Federico Faggin, inventor of the first microprocessor and one of the creators of the digital revolution, presents a model for consciousness that clearly spells out the answer to the question: Can a digital computer become conscious? Physics describes a meaningless world, he tells us, because meaning has been defined away - not because the world is meaningless. And in a world made of abstract information consciousness cannot exist.
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A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
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.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
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.
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.
Rupert Spira in conversation
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
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.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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...
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
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
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
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.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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.
This addresses a fundamental challenge within the standard theory of quantum mechanics
Each of us may be able to experience totally different realities.
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