About Us

The Sacred Foundation is a group of dedicated clergy and  healthcare professionals with extensive entheogenic training and experience. Our instructors and board members have all been trained in spiritual and shamanic traditions, many of whom have dedicated their lives to the preservation of these ancient ways of prayer.  


Ary_Ordained_smFounding Director, Rev. Aryshta Dean, is a retired Silicon Valley executive turned ordained minister and modern-day Priestess of Isis. She is the co-founder of the Priesthood of Nefertem, a ministry dedicated to the re-creation, education, and sacred use of the Blue Lotus sacrament (sacredbluelotus.com). She is a graduate of the Center for Sacred Studies, a certified End-of-Life Doula, former Medical Assistant, Reiki Master, and shamanic practitioner with over 15 years experience in the field of entheogens. During the past seven years she has traveled extensively researching the history of the religious use of entheogens and is the author of the forthcoming book "Priestess of the Blue Lotus"






To reestablish the ethical and sacred use of altered states, and to advocate for their legal psycho-spiritual use.  To educate clergy, healthcare, and psycho-therapeutic professionals as to the safe, historical application of altered states to raise consciousness, comfort the dying and to commune with the divine presence of God as one sees it.