What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know? What if our lives bore the fruits of the principles in which we are rooted? What if we simply acted like we know what we know? We are evolving from a Newtonian paradigm of existence in which we are static entities of matter at the mercy of external forces in the universe. We now understand that we live in a quantum field of infinite potentiality, and that we are part of the quantum field itself. We are consciousness in form and our forms are forever changing. As vibrant energetic beings co-creating our reality every moment, we have agency and the ways in which we direct our energy impacts our experience. Furthermore, our experience is not the facts of what has happened, but our interpretation. We live life at the level of our real time narrative. Our “story” is more than the monotonous repetition of former conclusions; it is our active narration in the moment, projected into the future. Hence, our story is not merely a stagnant photograph of our past; it is an impressionable blueprint for our future. With enough repetition, it is hardwired within our brains such that our sense of possibility is eclipsed by the probability of precedence. We are quantum beings of infinite potential harnessed by human pre-cognitive commitments limiting our vision of possibility. How do we navigate this paradox? How do we bridge the gap between the unbridled magnificence of our future with measured capacities of our past? How do we create new neuronal synaptic pathways to receive more than our intellect can conceive, let alone comprehend? How do we step into our greater yet to be? Let’s explore our more.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Rupert Spira in conversation
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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
Fritjof Capra 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.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
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 mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
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.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
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
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
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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