Federico Faggin, Kate Stockly, Vincent Horn and Carole Griggs are the panelists in this vital and timely discussion on "soul engineering." Applications of the science of consciousness - engineering the spiritual path - raise questions we have never had to face: How can we know a technology-induced mystical experience is authentic? What does technology mean for the future of religion? What are the limits of science's ability to understand mystical experiences? Panel and audience weigh in on these and many other topics in this format-bending "unpanel."
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
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.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
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...
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
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 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.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Galaxies can move with each other across huge distances, and against the predictions of basic cosmological models.
A new proof in computer science also has implications for researchers in quantum mechanics and pure mathematics
Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
Any theory of quantum gravity is going to have to grapple with some weird time stuff.
In a curved universe, no matter which direction you travel in, you will end up at the starting point
Discrepancies in measures of expansion may point to new physics
The “fittest” quantum properties make the most copies of themselves.
Physicists See Hints of X17, an Elusive Particle That Could Be a New Force of Nature
New evidence shows that the key assumption made in the discovery of dark energy is in error
We've detected puny, stellar-mass black holes. And we've detected giant, supermassive black holes. But what about those in the middle?
In less than 30 years, humanity has discovered more than 4,000 exoplanets
Observers are powerful players in the quantum world.
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