Entheos @ 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.
Entheos Winter Vision Retreat
Each year, in late January or 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. 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.
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 sacred species of plants and animals that are native to the region. 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 entheogenic medicines for future generations of our planet, and to lead a path out of a binary world view.
Entheos Personal Retreats
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.