Approaching the problem from the perspectives of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary biology, Chris Fields considers how the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings. He observes that the history of Western philosophy is largely about whether or not to trust our intuition, and suggests that the conflicts that arise between our intuition and the counter-intuitive findings of science is not a problem but an opportunity - to enjoy the contradictions.
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
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Rupert Spira in conversation
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
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.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
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...
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from 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.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
"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. "
“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.
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
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.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
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.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
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