Entheogens, Art and Spiritual Practices
This workshop explores the role of art as a spiritual practice across history and cultures. We will create small artworks to experience the ways art enhances set and setting, focussed intention, documentation of revelation and integrating personal entheogenic experiences. We will practically explore: Icons, Yantra and Tribal art as focussed devotion. Awe, Bhakti Yoga and Beauty as energetic offerings. Sigils and Symbols as visualisations of intention. Charting and Illustration as maps of entherogenic journeys. Image-making as method of obtaining, deepening and integrating altered states of consciousness.
Katia Honour is a psychedelic-romantic painter from Australia. She devoted her life to spiritual, not art, training, and began to spontaneously channel through paint the day after her first ayahuasca healing. Most of her paintings are created in Shakti-tantra ashrams, churches and entheogenic communities by fully immersing in their practices. Each work is an offering of the disorienting, sensorial and sincere experiences obtained through altered states of consciousness. Katia holds a Masters of Fine Art for her thesis "Stalking Utopia: The Search for Transcendence in Psy-Culture" which explores the art which inspires, reflects and emerges from the ritual use psychedelic plants. She also teaches old master painting techniques (mischtechnik) internationally and is the founder of the Visionary Art Atelier, Melbourne. She is deeply passionate about the marriage of entheogens and art as a path of healing, integration and transcendence.... and loves to share this.