If you really ARE pure Consciousness; limitless, infinite and sublime, how is it possible to ALSO live an ordinary and mundane human life when you're "down in the marketplace?" Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity, and yet, also experience not really being "OF" that same world, too? Can you actually walk the proverbial razor's edge between being "god" and being "human" by learning, instead, to simply "BE?" Discover practical ways of embracing the perennial paradox of living as a "ONE-ness" that, quite mysteriously, also likes to pretend that it's a "TWO-ness."
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Charles Eisenstein 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...
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
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
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
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.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
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.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Daniel Siegel 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.”
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
Orland Bishop has a conversation with a small group at SAND19 US.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving
Francis answers Jeanric's questions in this touching interview
Our primary evidence, our only certainty is consciousness.
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