Entheogenesis - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind

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Garden States 2021 Speakers

DAVID HOLMGREN
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David Holmgren is the co-originator of the permaculture concept following publication of Permaculture One, co-authored with Bill Mollison in...
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DR MARGARET ROSS
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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
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Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the...
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JANET LAURENCE
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Janet Laurence is a leading Sydney-based artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her practice examines our physical, cultural and...
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DR ALISON POULIOT
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Dr Alison Pouliot is an ecologist, environmental photographer and honorary fellow at the Australian National University. Her research spans...
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KEEPER TROUT
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Keeper Trout is an author and archivist living in Northern California.  Trout has published 11 books and numerous articles;...
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THE SEED SISTAS (UK)
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The Seed SistAs, Karen and Fiona, are writers, speakers, eco-activists and Sensory Herbalists who have dedicated their lives to...
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DR SURESH MUTHUKUMARASWAMY (NZ)
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Dr Suresh Muthukumarasway is currently an Associate Professor in psychopharmacology at The University of Auckland. Suresh started studying psychedelic drugs...
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MONICA BARRATT
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Monica Barratt is a Vice-Chancellor Senior Research Fellow in the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University. She...
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JOHN SEED
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John Seed is the founder of the Rainforest Information Centre. Since 1979 he has been involved in the direct...
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KIRSTY MACLEOD (NZ)
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Kirsty MacLeod is a counsellor and addictions practitioner from Dunedin, New Zealand. She began training as an ibogaine provider after...
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DR MARTIN WILLIAMS
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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
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Dr Stephen Bright has worked as a psychologist within the Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) field...
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LILA LIEBERMAN
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Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous methodologies of healing for twenty-five years. She began her journey...
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VINCE POLITO
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Vince Polito is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia...
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MEREDITH DRINKELL
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Meredith Drinkell (She/Her) is a musician, vocalist, music therapist, psychotherapist and facilitator currently residing on Wurundjeri Land. She has experience working in early...
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STEPH TZANETIS
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Steph has close to a decade’s experience providing formalised psychedelic support at music festivals in Australia and overseas, including...
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DAVID NICKLES (NZ/US)
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David Nickles is an underground researcher and harm reduction advocate who serves as an editor for Psymposia Media, co-host of...
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MELISSA WARNER
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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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SIMON GREEN
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Simon Green is a Huachumero and Curandero who has worked for the past two decades in service to a...
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DARKLIGHT
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Darklight has been working with aseptic medicinal and endangered plant species propagation for over 20 years. Moving into fungal...
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CAINE BARLOW
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Caine Barlow is a Mycologist and Fungi Educator based in Melbourne, Australia.  He gives regular talks on mycology, fungi...
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TORSTEN WEIDEMANN
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Torsten is the owner of Shaman Australis Botanicals, which specialises in the supply of shamanic and other ethnobotanical plants....
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BENJAMIN MUDGE (UK)
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Benjamin Mudge has a background in music, art and political activism, and is now a PhD candidate in the...
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EMA CORRO
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Ema Corro is a mycologist who believes that the best way to protect the environment is to involve the...
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DR CHRIS LETHEBY
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Dr Chris Letheby is a philosopher working on issues related to the therapeutic and transformative potential of classic psychedelic...
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ASHLIE MANWARING
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Ashlie Manwaring is a 4th year Psychology Honours student at the University of Canberra and chapter lead of the...
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DR LIAM ENGEL
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Dr Liam Engel is a drug science researcher and communicator. Liam's passion is illicit drugs, particularly the areas of...
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RACHEL GAGEN
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"I have come to understand herbal medicine as a part of mankind's placement and movement across the land. Not...
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BEAU MEISTER
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Beau Meister (karode13) is a Horticulturist and Mycologist. After studying Horticulture in New Zealand, Beau took an interest in the unusual fungi...
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NICK SUN
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Nick Sun was an award-winning, international stand up comedian for 13 years. Then he drank Ayahuasca and had a...
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JEF BAKER
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Jef Baker heads the Sydney chapter of The Australian Psychedelic Society, is global moderator at The 5-Hive forum and...
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AMANDA MORGLUND
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Amanda Morglund is the Founder of Mycelium Made and Director of Fungi Solutions where collaboration with Fungi is used...
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RODNI CHISAR
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Rodni is known for having one of the best Trichocereus collections in Australia, and many made the pilgrimage to...
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JESS SAUNDERS
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Jess is a botanical illustrator and tattooer living in Northern Rivers NSW/ Bundjalung country. A love of the natural world,...
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Garden States 2021 Presentations

‘Deep Ecology’ (and the power of ethnobotanical plants)
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I have worked for worldwide rainforests since 1979. Although many of our efforts succeeded, for every forest saved 100...
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Some more thoughts and observations on cacti
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A lot has happened in the two decades since Trout’s cactus books went into print. Cactus lover Keeper Trout...
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The St Vincent’s Melbourne Psilocybin-Palliative Care Trial – Much behind us, but so much still ahead…
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Friday 31st January 2020 was a momentous day in the history of psychedelic research in Australia, as the clinical...
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Between Sex and Death – A Journey in the Mycosphere
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The scent of the prized Périgord truffle is somewhere 'between sex and death', according to one Australian forager. This...
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Discovering the ancient through native power plants.
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Belladonna, Henbane and Datura are some of the European power plants, holding the key to an altered mind perspective,...
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The alchemical life
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I am thinking about the dreams of plants in order to enter into an intimate relationship with them and...
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Every nectar needs a vessel to hold it. The greater the vessel, the more potent the nectar can be.
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As we go through rites of passage, initiations, plant medicine inductions, we are strengthening our capacity and crafting the...
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Encrypted communications, digitally mediated drug trading and psychedelics
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In 2011, the first darknet market or cryptomarket for illegal drugs (Silk Road) began trading. It marked a key...
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Microdosing psychedelics: Placebo or panacea
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Large doses of psychedelic drugs like LSD/DMT/Psilocybin are well-known to produce enduring changes in creativity, mood and cognition in...
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Philosophical issues in psychedelic research: A review of emerging themes
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Philosophical issues in psychedelic research: a review of some emerging themes Serotonergic (or “classic”) psychedelics have struck many researchers as...
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MDMA research down under: What does a decade of persistence look like?
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Prior to MDMA being banned internationally in 1987, it was showing promise as a pharmacological adjunct to psychotherapy. In...
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Whose Stories Are We Telling: Ethnobotanical Understandings in the Corporadelic Era
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Storytelling has played a central role in the creation and transmission of ethnobotanical knowledge throughout time. Entheogenic plants have...
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What we know so far about microdosing
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Microdosing has exploded in popularity over the past six years. A microdose can be 1/10th or less of a...
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Some Traps, Pitfalls and Questions of the Psychedelic Path
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With the increasing acceptance within the mainstream, many people are seeking psychedelics for many reasons. Healing, meaning, spiritual awakening,...
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Ibogaine therapy in Aotearoa/New Zealand
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I will be giving an overview of Ibogaine as a treatment for addiction, particularly to opiates, and discussing the...
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Strychnine
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What is strychnine and why do people seem to believe that it is in so many different plants and...
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A New Trip: towards a path of representation, inclusion and safety in the psychedelic movement
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Psychedelics have moved to the forefront of global mainstream consciousness and research continues to show their efficacy and promise...
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Ayahuasca: A Complex Elixir With Variable Effects
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While researching the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca from a Psychiatry perspective, I have realized that ayahuasca is a highly...
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A Prescription of NeuroGnostics; Entheogenic Herbalism
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We are going to explore psychotropic herbalism, that is organic biological organisms used as medicine that have an affinity...
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Mapping Entheogenesis Through The Ecological-Self
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Evolving from my 2015 Honours thesis examining the overlaps, intersections and parallels between the philosophy of Deep Ecology and...
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