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can psychedelics heal the world?

The public attitude toward psychedelic medicines is shifting, but can they truly transform our world for the better?

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Psychedelic Medicine Is Moving from Research to Regulated Healthcare

Dozens of new studies on psychedelic medicines have come out over the last few years, showing that ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin combined with psychotherapy result in substantial, sustained reductions in mental health disorder symptoms.

  • Countries funding psychedelic research now include: Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK, and the US.
  • The US NIH has given $4 million to Johns Hopkins to investigate if psilocybin can help people quit smoking.
  • The Australian government has poured $15 million into research on psilocybin mushrooms, ketamine, and MDMA for PTSD and depression.
  • The Global Psychedelic Drugs Market is projected to reach $10.75 billion by 2027, up from $4.75 billion in 2020.

What are the implications for society and humanity of psychedelic medicine going mainstream?

Psychedelics Are Becoming More Accessible, But Not Everyone Gets to Participate

The Global Drug Survey results show that psychedelics are being used more now than ever before.  With decriminalization and legalization, previously underground activities will move (and flourish) above ground. 

  • In the US, psychedelic plants and fungi are decriminalized in Oregon; Washington DC; Oakland and Santa Cruz, CA; Somerville, Cambridge, and Northampton, MA; and in Detroit, Hazel Park, and Ann Arbor, MI. Denver, CO has decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms.
  • Oregon’s Measure 109 means the state is on track to make supported adult use of psilocybin legal for anyone over the age of 21 by 2023.
  • In Canada, physicians may now request access to psychedelics like psilocybin for eligible patients through the Special Access Program.
  • In the UK, according to the recent YouGov poll, 68% of people are in favor of psilocybin-assisted therapy.

Psychedelic therapy is still cost-prohibitive for most people. Monetary exchange for services, like shamanic ceremonies and retreats, is still technically illegal in many decriminalized locales. Indigenous wisdomkeepers are still vulnerable to arrest.  

How can we make psychedelic therapy accessible, and participation in the sector more inclusive?

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Join the Plant Spirit Summit to explore the many riveting topics at the core of the Psychedelic Renaissance and the Global Shamanic Revival.

Mareesa Stertz, Documentary Filmmaker, Lucid News

Forever grateful to the works of Lorna Liana and Entheonation; for being a powerful force in educating the psychedelic space on how to help this movement unfold in a grounded, sustainable, ethical way.  It’s through this channel that I found much of my orientation and education around honoring the work of the indigenous, how to participate in medicine work in a way that gives back, and in-depth conversations around the role businesses play in reciprocity; All important elements I'm so glad are available that help me feel informed and empowered in the psychedelic space.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining:

  • The Shipibo Art of Integral Healing with Master Plants
  • Honoring Ancestral Wisdom & Shamanic Healing in a Material World
  • Grounding the Vision: The Art of Integration
  • Psilocybin for the Masses - Lessons from Oregon
  • Psychedelic Capitalism vs Sacred Commerce - Creating Regenerative Renaissance
  • Keys to Advancing Psychedelic Decriminalization Holistically

View 18 LIVE PANEL recordings with experts & community leaders

INCLUDING

THE 5-PART PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION 

career EXPERIENCE (4 Panels + 1 workshop)

Interested in becoming a psychedelic integration specialist? 

Learn the ins and outs of being a professional integration provider from seasoned experts, so that you can learn what it takes to be an integration specialist that's safe, qualified, and good.  Get stories from the trenches, essential de-escalation strategies, favorite transformational modalities, and unconventional wisdom & best practices from the psychedelic underground.

(Psychedelic Integration Career Experience sessions are marked green in the event Program table)

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module  5

Module 6

Module 1

LIVE PANEL TOPIC

PANELISTS

Marc-John Brown

Maestra Sílvia Marin García

Maestro Noé Romeo López

Natasja Pelgrom

Ivaylo Govedarov

Robert Israel

Ana Holub

Mags Tanev (Moderator)

Ivaylo Govedarov

Ali Maya

Oriana Mayorga (Moderator)

Lunadelmar Suescún

Sabrina Frometa

Kevin Garcia

Module 2

LIVE PANEL TOPIC

PANELISTS

Lakshmi Narayan

Kat Courtney

Buki Fadipe

X Razma

Shannon Sathya Rose

Nicholas Levich

Denise Rue

Larry Norris

Katherine MacLean

Leia Friedman

Leonora Russell

Anahita Anais (Moderator)

Greg Lawrence

Manesh Girn

Jivan Dicovski

Module 3

LIVE PANEL TOPIC

PANELISTS

Mags Tanev (Moderator)

Liam Farquhar

Andrea Kauenhowen

Eugen Popa

Michelle Norris

Paul Antico

Evacheska deAngelis

Dr. Richard Louis Miller

Catherine Auman

Brad Adams (Moderator)

Ian Benouis

Greg Lake

Paul Lisy (Moderator)

Robert Heffernan
Martha Hartney

Module 4

LIVE PANEL TOPIC

PANELISTS

Jon Dennis

Anthony Johnson

Andre Ourso

Pilar Hernández-Wolfe

Daniel Shankin

Allison Feduccia

Catalina Munar Guerrero

Kyle Buller

Jim Fadiman

Jakobien van der Weijden

Alvaro Zárate

Paul Lisy (Moderator)

Brad Adams

Nadja Schollenberger

Daniel Shankin

Paul Antico

Module 5

LIVE PANEL TOPIC

PANELISTS

Graham Pechenik

Alexander Beiner

Kat Conour

Shelby Hartman

Lorna Liana

Carlos Plazola

Carsten Fisher

Tone Rawlings

Monica Cadena

Module 6

ARTIST

Scotxi Huya

Jens Jarvie

Sunny Davidson

Ora Dea

Adrian Freedman

Ravi Freeman

Othon

Anthar Kharana

Amalua

Ali Maya

Ashel Seansuz Eldrige

Tara Divina

Plus...

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CAN PSYCHEDELICS HEAL THE WORLD?

A HANDBOOK FOR PSYCHEDELIC ADVOCATES & CULTURE CREATORS

Psychedelic medicine is heralded as the new frontier of psychotherapy. Get ready to discover:

  • The most commonly used natural psychedelics & their therapeutic benefits.
  • Which psychedelic plant medicines have long-standing ceremonial use.
  • What promising psychedelic therapies are available (& on the horizon)… & how long will it take for ordinary people to have access?

Learn the options available to seekers of facilitated psychedelic experiences in a world that still considers psychedelics to be dangerous, of no medical value... and continues to prohibit their use.

Deepen your capacity to navigate the nuances and complexities of the Psychedelic Renaissance, so that you can co-create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive psychedelic culture!

*You will receive access to the sessions via email when you sign up. You will also get the EntheoNation newsletter, which includes mind-expanding courses, workshops, articles & products you may enjoy.

Lynn-Marie Morski,MD, JD,  Host of the Plant Medicine Podcast

"EntheoNation is an invaluable voice in the rapidly growing psychedelic sector, covering a wide range of perspectives that make the promise of psychedelic medicine so intriguing. From the latest research in psychedelic science to the holistic frameworks of Indigenous wisdom keepers to intrepid journeys of world-traveling ethnobotanists and cultural anthropologists, you will discover a fascinating world of healing and awakening that is relevant to complex modern times."

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SEE an EXCLUSIVE indigenous-Filmed MINI DOCUMENTARY

THE GUIDANCE OF YAJÉ - ANCESTRAL SIEKOPAI MEDICINE

Do you know what the most important month is to drink yajé (ayahuasca)? How about the true purpose of preparing our body through a dieta?

Discover these, and many other aspects of ancestral indigenous lore through the wisdom of elder healers and leaders of the Siekopai community of Ecuador in The Guidance of Yajé - Ancestral Siekopai Medicine.

Directed by Siekopai leader Jimmy Piaguaje and produced by filmmaker Kumiko Hayashi, this short film will give you a glimpse of the importance of yajé for the Siekopai nation, the role this sacred medicine has played in the preservation of their culture, and the shamanic secrets passed on to the current generation of healers by ancestral wisdom keepers. 

ALSO WATCH: AYAHUASCA & THE HUNI KUIN CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

Alongside the Psychedelic Renaissance, is a Great Shamanic Revival that sees indigenous wisdom keepers traveling around the world sharing their knowledge, spirituality and culture to an industrialized world hungry for meaning and authentic connection. 

Filmed in the Huni Kuin community of Novo Futuro in Acre, Brazil, this mini documentary shares the tribe's decision to open their village to outsiders and seek alliances with people from the Global North. 

Directed by Brazilian filmmakers Lara Jacoski and Patrick Belem from Bem-Te-Vi Produções, you will witness the Huni Kuin people’s long process of recovering their roots, remembering their culture, and emergence into better times, the era of indigenous rights. 

PLUS - HEAR FROM INDIGENOUS WISDOM KEEPERS AND THOUGHT LEADERS

Taita Giovanni Moriano (born Luis Evelio Moriano) is a traditional doctor from the Awa community of Putumayo, Colombia. Taita Giovanni has been serving yagé for over 30 years and founded his maloka, “Inkal Awa” (“people of the river and the mountain”), in Medellín 25 years ago.

Taita Giovanni Moriano

Traditional doctor of yagé medicine

Fernando Choa Falla, whose spiritual name is Nɨmairatofe (meaning “tree of wisdom”), is an author, speaker, and ancestral wisdom keeper from the Witoto indigenous community of Amazonas, Colombia. He is the author of three books and is currently working on his fourth.

Fernando Choa Falla

Author

Roberto is a connoisseur of medicinal plants native to the Amazon Rainforest. He lives in the present day Siekopai territory located in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. He is one of the wise men of the indigenous Siekopai Nation.

Roberto Piaguaje

Traditional Siekopai Healer

Juana is a wise woman from the Siekopai Nation. She holds the traditional practices of women’s healthcare that were taught to her from the Siekopai grandmothers. She knows the care that women must take into account when drinking Yaje and other plant medicines.

Juana Payaguaje

Siekopai Wisdom Keeper

Cecilio Soria Gonzales is a qualified lawyer and Shipibo communicator, the founder of Voz Indigena: La Hora Shipiba, a magazine and radio show about indigenous nations published in Shipibo and Spanish. Cecilio’s work promotes Shipibo culture and Shipibo empowerment and seeks to protect the rights of Peru's indigenous populations.

Cecilio Soria Gonzales

Shipibo Activist & Communicator

Jimmy Piaguaje is a young indigenous leader of the Siekopai nation. He is a communicator for the organization Alianza Ceibo, partner of Amazon Frontlines. He is currently producing his feature length fiction film, Wajokone, about his grandparents confronting the first Spanish invaders.

Jimmy Piaguaje

Siekopai Leader & Filmmaker

Vicky Corisepa is from the 2000-strong Amazonian Harakbut tribe of the village of Shintuya in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. She has dedicated herself over the past few years to growing her knowledge of the wider world and of the political dynamics that directly affect the series of communal lands across which her people are spread.

Victoria Corisepa

Indigenous Leader & Activist

After serving 2 years in the Peruvian army, Jaime Corisepa Neri, born Mek Topo of the Harakbut community, started working for the National Federation of Río Madre de Dios and tributaries (FENAMAD). He became president of this organization in 2010 and currently in the process of creating a self-governing body for the Harakbut Nation.

Jaime Corisepa

Ex-President of FENAMAD

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Dr. James Fadiman earned his BA from Harvard and his MA and PhD from Stanford. He has been involved in psychedelic research since the 1960s, the last ten years uncovering and researching the multiple uses of microdosing. Considered “the father of modern-day microdosing”, he is a founding member of the International Microdosing Association. He researches and consults about safe, low-cost, high-benefit uses of psychedelics and related substances.

James Fadiman

Author, Psychedelic Researcher, Speaker

As one of six Master Healer brothers, Noé comes from an exquisitely rich lineage of Shipibo plant-spirit medicine carriers. His grandfather was a Meralla, the highest rank of spirituality among the Shipibo-Konibo. His call to the path of healing passed on by his father, Noé started dieting Shipibo-Konibo master plants as a late teen. Since then, he has done dietas with a vast plethora of master plants and has exercised his shamanic talents in Peru, Argentina and Chile.

Maestro Noé Romeo López

Shipibo Master Plant Healer

Sílvia’s mother was deeply connected to the healing traditions and, primarily, Kené - traditional textile design of the Shipibo lineage. Trained as a seamstress from an early age, since her late teens, with guidance from the famous curandera, Elisa Vargas from Sanken Nete, Sílvia has done dietas with a variety of plants from the Shipibo lineage, evolving into the adept, skillful, and talented maestra she is today, renowned for her healing capacities throughout Peru, Brazil, and Costa Rica.

Maestra Sílvia Marin García

Shipibo Master Healer & Craftswoman

Mark Plotkin is an ethnobotanist who serves as President of the Amazon Conservation Team, and host of the popular podcast, "Plants of the Gods." He is the author of several popular books, the best known of which is "Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice."

Mark J. Plotkin

Amazon Conservation Team, President

Xochitl (So-chil) Ashe, a fifth generation medicine woman in the healing traditions of her Peruvian ancestral lineage, has worked with sacred plant medicines since age of 16. For the past 23 years, she apprenticed under her Godfather, a Mazatec Medicine Man of the ancient tradition of healing with the "Nti-si tho" "Santitos" or Psilocybin mushrooms. 

Xochitl Kusikuy Ashe

Founder, Teona Center for Ancestral Plant Medicine

Fredy was trained by his grandfather Don Maximo in the Mastery of Andean Ceremonies and rituals since he was a very young boy. As a Spiritual leader both in his own community of Chinchero, International gatherings and Spiritual Journeys he has a passion for the teachings of his people, and a profound respect for the Global awakening Human Consciousness. He is a Co-founder of Cusi Huayna, a youth group focused on re-strengthening the community through the remembrance of traditional dance, story and songs.

Puma Fredy Quispe Singona

Andean Healer

Abuela Gloria, whose spiritual name is Nanantzin Atekokolli, is a spiritual guide and conductor of Native American traditions, including Temazcal, Vision Quest, and Dual Moon Dance.
She has been leading Temazcal and women’s circles since 1998, and is a custodian of the Mexhica Toltec tradition for Colombia. She also performs Tonal readings and shares and practices Toltec knowledge.

Abuela Gloria González

Ceremony Leader and Spiritual Guide

With over 1800 papers, 16 books, and 3 photography books published, 18 documentaries produced, and around 20 awards, medals, and honorary degrees received, Wade Davis is truly “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all life’s diversity.”

Wade Davis

Ethnographer, Ethnobotanist & Author, One River

Atira Tan is the founder and CEO of Art to Healing and Yoga for Freedom. She specializes in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Facilitation Training Programs, Women’s Health and Leadership, Spiritual Activism, and Recovery from Sexual Abuse. Currently, she holds retreats and teacher trainings globally, and serves as the head of integration and yoga
teacher at AYA Healing Retreats in Peru.

Atira Tan

Head of Integration at AYA Healing Retreats

Alexander Beiner is a writer, facilitator and cultural commentator. He's the co-founder of Rebel Wisdom, a media platform and retreat organization, and of Open Meditation, a non-religious meditation school based in London. He's also the author of a novel on shamanism, and an executive director of Breaking Convention.

Alexander Beiner

Co-Founder, Rebel Wisdom

Katherine began her psychedelic career as a researcher and guide in the Johns Hopkins psilocybin trials from 2009-2013. In 2015, she co-founded the first professional psychedelic education and integration program in NYC. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Midnight Water, which explores the complicated terrains of death, grief, developmental trauma, and motherhood, and a passionate advocate for home-based psychedelic healing that positions women and family caregivers at the center.

Katherine MacLean

Writer and psychedelic scientist

Dr David Luke is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College, a celebrated author, speaker, and researcher, director of the Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon at the Institute of Ecotechnics, London, and cofounder and director of Breaking Convention.

David Luke

Professor, Author, Speaker, Researcher, Breaking Convention Director

Kyle Buller is the co-founder of Psychedelics Today, long-time student and facilitator of breathwork, and a spiritual emergence coach. His academic background is in transpersonal and somatic psychology, and his clinical practice includes counseling at-risk young people and individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis. 

Kyle Buller

Co-Founder of Psychedelics Today

Shelby is the Co-Founder and CEO of DoubleBlind, a media company covering all things pertaining to the psychedelic movement. Her work has appeared in VICE, Playboy, Quartz, LA Weekly, the Huffington Post, Thrillist, and Rolling Stone, among others.

Shelby Hartman

Co-Founder, Double Blind Magazine

Brad Adams is the founder and CEO of the Los Angeles Medicinal Psychedelics Society (LAMPS), and was the organizer behind the Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS) at UCLA in 2018, as well as the virtual LAMPS Symposium in 2021.

Brad Adams

Founder and CEO, Los Angeles Medicinal Plant Society (LAMPS)

Dr. Crystal Dawn is an
herbalist, emergency
room physician, blog
writer, speaker, and
world traveler. She has served as adjunct faculty for the Association for the
Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM), and currently consults for Doorways Inc., a ketamine-assisted psychotherapy center in Oakland, and runs her
medical practice in which
she infuses medicinal
botanicals and other
integrative approaches
into her wellness
modalities.

Dr. Crystal Dawn

MD, Herbalist

Anahita Anais Parseghian is an Integrative Trauma Healing Expert, Microdosing Mentor, and Attunement Coach, whose approach is informed by
extensive studies of somatic therapies, trauma, embodiment, and
ancient wisdom traditions. Anahita is the founder and chief editor at MicrodoseGuru.com.

Anahita Parseghian Anais

Founder & Integrative Microdosing Expert at Microdose Guru

Dr. Richard Louis Miller,
M.A., Ph.D., has been a
clinical psychologist for
over 50 years. He is the
founder of the Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program, has been a
faculty member at the
University of Michigan
and Stanford University,
an advisor on the President’s Commission
on Mental Health, a
founding board member
of the Gestalt Institute of
San Francisco, and a
member of the national
board of directors for the
Marijuana Policy Project.

Dr. Richard Louis Miller

Clinical Psychologist, Author & Radio Host of Mind, Body, Health & Politics

As a trauma-informed integrative counselor, intuitive guide, energy practitioner, and mindfulness & meditation coach, Evacheska has dedicated her energy and life’s work to creating and holding space for the facilitation of healing and expansion. She is the founder of Temple Sotto Luce, a community organization dedicated to inner work and expansion.

Evacheska deAngelis

Integrative Guide, Founder of Temple Sotto Luce

Dr. Allison Feduccia is a Co-Founder and CEO of Psychedelic Support. She is a neuropharmacologist interested in advancing psychedelic research, medicinal use of psychedelics, and ceremonial practices that incorporate plant medicines. Dr. Feduccia has published over 25 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals. 

Dr. Allison Feduccia

Co-founder, Psychedelic Support / Project New Day

Greg Lawrence is a psychedelic integration and transformational coach at The Transpersonal Counseling Center, PsychedeLiA, and Innerspace Integration. He is also an energy worker and an active member of the Southern California psychedelic community.

Greg Lawrence

Psychedelic integration specialist

As a spiritual business coach, Beth helps current and aspiring coaches, healers, Psychedelic Pioneers and spiritual teachers align with their soul’s path and grow their business so they can help more people, share their unique Medicine, and have a thriving transformational business they love.

Beth Weinstein

Psychedelic & Spiritual Business Coach

Daniel 'Sitaram Das' Shankin is a yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and psychedelic integration coach with two decades of experience; he is also the founder of Tam Integration and the organizer of Mt Tam Integration Jam and the world's first Psilocybin Summit.

Daniel Sitaram Das Shankin

Founder of Tam Integration / Psilocybin Summit

Dr. Tone Rawlings is an artist, scientist, educator, and guide. They help people decolonize their hearts and minds, so that they can tap into their higher wisdom and unwind from White-supremacy culture to heal the soul wound.

Dr. Tone Rawlings

Decolonize the Heart & Mind

Kumiko Hayashi is a meta-shaman and a documentary filmmaker.
She is a producer and cinematographer of the film Women Of The White Buffalo, and the director of The Roots Awaken, her first feature length film. She has pioneered unexplored frontiers in indigenous media and has presented her work with environmental conservation and indigenous cultures in conferences and gatherings around the world.

Kumiko Hayashi

Filmmaker

Elio Geusa is the founder of AYA Healing Retreats. He is immensely passionate about sharing his knowledge on Master Plants, respecting traditional ways of knowing, interpreting and navigating plant medicine work and helping to re-awaken his guests to the innate intelligence and benevolence of the natural world.

Elio Geusa

Founder of AYA Healing Retreats

Kat Courtney has been working with Plant Medicines such as Ayahuasca and Huachuma for almost 2 decades, and she's a pioneer in the Psychedelic Integration space. She's authored the book Plant Medicine Mystery School, and is an outspoken messenger for safe and ethical relationships with all the sacred plants.

Kat Courtney

CEO, Plant Medicine People, AfterLife Coach

Carlos is the director of the Ayahuasca Foundation, a unique retreat center that also hosts educational courses and conducts plant medicine research in the Peruvian Amazon.
He also offers pre- and post-retreat counseling and continues to develop ideas about maximizing the healing impact of plant medicine retreats.

Carlos Tanner

Program Director, Ayahuasca Foundation

Jerónimo Mazarrasa is an ayahuasca community activist. He works as Social Innovation Coordinator for ICEERS, and is a founding member of the Plantaforma. Over the past 5 years he has devoted most of his energy to exploring how ceremonial plant practices can be integrated outside of their cultures of origin.

Jerónimo Mazarrasa

Social Innovation Coordinator, ICEERS

Robin Divine is a Psychedelic Safety, Equity and Accessibility consultant and the founder of the Black Psychedelic Equity Fund. She is also the author Creating Safer Space: a Guide for white psychedelic facilitators who hold space for Black clients.

Robin Divine

Organizer, The Black Psychedelic Equity Fund 

Long-time entheogen enthusiast Merrill has followed his calling into public speaking and psychedelic advocacy, as well as building & running dynamic community environments for fostering personal & spiritual transformation. He has been deeply involved is studying and teaching the esoteric wisdom of the Western Mystery School tradition and comparative world religions for over 20 years.

Rev. Merrill Ward

Exec. Dir. & Minister, Awakening Divinity Ministries

Dr. Hannah McLane is a physician, psychoanalyst, and entrepreneur. She conducts research on cognitive diversity, psychedelic science, ethics, PTSD, and emerging alternative therapies for mental health issues. She is the Founder and Executive Director of SoundMind, an organization dedicated to bringing equity, ethics, and innovation to the psychedelic ecosystem through training, research, and clinical services.

Hannah McLane

Founder and Executive Director of SoundMind

Allison Hoots, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney of Hoots Law Practice PLLC and has been an attorney since 2011. She has practiced law with small law firms and an Am 100 law firm. Currently, she is Of Counsel to Plant Medicine Law Group LLP, a boutique law firm serving the psychedelic and cannabis space.

Allison Hoots

Attorney, Hoots Law Practice PLLC, Of Counsel, Plant Medicine Law Group LLP, Chacruna's Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants

Ian Benouis, JD, is the Founder of Entheo Law, which has helped create over 20 entheogenic churches. He is a West Point graduate, former Blackhawk helicopter pilot, former US Army officer and combat veteran. He has been healing himself for over 25 years with natural earth medicines, and has organized and participated in numerous trips with veterans to Mexico, Peru, and other locations for ethnobotanical healing. His work has been captured in documentaries including From Shock to Awe and Soldiers of the Vine.

Ian Benouis

Entheogenic Attorney

Oriana is a cis-femme, queer, first-generation, anti-oppression organizer and artist from New York. She is a board director for Faith in Harm Reduction and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), where she also works as their Equity Strategist. She is  dedicated to dismantling structural oppression, advancing racial justice, ending violence against all women.

Oriana Mayorga

Board Director at Faith in Harm Reduction & SSDP

Carlos grew up surrounded by a loving Chicano/Mexican community. He has a BS degree from UCLA in biological anthropology and an Master’s degree from the Yale in Political Ecology and Conservation Biology. Today, Carlos builds housing in Oakland and serves as the Chair of the Board of Decriminalize Nature.

Carlos Plazola

Chair of the Board at Decriminalize Nature

Dr. Catalina Munar Guerrero is the founder of IMAP, an ancestral plant medicine integration program, which supports patients in their physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Her program is a combination of Amazonian ancestral medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and modern western medicine. She also provides support as a physician at three houses of ancestral medicine (of both the Cofán and Inga indigenous traditions) in the region surrounding Medellín, Colombia.

Catalina Munar Guerrero

Integrative Medical Coaching

Leia is a teacher, writer, and community organizer. She is a cofounder of Boston Entheogenic Network, host of the podcast "The Psychedologist: consciousness positive radio," and an author for Psymposia. Leia is an active advocate to the psychedelic community and the overall movement for cognitive liberty and collective healing.

Leia Friedman

Co-founder of Boston Entheogenic Network

André Ourso, MPH, JD is the Administrator for the Center for Health Protection. As Center Administrator, André oversees crucial programs that leverage public health’s licensing and regulatory tools to protect the health of all Oregonians.

André Ourso

Administrator, Center For Health Protection, Oregon

Lakshmi is the founder and creative director at Awake Media, co-founder and President at Awake.net, a non-profit social impact network for the entheogenic community, and home of FEAT, Fund for Entheogenic Addiction Treatment.

Lakshmi Narayan

Founder and Creative Director of Awake Media, Co-founder of Awake.net

Buki is the founder of Adventures in OM, a resource for those seeking the tools, inspiration, guidance and education in support to their growth and expansion. Adventures in OM's goal is to provide people with the guidelines, insight and tools for transformation and healing.

Buki Fadipe

Decolonized Educator & Entheogenic Practitioner, Adventures in Om

Rob is an independent researcher and activist who has been involved in vegetalismo, Santo Daime, and other syncretic traditions since 2000. He is part of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants. He is also involved with integration work as a certified Shamanic Breathwork facilitator and a certified Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner. He writes and speaks about the integration of Buddhist Dharma and medicine work.

Robert Heffernan

Coordinator, Chacruna's Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants

Kristyn Caetano is an Intuitive Business Mentor and Founder of EVOLVE Entrepreneur Academy, with more than 15 years of experience as a Certified Coach, and 30 years as a Holistic Practitioner.

She helps Spiritual Coaches and Healers sell out their programs with streamlined marketing, soulful strategy, and live events.

Kristyn Caetano

Intuitive Business Coach, Founder of EVOLVE Entrepreneur Academy, Hypnotherapist

A former film studio story analyst and long time film and video archive owner/partner, Paul has made several social issue oriented documentaries and is just completing work on a feature documentary entitled "The Reach" which details how psychedelic medicines helped him deal with what he has called his "M.A.D.ness" (Magnified Awareness of Death). Paul has been a Los Angeles Medicinal Psychedelics Society partner since 2015

Paul Lisy

Documentary Filmmaker, LAMPS Partner

Larry Norris, PhD, studied biopsychology and cognitive science at the University of Michigan, and got his PhD at CIIS. He is the co-founder and executive director of Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education (ERIE), and a co-founder and board member of Decriminalize Nature (DN). He advocates for the unalienable right to develop one’s own relationship with Nature and aims to support efforts to decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi.

Larry Norris

Co-founder of ERIE & Decriminalize Nature

Sabrina Frometa is the Founder of YAYA, a creative studio that provides decolonized learning and creative development for makers, creators and organizations across Black and indigenous diasporas. Sabrina is most known for being a connector of souls.

Sabrina Frometa

Jefa in Chief at YAYA

Liam is an ex-Big 4 management consultant who bridges the worlds of science and spirituality. After a multi-year-long breakdown, he was forced to stop and listen to who he really was. This led to an extensive healing and retraining process, and he is now a legal psychedelic guide where he uses a unique 7 Lens model that he developed: Internal Family Systems; Grofian (based on the work of Stanislav Grof); Jungian (based on the work of Carl Jung); Mindfulness; Scientific; Shamanic; and Trauma/Somatic.

Liam Farquhar

Psychedelic Guide, Founder of Brighter Pathways

Jakobien is a microdosing educator, holistic coach, psychedelic guide and co-founder of Microdosing Institute. She's been in service of the Psychedelic Renaissance since 2003, holding different roles at non-profit organisations and companies, before creating Microdosing Institute as a platform for education, coaching, community and research in 2017.

Jakobien van der Weijden

Co-Founder, Microdosing Institute

Tanya Lynn is a “strategic activator” and the visionary CEO of Sistership Circle, a global organization that offers leadership training for women to reveal themselves and step into their power so they start their own circle business. Tanya has been internationally facilitating, coaching & leading groups of women since 2006.

Tanya Lynn

Founder of Sistership Circle

Eugen Popa is president of the Romanian Hypnosis Association and CEO of Healing Trauma Summit and several healing and personal development events. He is teaching thousands world wide in the field of psychotherapy, coaching and counseling. Eugen is an international speaker and trainer with 15 years of experience and is a trainer in Hypnotherapy, NLP, and several psychological types of intervention.

Eugen Popa

CEO of Good Mind

After developing one of the top bodywork practices in the United States, Kayse went on to open four highly regarded integrated healing arts studios in NorCal over eight years with no outside funding or partners. Today, she leads a thriving nationwide virtual platform combining microdosing education and supportive community called Microdosing for Healing.

Kayse Gehret

Founder of Microdosing for Healing

Marc-John is a practitioner of modern shamanism since 2008. These studies have taken him to work with tribal shamans of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Korea, and Malaysia. Among his many callings are: ceremony & retreat facilitation, plant medicine integration, and coaching, writing and public speaking, indigenous capacitation, and advocacy.

Marc-John Brown

Shamanic Coach & Mentor, Founder of Jungle Wisdom Academy

Lua is a multidimensional Brazilian Artist and Spiritual Entrepreneur who lives in Los Angeles, facilitates plant medicine ceremonies and initiations, and runs an online mystery school which supports lightworkers to integrate their transformational experiences in a way that aligns their connection to the Divine and maintain a healthy lifestyle. She helps artists and healers take their ascension path to the next level and assists them to amplify their message through creative multimedia.

Aluna Lua

Entheogenic Guide, Mentor, Founder of Ascension Arts

Manesh is in the latter stages of obtaining his PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University and has been lead or co-author on over a dozen scientific publications and book chapters on topics including psychedelics, meditation, daydreaming, and the default-mode network. He is also the host of the YouTube channel The Psychedelic Scientist.

Manesh Girn

PhD Student and CRO, EntheoTech

Ali Maya guides transformational retreats, teaches programs integrating plant medicine, Buddhism and somatic-transpersonal psychology and creates sacred music, all with the intention to serving the healing and awakening of humanity.

Ali Maya

Ceremonial Healer, Musician, and Guide

Kevin García began working in harm reduction as a health educator providing street-based syringe access services and later as a bilingual case manager servicing people living with HIV. Kevin became involved in harm reduction related work through Students for Sensible Drug Policy as a chapter leader.

Kevin Garcia

Harm Reduction Consultant

Álvaro is the co-founder of Microhuasca, a Peruvian social organization developing programs and protocols for ayahuasca microdosers and microdosing professionals, and Cosmovision. Before, he was founder and CEO at Waves & City Incubators & Doer, advisor to govts of Peru and Paraguay on development through entrepreneurship & innovation, Head of the Entrepreneurship school at Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, and postgrad professor at Universidad de Lima and Universidad de Piura.

Álvaro Zárate

CEO, Microhuasca

When it comes to growing a profitable herbal business and building a thriving, engaged community, former pharmacist Yolanda Joy has the winning prescription. Her scientific diligence to the art of audience building, joint venture partnerships, and community, Yolanda teaches how to make a holistic business bloom.

Yolanda Joy

Founder of Herbal Entrepreneur

Jens Jarvie is a passionate kirtan artist. His chanting, kirtans and original conscious lyrics will inspire you to take flight in the vastness of the heart. His songs invoke healing and transformation, inviting you on a journey of depth and transcendence. Jens's music is about celebration, embodiment and remembrance.

Jens Jarvie

Sacred Music Creator

Pilar Hernández-Wolfe is associate professor and director of the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program. She is a licensed family therapist and a licensed clinical professional counselor, a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Pilar Hernández-Wolfe

Licensed Family Therapist

Lunadelmar Suescún (she/ella) has been involved in drug policy activism spaces since 2015 when she joined Students for Sensible Drug Policy. She has experience working with syringe service programs and academic diversity, equity, and inclusion teams. Currently, Luna is a bilingual harm reduction content consultant for an online based harm reduction organization.

Luna Suescún

Board Director for Students For Sensible Drug Policy

Paul Antico is the Managing Director of Los Angeles based PsychedeLiA Integration, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2016. He also holds certifications as a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, a Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Therapist, and as a provider of Dr. Stephen Porges Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP).

Paul Antico

PsychedeLiA Integration, Managing Director

Suzi Kalypso is a passionate advocate for the legalization of psychedelics and sacred plant medicines. She uses astrological and spiritual perspectives in her services, and offers substance abuse recovery guidance based on her personal experiences. She specializes in Shadow Work and guiding people through their “Dark nights of the Soul.”

Suzi Kalypso

Founder, the Temple of Eden Bufo Church

Anthony is a political director at Oregon People's Rebate, chief petitioner at Health Justice Recovery Alliance and executive director at Vote Yes on 91. He studied alternative dispute resolution at Mizzou Law.

Anthony Johnson

Oregon Measure 110 Chief Petitioner

Nicolas has spent over a decade experimenting with psychedelic plants, fungi, and synthetic substances in both recreational and ceremonial settings. After realizing the power of these medicines, he embarked on a 5-year apprenticeship to become an ayahuasquero and shamanic practitioner.

Nicolas Levich

Co-Founder and Lead Facilitator at Psychedelic Passage

Skye is an Earth Medicine and Feminine Leadership Mentor. She works with clients in groups and one on one, teaches harm reduction and trip sitting courses, and legally facilitates psychedelic journeys with cannabis. Her many somatic therapy modalities, like Hakomi, yoga, bodywork and Reiki pair seamlessly with the plant ally cannabis-sativa to empower her client's embodiment, sovereignty, trauma resolution and self-actualization.

Skye Weaver

Earth Medicine and Women's Leadership Mentor

Greg Lake, Esq. is a
trial and appellate
attorney for Benouis
& Associates, cofounder,
CEO, and consultant of the entheogenic church EntheoConnect, and
author of three books
including Psychedelics
in Mental Health
Series: Psilocybin
and
The Law of
Entheogenic Churches
in the United States
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Greg Lake

Attorney, Author, Entheogenic Church Consultant

Andrea is trained in Compassionate Inquiry, Gabor Mate's therapeutic approach to working with trauma. She's informed in Internal Family Systems Therapy and has completed certification for coaches through the IFS institute. Andrea incorporates various tools in her unique method to help people get beyond subconscious constraints and shift their energy in order to create a life of deeper fulfillment.

Andrea Kauenhowen

Trauma-informed Coach, Host of the UglyGrowth Podcast

Natasja Pelgrom is a visionary leader and mystical mentor whose life’s work is to lead spiritual experiences that support others in their journey of transformation and growth. She is the founder of Awaken The Medicine Within retreats and since 2017 supporting people with cutting-edge psycho-spiritual approaches. She has held training, assisting, and facilitation roles in over 800 psychedelic ceremonies, has coached over 2000+ clients, and advised and curated programs for (psychedelic) wellness companies.

Natasja Pelgrom

Visionary Leader and Mystical Mentor

Ivaylo is an ancestral medicine retreat facilitator, integration coach,
and founder of Colibri Garden. He works with various medicines, practices and rituals including ayahuasca, psilocybin mushrooms, temazcal, cacao, men’s work, and breathwork. He has been living in Colombia since 2018, learning closely from Colombian and other Latin American medicine men and women.

Ivaylo Govedarov

Sacred Medicine Retreat Facilitator and Integration Coach

Kat Conour, LMFT, applies her background in philanthropy, nonprofits, and organizational consulting to serve leaders and organizations in the field of psychedelics and other healing and justice-oriented fields. With a keenness for identifying and developing talent, she turns values and vision into action.

Kat Conour

Founder & Principal at Auryn Project

Michelle is a former corporate warrior, trained chef and multi-potentialite. Her previous health issues, coupled with extended battle with traditional medical advice, changed her perspective on how the world tackles health, wellness and prosperity.

Michelle Norris

CEO & Founder of Paleo f(x)

Denise Rue is a licensed clinical social worker & clinical hypnotherapist. As lead therapist and retreat leader at a psilocybin retreat in Jamaica, Denise has held space and provided group integration for over 400 individuals.

Denise Rue

Retreat Leader and Lead Therapist at MycoMeditations

Shannon Sathya Rose is a Certified Reiki Master, Life Coach and Soul Integration Guide. She is the founder of Sathya Rose - an integrative coaching and healing company . Shannon has benefited from the use of plant medicines and long periods of integration for her own healing and transformation.

Shannon Sathya Rose

Intuitive Life Coach and Soul Integration Guide

Jivan is a life mentor and a guide whose mission is to help people arrive in the present moment. He combines different modalities into his practice, such as somatic work, meditation, and counseling.

Jivan Dicovski

Life Mentor and Guide

X Razma is a bestower of body bliss. She is a healer, mediator, movement muse, media maker, & creativity doula empathetically emancipating our evolutionary edge through curating compassionate cultural change containers.

X Razma

Author of Guide for Guides: Ethical Trauma-Informed Psychedelic Support

Catherine Auman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice assisting people with their personal and spiritual growth. She has had an almost 40-year career working in all fields of mental health helping thousands of clients.

Catherine Auman

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Prior to founding Calyx Law in 2016, Graham gained over a decade of experience obtaining and defending some of the country's most valuable patents, representing numerous companies in the agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology industries.

Graham Pechenik

Registered Patent Attorney and Founder, Calyx Law

Co-founder of the Psychedelic Society Berlin whose work focuses on finding ways to prevent harm, support victims of abuse, and hold abusers accountable.

Nadja Schollenberger

Co-founder of Berlin Psychedelic Society

Jon Dennis is a psychedelic lawyer and activist. He is the co-host of the Psychedelics Today podcast Eyes on Oregon and is a founding member of the Entheogenic Practitioners Council of Oregon. Jon drafted the proposed framework for protecting religious and spiritual communities who operate in Oregon’s new psilocybin program.

Jon Dennis

Attorney and Activist

Monica Cadena is an Afro-Latinx California-based artist, psychedelic writer, movement worker, digital alchemist, brave space holder, plant ally, drug policy reform advocate working to end the war against cultures and communities. Monica works with many organizations within the psychedelic and entheogenic space— catch her writing over at DoubleBlind Magazine, hosting events alongside Oakland Hyphae, building community with The Ancestor Project.

Monica Cadena

Psychedelic Journalist and Event Producer

Ana Holub, MA, offers forgiveness practices, recovery from addiction, and psychedelic integration. As an expert in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation, Ana was honored as a Champion of Forgiveness by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance in 2018. She is a frequent speaker on peacemaking and the use of psychedelic medicines.

Ana Holub

Psychedelic Integration, Forgiveness Counseling, Addiction Recovery

Carsten is a Supervisor at Fireside, Behavioral Specialist at Behavioral Wellness Clinic, Program Manager at CBMCFFC, & forever a student of plant-medicine, eastern philosophy, and life. Carsten's passions are grounded in service of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, prioritizing accessibility and disrupting systems of psychedelic gatekeeping.

Carsten Fisher

Psychedelic Supervisor, Student, Disruptor

Mags Tanev is a freelance writer, editor, and workshop facilitator with a keen interest in sacred medicines, indigenous plant wisdom, and psychedelic science. She also co-facilitates a psychedelic integration circle where she lives in Medellín, Colombia.

Mags Tanev

Freelance Writer and Workshop Facilitator

Courtney began her journey with plant medicines in 2017, shortly after giving birth to her daughter. With the assistance of plant medicines and the aid of caring and competent healers, she was able to overcome postpartum depression and debilitating anxiety. Courtney then created Hummingbird Church to ensure that others would also have a safe place in the United States to receive healing.

Courtney Close

Founder / Event Organizer, the Hummingbird Ayahuasca Church

Rob Israel has dedicated his life to studying and developing his ability to transform the lives of others. As a Transformational Coach and Facilitator, Rob’s presence and compassion create the space for clients to explore, make mistakes, and break through to major results.

Robert Israel

Transformational Coach and Breathworker

Leo Russell led Decriminalize Nature Seattle for over a year, runs the nonprofit Entheo Society of Washington, and is the chair of ADAPT-WA, the legal psilocybin effort in Washington State.

Leonora Russell

Entheo Society

Martha is a Colorado attorney and mediator, as well as a certified death doula through the Conscious Dying Institute. She will be the first attorney to graduate from the California Institute of Integral Studies’ prestigious Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research program. A drug policy reform advocate, Martha is also a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.

Martha J. Hartney

Attorney & Drug Reform Advocate, Chacruna's Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants

Tune in to the sacred sound celebration

HOSTED BY:

Somesh de Swardt

Somesh de Swardt

With Performances From:

SUNNY DAVIDSON

Sunny Davidson

ADRIAN FREEDMAN

Adrian Freedman

OTHON

Othon

ANTHAR KHARANA

Anthar Kharana

AMALUA SPIRIT

Amalua

Ali Maya

Ali Maya

ASHEL SEASUNZ

Ashel Seasunz Eldridge

TARA DIVINA

Tara Divina

Ora Dea

Ora Dea

Scotxi Huya

Scotxi Huya

Ravi Freeman

Ravi Freeman

Jens Jarvie

Jens Jarvie

MEET YOUR HOST,
LORNA LIANA

Lorna Liana is the CEO of EntheoNation, a media company covering psychedelics, modern shamanism, and visionary culture. She is also the Founder of The Plant Spirit School, an online school offering workshops, programs, and 1-to-1 mentoring to individuals and professionals in the psychedelic and plant medicine sector.

With over 25+ years of psychedelic exploration and 100s of ceremonies, Lorna is an advocate for the safe, intentional use of entheogens as a tool of self-mastery, as well as the practice of sacred reciprocity.

Having personally experienced the pervasive lack of post-ceremony integration support in plant medicine culture, Lorna was inspired to launch the Plant Spirit School Integration Coach Certification Program, which is designed to provide plant medicine practitioners essential psychedelic harm reduction training and support them in becoming thriving integration coaches in the Psychedelic Renaissance.


here's what past  attendees had to say

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Innovative, insightful and enjoyable. A great opportunity to learn more about the past, present and future of shamanism and the use of psychedelic plant medicines. It was such a joy to witness the open sharing of information and the push to educate and uplift the community. Whether you're interested in traditional practices, modern research or just want to learn more about how the path of shamanism can help you in your own life, this course has much to offer and is a great source of knowledge and inspiration for the journey.

VICKI I.

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There was valuable information for seasoned voyagers and newbies alike. The speakers all had valuable insights from their years of experience working with entheogens and the topics covered were diverse and inclusive. The highlight for me was to see the underlying cohesion of emerging shamanic & entheogenic culture and gaining a better understanding of its scope. Hours of intriguing listening to be sure!

SCOTT F.

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This was one of the most cutting edge, varied and fascinating events I have recently attended. There were such thought provoking, knowledgeable and inspiring speakers in an emerging and necessary field for our times. Whether you are just curious about this, dipping your toe in, fully immersed or studying there was a speaker for every realm such as the history of psychedelics, culture, techniques, modern vs traditional approaches or science. So much to get your teeth into.. Loved it and can't wait for more.

LUCY M.B.

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I was enamoured by the Summit due to Lorna’s intellect, her comprehension of the vast array of topics she covered and her ability to connect with shamanic perspectives from so many different walks of life. Her interviews were able to bring out the best in all of her guests for listeners to enjoy. It was a wonderful experience to be part of such a gathering of entheogenic practitioners and other complementary modalities. Lorna’s broad spectrum of knowledge and hard work were evident in the quality product that she produced. At a time of global emergence of the use of entheogenic substances, this topic, and the responsible and ethical use of entheogenic substances, is perhaps of greater relevance than ever before.

CAROL S.

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This was the highlight of my year! I was blown away by the quality of the content and the integrity of the program, with a diverse array of captivating speakers. It was an incredible gift to learn directly from master medicine practitioners all over the world. It helped me to better understand my own calling and deepen my relationship with the plant teachers in my personal journey, and each talk left me feeling excited and inspired to learn more. This was a huge service to the medicines and to Pachamama at a time when this work is entering mainstream consciousness like never before.

TARA R.

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FAQs

HOW IS THIS EVENT FREE?

EntheoNation is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of psychedelics, when used safely, responsibly, and with integrity. To do so, we have chosen to make our Speaker sessions free to the public for 48 hours before they expire.

If you are unable to catch a session during the free public viewing times, we invite you to upgrade to the All Access Pass, which gives you on-demand access to all summit recordings, PLUS additional bonuses, in the Members Area for 12 months.

This optional Upgrade purchase allows us to pay our web production team, cover our recurring software expenses and the many other costs that come with running a large media platform. EntheoNation does not rely on volunteer labor, we rely on skilled, knowledgeable talent to produce well-researched, engaging, and educational content about plant medicines, psychedelics and harm reduction who are paid for their labor.

We have spent thousands of hours and several months to create this free educational event, so your Upgrade purchase allows us to keep the media platform running.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE FREE SESSIONS?

Sessions are free to watch for 48 hours, before they expire. In order to access this content, you must register for the event and receive the Program link via email. Be sure to drag our email into your Primary inbox to ensure you do not miss out on important notifications.

ISN’T “SHAMAN” AND “SHAMANISM” TECHNICALLY FROM SIBERIA?

A shaman can be defined as an earth-centered community guide and healer who travels between worlds to gather and transmit information that helps individuals and the community.

While the origin of the word “shaman” is believed to come from the Tungus Evenki language of North Asia, whose word “saman” means (very roughly) holder of knowledge. The term “shamanism” was first applied by Western anthropologists as outside observers of the ancient religion of the Turks and Mongols, as well as those of the neighbouring Tungusic and Samoyedic-speaking peoples.

Upon observing more religious traditions across the world, some Western anthropologists began to also use the term in a very broad sense. It was used to describe unrelated magico-religious practices found within the ethnic religions of other parts of Asia, Africa, Australasia, and even completely unrelated parts of the Americas, as they believed these practices to be similar to one another.

Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian and leading interpreter of religious experience, writes "A first definition of this complex phenomenon, and perhaps the least hazardous, will be: shamanism = 'technique of religious ecstasy'."

While it may seem impossible to define such a broad range of phenomena experienced by a pantheon of distinct spiritual and religious practices under a single word derived from North Asian culture, and some argue, to do so is “cultural appropriation”...

The truth is, from a linguistic perspective,  language often follows and evolves based on commonly accepted understanding of what a word means by its users. So while the word curanderismo is more accurate when describing ayahuasca shamanism, and pajelança is more accurate in describing shamanism on the other side of the border in Brazil, in the English language the word “ayahuasca shamanism” dominates keyword searches for this phenomenon.

And so it is that “shaman” and “shamanism” have become the accepted, most commonly used words that describe the ancient practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world in order to affect real change.

A “shaman” is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits. A shaman acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual and elemental forces, and affect outcomes in the physical world. Typically such people enter a trance state during a ritual, and practice divination and healing.

HOW DO I PURCHASE THE ALL ACCESS PASS?

Simply click on the Upgrade Button to purchase the All-Access Pass. You will then receive instructions via email on how to register for a Teachable account and access your on-demand recordings in the members area. The All-Access Pass also includes many bonuses provided by our speakers and partners.

IS IT CULTURAL APPROPRIATION TO SELL DIGITAL CONTENT ABOUT INDIGENOUS WISDOM AND MEDICINE?

This is not an event based on indigenous teachings. This Summit is a practical orientation guide to contemporary medicine culture and presents a general overview of core shamanic concepts found across numerous cultures.

This program does not offer any indigenous spiritual teachings that are considered to be secret or restricted knowledge reserved for people initiated into a specific lineage.  

This program does present different cultures and spiritual traditions, so that if students wish to receive indigenous teachings directly, they will be better oriented towards connecting with a lineage and teachers.

All experts featured in this program have shared their knowledge freely. The indigenous who are featured in this event have granted permission for their knowledge to be shared in the program.

IS THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF PLANT MEDICINES EXPLOITATIVE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE?

The commodification of plants, and the expansion of their commerce beyond their native regions has been a practice as old as human civilization. Coffee, cinnamon, potatoes, ginseng, tobacco, sage, and reishi mushrooms were all once “indigenous”.

Many plant medicines, like ayahuasca, have been “commercialized” for a long time already. Like doctors of today, in the Upper Amazon, shamans and healers have always received payment for healing services, whether in cash, food, or traded labor, like helping out with the harvest.

These sacred plant medicines were long administered as part of a holistic health care system, by shamans and healers who received some form of exchange for their services.

 

SHOULDN’T SACRED PLANT MEDICINES BE FREE?

While indeed the plants growing in Nature ARE free, it takes a lot of time, energy and expertise to find them, extract them, then make them into medicine. It also takes considerable time, energy, and expense to lead an all-night ceremony. Typically this labor isn’t free.

Most of the people who believe that “sacred plant medicine should be free” are Westerners who confuse plant medicine shamanism with Eastern spiritual traditions, where spiritual services were conducted for free for the community, and the community regularly tithed the monastery cash and harvest on a monthly basis, allowing monks and nuns to focus entirely on spiritual practices.

To expect indigenous people and native Amazonians to do all of this without pay, is not so different to the colonialism that once made the indigenous slaves of the conquistadors.

We expect to be paid for our work. We pay doctors in the West. Why shouldn’t plant medicine healers and shamans be paid well also?

10% of the profits go to support EntheoNation's

SACRED RECIPROCITY FUND

Here are some of the ways EntheoNation supports indigenous sovereignty:

  • Direct financial contributions to communities in the Amazon, such as the Huni Kuin community of Novo Futuro
  • Securing speaking engagements for indigenous wisdom keepers in global online conferences
  • Production of indigenous-led music and documentary film media projects
  • Donations to notable NGOs supporting indigenous sovereignty and the protection of plant medicines

We are not yet a 501c3, but envision launching a Foundation in the future.

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