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.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
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.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Charles Eisenstein 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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
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.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
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.
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
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
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 does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
“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.
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.
Stephen LaBerge discusses lucid dreaming techniques, Nisargadatta Maharaj, consciousness, and awareness.
In this talk Maurizio and Merlin discuss Merlin’s book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
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.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
A controversial theory claims the reason butterflies and their caterpillars look so dissimilar is down to hybridogenesis
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
We are all fascinated by the mystery of metamorphosis. The caterpillar and the butterfly share nothing in common, and yet they are one and the same life.
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
Chris Fields suggests we abandon both the question "why this universe?" and the entire subsequent story about emergence
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