Guidepost #2: Is Awareness fundamental to the universe?

In Guide #2 we ask many questions. This is your space to respond to any questions you have about consciousness… theorize about the potentiality of near-death experience… or comment on your own perspective about the fundamental nature of awareness (agree? disagree? all viewpoints are welcome). Some questions you might respond to include: Are our brains…

SAND 2014: Brilliant Minds on our Brilliant Minds

If nothing else (and there is more), the Science and Non-Duality conference is a testament to how many brilliant minds and creative souls are on the side of connecting in a healthy way. Take, for example, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard, who has spoken here not only about his groundbreaking research…

A Conversation with SAND co-founder Maurizio Benazzo

I was able to sit down in the sunshine of San Jose with Maurizio Benazzo, co-founder with his wife Zaya of the Science and Non-Duality conference, to talk about why they annually bring together science and spirituality in a joined conversation. In this 4:45 clip from our conversation, he says science and non-dual practitioners are…

SAND 2014: John Hagelin’s rabbit hole

There are few people who appeal to the left-brained consciousness geek I have become more than John Hagelin and Dean Radin — two heavily rooted scientists who are attempting to enlighten us. They spoke back-to-back on the opening morning of the 2014 Science and Non-Duality Conference. Years back, when I started to become a curious…

From 2014 SAND: What is entanglement?

indras net (graphic by Gail Atkins)

Notes from the 2014 Science and Non-Duality conference in San Jose If you’ve ever been in love…. or had a child… you know that when you look upon “your beloved” – as Rumi would put it – it is as if there is no distance that separates you. You feel that person – your emotions…

Introducing Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Field

In some circles, Rupert Sheldrake is controversial. The debate over whether to post his TED Talk about the morphic field caused a storm when an anonymous science board said no, he’s full of hooey. Why? In this local discussion group, held in a Minnesota IONS home in October 2014, three members introduced the story of…