In these difficult times, we are faced with the dark side of humanity that acts more like animal than our real potential which is a facet of the divine. What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world? Being human is not something we should take for granted. Just because we are born Homo Sapiens does not mean we understand what being human is. We are each responsible for discovering what it is to be a true human being. When we explore our nature and find what is the real authentic presence of human beingness, we begin the process of transformation like a butterfly one form of life to quite another creature. Then it is possible to take the next step of expressing this Divine realization in the world while being free from its constraints. We can become conduits for pure awareness and consciousness to support this sacred right in one another. This can make it possible for people of the world to take the next step in the evolution of the true human being.
Karen Johnson, Co-founder of the Diamond Approach, reminds us that "human" comes from humus, the earth - and "being" is what we feel meaningless without - and we feel both these to be real - to be who we are. Learning to acknowledge and welcome both these aspects of ourselves is the process of becoming more and more transparent. This includes knowing our history and our culture, but not having to defend them, knowing we are nestled in the arms of the universe.
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Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
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How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
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Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
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...
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.
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