entheos community

Channel Your Strength Through Compassion

 
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THE ETHOS OF ENTHEOS

Who We Are

The Entheos Community is an active, growing and non-profit group of 600+ makers, healers, artists, thinkers, organizers and leaders from 35 countries. We have gathered around our common interest in the exploration of healing trauma, raising consciousness and encouraging creative new ways of living in the world together. Many of us actively participate in healing communities, work in medical and psychological research, facilitate intimate experience with the sacred and are active participants in exploring the evolution of consciousness.


 Meet our team

 
 
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EXPERIENCE THE SACRED

What We Do

We are growing a community that recognizes an awakened consciousness; that acts with spirit-centered purpose across national, religious and ideological lines; and that invites people to remember who they truly are. We create sacred spaces in unusual places and seek to plant enduring Entheos communities that nurture healing at home.

 

 

Entheos Projects

 

ENTHEOS AT BURNING MAN

Entheos is the root of the English word “enthusiasm” and is, we believe, at the heart of the Burning Man principle of Immediacy. The Burning Man Organization describes the principle of Immediacy as follows: "Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.” This idea is the guiding light of our Burning Man theme camp, where together we build an interactive space of creativity (ritual, music, dance, art, fire, food and shamanic ceremony) where others may discover and contribute their own ἔνθεος.

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ENTHEOS WINTER VISION RETREAT

Each year, in early February, Entheos hosts a five night visioning retreat in remote and often challenging locations. Past journeys have taken us to Death Valley and Slab City, and more recently to Enchanted Ridge. At these retreats we deepen our community connections, work with sacred tools for healing, and discern the specifics of implementing our emerging vision for the coming year.

 
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Entheos Personal Retreats

As part of its non-profit mission to create scared spaces in unusual places, Entheos is available to facilitate single day and multi day retreats for individuals, small groups and larger communities. These retreats are individually curated for the specific needs and intentions of the participants.


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Entheos Community Village

Entheos has selected Southern Arizona for the construction of its first community village. The search is underway for property in the 640-1,000 acre range, located in the Sonoran Desert south of Tucson, to establish an ecological preserve for endangered plants and animals that are native to the region and are held sacred by some for their medicinal properties and healing capacity. Centered around a healing retreat center, the permanent Entheos residents will host interns, conservators, practitioners and retreat center guests. The goal is to create a sustainable template community, modeled on the Entheos vision, which can be replicated in other parts of the world to cultivate consciousness, protect the sources of Earth's natural medicines for future generations of our planet, and to lead a path out of a binary world view.

 
 
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ἔνθεος

Entheos Defined

Entheos (ἔνθεος) is a Greek word which literally translates to, “the god within.” In classical speculation on art, inspired genius was said to be entheos, “filled with god,” and because (s)he utters divine words was able to give “birth to beauty.”

Entheos speaks to the wakening of the Spirit within, and by it we mean that the authentic self, the creative, artistic and passionate being of a person, is the fundamental locus of their divinity.

The English word "enthusiasm" is derived from entheos, as are the words "entheogen" and "entheogenic," both of which refer to substances, typically of plant origin, that are used to produce a non-ordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes.

By entheos we are not referencing a specific religion, faith or creed, rather we are pointing to a universal and personal experience of the sacred which we believe is most clearly recognized when we gather as a community with creative and healing intention.

 
 
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