SAND-2013 has undoubtedly matured.
There is a greater participation of Scientists well-known and respected in their fields of study spanning from Cognitive science to Computational Neuroscience, Lucid dreams to Non-linear mathematical models, Physics to Consciousness.
Susana Martinez-Conde from Barrow Neurological Institute was a pleasant surprise. A number of years ago I wrote to her and her colleague Stephen, after seeing their work on the Perception-Reality Disconnect, about how Non-duality considers the world as an illusion and if they would like to explore this line of thought. They had no interest and disposed off my mails as if it’s all quack science. They may not remember the correspondence, but the change in their perspective is very welcome!
The highly popular Non-dual Teachers like Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira and others were also there. Continue reading