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  1. Flux

    Meet up: Melbourne

    Hey Melbourne folks - APS needs some capable, reliable and knowledgeable crew to rebuild the chapter there. https://www.psychedelicsociety.org.au/articles/volunteer-position-melbourne-chapter-lead
  2. Welcome to the exclusive APS celebration of Cactus Day. We take this opportunity in May to mark the groundbreaking experience of mescaline taken by Aldous Huxley in 1953. Given to him by Humphrey Osmond, incidentally it was these two who later coined the very term ‘psychedelic’. So to celebrate this much underrated and under-discussed ‘psychedelic/entheogen’ we will be having a gathering to learn more about these amazing cacti. Our first guest speaker is ethnobotanist Liam Engel who works with Edith Cowen University and EGA (Entheogenesis Australis). Liam is the editor of the books San Pedro Hybrids and Trichocereus culture, author of the Reference Guide for Lophophora Conservation, creator of the Lophophora Research Repository and a founding moderator of Trichocereus Auctions Australia. Liam will talk about growing these completely legal plants during a workshop focused on grafting and cacti seed germination using various methods, We will then be joined by Marc Camo who is the owner-operator of Urban Tribes Needle Park Cactus Nursery, one of the earliest entheogenic cactus gardens established in Australia. The story of Urban Tribes and how this fascinating and diverse collection came to be, is grounded in Mark’s travels through Peru and South America during the 90s. Whilst there he not only collected specimens but participated in traditional Huachuma and Peyote ceremonies and will talk about the ritual practices he encountered whilst there. Additionally we will be screening the Wade Davis film; PEYOTE TO LSD: A PSYCHEDELIC ODYSSEY. Filmed in five different countries the documentary is based on the groundbreaking discoveries of revolutionary ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes. In a full-length cinematic journey from native ceremonies to laboratories in Switzerland, the film explores the evolution of psychedelic substances from sacred plants to modern psychotropics. This will also be a unique opportunity to bring some cactus cuts to giveaway or swap/trade, etc in order for someone to get their collections started or grow an existing one and join in this amazing hobby. WHEN: May 29th, 12:00 - 3:00pm WHERE: Temple on the Park, Newtown TICKETS: $20 from; https://events.humanitix.com/aps-cactus-day-2022
  3. For this very special instalment of Book Club, we are excited to be joined by author of the book Aya Awakenings, Rak Razam for a live Q&A and the usual bookclub vibe. https://fb.me/e/1CL6YMEql In Aya Awakenings, experiential journalist Rak Razam sets out to document the thriving business of 21st-century hallucinogenic shamanism starting with a trip to the annual Amazonian Shaman Conference in Iquitos, Peru, where he meets a motley crew of "spiritual tourists," rogue scientists, black magicians, and indigenous and Western healers and guides, all in town to partake of the ritual- and the medicine- of ayahuasca, "the vine of souls." Combining his personal story with the history of Amazonian shamanism, Razam takes the reader along on an entertaining, enlightening adventure. Author/ Filmmaker and Host of the Shamans of the Global Village. Rak Razam is an alchemical storyteller with his finger on the pulse of tomorrow and the heart of today. A screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, journalist, and culture maker, his focus is on the cultural paradigm birthing in this brave new world. www.rakrazam.com Where: The Temple on The Park, Newtown When: Fri 29th April 6:30-9:00pm Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/aya-awakenings-q-and-a-with-rak-razam-aps-book-club?fbclid=IwAR1D4XK1EWo_BBM45aYW-1krniCAibLPzO9KYLTRaTYdGNuCqRApzcYdJ1w
  4. Flux

    Salvia divinorum

    I can't believe how badly people post plants . Ive sent Sally to WA from NSW which took 10 days in Summer and it arrived in perfect health...put it in a 1.25 litre bottle with lots of wet swag moss and wet paper towels and you have terrarium that fits in and OZ Posts poster tube...its bloody simple really !!!
  5. The thing is growing a tree will take 5-7 years to produce any useful relief and that's in a tropical environment. Its probably better worth your time to seek our a vendor that ships to Oz either form the US or Indo...and even then go money on recommendations as a few are probably dodgy too.
  6. Yeh the quality of said 'XXX under the counter vendor' that is well known here is not great by comparison. I have read very recently that there are talks about an outright international ban coming from the UN (coerced by the US FDA as per usual !), so getting it in even from US vendors may prove increasingly difficult.
  7. Flux

    Diplopterys

    Live Diplopterys Cabrerana plants (Chaliponga, Chagropanga) seems to be a very rare occurrence in Australia. I've been told this is more to do with classification/taxonomy confusion than anything; previously being classified in the Banisteriopsis family as B. hereian Ratsch here.. though as Trout points out in Some Simple Tryptamines; "Diplopterys cabrerana (Cuatrecasas) Gates [Misidentified by Morton as Banisteriopsis rusbyana (despite this persistent error, they are not synonyms)" It does feel quite different to Chacruna as it is said to contain 5-MeO-DMT or at the very least 5-OH-DMT (Bufotenin) in addition to n-n-DMT and is more commonly used as an admixture in the Columbian & Ecuadorian Yagé traditions than in Peruvian ayahuasca traditions.
  8. If anyone in Perth is interested in cannabis and cannabis law reform, the Australian Psychedelic Society-APS is co-hosting an event with the SSDP with speakers discussing this plant from the perspectives of science, society & politics. Both these organisations need your support if we're to help bring about change, and I know the Perth crew would love to see you all there in person. TICKETS HERE
  9. Flux

    Meet up: Perth

    If anyone in Perth is interested in cannabis and cannabis law reform, the Australian Psychedelic Society-APS is co-hosting an event with the SSDP with speakers discussing this plant from the perspectives of science, society & politics. Both these organisations need your support if we're to help bring about change, and I know the Perth crew would love to see you all there in person. TICKETS HERE
  10. Request for Research Participants: Fourth year Psychology Honours student at the University of Canberra is seeking participants to take part in a study examining how differences in intention, mindset and setting affect the outcomes of psilocybin (magic mushroom) use in Australia. Participants must: - Have experience using psilocybin mushrooms or an established intention to use psilocybin mushrooms within the next 3 months - Be over the age of 18 years- Currently reside in Australia - Have a fluent understanding of English This is a two-part study consisting of two 20-minute online surveys. The first survey will ask participants about past psilocybin mushroom use, and if applicable, feelings and attitudes about their next planned, upcoming session. The second survey is optional and for participants who have a planned, upcoming session only. An email link to the second survey will be sent to the participant’s email address shortly after the date nominated for the future session. It will ask about the most recent session and assess participant’s overall wellbeing. Participation is confidential and voluntary. For any questions, the lead researcher, Ashlie Manwaring can be contacted at: [email protected] For further information, or to participate, please use the following link: https://canberrahealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ctNUVqT4vmws7fE OR: canberrahealth.az1.qualtrics.com
  11. Flux

    Study Ethnobotany Australia

    I know its an old thread, but doing a quick search for whats out there now in Australia, I saw this online: Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (TIEC) at James Cook University https://www.jcu.edu.au/australian-tropical-herbarium/research-and-programs/tropical-indigenous-ethnobotany-centre-tiec
  12. Flux

    Online Mushroom Day 2021

    ONE OF THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHEDELIC SOCIETY'S HIGHLIGHT EVENTS OF THE YEAR IS ON TOMORROW ! Melbourne Mushroom Day Due to the current restrictions in Victoria we have had to move our Mushroom Day program to an online event/s. Join us online on Saturday June 12 between 1pm and 8pm. The event will be recorded to available to watch for 6 weeks. We will also have extra opportunities for Q & A with the speakers over the 6 week period (schedule TBA). We will have talks and workshops on many topics including: ecology and conservation mushroom cultivation mushroom medicines how to use iNaturalist how to use a microscope sequencing fungi and environmental DNA safe foraging of edible mushrooms poisonous look-alikes Integration natural dyeing myco-materials This year’s Mushroom Day is being organised jointly by the Australian Psychedelic Society and MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology. Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/2m9hJa0Op Ticket Link: https://events.humanitix.com/mushroom-day-2021
  13. Flux

    Meet up: Perth

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  14. Flux

    Meet up: Perth

    Hey there Perth People The Australian Psychedelic Society's new chapter in Perth presents the fourth seminar in the Perth Altered States Series which explores the relationships between psychedelic experiences and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. The idea of a connection between psychedelic states and Eastern meditative practices has persisted since the early days of psychedelic science. Recent research has documented psychological and neural commonalities between psychedelic and meditative states, and synergistic interactions between psychedelic ingestion and meditative practice. Moreover, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies sometimes employ concepts (such as “psychological flexibility”) that have strong connections to contemplative practices. The session will be led by Dr Chris Letheby and Tobias Penno, both of whom have conducted academic research into connections between psychedelics and contemplative practices. Letheby and Penno will present and explore philosophical, scientific, and clinical perspectives on the relationships between psychedelics and contemplative practices such as mindfulness. WHEN: Sunday 27th Jun 2021, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm AWST WHERE: The University of Western Australia TICKETS: https://events.humanitix.com/altered-states-series-workshop-three-citizen-research-meditation?fbclid=IwAR1UdaBMEnc43Nv1ryGsP1aCPLytM6eydSG_g5cpn0LRkeDGHp19BNCXAvI
  15. Flux

    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Hey Sydney-siders, come watch this fascinating film with us and hang out in the park afterwards for a picnic; meet some new people, have good conversation, share food & drink and enjoy yourselves: https://events.humanitix.com/aps-sydney-mushroom-day-matinee-and-meet-up?fbclid=IwAR0ilbtJZNY551WrIntmutb0IJGDKdmV2C1eU_3pT-6b-pVGm7-bPJ17c30
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