Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares in her own inimitable way what she has learned of life and human potential. She tells us that a new story is emerging, that we do not live in the universe, but the universe lives in us - that we are the ones we all have been waiting for, that we are consciousness.
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At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
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.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
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.
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
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...
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
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.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
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
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Trauma and spirituality share a profound connection, according to psychologist Peter Levine.
When the heart awakens to love, it can carry the human being beyond the horizon of the ego.
"There's really no research that supports that point of view,"
Consciousness, rather than matter, is the basis of all reality.
Nondualism and idealism aren’t purely Eastern insights, but the metaphysical and spiritual root of the West as well
Light as the radiant energy of creation started the ring-dance of atoms
The purpose of therapy is to help the client acknowledge, experience, and bear reality
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