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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Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
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.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
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
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
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...
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
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
In a new paper, physicists argue that axions could explain why the universe isn’t empty
Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
You wouldn’t find baseballs entangled in such a way that hitting one affects another miles away.
Of the 2 trillion galaxies contained within our observable Universe, 94% are already forever beyond our reach
New evidence shows that the key assumption made in the discovery of dark energy is in error
The Big Bounce theory was once thought impossible. But two physicists have just resurrected it.
No one really knows what happens inside an atom.
If you were to go as far out into space as you can imagine, what would you encounter?
A new model suggests that these subatomic particles may not be so fundamental after all.
In a curved universe, no matter which direction you travel in, you will end up at the starting point
about the man Einstein called his “spiritual son” and the Dalai Lama his “science guru.”
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.
Recent experiments have put relatively large objects into quantum states, illuminating the processes by which the ordinary world emerges out of the quantum one.
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