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  1. Hi folks As many of you know, at EGA we been making some nice Ethnobotanical videos. This content is for our community via our webcast and YouTube channel - EntheoTV Examples Well for a project I am working on with EGA we need access to a good cactus collection with lots of good specimens. Old, new and intreating. if you can help it would probably mean Myself, Maybe Liam and a Camera person coming to your collection. We will keep your garden a secret and not film anything you do not wish us to, close ups are what we are looking capture for the most part. If you can help me PM please, as we are keen to get the footage and any support from the community to do this would be fantastic. Kind regards Ronny EGA www.gardenstates.org www.entheogenesis.org
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    GARDEN STATES - Ethnobotanical Conference - Dec 2-4 2022

    Yes, so looking forward to in person catch ups, make sure if your travelling interstate you make a good 3-4 day weekend of it
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    Caine Barlow - Amanita muscaria Video

    We all know think we know the fly agaric mushroom, but do we really? This mushroom is still shrouded in mystery and feared by many. Amanita muscaria is the archetypal magic mushroom, appearing everywhere from illustrated children's books, Christmas cards, and garden ornaments to felt representations in community markets. It also carries many myths, representing dark, potent journeys to light, humorous episodes of transformation - from Christian fertility rituals, the Soma of the Rig Veda, the Viking beserkers, Santa Claus and Alice in Wonderland. Bio: Caine Barlow 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: caine(AT)entheogenesis.org
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    GARDEN STATES - Ethnobotanical Conference - Dec 2-4 2022

    We have some great news! If you’re thinking of coming to EGA Garden States 2022 and want somewhere to land your UFO, you’re in luck. There are now options to camp out under the trees and stars alongside other plant-loving friends whilst attending the conference. We’ve arranged a campground in the Dandenong Ranges for the exclusive use of conference attendees. Read below for more about this special offer and book your campsite. Enhance your Garden States 2022 experience by immersing yourself in nature for the duration of the conference amongst the good company of your entheogenic tribe at Condor’s Nest. The campground is independently run by the Condor’s Nest team, giving our crew and community a chance to connect and reflect. Condor’s Nest is situated on a 7-acre property in the Dandenong Ranges with campsites, a creek, hot showers, a kitchenette and a large, undercover, multi-level space where the online components of Garden States 2022 will be streamed. Learn more about Condor’s Nest camping.
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    EGA VIDEO - How to Identify Fungi - A beginners Guide

    In the old days, Caine hang out here on SAB with us Now, every-time I try to call him, I just get his fucking agent or PA Caine, You have changed man, CAINE, CALL ME BACK
  6. EGA Webcast - Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy + The Fly agaric Book Now - Yes Its Free The 16th Microdose Webcast will explore the therapeutic benefits of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic integration. There will also be a second segment the Fly agaric magic mushroom (Amanita muscaria). Registrations for the Microdose Webcasts are free, but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work. Episode Synopsis The literature on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy has found the psychedelic effects of ketamine to be of therapeutic benefit when adequate psychotherapeutic support and integration are provided following ketamine treatment. Integration is a key component of the psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy model. Come along to our webcast presented by Dr. Shevaugn Johnson and Meg Wilson to learn about the evidence-based applications of ketamine and meta-analyses which compare a single infusion of ketamine to placebo/active placebo for the treatment of major depressive disorder and bipolar depression. The field of psychedelic assisted therapy which also includes ketamine assisted therapy has existed only for a short time in the field of western medicine. Learn about different therapeutic approaches, psychedelic integration and what a clinical ketamine experience may feel like. There will also be a short Q&A on the night. In Addition there will also be a second segment on the flyer agaric Mushroom with mycologist Caine Barlow. Amanita muscaria is the archetypal magic mushroom, appearing everywhere from illustrated children's books, Christmas cards, and garden ornaments to felt representations in community markets. It also carries many myths, representing dark, potent journeys to light, humorous episodes of transformation - from Christian fertility rituals, the Soma of the Rig Veda, the Viking berzerkers, Santa Claus, and Alice in Wonderland. Bio: Eternity Hausen (CEO and Founder) Eternity Hausen founded Enlighten Mental Health in 2020. Passionate about making a meaningful contribution to the mental health landscape in Australia, Eternity left the Army to create Australia’s first online practice offering Psychedelic Integration services. Eternity served 15 years in the Australian Defence Force working in national security and is now a reservist. Eternity also consults to Reset Mind Sciences, with Dr. Stephen Bright, and Dr. Renee Harvey. Reset Mind Sciences is the first Australian company to be granted a licence to grow psilocybin containing mushrooms in Australia. With experience in both public and private sectors, Eternity has worked on military acquisition projects and was a part of the Australia’s first air to air refuelling capability project. Bio: Dr Shevaugn Johnson (Clinical Psychologist) Dr Shevaugn Johnson is originally from Canada, where she trained as a surgical and mental health nurse and obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology with honours. In 2016 Dr Johnson was awarded the Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to study a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. She specialised in the research of body dysmorphic disorder, winning two higher degree research publication awards. Throughout the completion of her Doctorate, Dr Johnson developed a special interest in the use of psychedelics to alleviate mental health problems. Drawing upon a Canadian database, she is currently collaborating with North American researchers to replicate a 2015 population-based study, which found that lifetime use of classic psychedelics predicted lower suicidality and psychological distress. Dr Johnson has also published case reports of individuals who reported to have benefited from their use of psychedelics and is currently working on a protocol for a psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy trial in South Australia. Dr Johnson has extensive experience working with diverse mental health populations, including post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. She is a strong advocate for the dissemination of education surrounding the safe use of psychedelics and hopes to continue working with like-minded individuals who recognise the transdiagnostic potential of these medicines. Bio: Meg Wilson Meg was originally born in the United States and migrated to Australia in 2008 to begin studying at Monash University where she completed a bachelor's degree of visual and contemporary art with a special interest in art for social change. In 2016 Meg graduated from Latrobe University with a Master’s of Art Psychotherapy and began a 4-year stint as a group therapist for adults in a psychiatric day-program. There she trained as part of a team facilitating dialectical behavioural therapy programs. It was there that she developed an interest in psychedelic-assisted therapy for treatment resistant mental health conditions. She is also an author and advocate for inclusion of diverse cultures, race, genders, sexuality and relationship-styles. Meg is passionate about providing a space for clients to make informed choices about the use of psychedelics and to feel empowered to author their own life story. www.enlightenmh.org Bio: Caine Barlow 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. Book Now - Yes Its Free
  7. From SAB and EGA Member Caine Barlow :-) If you enjoy EGA's content, we invite you to join us in-person or online for our upcoming Garden States Conference www.gardenstates.org Also See this Active Mushroom Video Playlist - Click Here If you are foraging for culinary or medicinal species being able to identify the fungi you find is essential - if you are foraging for fun, the journey becomes more meaningful knowing what you are looking at. This video is an introduction to various aspects of identification to help you identify the species of mushrooms that take your interest. From climate and habitat, to features of the mushroom, the cap, the gill attachment, and how to use a key. We also cover some Ethnomycological research literature and the best books for beginners in the field. Some species also have poisonous lookalikes that are important to be able to identify, knowing how to study and identify the distinguishing characteristics can help determine whether a fungus is suitable for your basket and your risotto or can be left alone growing in its habitat. -- Bio Caine Barlow -- 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: caine(AT)entheogenesis.org Also See this Active Mushroom Video Playlist - Click Here If you enjoy EGA's content, we invite you to join us in-person or online for our upcoming Garden States Conference www.gardenstates.org
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    EGA's Psilocybe subaeruginosa Reference Guide + Videos

    Also See this Active Mushroom Video Playlist - Click Here
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    GARDEN STATES - Ethnobotanical Conference - Dec 2-4 2022

    Hey fine SAB folks. Yes, it is time for a national meet-up and educational expiration of the mind and body. I know many of you will be looking into this special event and travelling to this from interstate. Just a heads up, we are working on a community camping site for around 100 people. So get your tickets, and I will pass on more info about this soon. But for now, I say the site is near a station on the same train as the Conference. The site owners are also looking at a shuttle bus option so you can think less and play more I am looking forward to seeing the community old and new this December. Please let us know below if you're going. We love seeing as many SAB members there as posible as always. If anyone is interested in having a market stall there's a form on our website.
  10. Garden States David Holmgren • Giuliana Furci • Dennis Mckenna • Keeper Trout • Janet Lawrence Margaret Ross • Keeper Trout • Alison Pouliot • Renee Harvey • The Seed SistAs • Snu John Seed • Martin Williams & many more... View the Program and much more via the website A Three Day Forum for Cultivating Ethnobotanical Plants, Research, Knowledge and Community Book Tickets Garden States 2022 keynote presenters include, but will in no way be limited to, Dennis McKenna Ph.D., David Holmgren, Dr Margaret Ross, Janet Laurence, Renee Harvey, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Dr Alison Pouliot, The Seed SistAs, John Seed, Snu Voogelbreinder, and the legendary Keeper Trout. Garden States Conferences are a community meeting point for plants and their custodians. These conferences are part of a a not-for-profit initiative designed to explore the intersection of humankind and plants, including botany, gardening, conservation, sustainability, culture, art, altered states, spirituality, philosophy, harm reduction and politics. 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. Garden States 2022 is a hybrid conference that takes place over three full days. There are two main ticket types with some variations and discount options. Attendees may choose a 'Streaming Ticket' or an 'In-person Ticket'. Friday the 2nd of December 2022 will be entirely online for all attendees, while Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December will include a community gathering for all in-person attendees, broadcast online for those with streaming tickets and unable to attend in person. All ticket holders will receive a copy of the 2022 conference Journal and after access to the recorded stream to rewatch for four months after the event. 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. Garden States 2022 will offer much more than even our most enthusiastic ethnobotanical friends could have hoped. With that in mind, we hope to see you all at this extraordinary event and wish you, your family, and your communities the best over the coming months. Book Tickets Garden States Camping Option We have some great news! If you’re thinking of coming to EGA Garden States 2022 and want somewhere to land your UFO, you’re in luck. There are now options to camp out under the trees and stars alongside other plant-loving friends whilst attending the conference. We’ve arranged a campground in the Dandenong Ranges for the exclusive use of conference attendees. Read below for more about this special offer and book your campsite.
  11. As EGA has changed so much over the last 2.5 years we have been trying to run this special event. I going to unpin this and start a new event thread. Seem like the best thing to do
  12. Microdose 14: For the Love of Weed and Justice + Cannabis concentrates Register Now The 14th Microdose Webcast will head North to partner with the Nimbin Hemp Embassy to explore the long running MardiGrass Cannabis law reform protestival. We will be joined by a panel of local plant freedom fighters to take a trip through the highs and lows of this passionate movement. Dr Liam Engel will also be stopping by to discuss Cannabis concentrates and vaporisation. Thursday 28 April 2022 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+10) AEST ------------- The 14th Microdose Webcast will head North to partner with the Nimbin Hemp Embassy to explore the origin and evolution of the long running MardiGrass Cannabis law reform protestival. We will be joined by a panel of local plant freedom fighters to take a trip down memory lane and discuss some of the highs and lows of this passionate grassroots movement. After this panel, there will be a short live Q&A. Dr Liam Engel will also be stopping by to keep things green with a discussion of Cannabis concentrates and vaporisation. Liam will follow on from EGA's Cannabis Concentrates Reference Guide, emphasising a harm reduction approach amidst modern cultures of Cannabis consumption. 2022 is the 30th year of MardiGrass and our friends at the Cannabis Broadcasting Network have created a precious documentary of this important and enduring force for drug law reform in Australia. You can watch it online here: https://cannabisbroadcasting.com.au/mardigrass/ MORE ABOUT NIMBIN MARDIGRASS https://nimbinmardigrass.com/ Bios Michael Balderstone Michael Balderstone abandoned a successful career as a stockbroker to look for a deeper meaning in his life. He settled near Nimbin thirty-odd years ago and has been involved with the HEMP Embassy and MardiGrass since they began. He is also President of the federally registered political party, Legalise Cannabis Party. He’s passionate about injustice in all forms but in particular the war on drugs, saying drug use should be a health issue and not a fight over who gets to profit from our pain. Miss Guidance After attending MardiGrass since the late 90s, in 2011 Miss Guidance started helping with the MardiGrass conference AKA the Hemposium. For 30 years MardiGrass has aimed to expand the mind as much as that special weed herself, and continues to provide a space to inform, learn, agitate, inspire and connect in this massively important green revolution to overgrow the government! Miss Guidance also volunteers at the Nimbin Hemp Embassy and is a member of Entheogenesis Australis. Register Now
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