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
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Everything is not a thing
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
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?
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
What constitutes the essence of a true relationship?
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
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 meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
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.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
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. "
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari' is an experimental short film featuring over 260 strange and spectacular images, generated by 13 different A.I. algorithms.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
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.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
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