Psychic skills offer access to extraordinary insights into the phenomenal world, yet this ability can prove to be a stumbling block on the path to abiding in Absolute Reality. 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. Of those who are given this 'gift' many find it hard to let go of it and its trappings. Yet, the spiritual path necessitates a surrendering into ordinariness. Not letting it go or putting it in its proper perspective can have two common effects: it can distract and prevent one from abiding in the Truth, and it may also make it hard to have a fully embodied and functional phenomenal life (relative reality). Cultural values placed on psychic abilities range from seeing it as a gift, a curse and indicative of mental health issues. Access to the non-physical worlds offers another layer of perceivable information that may be refined and ethereal but is still part of the cause and effect construct of the illusion (maya). When it is given too much authority or interpreted as truth, the Truth cannot be seen. On my own journey, a spontaneous third eye opening initiated an abrupt orientation toward spirituality and ultimately Truth. I am amazed at how often people have asked me about my journey and when I answer, they get so caught up in the 3rd eye opening that they never get to the awakening. While subtle skills of perception can be useful when working with a student to pinpoint where they are stuck, for the most part information from non-physical realms is ignored. This talk redefines the role of psychic abilities and non-physical realms within spirituality.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
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.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
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.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Daniel Siegel answers questions from 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...
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Rupert Spira in conversation
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Please enter your email and we’ll send you instructions to reset your password