What is EntheoNation?
EntheoNation - the process of awakening the Divine within.
Entheo Nation - a global tribe of visionary people living life at the cutting edge of awakening.
EntheoNation is a web show featuring visionaries pioneering the cutting-edge of awakening through psychedelic science, modern shamanism, & new paradigm lifestyles.
- Our mission is to provide informative content about the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics & visionary plant medicines in a way that integrates science, culture, & spirituality. We are interested in the exploration of other non-ordinary states of consciousness for personal, spiritual & social transformation.
- Our vision is an environmentally sustainable, socially-just, spiritually-fulfilling, and evolved human presence on this planet, one that integrates ancient wisdom, with modern times.
About Our Content
We are a visionary culture and lifestyle blog. The kind of content you can expect from this website include, but are not limited to:
- Talk show style podcast interviews with visionary thought leaders
- Articles related to plant medicines, indigenous culture, shamanism, psychedelic science, new paradigm lifestyles, personal development, visionary art and music, conscious festivals and events
- Webinars, online courses (both free and premium), and digital information products
If you are interested in high-quality investigative journalism, serious psychedelic research, or policy information, please visit our Resources page for a list of organizations and people that are pioneering great work in this space. While we may have articles, audio or video that reference specific retreat centers or healers, we do not endorse specific shamans or their establishments. We recommend that readers do their own due diligence when choosing who to work with.
Harness the Power of Visionary States...
What do we mean by this statement? We believe that visionary states are sacred and that all human beings have the ability to receive divine visions and guidance. There are many ways to access visionary states and divine intuition, such as through Holotropic Breathwork, intensive meditation retreats, and through psychoactive medicines. We endorse the grounded, responsible exploration of visionary states.
How do you know if your relationship to visionary states is grounded and healthy?
- You give yourself extensive integration time between vision quests
- You have the ongoing support of a spiritual and or visionary community
- You lead a healthy lifestyle, with enough sleep, exercise, and good food.
- You receive positive feedback from people around you that you are solid, grounded, loved, and appreciated.
& Forge Reality Into Your Wildest Dreams.
What do we mean by this statement? We believe that we create our own reality, that our experience of the world around us originates first in our minds. For this reason, by changing your thoughts and belief systems, you have the power to co-create the reality you want to experience. We believe in the power of creating beauty in the world through visionary inspiration. Here are some suggestions:
- What you create be positive, inspiring, healing, loving, and an expression of your authentic truth
- That nobody be harmed by your creation...including yourself.
- That your dreams be grounded in wisdom, love, authenticity, with a sincere desire to awaken and make the world a better place.
About Lorna Liana - The Official Bio
Hi, my name is Lorna. On this site, I go by my show host name - Lorna Liana. A “liana” is a long-stemmed woody vine, a symbolic reference to my power plant of choice.
I am new media strategist and lifestyle business coach to visionary entrepreneurs. I travel the world while running my business as a digital nomad. My boutique agency provides “done for you” web design, development and online marketing services for social ventures, sustainable brands, transformational coaches and new paradigm thought leaders. I am also a personal development junkie, and 20 year practitioner of shamanism, with extensive training in Tibetan Bon Shamanism and the ayahuasca traditions of the Amazon Basin.
In 2004, I had a life-changing experience in the Brazilian Amazon, which has evolved into many long-term, return visits as a guest of the indigenous tribes of Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil over the past decade. I began writing about my experiences, but as I did, I realized that the best stories were not about me, but about the people of the Amazon basin – the shamans, the indigenous leaders, activists and ordinary people whose struggles and wisdom have much to teach us about the nature, the human spirit, the unseen world, and the incredible power of our minds.
￼In addition to their stories, at EntheoNation, we highlight the research and groundbreaking information of visionaries who have dedicated their lives to exploring the landscapes of non-ordinary realms of consciousness & the power of human consciousness to solve the world’s urgent problems, to help individuals experience deep healing, and access transcendent wisdom.
Since many of the most sublime and moving creative works of art and music have also been inspired from visionary states, we hope to open the hearts and minds of our listeners to access these states and co-create a more beautiful, loving, inclusive and peaceful world.
Why I Started This Site
I consume sacred plant medicines on a regular basis as a my way of praying and seeking insight. It was not so long ago that I found myself sitting for the Owner of a beautiful retreat center where I had been going for nearly 7 years to pray in Nature. After avoiding steadfastly avoiding the Owner for several years because I somehow believed that he was a gun-toting, right-wing Republican (and I was regularly tripping on his land), I unexpectedly found myself introduced to him during a special event at the center, the evening after I came down the hill from an all day journey.
Over dinner, I shared that with him that I was preparing for an epic trip down to Brazil to experience the Yawanawá Festival in a month. He was immediately curious about my passion for the Amazon. I told him I would go there to spend time with shamans and drink ayahuasca. He immediately lit up, and said, "Why I just had Dennis McKenna on my psychedelic radio show!"
So I found myself sitting for him in his daughter's yurt the next day. I felt this occasion to be a profound honor and highly synchronicitous. I had said my goodbyes to the meadow and the grove of oak trees where I had prayed for years, healing heartbreak, betrayal, and deep wounds, and receiving profound healing, grace, and redemption. Because of the gun shooting range that popped up in the meadow, and the "No Trespassing" signs that sprung up along the path, I no longer felt comfortable drinking there. So I said goodbye.
I can't help but thing the spirits of the land orchestrated my meeting with the Owner. And here I was, sitting for him, and discovering that no, he was most definitely NOT a right-wing, conservative Republican. Of the many profound messages and visions I received during that session, I received one that told me the next website I created, needed to be completely dedicated to helping people become clear channels for the Divine. That this was the only thing that really mattered in this world. It didn't matter whether you were a burger flipper or a billionaire, becoming a clear channel for love was the Number #1 most important purpose of our human existence. If you could just help awaken people to their divine essence and remember what they have forgotten, that God is within, that would be your most important work on this planet.
When I returned home from I did some domain name searches on the love theme, but nothing quite felt right. It took a few more years for this site to fully birth itself. A couple more trips to the Amazon. Learning and mastering the art of podcasting. Meeting more visionary leaders, artists and musicians. Falling madly in love. Experiencing the worst heartbreak ever. And then it all came together.
The Back Story - How It Really All Began
In 2004, I travelled to the Brazilian Amazon, hoping to connect with the indigenous shamans and experience the living tradition of ayahuasca, in a culture with an unbroken history of working with the sacred plant medicine. When I arrived in the state of Acre, I didn't speak a word of Portuguese or know a single soul. I had a list of names and email addresses, plus the 2nd chapter of my friend Robert Tindall's then unpublished book, The Jaguar That Roams the Mind. I emailed every person on that list in Spanish, assuming that the Brazilians there must know some Spanish, being so close to the Peruvian border. Little did I know that there is an impenetrable forest and mountain range separating the 2 countries. One person emailed me back, in Portuguese, saying, that he couldn't understand my email. That was Fabiano Kaxinawá, the son of the cacique (chief) of the Kaxinawá Indigenous Territory of Upper Jordão, Siã Kaxinawá. He and his brothers invited me to their village to experience the Festival of the Royal Hawk (Harpy Eagle). From that connection, I have enjoyed many more visits to the indigenous territories of Acre as a guest of the tribes, in particular, the Kaxinawás, who call themselves the Huni Kui, or the True People.
To go to the festival, I joined 2 documentary film teams to travel to Jordão, in 4 twin propeller planes, and 3 boats 5 days by river. It was a life-changing experience. But not in the way I expected.
I quit my job and decided to stay 3 more months in the Amazon. I drank a lot of ayahuasca, not only with the Indians, but also with the different churches - the Santo Daime churches in and around Rio Branco, the Barquinha churches, the Forteleza of Luis Mendes. I spend 2 months in Céu do Mapiá, a Santo Daime community founded by Padrinho Sebastião Mota de Melo and the disciples of Mestre Irineu Serra, the founder of the Santo Daime Church, located deep in the jungles of Western Amazonas, and at that time, only accessible via boat. It was a 6 hour bus ride from Rio Branco to Boca do Acre, followed by an overnight stay and then a 10 hour boat ride upriver, through submerged trees.
It was on one such boat ride that, wedged between sacks of concrete, rice and beans, that my travel companion Mark, a German man in his 70s, friend of Robert's from the Bay Area and supporter of the Pachamama Alliance, pulls out his personal business card and presents it to me. On one side is the vision of the Pachamama Alliance - an environmentally sustainable, socially-just, and spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet. On the other side, was his personal mission.
"What's your personal mission," he asked, with a twinkle in his eye.
"Hmmm, what IS my mission?" I wondered to myself. I had no idea. But I had to come to Brazil on personal sabbatical after a decade of working in the nonprofit community on causes that I deeply cared about, which paid little, but had great need. I had reached a state of burnout and needed the space to get clear on whether I wanted to continue with my nonprofit career.
I contemplated that question over the weeks and months and gradually, a message began to appear in my mind, a voice, that had a very clear mandate.
"Your mission is to leverage emerging technologies to preserve indigenous traditions, so that ancient wisdom can benefit the modern world, and technology can empower indigenous people."
It made no sense to me, as I was not technological in any way. The only thing I knew how to do online was send email.
But I couldn't shake the message. The mandate. It was coming from the forest all around me. Every day.
When I returned to San Francisco, I reported to duty. I set about teaching myself how to build websites. Then master search engine marketing. And social media. I became an Internet entrepreneur, and a podcaster. And here is my best work to date.The culmination of everything I've made my mind up to master, to follow the mandate of the forest. A living example of how a visionary experience completely changed my life, gave me my chosen profession, gave me the freedom to travel and work from anywhere in the world, to choose who I work with, and what I work on. And has resulted in experiences beyond my wildest dreams.
We Are Not A Nonprofit
As much as we love sharing these stories, content has costs. Great content, incurs higher costs. We pay our graphic designers, audio and video producers, staff writers, researchers, web developers and social media team for their hard work. In order for us to be able to showcase the work of visionary thought leaders and share there research with global audience, we do need to monetize this website. This website is commercial in nature. What that means is that I receive compensation (money) for various visitor interactions on this website and websites that are linked to from this website. Please assume this website earns money from the following:
- When a visitor clicks on a link on this website
- When a visitor clicks on a link on this website and makes a purchase of a good or service on an external website
- When a visitor visits this website
Please understand that the ways this website makes money are subject to change. It is important to understand this website does make money from its visitors in order to fund its operations. We also promote products through our email newsletter and social media profiles. If you strongly believe that this website needs to be noncommercial, you are invited to contribute $2000 USD for 1 promotion free month - yup, that's how much it costs to run this show..
This means that we will not be making new offers via any EntheoNation channel for the month that you sponsored. This does not apply to offers that have already been published - as you can imagine, retroactively removing promotional links and banners from content that has already published to the web is simply not feasible.
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About Our Logo
Our logo was a collaborative design between the plant medicine, me, my gifted designer Heidi Arriza, and the visionary community on Facebook. Symbols can mean so many different things to different people. Some individuals who were not from the visionary community, immediately saw the logo to represent the oppression of the Jews. This was far from anybody's intent.
If you are curious to know how we came up with the logo, here are where the symbols come from and what they mean:
- The Eye of Horus. Persistent, highly-detailed visions of Ancient Egypt, Egyptian deities and art during my ayahuasca journeys made it requisite that a sacred Egyptian symbol be a part of our logo design. The prevalence of regal, bird-headed beings, just like the paintings in ancient Egyptian tombs in these visits to the Spirit World inspired me to choose the Eye of Horus.
- The Shatkona Yantra. The 2 overlapping triangles that form a star of 6 points, is an ancient Hindu symbol that represents the union of the male and female form. Stylistically, it looks like the Star of David. We find this symbol to be an appropriate match to the Eye of Horus, because it is a 2 dimensional representation of the Merkaba star tetrahedron.
- Merkaba. Mer means "Light", Ka means "Spirit", and Ba means "Body". It is the light body that travels between dimensions in the spirit world.
- 8 Lotus Petals. The 8 lotus petals are symbols of Prakriti, the cause of the manifesting universe, or the source of all material existence. From the spiritual light body material existence emerges.
Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. I hope you like the stories, the content, the art, the music. It is truly a blessing to be able to bring this work to you, and this project has been a collaboration of many incredibly talented people in my visionary community who are aligned in spirit. I thank you for contributing your art, your music, and having your life's work be an intricate part of my life's work.