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  1. Hope to see some of you next week ;-)
  2. EGA Microdose Webcast 7: Trip sitting and psychedelic care Register now for the next EGA Webcast - Trip sitting and psychedelic care There is a current boom in the psychedelic industry following mounting evidence that psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy could be an effective treatment for some mental health conditions. However, most people consuming psychedelics aren’t visiting psychotherapists. Most people who provide care for people who use psychedelics also aren’t psychotherapists. Distinguishing between the roles of therapists and trip sitters, and understanding how to provide psychedelic care, is important so the psychedelic community can take care of one another. This webcast will explore the concept of psychedelic harm reduction and highlight different types and practices of psychedelic care. Our journey will begin with a presentation of the findings of a recent study of discussion of psychedelic care within the DMT Nexus and Shroomery communities. Reflecting on this study, our guests will discuss their knowledge and experiences of the provision of trip sitting services at doofs, raves and other psychedelic events. Bio - Stephen Bright Dr Stephen Bright has worked as a psychologist within the Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) field for the past 20 years. He is currently Senior Lecturer of Drug Studies at Edith Cowan University. In addition to psychedelic science, Stephen conducts research into media reporting of AOD-related issues (as seen in the Daily Telegraph), emerging drug trends and harm reduction. He is an advocate for an evidence-based approach to AOD legislation and has provided oral evidence to parliamentary and coronial inquests. Steve is also a Co-founder of Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine (PRISM), an Australian non-profit research association that develops, initiates, coordinates and supports formal research into mainstream medical applications of psychoactive compounds, known as psychedelics. Bio - Steph Tzanetis Steph Tzanetis has close to a decade’s experience providing formalised psychedelic support at music festivals in Australia and overseas, including in Portugal and North America. Steph has qualifications in law, humanities, alcohol and other drugs, and addictive behaviours and is the DanceWize Program Director at Harm Reduction Victoria. A focus for DanceWize has always been psychedelic support that is based on the trip sit principles taught by comparable international programs, like MAPS Zendo Project and Kosmicare Association. Psychedelic support in event settings is different from psychedelic assisted psychotherapy in many ways, which will be catalogued throughout the presentation, and focus will be given to the respective opportunity to trip sit or deliver PAP in the outdoors. Bio - Liam Engel Dr Liam Engel is a drug science researcher and communicator. Liam's passion is illicit drugs, particularly the areas of harm reduction, psychedelics, ecology, internet and reform. His unique perspective draws on skills in health and medicine, communications and social sciences, as well as botany and horticulture. Liam is an adjunct research fellow at Edith Cowan University's School of Medical and Health Sciences and research officer at RMIT University's Social and Global Studies Centre. Liam is a regular contributor to Entheogenesis Australis projects and resources. ---------------------------- About Garden States Microdose Webcasts The EGA Garden States Microdose Webcasts are designed to cover various 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 critical thinking and knowledge sharing opportunities 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 of 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. Warm Regards, The Entheogenesis Australis Team Planting seeds for the earth, body and mind www.entheogenesis.org www.gardenstates.org
  3. RonnySimulacrum

    EGA Microdose Webcast 6: Woodlover Paralysis & Consciousness Science

    Well this is coming up this Wednesday so best Register Now
  4. Hi Folk, Been doing some EGA Conference updates, If you do not know already you can attend in-person or remotely via streaming. Garden States Keynote guests will include, but will in no way be limited to David Holmgren, Dr Margaret Ross, Bruce Pascoe, Janet Laurence, Dr Alison Pouliot, John Seed, Monica Barratt, and the legendary Keeper Trout. We’ll also provide additional streaming content on Sunday, 5th December from remote keynote presenters. It is worth noting in big news, we have added Bruce Pascoe to the massive EGA Garden States program For more info visit the main conference website - https://gardenstates.entheogenesis.org
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    Wood Lover Paralysis

    EGA Microdose Webcast 6: Woodlover Paralysis & Consciousness Register Now There has been a lot of recent talk around the phenomenon known as Woodlover Paralysis. In this months Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) Microdose Webcast we will cover the subject extensively. The EGA webcast features talks, discussions or panels by leading Australian ethnobotanical (and ethnomycological) thinkers. In the May episode, there were hints about an upcoming discussion on the results of the Woodlover Paralysis survey hosted by the Australian Psychedelic Society. The 28th of July Episode of the EGA Microdose Webcast episode will begin with a discussion of the results from the recent Wood-Lover Paralysis (WLP) survey conducted by Symon Beck and Caine Barlow. WLP is an occasional short-term paralysis following the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms that grow on wood, species such as Psilocybe subaeruginosa, Psilocybe azurescens and Psilocybe cyanescens. There exists little information on this topic besides anecdotal reports, and the results of the survey represent some of the first available relevant data on the topic. Symon and Caine will present the data, with time for a question and answer session on the topic. Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work. We hope you can join us On Wednesday 28 July 2021 at 8:00 PM AEST Register Now
  6. EGA Microdose Webcast 6: Woodlover Paralysis & Consciousness Register Now Our sixth Microdose Webcast episode will feature two segments. We will begin with a discussion of Wood-Lover Paralysis (WLP) based on the results of a survey recently conducted by Symon Beck and Caine Barlow. In segment two, Dr Vince Polito will discuss his current psychedelic research and upcoming consciousness science conference. Hosted by Nick Wallis & EGA Segment One: Will be delivered by Symon Beck and Caine Barlow who will review their recent survey results concerning the phenomenon of Wood-Lover Paralysis (WLP). WLP is an occasional short-term paralysis following the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms that grow on wood, such as Psilocybe subaeruginosa. There exists little information on this topic besides anecdotal reports, and the results of the recent survey are some of the first available relevant data. Segment Two: A short Interview with cognitive scientist, Dr Vince Polito. Vince will discuss his current psychedelic research projects and his upcoming Science at the Edge of Consciousness event. For registered attendees, a link to the event screening will be sent with your ticket. The link will be resent with an email reminder just before the event goes live. Hosted by Nick Wallis & EGA ------------------------------ Segment One - Results of the PMANZ/APS Wood-Lovers Paralysis Survey Synopsis: In 2020, Symon Beck and Caine Barlow, expert mycologists of the Facebook group Psychedelic Mushrooms of Australia and New Zealand (PMANZ), and the Australian Psychedelic Society (APS), published a survey to gather information about the phenomenon of Wood-Lover Paralysis (WLP). The survey aimed to collect data on the frequency with which wood-lover paralysis occurs, how people have experienced it, and what factors might be related. While WLP has been gaining wider attention, there is still not a lot known about the phenomenon. The survey asked questions relating to how the effects were perceived, and aimed to identify what individual and environmental factors may be involved. The survey results are an important tool for educating and reducing harm for those planning on consuming wood-loving psilocybin mushrooms. It is important to know what to expect if WLP occurs, and potential contributing factors. In this talk, Symon and Caine will discuss the survey results and potential implications arising from the data collected. Bio - Symon Beck Symon Beck is a mycoenthusiast with over ten years of experience foraging and eating many different species of fungi on Australia’s East Coast. Symon enjoys targeting new species and seeking out new locations for hunting. He has a particular interest in Psilocybe and other psychoactive species, and helps run the PMANZ group on Facebook. He has previously guided educational groups in the field, teaching others the basics of fungus identification and plans to continue to do so into the future. Symon's academic background is in medicine and psychiatry. Contact - Facebook - Symon Beck Bio - Caine Caine Barlow is a Mycologist and Fungi Educator based in Melbourne, Australia. He gives regular talks on mycology, fungi conservation, and teaches gourmet mushroom cultivation. He is a member of the Australian organisations Entheogenesis Australis, MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology, The Australian Psychedelic Society, and the Entheome Foundation. Caine started foraging for mushrooms in the early 1990's, and started cultivating gournet fungi in the mid 2000's. He did his Bachelor of Science at the University of Tasmania, and a Master of Science at the University of Melbourne where his research project was based around Conservation Mycology. In addition to fungi, Caine has had a long term interest in ethnobotany, ethnobotanical literature, and growing medicinal plants - in particular Cacti and Acacias. He writes for DoubleBlind and ThirdWave, is a “Trusted Identifier” on The Shroomery, and a moderator on many Facebook fungi groups. Caine posts regularly on his Instagram, @guerrillamycology, sharing adventures from cultivation, foraging, and ethnomycology, to interesting observations from his home lab. Contact - Instagram - guerrillamycology Segment Two : Vince Polito Synopsis: Vince is presenting Science at the Edge of Consciousness for National Science Week 2021 in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The sessions will explore how meditation can change our senses, test whether hypnotic suggestions can help break automatic habits, delve into the latest findings from the frontiers of psychedelic science, and explore how new technologies such as virtual reality and brain stimulation are being used to alter consciousness in the lab. Vince is also looking for participants in an upcoming psilocybin microdosing survey and will be presenting at Garden States in December on his microdosing research so far. Bio - Vince Polito Vince Polito is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and a former Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. His PhD research won the Ernest Hilgard Award for the best thesis on hypnosis from the American Psychological Association and his work has been featured in has been profiled by Buzzfeed, Nine News, ABC News24 and many others. Vince's research investigates cognitive and neurological changes in altered states of consciousness. He has investigated attentional capacities in meditation, psychiatric symptoms of disturbed control, states of flow in expertise, hypnotic suggestions, and body representation alterations in virtual reality. He is particularly interested in how beliefs and expectations shape psychedelic experiences and conducted one of the first systematic observational studies of the effects of microdosing in healthy participants. ---------------------------- Register Now About Garden States Microdose Webcasts The EGA Garden States Microdose Webcasts are designed to cover various 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 critical thinking and knowledge sharing opportunities 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 of 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. Warm Regards, The Entheogenesis Australis Team Planting seeds for the earth, body and mind www.entheogenesis.org www.gardenstates.org
  7. I will beg for it.... if that what it takes..... We’re excited to once again be running the legendary EGA raffle alongside our Garden States conference. As always, raffle prizes include some truly amazing enthnobotanical and psychedelic rarities. We are striving to run an amazing raffle with a prize pool that is bigger and better than ever – and we can’t do it without your help! The EGA raffles are an important fundraiser which we run in parallel with major EGA events. All funds raised go towards supporting future EGA events and related projects, like the EGA Microdose livestreams, YouTube Channel, journals and other EGA content, including our catalogue of lectures from past events. We at EGA are incredibly grateful for all support we receive through this raffle, and we would not be able to deliver all our special content without it. EGA is a not-for-profit organisation which exists for the benefit of others, usually at personal expense to those behind it. The funds raised by the raffle really help relieve organisational pressures and makes EGA more sustainable as a whole. You might be unable to attend the event this year, but you don’t have to miss out on supporting the EGA cause, or on the fantastic raffle prizes. A prize donation or the purchase of some raffle tickets is a great way to show your support. To help encourage online ticket sales, there will be a bonus prize drawn that is only for raffle online ticket holders. If you're able to donate to the EGA Raffle, please let us know by completing this form. If you have a donation but aren’t sure if it’s appropriate, or if you have any other raffle-related questions please get in touch via email at [email protected] I can not wait to see this year's collective hall
  8. RonnySimulacrum

    EGA Microdose E05 - Psychedelics: Philosophy & Mindfulness

    Hi folks Last Chance to register for this one folk - https://www.trybooking.com/BRVWD Will wind up registration for the webcast at 5:30 pm Hope to see you in the comments area for chat and knowledge sharing ;-) Remember Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work
  9. RonnySimulacrum

    EGA workshop suggestions?

    We also had a call for a Microcopy workshop, anyone come to mind? 'Quick basics covering reasonable expectations, requirements for each job, buying, caring for ( most of the ones I've seen are dirty/ scratched someway ), pics with mobile phone, USB scopes, basic stains, lighting, sterile use of etc' Any thoughts?
  10. RonnySimulacrum

    EGA Microdose E05 - Psychedelics: Philosophy & Mindfulness

    This should be loads of fun, and it is coming up in a couple of days, folks So register why you still can - Register Now
  11. RonnySimulacrum

    EGA workshop suggestions?

    Hi fyzygy and thanks for your suggestions, there much appreciated. Snu Voogelbreinder and I are close, but he is not keen on public speaking but has done it in the past. He gave this cool talk once ;-) Also on this fantastic EGA panel, but is keener to pass on such things these days. As for recipes for acacia tea, there is a current talk scheduled by Benjamin Mudge you might be well interested in seeing, follow this link for more info click here Yes, we looking for a 'downright dirty' physical Acacia growing workshop to add to the program.
  12. RonnySimulacrum

    The Tania de Jong Unappreciation Thread

    Sadly there is the actual cost to running events and supporting the work of the community, and COVID has only made this harder when it comes to in-person events. I feel that is something that needs to be said. However, it seems clear that access is not a key part of the MMA pricing structure ect Not everyone can afford to go to conferences like EGA. I feel bad that people have to miss out as EGAs, predominantly volunteer team, genuinely try to make the tickets prices value for money and accessible. If SAB members cannot attend in person, I still hope you will consider attending via an online ticket with a copy of the legendry EGA Journal packed into the price. As you all know, EGA also tries to publish most of its content free via Entheo TV. So that, in time, the content should hit the community space for all to view, but that should be more a reason to support the project as your helping others less fortunate to ourselves to access the content. There are also other avenues such as getting involved in running it. As for the MMA ticket pricing, hell, you can still get some in-person EGA conference tickets for less than it cost to attend just the final release ticket to the MMA Gala Dinner (so not even getting access to the conference). Anyway, it would be best to leave further comments to others on the matter as I probably have a firm opinion around all these matters after almost 20 years of, well… enjoyable community service, one might say
  13. RonnySimulacrum

    EGA workshop suggestions?

    Come on folks, we must know someone ???????????????????
  14. Ok SAB folks, It looking like this is going to Happen finally The line up fantastic, so time to start getting excited, role call, who is going from this community Be it online or In-person ??? Also, as I keep getting asked, There going to be another massive EGA botanical Raffle
  15. RonnySimulacrum

    The Tania de Jong Unappreciation Thread

    International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness - Mind Medicine Australia - BUY TICKETS NOW First release March 31* Second release June 30* Final release* PLATINUM 2 DAY EVENT (19-20 NOVEMBER 2021) 2 Day Event + Premium seating + Gala Dinner + Meet the Speakers $1,100 $1,320 $1,584 GOLD 2 DAY EVENT (19-20 NOVEMBER 2021) 2 Day Event + Gala Dinner $725 $870 $1,044 SILVER 2 DAY EVENT (19-20 NOVEMBER 2021) 2 Day Event $590 $708 $850 INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP IN PSYCHEDELIC THERAPIES (17-18 NOVEMBER 2021) $680 $816 $980 GALA DINNER (19 NOVEMBER 2021) Gala Dinner $175 $210 $250 VIP TABLES $5000 donation to Mind Medicine Australia. VIP tables will include places for your 10 guests and have an international leader seated at the table. There are limited VIP tables available so get in early! DISPLAY OPPORTUNITY Mind Medicine Australia have an exciting opportunity for your business or organisation to host a display at our International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness taking place 19-20 November 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. An exclusive display will provide maximum brand exposure/awareness and face to face interaction with conference delegates, speakers and VIPs. Contact us for more details. READ MORE
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