James Fadiman takes questions from the audience at SAND18 US
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
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...
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Rupert Spira in conversation
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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...
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
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.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
"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. "
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.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
Dr. Long has investigated thousands of near-death experiences (NDEs) with the results of his research published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
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