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GARDEN STATES 2021

Cultivating Ethnobotanical Plant Knowledge
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Garden States 2021 Speakers

DMT: Indigenous gateway to the soul and endogenous reality thermostat?
– David Luke

N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), dubbed the ‘spirit molecule,’ is an extremely potent short acting psychedelic substance found endogenously in the human organism and occurring widely (possibly ubiquitously in many kingdoms) in nature, and has been theorised to account for numerous spontaneous exceptional experiences such as those occurring near or at death. The traditional indigenous use of DMT ...

Plant tissue culture
– Darklight & Jess

Plant tissue culture can be an easy way to produce large numbers of disease-free clones much faster than more conventional propagation techniques. It’s also a starting point for further plant molecular and metabolic studies, mutation breeding, and it can be a critical technique for conservation projects. This workshop will offer demonstrations to guide you through ...

Embodied Plant Wisdom
– Stephanie Hazel

Entheogens and psychedelic journeys can facilitate communication and relationships with plants and provide ecological and medicinal insight. In fact, they have done just this for healers throughout plant people throughout the ages. How can we draw upon the expanded awareness of altered states to cultivate better relationships with the plant world? How do we use ...

Permaculture: Stories celebrating floristic and fungal abundance
– David Holmgren

David Holmgren draws on a lifelong passion for ethnobotanical knowledge and practise to tell stories that celebrate abundance and diversity, pushing the boundaries of social and, at times, legal norms. These true stories cut paths through the psychosocial wilderness towards a relocalised ethnobotany of the everyday to sustain us in the shadow of failing techno ...

Strychnine
– Keeper Trout

What is strychnine, and why do people seem to believe that it is in so many different plants and drugs? Has that ever been true? If so, why, when, and where? And why do so many people want to believe that strychnine causes symptoms that it does not? Keeper Trout takes us on a fun ...

Tobacco Substitutes in Australia – the Whitefella Perspective
– Snu Voogelbreinder

Following on from my previous EGA presentation on pituri and tobacco substitutes used by Aboriginal Australians, we revisit the topic from another angle by looking at plants used by non-indigenous Australians as tobacco substitutes. The tobacco of the newcomers was mostly imported in the early years of colonisation, and availability could be patchy. Curious townsfolk, ...

The 3F Initiative: Conservation of Fungi
– Giuliana Furci

In this talk Giuliana will discuss how The Fungi Foundation and other organisations are committed to using “mycologically inclusive” language in their internal and public-facing communications (“Fauna, Flora and Funga” and “animals, plants and fungi”) and to incorporate fungi in conservation strategies with rare and endangered plants and animals.   The 3F Initiative: Conservation of ...
a small selection of

Garden States 2021 Presentations

DMT: Indigenous gateway to the soul and endogenous reality thermostat?
– David Luke

N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), dubbed the ‘spirit molecule,’ is an extremely potent short acting psychedelic substance found endogenously in the human organism and occurring widely (possibly ubiquitously in many kingdoms) in nature, and has been theorised to account for numerous spontaneous exceptional experiences such as those occurring near or at death. The traditional indigenous use of DMT ...

Plant tissue culture
– Darklight & Jess

Plant tissue culture can be an easy way to produce large numbers of disease-free clones much faster than more conventional propagation techniques. It’s also a starting point for further plant molecular and metabolic studies, mutation breeding, and it can be a critical technique for conservation projects. This workshop will offer demonstrations to guide you through ...

Embodied Plant Wisdom
– Stephanie Hazel

Entheogens and psychedelic journeys can facilitate communication and relationships with plants and provide ecological and medicinal insight. In fact, they have done just this for healers throughout plant people throughout the ages. How can we draw upon the expanded awareness of altered states to cultivate better relationships with the plant world? How do we use ...

Permaculture: Stories celebrating floristic and fungal abundance
– David Holmgren

David Holmgren draws on a lifelong passion for ethnobotanical knowledge and practise to tell stories that celebrate abundance and diversity, pushing the boundaries of social and, at times, legal norms. These true stories cut paths through the psychosocial wilderness towards a relocalised ethnobotany of the everyday to sustain us in the shadow of failing techno ...

Strychnine
– Keeper Trout

What is strychnine, and why do people seem to believe that it is in so many different plants and drugs? Has that ever been true? If so, why, when, and where? And why do so many people want to believe that strychnine causes symptoms that it does not? Keeper Trout takes us on a fun ...

Tobacco Substitutes in Australia – the Whitefella Perspective
– Snu Voogelbreinder

Following on from my previous EGA presentation on pituri and tobacco substitutes used by Aboriginal Australians, we revisit the topic from another angle by looking at plants used by non-indigenous Australians as tobacco substitutes. The tobacco of the newcomers was mostly imported in the early years of colonisation, and availability could be patchy. Curious townsfolk, ...

The 3F Initiative: Conservation of Fungi
– Giuliana Furci

In this talk Giuliana will discuss how The Fungi Foundation and other organisations are committed to using “mycologically inclusive” language in their internal and public-facing communications (“Fauna, Flora and Funga” and “animals, plants and fungi”) and to incorporate fungi in conservation strategies with rare and endangered plants and animals.   The 3F Initiative: Conservation of ...

ABOUT  ENTHEOGENESIS AUSTRALIS

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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. 

 

Mission Statement - Statement seeds for earth, body, and mind. 

Statement of Purpose - 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. 



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 the 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.

https://www.1voiceuluru.org/the-statement/