I gave up
On healing my trauma
I gave up
On practicing the skills
To become whole
Today I gave up
Into that ever elusive
Better version of myself
Today I submitted
To the wound of love
I stopped pointing at it
Looking at it
I stopped this game of separation
I crawled inside the wound
And spread it open
I decided to wear it like a gown
I accepted my total and utter
To be anything else
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.
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
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.
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
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.
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…
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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...
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
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.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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 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?
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
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?
Rupert Spira in conversation
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
A Sign of Our Times or How the Black Madonna Is Shaking Us Up for the Twenty-First Century
What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?
“Some of his poems are as if he’s consoling God for what’s happened to his creation”
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