How do the different spiritual traditions view being human? How do they differ in their appreciation of the human individual and the place of the human in the total scheme of reality? A dialogue in depth that may help us see our value for the universe.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
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
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
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?
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
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...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
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.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
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 source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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