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.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
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.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater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 talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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...
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…
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
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.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
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?
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
When the heart awakens to love, it can carry the human being beyond the horizon of the ego.
Consciousness, rather than matter, is the basis of all reality.
"There's really no research that supports that point of view,"
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
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