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  1. Hi folks, we have been getting some emails about when the Tickets will be back on sale for the conference. We hope to have them back online in a week or so, and the good news for folks that cannot make the journey is there will now be a webcast ticket available. So you can tune in from afar, and you will also get sent the EGA journal
  2. See you there folks, good to see many good SAB locals represented in special Panel
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    EGA's Psilocybe subaeruginosa Reference Guide

    Yes, very happy with this special guide
  4. Many SAB folks are helping to make this possible, so it might be like a SAB online plant meet. Should be such a good Panel, See you there
  5. Garden States Microdose Fungi foraging, identification, safety, field tips, and conservation Registration Our fourth Microdose episode, Fungi Foragers, will feature fungi experts in a panel discussion about the world of mycology, covering topics on safety, ecology, and conservation. The Panel will also cover some basic ID tips for the 'active' species such as Psilocybe subaeruginosa, Psilocybe semilanceata and Psilocybe alutacea. Hosted by Nick Wallis & EGA Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work (booking fees apply). On Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM AEST Synopsis: Autumn in southeast Australia marks the beginning of fungi season; chilly mornings, thick layers of dew, and the appearance of a variety of mushrooms and toadstools. With a change in perspective toward psychoactive fungi, there are now more people than ever out foraging for active mushrooms. With this comes the risks of picking poisonous lookalikes, the potential ecological damage caused by foragers who are perhaps a little over-eager, and what this may cause for long term conservation. There is also the legal risk given the punishments if someone is caught being in possession of said fungi. The panel will also cover some basic ID tips for the 'active' species sound across Australia. This mycological panel will feature Australian mycologists and Myco enthusiasts, Caine Barlow, Beau Meister, Ema Corro, Symon Beck & Darklight, who will discuss issues of safety, ecology, and conservation. The Panel will be facilitated by Jess Saunders. The EGA team have created this very special reference guide for Psilocybe subaeruginosa for the community, Which will be discussed and referred to over the webcast. Bio - Caine Caine Barlow is a fungi educator who has been cultivating and studying fungi for 14 years. In 2019 he completed a Master's degree where his research project was to predict a preliminary conservation status for many Australian fungi. As a fungi educator, he is passionate about encouraging people to see fungi in a new light by demonstrating how easy they are to grow in kitchen and garden environments. He likes to inspire a sense of creativity in the cloning and propagation of mycelium, experimentation with different substrates, and how to hack together equipment. Through exploring the forests of Far South Tasmania, Caine's interest in fungi evolved from foraging to learning how to culture native species for conservation, and on to cultivating a variety of culinary and medicinal species. Then to further studies into mycorrhizal fungi, mycoremediation, and mycorestoration. When not growing fungi, Caine volunteers his time with Entheogenesis Australis, MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology, and the Australian Psychedelic Society. He writes for DoubleBlind and is also a regular contributor, “trusted identifier” and administrator on a variety of fungi oriented website forums and facebook groups. Caine has an Instagram account "Guerrilla Mycology” where he blogs about his cultivation techniques and the enthnomycology of fungi he finds in the field. Bio - Beau Beau Meister (karode13) is a Horticulturist and Mycologist. After studying Horticulture in New Zealand, Beau took an interest in the unusual fungi that grew in the forests there. So little was known about them and this sparked an interest in fungal taxonomy that has lasted for over 20 years. When not out in the field he can be found in his garden tending to a range of Ethnobotanical plants and flowers. Beau has been a moderator of the Mushroom Hunting and Identification and the Ethnobotanical Garden forums on Shroomery.org for over a decade. As well as an admin for the Victorian Fungi group, PMANZ and Victorian Mycophagy group on Facebook. Bio - Ema Ema Corro is a mycologist who believes that the best way to protect the environment is to involve the community in all aspects of science and conservation. Ema loves everything about fungi and is always amazed by their ability to increase people’s sense of connection with the natural world. She is coordinator of MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology which is an organisation that aims to raise awareness of the importance of fungi in health, sustainability and the environment, as well as providing scientific training and resources to the community. She also coordinates the Wild Fungi DNA project which is developing environmental DNA techniques that citizen scientists can use to search for rare and endangered fungi. She is also researching using waste to produce sustainable mycelium-based construction materials. 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 species 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 this in the future. His academic background is in medicine and psychiatry. Bio - Darklight Darklight has been working with aseptic medicinal and endangered plant species propagation for over 20 years. Moving into fungal propagation was a natural progression ( or unfortunate side-effect, you choose. Right now, Darklight is working on long-term archiving of local NNSW fungal species for future remediation and revegetation work- the culture library consists of a fair range of local macrofungi whose ultimate purposes have yet to be revealed to us. But they're here for a reason, and so are we. What fascinates Darklight is the progression of fungal lab technology towards being more accessible to citizen scientists. Kitchen mycology is easy, safe and productive these days. The teks keep getting better and the outputs more diverse and rewarding. Bio - Jess Saunders Jess is a botanical illustrator and tattooer living in Northern Rivers NSW/ Bundjalung country. A love of the natural world, gardening and science have lead her to ongoing involvement in a citizen mycology project, cactus farming, low harm off-grid living and study of plant tissue culture. 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. Registration
  6. Garden States Microdose Fungi foraging, identification, safety, field tips, and conservation Registration Our fourth Microdose episode, Fungi Foragers, will feature fungi experts in a panel discussion about the world of mycology, covering topics on safety, ecology, and conservation. The Panel will also cover some basic ID tips for the 'active' species such as Psilocybe subaeruginosa, Psilocybe semilanceata and Psilocybe alutacea. Hosted by Nick Wallis & EGA Registration for the Microdose Webcasts are free but donations are encouraged to support EGA's important work (booking fees apply). On Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM AEST Synopsis: Autumn in southeast Australia marks the beginning of fungi season; chilly mornings, thick layers of dew, and the appearance of a variety of mushrooms and toadstools. With a change in perspective toward psychoactive fungi, there are now more people than ever out foraging for active mushrooms. With this comes the risks of picking poisonous lookalikes, the potential ecological damage caused by foragers who are perhaps a little over-eager, and what this may cause for long term conservation. There is also the legal risk given the punishments if someone is caught being in possession of said fungi. The panel will also cover some basic ID tips for the 'active' species sound across Australia. This mycological panel will feature Australian mycologists and Myco enthusiasts, Caine Barlow, Beau Meister, Ema Corro, Symon Beck & Darklight, who will discuss issues of safety, ecology, and conservation. The Panel will be facilitated by Jess Saunders. The EGA team have created this very special reference guide for Psilocybe subaeruginosa for the community, Which will be discussed and referred to over the webcast. Bio - Caine Caine Barlow is a fungi educator who has been cultivating and studying fungi for 14 years. In 2019 he completed a Master's degree where his research project was to predict a preliminary conservation status for many Australian fungi. As a fungi educator, he is passionate about encouraging people to see fungi in a new light by demonstrating how easy they are to grow in kitchen and garden environments. He likes to inspire a sense of creativity in the cloning and propagation of mycelium, experimentation with different substrates, and how to hack together equipment. Through exploring the forests of Far South Tasmania, Caine's interest in fungi evolved from foraging to learning how to culture native species for conservation, and on to cultivating a variety of culinary and medicinal species. Then to further studies into mycorrhizal fungi, mycoremediation, and mycorestoration. When not growing fungi, Caine volunteers his time with Entheogenesis Australis, MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology, and the Australian Psychedelic Society. He writes for DoubleBlind and is also a regular contributor, “trusted identifier” and administrator on a variety of fungi oriented website forums and facebook groups. Caine has an Instagram account "Guerrilla Mycology” where he blogs about his cultivation techniques and the enthnomycology of fungi he finds in the field. Bio - Beau Beau Meister (karode13) is a Horticulturist and Mycologist. After studying Horticulture in New Zealand, Beau took an interest in the unusual fungi that grew in the forests there. So little was known about them and this sparked an interest in fungal taxonomy that has lasted for over 20 years. When not out in the field he can be found in his garden tending to a range of Ethnobotanical plants and flowers. Beau has been a moderator of the Mushroom Hunting and Identification and the Ethnobotanical Garden forums on Shroomery.org for over a decade. As well as an admin for the Victorian Fungi group, PMANZ and Victorian Mycophagy group on Facebook. Bio - Ema Ema Corro is a mycologist who believes that the best way to protect the environment is to involve the community in all aspects of science and conservation. Ema loves everything about fungi and is always amazed by their ability to increase people’s sense of connection with the natural world. She is coordinator of MYCOmmunity Applied Mycology which is an organisation that aims to raise awareness of the importance of fungi in health, sustainability and the environment, as well as providing scientific training and resources to the community. She also coordinates the Wild Fungi DNA project which is developing environmental DNA techniques that citizen scientists can use to search for rare and endangered fungi. She is also researching using waste to produce sustainable mycelium-based construction materials. 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 species 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 this in the future. His academic background is in medicine and psychiatry. Bio - Darklight Darklight has been working with aseptic medicinal and endangered plant species propagation for over 20 years. Moving into fungal propagation was a natural progression ( or unfortunate side-effect, you choose. Right now, Darklight is working on long-term archiving of local NNSW fungal species for future remediation and revegetation work- the culture library consists of a fair range of local macrofungi whose ultimate purposes have yet to be revealed to us. But they're here for a reason, and so are we. What fascinates Darklight is the progression of fungal lab technology towards being more accessible to citizen scientists. Kitchen mycology is easy, safe and productive these days. The teks keep getting better and the outputs more diverse and rewarding. Bio - Jess Saunders Jess is a botanical illustrator and tattooer living in Northern Rivers NSW/ Bundjalung country. A love of the natural world, gardening and science have lead her to ongoing involvement in a citizen mycology project, cactus farming, low harm off-grid living and study of plant tissue culture. 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. Registration
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Thanks, Watertrade, yes this should make for a fun night indeed. Hope a couple of SAB folk join in for this ;-)
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. RonnySimulacrum

    Quotes of the day.

    "Why did i bother getting up today...." From every human being that ever lived
  14. That a good question, When i was young, i admit to being one of them. It was kind of nice on the night
  15. 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.
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