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.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Fritjof Capra answers questions from 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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
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...
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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?
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Rupert Spira in conversation
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
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 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...
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.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Real vs. Fake Shamans, Hallucinogens, and the Dalai Lamas of South America
Sabine answers Zaya's burning questions at Wisdom in Times of Crisis
Covid-19 is the first time in our lives that nature has turned against us on a planetary scale.
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
If you read this book, you'll change the charities you donate to
Fungi have long supported and enriched life on our planet. They must be protected as fiercely as animals and plants.
Gordon Hempton is an acoustic ecologist whose life work is preserving the world’s silent places
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