Today’s modern society can best be described as a paradox:. On the one hand there seems to be a collective awakening of human consciousness that is creating movement towards greater clarity, creativity, compassion, wellness, communion with nature and a sincere respect for spiritual, ethnic and gender diversity. On the other hand, our world is grappling with the backlash of social pariahs like racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, class inequalities and religious intolerance, often leading to violence; unbridled materialism and even despair. As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater. It’s clear that now is the time for balance and integration to be restored to the planet. But how do we bring balance to what sometimes seems like two polar opposite extremes? Perhaps balance can only be restored by a collective awakening of the Divine Feminine in our society so that women and men can reconnect to a more integrated idea of Source/God/Life and step into a more nurturing relationships with themselves, their communities and the planet. This panel will be having a conversation on how we can all awaken this healing and nurturing inner feminine energy into our everyday lives and how such an awakening might effect our society and our world.. They will be sharing their own unique perspectives on this topic based on the awakening to the Divine Feminine that has unfolded in their own lives personally and professionally.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
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…
Rupert Spira in conversation
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
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...
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?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
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Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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