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.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
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.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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...
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.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
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.”
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...
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Rupert Spira in conversation
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.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Sam Harris speaks with Iain McGilchrist about the differences between the right and left hemispheres.
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