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  1. Episode Three - Psychedelic Mysticism + Medicalisation of Cannabis BOOK NOW In this episode, Kelly Paterniti will be discussing the relationship between psychedelic occasioned-mystical experiences and pro-environmental behaviour. This will be followed by a look at the medicalisation of cannabis and other entheogenic plants, that are now fast becoming one of the hottest topics in medicine and psychotherapy. Dr Jamie Rickcord will explore the possibility for change in our relationship with cannabis and psychedelics as a society. Hosted by Nick Wallis and the EGA team Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work (booking fees apply). On Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM AEST Episode Three - Psychedelic Mysticism + Medicalisation of Cannabis In Segment One, we will be joined by Kelly Paterniti to explore an interesting area where environmental conscience, philosophical, and Pharmacology all connect around pro-environmental behaviour. In Segment two we will explore the Perspectives on Medicalisation of cannabis and other entheogenic plants with a variety of short interviews from Nimbin, the alternative lifestyle capital of Australia. ----------------------------- Segment One – Psychedelic Mysticism Talk Synopsis: The Relationship between Psychedelic Occasioned-mystical experiences and Pro-Environmental Behaviour This lecture will be a presentation of findings from a novel research project, which explored the relationship between psychedelic-occasioned mystical states and pro-environmental behaviour. The study expanded on a previous finding by Forstmann and Sagioglou (2017), who observed an association between lifetime experience with psychedelic use and pro-environmental behaviour. However, the former study did not assess the quality of psychedelic experience, which can greatly vary depending on context. Mystical experiences, which can accompany psychedelic use, are considered profound experiences that can positively influence an individual's life. Some examples of shifts in individuals following such an event, include positive changes in attitude, behaviour and well-being, improved sense of spirituality, increased openness and enhanced connectedness. As a result of such alterations, psychedelic-occasioned mystical experiences could have implications for an individual’s behaviour and relationship with the natural world, including their pro-environmental behaviour. For this study, participants completed an online questionnaire that assessed psychedelic use, mystical experiences, personality and pro-environmental behaviour. The survey also included a behavioural Charity Task in the form of a raffle, whereby participants could choose to donate the prize to an environmental charity or keep it. This task was aimed to be reflective of an actual instance of pro-environmental behaviour. We observed that participants who met the criteria for a ‘complete’ mystical state scored higher on pro-environmental behaviour, openness and agreeableness than those who did not. Specifically, those who achieved a mystical state scored higher on the pro-environmental behaviour types ‘eco-shopping and eating’ and ‘one-off conservation actions’. No significant differences were observed between the charity task groups and mystical experiences. This study is the first to observe how psychedelic-occasioned mystical experiences might influence pro-environmental behaviour, and findings suggest that the quality of a person’s psychedelic experience may be important for whether or not individuals engage in environmental action. Understanding the motivators of pro-environmental behaviour is of pressing concern in light of increases in global temperatures. As greater urbanisation and digitalisation alienates individuals from nature, reconnecting humans with nature should be deemed a priority if environmentally destructive behaviour is to be reduced. The results of the study will be presented in a powerpoint slide that introduces the topic, summarises the study design and subsequently discusses the results, limitations and implications. Bio: Kelly Paterniti Kelly Paterniti has just completed her Honours in Psychology at Edith Cowan University, where she has graduated first class. The research was originally part of my honours dissertation, which is being adapted for publication. Although this was her first research paper, Kelly had excellent support from Dr Stephen Bright and Dr Eyal Gringart who are co-adapting the paper with me for publication. Prior to studying, Kelly had a career in the performing arts, which included performances at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company. Segment Two - Perspectives on Medicalisation Talk Synopsis: The medicalisation of cannabis and other entheogenic plants is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in medicine and psychotherapy. But is it as straight forward as it seems? What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls? This sequence of short interviews from Nimbin, the alternative lifestyle capital of Australia, explores this complex topic from a wide range of perspectives. Featuring Dr Jamie Rickcord and other speakers from the Medican Conference (March 27th) and presenters from the upcoming Mardigrass Festival (May 1st & 2nd). Dr Jamie Rickcord will explore the possibility for change in our relationship with cannabis and psychedelics as a society. How do we ensure these medicines are used with integrity and do we first need to accept we have a long way to go despite the capitalist rush that may be born from the same patriarchal mind that has kept them illegal for so long now? Jamie has few theories about the endocannabinoid system and how it is named incorrectly. How all these medicines work through a series of physiological systems, through the mind and through the return of homeostasis and they are all interconnected. Anandamide produces a regulatory state in the human body and is it possible that phytocannabinoids and psychedelics reset the endocannabinoid system? BOOK NOW About Garden States Microdose Webcasts The EGA Garden States Microdose Webcasts are designed to cover a variety of topics from the field of ethnobotany and psychedelic culture, sustainability, and related areas of interest to the community. The forums are part of the program leading up to the highly anticipated Garden States 2021 Botanical Conference. Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work. About EGA 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 the culture, art, politics and community around medicine plants in the hope to better wellbeing for humankind and the planet. To find out more about what we do, head over to our organisational website. If you like what you see, take a look at our upcoming Garden States 2021 Botanical Conference program.
  2. Hi fyzygy - Yes if you register for the talk and donate to support, you get access to the talk any time for 4 weeks after the broadcast. So yes, that definitely possible, so if you miss the night because you're out 'on the beers', you will get a link that gives you access to watch it later.
  3. Thanks, Watertrade, yes this should make for a fun night indeed. Hope a couple of SAB folk join in for this ;-)
  4. Episode Two - Cannabis & San Pedro Cultivation REGISTER NOW In this episode, we have brought together two plant enthusiasts to enlighten us on the world of international cannabis cultivation and San Pedro Australiana. Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work (booking fees apply). On Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM AEDT A short film and Q&A with Tom Forrest CF Reflections on cacti and Q&A with Liam Engel Hosted by Nick Wallis and the EGA team Find the Facebook Event Page by clicking Here ------- Segment One – Cannabis Cultivation - Findings of a Churchill Fellowship Talk Synopsis: Tom Forrest will screen his short film on cannabis cultivation, followed by a live Q&A. In 2018, Tom Forrest CF was awarded the first-ever Churchill Fellowship for cannabis agronomy. In 2019, this research grant sent Tom to 8 different countries, 25 cities and more than 50 cannabis farms, to explore cannabis cultivation practices and learn about the cannabis community worldwide. This film, published with his paper in December 2019, also includes interviews with experts in the field, including Raphael Mechoulam, Hinanit Voltai, John Barnet, Jodie Emery, and Gianpaolo Grassi. Come with Tom on this amazing journey across the globe and see what the future of cannabis cultivation might look like. Tom Forrest Bio: Tom Forrest CF - Churchill Fellow - is an Australian agronomist working in the protected cropping industry. Tom has instigated and consulted to multiple successful cannabis projects since Australian legalisation in 2016. These projects include ASX listed public companies, universities, and private businesses. In 2016 Tom co-founded Indicated Technology which also provides agricultural equipment procurement services to licensed cultivators throughout Asia-pacific and multiple LPs in Canada. Tom and his team have designed and supplied cultivation sites including World Health Organisation partner universities, PC2 compliant research facilities, outdoor cannabis farms, and glasshouse projects. Tom is also the Cultivation Director for the PURO Group in Marlborough NZ and is responsible for staff training and establishing world-class cultivation methodologies at both South Island sites. On behalf of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Tom was awarded a world-first Churchill Fellowship for Cannabis Agronomy in 2018, to publish a paper on common cannabis methodologies and a short film providing insights and exclusive footage from inside the worlds’ leading cultivation facilities. Recently Tom has been speaking at pharmaceutical events, universities and worldwide conferences to share the findings of his Churchill Fellowship and provide a global overview of cannabis agronomy. “I was fortunate to visit 8 countries, 28 cities and around 50 cannabis cultivation sites between April and August 2019. This included visits to hi-tech sealed environment glasshouses, ‘pharma’ grade indoor facilities, traditional glasshouses, organic and outdoor broad-acre cannabis cultivation sites. The purpose of this trip was to learn from existing worldwide approaches to cannabis agronomy, and share this knowledge to help our local industry grow successfully.” Segment Two - A discussion of San Pedro Australiana Talk Synopsis: These tall, green, magic cacti already had a lot of confusing names - Trichocereus, Echinopsis, pachanoi, peruvianus, macrogonus, bridgesii… Then people started growing these cacti in Australia. The name games got even weirder – bogan, yowie, chemical shaman’s d**k, etcetera. In this video, self-confessed cactus fiend Liam Engel will relentlessly bombard you with information and imagery concerning Australia’s iconic San Pedro cacti population. If you don’t grow San Pedro cacti, Liam will convince you that you should. If you already grow San Pedro cacti, Liam will convince you that you should grow more. If you’re still not convinced, this video will conclude with a live question-and-answer session, providing Liam another opportunity to argue that NOW is always is the best time to grow and care for San Pedro. Liam Engel Bio: Dr. Liam Engel is an illicit drug researcher seeking to empower psychoactive ecologies and the people who use them. Liam works with ECU, UQ and RMIT, and spends his spare time figuring out how he can make room for more cacti. About Garden States Microdose Webcasts The EGA Garden States Microdose Webcasts are designed to cover a variety of topics from the field of ethnobotany and psychedelic culture, sustainability, and related areas of interest to the community. The forums are part of the program leading up to the highly anticipated Garden States 2021 Botanical Conference. Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work. About EGA 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 the culture, art, politics and community around medicine plants in the hope to better wellbeing for humankind and the planet. To find out more about what we do, head over to our organisational website. If you like what you see, take a look at our upcoming Garden States 2021 Botanical Conference program. REGISTER NOW
  5. RonnySimulacrum

    Garden States Microdose - Society, Psychiatry & Psychedelics

    Hi friends, this is the last chance to register for society, psychiatry & psychedelics - https://www.trybooking.com/BOFVG See you all tonight
  6. RonnySimulacrum

    Garden States Microdose - Society, Psychiatry & Psychedelics

    Thanks, Liam; I know Psychiatry & Psychedelics are a hot topic right now, so it should be a good instalment and informative to the state of things. One neat thing about the Garden States Microdoseis webcast is we have been able to keep them free and community-driven. So metaphorically speaking, you can now grab a gram or two of EGA webcast from where ever you hail from I hope some SAB folks can make it by for this one
  7. RonnySimulacrum

    Quotes of the day.

    "Why did i bother getting up today...." From every human being that ever lived
  8. That a good question, When i was young, i admit to being one of them. It was kind of nice on the night
  9. RonnySimulacrum

    Resource: Entheogenesis Australis online video channel is live

    Lila Lieberman - The Alchemy of Ceremony: The role of plants in initiation rites and opening the being.
  10. The scientists and shamans of psychedelic retreats - https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/scientists-shamans-psychedelic-retreats/13121430 Yes, this is good
  11. Entheogenesis Australis presents Garden States Microdose Webcast, Episode One - 'Society, Psychiatry & Psychedelics' with Dr Nigel Strauss. Entheogenesis Australis have just announced their new webcast series. We hope you can join us for this first installment. Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work Psychedelic medicines are finally on the agenda in Australian academic circles, particularly in the areas of psychiatry and psychology. Dr Nigel Strauss will be joining us for a lecture and Q&A to explore the potential benefits of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. We hope you can join us for some discussion on Australian psychedelic research and the challenges we face in the near future. Please let your like-minded friends know about this special event. Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/3573745739410848/ Register for the Webcast Now - https://www.trybooking.com/BOFVG Wont to no more about Garden States 2021 ethnobotanical Conference Head Here - https://gardenstates.entheogenesis.org
  12. RonnySimulacrum

    Post your track of the day

  13. Hi everyone Yes, the is one of the most complex and hard issues our community has had to face, wanting thing to progress but not wanting the wrong people being the gatekeepers. I know EGA and PRISM, put a lot of work in to this and both of these organisations have a very different stance, goals and approach than MMA. It has to be said, both EGA and PRISM start right here, very much because of this community and they need continued support to represent our communities values. The TGA wants to see more clinical trals, and our community has come of age and many of the folks that grew up around these parts are set to be the leads on many of these in the coming years. EGA and PRISM and the APS all seem to be able to work together to cover different side of this, why MMA well i not going to stop to comment on them. I very much hope we can see you all this Oct as EGA brings community together to share knowledge and connect over ethnobotanical plants, fungi, nature and psychedelic culture at GARDEN STATES 2021 In Plants We Trust
  14. Hi everyone, what a year its been. Ok, well the new EGA conference website is now up and its all system go for 2021 This is going to be massive two day ethnobotanical and psychedelic culture gathering so take a look and get behind it. We love it you could help let other like-minded folks know about this special community gathering. https://gardenstates.entheogenesis.org
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