Fritjof Capra summarizes years of research and revelation on the systems view of life in 17 profound and significant minutes. In plain language he introduces the idea that cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system to self-organize and the self-perpetuate. He concludes by expressing the hope that this new scientific theory which, for the first time, unifies mind, matter and life, will soon be common knowledge.
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An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
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
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
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.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Rupert Spira in conversation
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
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
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
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...
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
For hundreds of thousands of years, human beings worked through trauma communally through ritual practices.
A doctor explains “Cognitive Bypassing” & how it’s keeping us trapped in our trauma.
The place of consciousness in the natural world is arguably the greatest mystery facing modern science
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
James Doty has a conversation with the audience at SAND19 US.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
We are amidst the third month of the coronavirus pandemic, heading for month #4
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