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.
Entheogenesis Australis exists to enhance the Australian natural environment by:
E – Encouraging the propagation, cultivation, conservation, preservation and sharing of plants and fungi of ethnobotanical significance whilst nurturing botanical environments.
G – Growing community and developing connections through conversation, events, media and the creative arts, acting as a multidisciplinary nexus for knowledge sharing within the field of Ethnobotany.
A – Advancing botanical discussion through research, critical thinking, education, creativity, innovation, and awareness about plants, fungi and related compounds with potential beneficial applications for humankind and the natural environment.
Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind
'Fantastic Fungi' at Cinema Nova Thursday January 30th, followed by a panel discussion with leading experts from the world of mycology, ecology, and psilocybin therapy.
On Thursday January 30th at Cinema Nova, Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) presents a Melbourne special feature film screening of the new documentary 'Fantastic Fungi' followed by a panel discussion with leading experts from the world of mycology, ecology, and psilocybin therapy. This event supports the work of Fungimap, a not for profit, citizen-science organisation dedicated to furthering the conservation and knowledge of Australian fungi (www.fungimap.org.au).
The screening will be followed by a mycological panel featuring ecologist and environmental photographer Alison Pouliot, mycologist Caine Barlow, ecologist Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, founder of Mycelium Made, Amanda Morglund, and President of PRISM, Vice President of EGA, research fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at Monash University, and co-lead investigator of the upcoming Melbourne psilocybin trials at St Vincent's Hospital, Dr Martin Williams. The mycological panel will be facilitated by the coordinator of Fungimap, Cameron Durnsford. (Not all panellists will appear on both panels)
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The Entheogenesis Australis YouTube channel. The content presented cannot cover all of the information and material regarding such a diverse area of study. It is merely a starting point to be used in conjunction with other source material and research to explore the discourse surrounding these compounds and their potential benefits in plant research, pharmacology, botany and culture. Some of the practices and ideas our speakers describe are embedded in cultural and religious traditions that may inform and reduce the risks associated with their use. Research, due diligence and caution is recommended when working with medicinal plants. EGA supports a facts-based approach towards drug use, research and policy development. EGA does not endorse any political party or figures.
Acknowledgment of Country
We acknowledge that in Australia, we live and work on stolen Country, never ceded. We acknowledge that this dispossession, from which most in our community continue to benefit materially, causes ongoing trauma to Indigenous people and communities.
We acknowledge that we benefit from Indigenous knowledge and insights, including long relationships with the plants we revere, from around the world. We acknowledge that Indigenous knowledge has often been taken disrespectfully.
We encourage all in our community to learn to do our work "right way", to understand protocol and to show respect.
EGA endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for a First Nations' Voice to the Australian Parliament, Treaty and Truth. We encourage each and all of our community to take up the invitation in the Uluru Statement to work through Australia's unfinished business.