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.
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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
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...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Charles Eisenstein 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
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
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.”
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
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
Fritjof Capra 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…
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...
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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?
Francis' Forword to "Choosing Earth: Humanity's Great Transition to a Mature Planetary Civilization" by Duane Elgin
Judy Atkinson describes her approach to healing. It’s about listening. In order to heal, the stories behind the trauma must be heard.
Celebrating the life and legacy of Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh one-year after he returned to mother earth.
Intergenerational trauma: the impact of colonization and genocide Indigenous wisdom and the healing of trauma Resistance and healing
Zaya and Maurizio sit down to talk about the next film
Kanaka (Native Hawaiian) community in Hawaii and Maui grapple with new wave of colonialism and outside interests on the heels of devastating wildfires resulting from poor land stewardship by U.S. government, extractivism, and tourism.
‘The End of This World’ reveals where the climate justice movement needs to go and how we get there
Explore their new book Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse
In this video made for the first "Gathering of the Tribes", Laura used Midjourney AI and Pixelmator to visualise key principles of activism, regeneration, and solarpunk ideologies
Dr. Shiva on quantum physicist, ecologist, and activism, climate collapse, the dangers of our lives being controlled by Silicon Valley, and the pandemic
We’ve been told such a horrendously wrong story about what our past is as human beings.
It's really hard to hold a story in opposition to the story that surrounds you, and we are immersed still in the story of separation
The fugitive's work is not to get from point A to point B: it is to get from point A to point A.
Chef Nephi Craig of the White Mountain Apache Nation and master forager Twila Cassadore of the San Carlos Apache Nation—as they work with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.
Exploring ways in which indigenous food systems of the past and present teach us how to relate to our inner and outer world
At this time we are collective examining our human generated systems, worldview, purpose, or our paradigm. What if paradigm was a choice?
From "Democracy and Belonging Forum" – Why We Need a Politics of Exile in a Time of Troubling Stuckness
an organic and wild conversation between two poets, writers, philosophers and theobiologians
An sprawling conversation in relation to deep time, land, and indigenous trauma and science
“Through altered state of consciousness work, we’re able to retrieve the parts of ourselves that broke away from trauma.”
Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo host this Community Gathering with Dënesųłiné indigenous rights activist and climate activist Eriel Tchekwie Deranger.
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