David Cates borrows from the science of neurobiology to describe the ways in which human beings relate, and proposes that the rhythmic entrainment of music, dance and breath is a way to reduce the tension between “large mammals in close proximity.” He puts this idea into action, showing how we can switch off the high-alert signals of social anxiety and emotional guardedness, and flood the body with oxytocin. And he invites us to notice that the human nervous system is not independent of others, and that tension operates not just at the muscular level, but at the electromagnetic level too. Meditation may bring about the cessation of thought, he says, but enlightenment is a function of the cessation of all tension at all levels in the system.
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
Scientists are slowly understanding collaboration’s role in biology
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
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