can psychedelics heal the world?
The public attitude toward psychedelic medicines is shifting, but can they truly transform our world for the better?
Psychedelic Medicine Is Moving from Research to Regulated Healthcare
Dozens of new studies on psychedelic medicines have come out in 2021 alone, showing that ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin combined with psychotherapy result in substantial, sustained reductions in mental health disorder symptoms.
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.
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?
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.
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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:
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.
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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ex-President of FENAMAD
Very informative series that gave me a new perspective on everything ranging from counseling, plant medicine business aspects, environmental concerns, medical issues, kick ass connections and free gifts from the vanguard of the industry... all from the comfort of my own home.
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MEET YOUR HOST,
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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