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.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Rupert Spira in conversation
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Daniel Siegel 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...
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.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
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
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.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
An overview of oppression as the environment for intergenerational trauma
For hundreds of thousands of years, human beings worked through trauma communally through ritual practices.
A growing chorus of scientists and philosophers argue that free will does not exist.
Many struggle with grief, sadness, fear, and frustration that have their roots earlier on in our lives
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