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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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.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
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.
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
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.
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
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 know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Rupert Spira in conversation
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
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...
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life.
We will explore the multidimensional nature of the ground, the importance of accessing Presence as a profound resource,
We would play shower games like ‘I will remember you every time I …’ We would prepare a death ‘nursery.’ There’d be a great playlist.
For hundreds of thousands of years, human beings worked through trauma communally through ritual practices.
The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
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