At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent. In a refreshing break from the intensity of wordy plenary talks he gives us a piece of nondual theater that brings laughter, insight, and appreciation. For more information visit http://www.davidellzey.com/
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
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As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
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.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
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...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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
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.
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
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
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
We never value or even see some things in our lives until we are just about to lose them.
A Sign of Our Times or How the Black Madonna Is Shaking Us Up for the Twenty-First Century
All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed,
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.
“Some of his poems are as if he’s consoling God for what’s happened to his creation”
What a kindness she showers upon me, not letting me skip any steps, or leave not even one stone unturned.
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
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