It is with great excitement, that we can now officially announce Australia's premier psychedelic symposium Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) 2017. The 2017 EGA Outdoor Psychedelic Symposium (Retreat) is set to unfold on a beautiful bushland property 2 hours drive east of CBD Melbourne Australia. The event will cover a diverse range of fields from the botanical, academic, and philosophical, to arts and drug law reform.
This world renowned conference will once be placing a mature discussion around psychedelic related compounds back on the agenda. The outdoor symposium and program will span three days and nights from Friday 8th December, featuring more than 50 lectures and workshops, situated within a stunning Australian bushland setting just 2 hours from Melbourne, Australia. The 2017 Psychedelic Symposium promises to be an incredible gathering, continuing EGA’s 15-year history of bringing together diverse experts and perspectives from across Australia and around the world, to discuss psychedelics and entheogenic plants – furthering this important field of study. EGA’s much-loved outdoor main conference space will return for 2017, supported by modern and professional indoor conference areas and adjoining facilities.
An outstanding first round of international headliner speakers are listed below. We are also currently accepting applications for contributors for lectures and workshops, as well as artists and healers to be a part of this unique conference. So if you know of someone who you feel would add to the 2017 Psychedelic Symposium, please encourage them to make a submission. International Keynote speakers include:
The 2017 Psychedelic Symposium is a strictly presale-only event, with just 500 tickets publically available for 2017, so please don’t delay once tickets go on sale as the conference always sells out.
Applications for the 2017 Entheogenesis Australis Psychedelic Symposium are now open: http://www.entheogenesis.org/online_applications
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For over a decade Entheogenesis Australis has provided a major meeting place for ethnobotanical enthusiasts and specialists in Australia to share information and celebrate community. The aims of the EGA conference are to address the issues relating to drug use from social, cultural and traditional perspectives. Past conference programs have drawn on covered diverse topics including 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.
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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