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Concerns over ayahuasca practitioner Lore Solaris’s plan to head to Brazil

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Mr Soulore ‘Lore’ Solaris in 2020. FB.

The ongoing inquests into the deaths of Natasha Lechner in Mullumbimby in 2019 and Jarrad Antonovich near Kyogle 2021 that were related to kambo and ayahuasca continues. However, concerns have been raised over the intentions of Lore Solaris, who was facilitating the ayahuasca ceremony at Arcoora the night Mr Antonvich died. Mr Solaris has stated that he has plans to leave Australia for Brazil to visit his teachers.

Jarrad Antonovich. Photo supplied.

Family members who are awaiting the outcome of the inquest and the possible recommendation of criminal charges have expressed concern that Mr Solaris will leave the country before the end of the inquest, and before the publication of its findings, and not return if there are unfavourable findings.

The Echo has been forwarded the DreramingArts Foundation’s call from ‘Lore’ that seeks donations from their ‘community’ in the form of GoFundMe donations towards ‘the legal bills’. They are also seeking assistance from anyone who has legal and admin skills. 

A key area of questioning during earlier parts of the inquest was around Mr Antonovich’s (senior) ‘conversation with Lore Solaris, who had been facilitating the ayahuasca ceremony at Arcoora’ on the night of his [Mr Antonovich Jr] death.’

During the missive Lore states:

I am strong and confident in this process but it has definitely taken it’s toll physically and financially and i (sic) need to take a couple of months out to go and see my teachers and elders in Brazil and rest to recharge for the next steps.’

Lore’s apparent intention to go to Brazil has concerned community and family members impacted by Mr Antonovich’s death. 

The GoFundMe page that is open to public donations does not mention Lore’s intention to go to Brazil. Instead, it focuses on the need ‘for our community to unite to preserve our rights to continue our spiritual work here in Australia’.

‘Several false claims are being made against our sacred sacrament known as ayahuasca. The media is gaslighting and creating a false narrative. The false claims have not yet been challenged through a fair legal process,’ it continues.

Prohibited from practising

Mr Solaris has also been banned from practising as a ‘Counsellor who facilitates Ayahusaca’ for eight weeks from 4 August by the Health Care Complaints Commission

The order reads: 

‘The Health Care Complaints Commission makes the following interim prohibition order under section 41AA of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 (Act):

Mr Soulore Solaris must not under any circumstances provide, or cause to be provided, any health services, either in paid employment or voluntary, to any member of the public.

For the purposes of this order ‘a health service’ carries the same meaning as defined under section 4 of the Health Care Complaints Acts 1993.’

No comment

The Echo contacted the Local Court who are running the Lechner Inquest, the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police, and the Department of Foreign Affairs over concerns raised. None were able to provide comment.

A spokesperson from the NSW Police told The Echo that, As the matter remains before the Coroner, it would be inappropriate to comment.

Further reading on Lechner and Antonovich Inquests:

Coroner inquiries underway into kambo, ayahuasca, and natural therapy related deaths in the Northern Rivers

Inquests into kambo, ayahuasca-related deaths

Inquest into death of Jarrad Antonovich begins

Disturbing revelations continue at Jarrad Antonovich inquest

Questions mount at Jarrad Antonovich inquest

‘Has anyone called an ambulance?’ Kambo inquest continues

Inquest interruptus: to be continued…



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    • Hardly vexatious or shameful.
      The Echo has reported on the evidence presented by witnesses at the inquest right from the start, maybe 6 months or more…. as evident in the links to probably all their previous articles.
      The only shame should be held by this heartless shyster Solaris & his deluded shallow supporters. It would appear his motives to skip town are purely to avoid prosecution

      • A former commenter on here, Max Igan, skipped QLD before the Federal Police could organise a warrant, and is now living in Mexico with no plans to return. People do it all the time. That’s how you ended up with me.

  1. What ?!!!
    Hang on, this guy was ” who was facilitating the ayahuasca ceremony at Arcoora ” and supplied a substance to the public , that resulted in the death of Jarrad Antonovich, while failing to provide medical help or even call an ambulance.
    While this may not be legally construed as murder, it must certainly amount to a charge of manslaughter.
    So why is this alleged dangerous criminal allowed to come and go at will?

  2. This story has been regurgitated by mainstream Daily Telegraph who have a history of bad reporting practices. The media loves a divisive topic, is Echo an independent outlet that has no journalists who want the real story from our community ?

    • ICYMI… journalists from the Echo broke the story.
      The Terrorgraph probably lifted it, or at least found it newsworthy because of the deluded drug-induced hippy-trippy fantasy world some northern rivers residents inhabit.
      \Much like the Echo’s reporting of the Universal Medicine scammer Serge Benhayon, it is in the public interest to expose such dangerous unscrupulous fraudsters

  3. This are all sensationalist lies. Better to inform yourself before including such a misinformed article. Really disappointing from the Echo.

    • Two people died after they were administered drugs. Those who provided them showed callous indifference to the adverse impacts & failed to administer first aid or call for help. Autopsies found the cause of death, then a series of witnesses under oath related the same facts & sequences in a public court hearing. Are they all committing perjury? Or are undisclosed personal relationships the issue?

  4. How is reporting from an official inquest sensationalist? Its alarming how quick people are to be so reactive – with two deaths from alternative practices in the last two years, this is clearly a story relevant to the local community.

    • Your comment in its self is sensationalist. There have been a lot more than 2 drug deaths in 2 years. I can only imagine how many ‘death by misadventure’ there have been. I’m not on the side of these hippies types, but this story is just a curiosity that entertains the masses.

  5. This is not a “story” , it’s not sensational, it’s not entertainment.
    This is reporting in the public interest. Two people have died.
    Put yourselves in the shoes of their family.
    Would you call it “sensational”if it was your son, daughter, partner who was now dead? You’d want the truth, you’d want a fair response from the legal system That’s all that’s being asked.
    It will only be a moment of reckoning in the lives of those who must bear the loss.

  6. People who actually bother to read the inquest transcripts will realise that some witnesses under cross examination were shown to be lying and exaggerating, that multiple witnesses spoke highly of Lore and his practice and conduct that the media is not reporting. That the council for the coroner is using send national language and leading questions to characterise this man and the event. And if you actually do research and not just believ media crap, that the inquest has not heard testimony from any of the key people yet. This is an incomplete inquest and the media is only hooking into a certain angle that creates scandal and sensation. All those jumping on that bandwagon are not giving fair chance for the truth to be fully revealed and only believing one narrative. Read between the lines here and if you want to throw an opinion out maybe actually read the whole transcript, wait for it to finish, let the coroner do her job and show some respect. This should not be a medieval witch hunt. please people…


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