Entheogenesis - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind

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GARDEN STATES 2021


December 5th 2021


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Giuliana Furci • Renee Harvey • Bruce Pascoe • Anya Ermakova • Sam Gandy


Margaret Ross • Martin Williams • Monica Barratt • Stephen Bright • Carl Smith


A One Day Forum for Cultivating Ethnobotanical Plants, Research, Knowledge and Community

Welcome plant enthusiasts



In lieu of the physical conference, on December 5th 2021 we are hosting a day long webcast fundraiser. For this event we have curated a selection of the finest international and local psychedelic and botanical minds. For more information and ticketing click here.

Garden States 2022 is a not-for-profit initiative, designed to encourage community building around medicinal plants, research, and psychedelic culture. Get your hands dirty and learn how to grow and share ethnobotanical plants from the experts. Participate in citizen science and meet like-minded botanical folk from across Australia.

Our program is designed to explore relationships between humankind and plants, including gardening, conservation, sustainability, culture, art, altered states, spirituality, philosophy, psychedelic research, harm reduction and politics.

This conference will be a hybrid event that takes place across three days; one full day of online streaming for international and remote presenters, as well as a two day in-person conference event that will also be streamed. Friday the 2nd of December 2022 will be the streaming-only day and Saturday and Sunday the 3rd & 4th December will be an in-person community gathering, streamed online for those unable to attend the event in person.

Garden States keynote guests include, but will in no way be limited to, David Holmgren, Dr Margaret Ross, Bruce Pascoe, Janet Laurence, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Dr Alison Pouliot, The Seed SistAs, John Seed, Martin Williams, Dr Monica Barratt, and the legendary Keeper Trout.

If you can’t make it along in person, you can still be part of this conference. For the first time, we’ll be allowing people from across Australia and around the world to tune in. Online attendees will have access to the main stage live conference stream made up of keynote lectures and discussion panels. All attendees will also receive a copy of our renowned conference journal.

The in-person conference gathering will be composed of around thirty lectures, twelve workshops and five discussion panels that have been curated to help you along the journey to plant seeds for earth, body, and mind.



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a selection of

Garden States 2021 Contributors

GIULIANA FURCI
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Giuliana is foundress and executive director of the Fungi Foundation. She is a Harvard University Associate, Dame of the...
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RENEE HARVEY
Webcast Contributors
Renee is a Clinical Psychologist who has recently relocated to Australia after a long career in the UK as...
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DR MARGARET ROSS
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Dr Margaret Ross is a consultant clinical psychologist and the clinical lead in Australia’s first ever psychedelic clinical trial....
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BRUCE PASCOE
Contributors, Streamed, Webcast Contributors
Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the...
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ANYA ERMAKOVA
Webcast Contributors
Anya has a motley background and varied research interests in nature conservation, ethnobotany, neuroscience and psychiatry, interweaving and connecting...
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SAM GANDY
Webcast Contributors
Sam is a lifelong nature lover and has been fortunate enough to conduct ecological field research in various parts...
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DR MONICA BARRATT
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Dr Monica Barratt is a Vice-Chancellor Senior Research Fellow in the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University....
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DR MARTIN WILLIAMS
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Martin Williams, PhD, is a research fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University,...
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DR STEPHEN BRIGHT
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Dr Stephen Bright has worked as a psychologist within the Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) field...
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CAINE BARLOW
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Caine Barlow is a Mycologist and Fungi Educator based in Melbourne, Australia.  He gives regular talks on mycology, fungi...
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DARKLIGHT
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Darklight has been working with aseptic medicinal and endangered plant species propagation for over 20 years. Moving into fungal...
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MELISSA WARNER
Contributors, Webcast Contributors
Melissa’s mission is to cultivate an evidence and experience-based understanding of psychological well-being, with the aim to translate this...
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a small selection of

Garden States 2021 Presentations

The 3F Initiative: Conservation of Fungi
– Giuliana Furci
Webcast Presentations
In this talk Giuliana will discuss how The Fungi Foundation and other organisations are committed to using “mycologically inclusive”...
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A European Mind
– Bruce Pascoe
Webcast Presentations
Entheogenesis Australis recently caught up with Aboriginal Australian writer and historian Bruce Pascoe for a meandering yarn. To tide...
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Panel: Plant Thieves & Plant Keepers
– Anya Ermakova, Ricard Faura, Liam Engel & Darklight
Webcast Presentations
Illegally collecting wild plants can threaten vulnerable species. Yet, the illegal collection has also helped protect some vulnerable plants...
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Psychedelics & Nature Connectedness
– Sam Gandy
Webcast Presentations
A growing body of research is showing that psychedelics can influence people's connection to nature. What makes psychedelics such as...
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Entheogenic Conservation: Protecting naturally-occurring psychoactives
– Anya (Anna) Ermakova, PhD
Webcast Presentations
Psychedelics have an incredible potential to catalyse change and transformation or support traditional cultured and ways of life. However,...
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Beyond Psilocybin: The medical potential of other psychedelics
– Dr Martin Williams
Webcast Presentations
Intense interest in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has been sparked over the last five years, as promising results of Phase 2...
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Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy
– Dr Renee Harvey
Webcast Presentations
This presentation will focus on psilocybin, its therapeutic uses and outcomes in various settings for people with a variety...
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MDMA Down Under: What does a decade of persistence look like?
– Dr Stephen Bright
Webcast Presentations
Prior to MDMA being banned internationally in 1987, it was showing promise as a pharmacological adjunct to psychotherapy. In...
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ABOUT  ENTHEOGENESIS AUSTRALIS

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Entheogenesis Australis is a charitable, educational organisation established in 2004. We provide opportunities for critical thinking and knowledge sharing on ethnobotanical plants, fungi, nature and sustainability.

Through our conferences and workshops, we aim to celebrate culture, science, art, politics and community around medicine plants. We aim for this celebration to contribute to the wellbeing of both earth and humankind.

 

Mission Statement - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind. 

Statement of Purpose - Entheogenesis Australis exists to enhance the Australian natural environment by: 

E – Encouraging the propagation, cultivation, conservation, preservation and sharing of plants and fungi of ethnobotanical significance whilst nurturing botanical environments. 

G – Growing community and developing connections through conversation, events, media and the creative arts, acting as a multidisciplinary nexus for knowledge sharing within the field of Ethnobotany. 

A – Advancing botanical discussion through research, critical thinking, education, creativity, innovation, and awareness about plants, fungi and related compounds with potential beneficial applications for humankind and the natural environment. 



Acknowledgement Of Country

We acknowledge that in Australia, we live and work in a stolen country that was never ceded. This dispossession, from which many in our community continue to benefit materially, causes ongoing trauma to Indigenous people and communities.


We recognise that we benefit from the knowledge and insights of First Nations people, including long relationships with the plants we revere, from around the world. We acknowledge that knowledge of First Nations people has often been obtained disrespectfully.


We encourage all in our community to learn to do our work the "right way", to understand and recognise different cultural protocols, and to show respect.


EGA enthusiastically supports the Uluru Statement, which calls for First Nations' voices in Australian parliament, for treaty, and for truth. We encourage each and all our community to take up the invitation in the Uluru Statement to work through Australia's unfinished business.


https://www.1voiceuluru.org/the-statement/


This is a list of organisations that support our events. Do join them.