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? This is the question that David Eagleman has spent years researching and which he answers in this state-of-the-science talk. Our behavior, thoughts, and experiences are inseparably linked to a vast, wet, chemical-electrical network called the nervous system. The machinery is utterly alien to us, and yet, somehow, it is us. Eagleman takes us into the depths of the subconscious to answer some of our deepest mysteries. Why does the conscious mind know so little about itself? What do Ulysses and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Eagleman charts new terrain in neuroscience and helps us understand how our perceptions of ourselves and our world result from the hidden workings of the most wondrous thing we have ever discovered: the human brain.
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
What science and my unusual brain are teaching us about the convergence of reality, love, and the senses
In the coming decades, the pace of life will be much faster than it is today
What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis?
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
Heartfelt connectedness and love drive our ability to get in-synch with our deeper self, others, and the rhythms of the Earth.
In quantum physics, it appears that only relationships are real.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a radically interdisciplinary and groundbreaking field
Loch shares discoveries from the recent neuroscience of awakening to support living from nondual love.
The unshakable knowing that not everything is as it appears to be
What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?
Can we rejig our space-time interface to open new portals into the preexisting realm of conscious agents?
Biomimicry is not just about emulating; it is also about reconnecting and rekindling our relationship with nature.
How do we unlearn and de-program our toxic and limiting beliefs?
Coming to Peace with All that Arises in Everyday Life
There is a special area of the Matrix reserved for people who think they have exited the Matrix.
While the personal level is an important foundation, the next level is to bring our practice to the interpersonal realm
Grounding in the Act of Seeing Sacred Difference
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Everything is not a thing
We are aware of thinking and acting, and we typically think this is what neurons and brains are for.
Oftentimes, the culprit of our inability to genuinely relate in our heart is our adherence to the dualistic paradigm of “otherness.”
Zaya Bennazzo asks panelists to share their insights about the climate crisis
to fashion universes out of emptiness
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
Love is the refusal to separate —Nisargadatta Maharaj
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
the perspective of individual humans and their amazing encounters with psilocybin mushrooms
Many embrace perspectives and belief systems that are in discord with Nature’s rhythms.
The world is in desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being
Jean Houston in conversation with the audience
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Pamela Wilson has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
Knowledge is Different in Different Levels of Consciousness
Rupert Spira has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US
The complexity of the present time seems to demand a deepening of our nature if we are going to survive.
The panelists invite SAND community members to explore privilege and consequences of racial and ontological identities.
One of the fundamental spiritual, social, and ecological challenges of our time is learning how to live into what we know.
Indigenous sciences, embedded and discussed through indigenous languages, have suffered great destruction.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
We can rewind to a previous scene or skip several scenes ahead
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.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
“We are not walking though the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do we participate in complexity"
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
“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.
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
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
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.
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.
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.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
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