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.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Rupert Spira in conversation
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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.
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.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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...
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
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
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…
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist whose life work is preserving the world’s silent places
To celebrate Earth Day we would like to offer you the following mediation, which is a is a love letter to the Earth, written by Thay.
two excerpts from the online SAND event with Thomas
the dark stages of dissolution that precede the transformation of butterflies
In a time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee bears witness to the darkness of the dying myth we are stranded in.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Wisdom keeper and spiritual master Isira invites us to look into the causes behind the critical challenges we face
67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ...
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Gabor Maté prompts Thomas Hübl to talk about his understanding that trauma is not just an individual but a collective experience.
An Open Online Event with Thomas Hübl
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
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