Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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.
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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
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.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
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.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
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.
“We are not walking though the world; we are interwoven with it. In everything we do we participate in complexity"
We can rewind to a previous scene or skip several scenes ahead
An electrifying introduction to complexity theory, the science of how complex systems behave
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
The connections between Quantum Physics, Daoism, and Nonduality in this interview with the Italian physicist
We are all fascinated by the mystery of metamorphosis. The caterpillar and the butterfly share nothing in common, and yet they are one and the same life.
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.
Perception may be defined not only as how we experience the world through our senses, but also how we interpret those experiences to create meaning and provide a practically useful model of reality.
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.
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
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