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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Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Rupert Spira in conversation
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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.
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...
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
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.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
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.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with 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...
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
In a new paper, physicists argue that axions could explain why the universe isn’t empty
In a curved universe, no matter which direction you travel in, you will end up at the starting point
Physicists describe a way to merge quantum theory with Einstein’s special theory of relativity
If you were to go as far out into space as you can imagine, what would you encounter?
The Big Bounce theory was once thought impossible. But two physicists have just resurrected it.
Scientists believe that mysterious dark matter is key to forming galaxies in the cosmos. Now, a recent series of bizarre findings threatens to undermine everything we think we know.
Of the 2 trillion galaxies contained within our observable Universe, 94% are already forever beyond our reach
The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.
Another universe existed before ours – and energy from it is coming out of black holes, says Nobel prize winner
Jim Woodward’s peers have long dismissed his ideas about gravity and inertia. Now he believes he has the data that will prove him right—and could make interstellar travel possible for humans.
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