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
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
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?
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Everything is not a thing
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
How does our biology give rise to the experience of consciousness?
“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.
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
Chris Fields suggests we abandon both the question "why this universe?" and the entire subsequent story about emergence
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
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.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
“We are not walking though the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do we participate in complexity"
An electrifying introduction to complexity theory, the science of how complex systems behave
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
A talk from SAND 15 exploring the brain, perception, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, panpsychism, and more.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
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