Psychedelics have officially re-entered mainstream consciousness, through clinical research trials at major universities, corporate-sponsored pharmaceutical drug development, and decriminalization efforts in major America cities. Everyone from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Michael Pollan now has a story to tell about how mushrooms can save humanity. But let's not forget the original love stories that the mushrooms have been quietly sharing with humans for millennia. In this talk, Dr. Katherine MacLean weaves a tale of scientific discovery, mystical love, super-natural intelligence, and personal redemption from the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms. Learn more at www.katherinemaclean.org
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Everything is not a thing
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
to fashion universes out of emptiness
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Stephen LaBerge discusses lucid dreaming techniques, Nisargadatta Maharaj, consciousness, and awareness.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness?
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
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 complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
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.
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.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
“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.
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
Chris Fields suggests we abandon both the question "why this universe?" and the entire subsequent story about emergence
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.
"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. "
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