In the second half of an extended talk at SAND 18, Paul Stamets, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, tells stories of the early years of research into psychoactive mushrooms, and describes a number of species and their characteristics, in particular psilocybes. He then surveys, and shows short films about, recent research into the therapeutic use of psilocybin, including microdosing. He ends by introducing a number of lesser known fungus species, and makes the case for acknowledging their value, not just for medicine, but for humanity as a whole.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
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 can there be intelligence without consciousness?
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Rupert Spira in conversation
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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
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.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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...
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
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?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality
Covid-19 is the first time in our lives that nature has turned against us on a planetary scale.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
Real vs. Fake Shamans, Hallucinogens, and the Dalai Lamas of South America
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
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