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.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Rupert Spira in conversation
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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 if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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...
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
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.
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.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Jeremy England says spiritual ideas can inform our scientific quest for the origin of life.
The ancient Greeks dove into this question. But what do modern scientists think?
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing?
Consciousness may be an emergent property from a bunch of background chatter.
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