We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
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.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
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.
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.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Rupert Spira in conversation
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
A doctor explains “Cognitive Bypassing” & how it’s keeping us trapped in our trauma.
Love is the highest and most precious "asset" of human existence.
Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
"There's really no research that supports that point of view,"
Nondualism and idealism aren’t purely Eastern insights, but the metaphysical and spiritual root of the West as well
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
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