How do stories create/relate to belonging?
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
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.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
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.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
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.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
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