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."
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
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...
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater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.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
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.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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...
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
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.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
In Kabbalah, the primary way that hidden truths are revealed is through disrobing
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Michael Meade speaks so beautifully about the role of "descent" in any spiritual journey.
I praise the Supreme Goddess Parā, the Illuminative Insight Intelligence Force of Consciousness
It was a powerful motor and well tuned; it took the hills easily, without a stutter, and the pick-up was excellent.
May we all have compassion for every one of us being exactly as we are in each moment
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful…
To watch a show with the Hridaya, the open mind, the open heart, can bring us closer to truth than yoga
Tandava means totality. It means the path is absolutely non-dual, because we integrate everything and we don't refuse any aspect of the human being
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
Seeking is an expression of truth, it’s not a way. Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
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