ENTHEOGENESIS AUSTRALIS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - INDOOR PSYCHEDELIC SYMPOSIUM, Saturday 6 December
For close to a decade the EGA conference has provided a major meeting place for ethnobotanical enthusiasts and specialists in Australia to share information and celebrate community. Consisting of lectures and discussion panels, the event hosts an array of speakers from across Australia and abroad. The aims of the EGA conference are to address the issues relating to drug use from social, cultural and traditional perspectives. The conference program draws on therapy, biology, pharmacology, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, botany, visionary art, culture, politics, law and more, to provide a realistic context of the role drugs and altered states play in the modern world.
For programing info see our Speakers page. The Venue for EGA 2014 will be the Melbourne RMIT Storey Hall (Building 16) 342 Swanston Street Melbourne , Victoria, Australia. Door opens at 8:40am & the event runs till 7:30pm.
The Entheogenesis Australis Symposium will present over 20 lectures and discussion panels featuring an array of renowned international and Australian speakers.
The symposium's aim is to bring together diverse and engaging scientific and cultural perspectives on exploring consciousness through psychoactive substances. The program draws on botany, pharmacology, therapy, psychology, anthropology, politics, law, art and more, to provide a realistic context of the role drugs and altered states play in today's world.
Listed below are the engaging lectures featured at the conference.
Dr Bia Labate - Ayahuasca Shamanism Beyond the Amazon
Dr Alex Wodak AM - The current status of medicinal cannabis in Australia
Dr David Caldicott – To be announced
Geoff Noller - Ibogaine Treatment for Opioid Dependence in New Zealand
Fiona Patten - The New Social Tonics, the Bastard Children of Prohibition
PRISM Inc - The Road to Psychedelic Research in Australia
Alex Gearin – Organic and the Inorganic in Ayahuasca Visions
Andrew McMillen - Can you be too Honest about your own Drug Use?
Dr Vendula Belackova - New Psychoactive Substances
Rak Razam - Full Spectrum Consciousness
DanceWize - Sex, Drugs, and Harm Reduction
Torsten Wiedemann - Analysis of ethnobotanical constituents
Des Tramacchi - Religious Dimensions of Entheogen Use
Mitch Schultz - M Y T H A P H I
Tanea Paterson - Psychedelic' Substance Journeys From ‘Underground’ Into Mainstream Therapy
Nen - Acacia - Spiritual And Cultural Significance
Michael Bock - Kava, The Herb of Tranquility
Genevieve Sinclair - Paint, Glue and Deodorant: Drugs of choice?
Ray Thorpe - 'Knee-jerk' anti-psychoactive laws
Richard Haridy - Psychedelics On Film: An Illustrated Journey
Carl Turney - America's Drug Culture in the 60s and 70s
Tim Payne - Life after Entheogens
To see the full program info click here: http://www.entheogenesis.org/speakers
Altered states of consciousness have long been a fundamental part of human culture, and as our world becomes increasingly fast-paced, alternative modalities are becoming ever more significant and consciously explored. If you’ve ever asked yourself: “has the ‘war on drugs’ created more problems than it has tried to solve?” or “is MDMA really a more dangerous drug than alcohol?” – then EGA is the place for you.
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