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Garden States 2022 Presentations

DMT: Indigenous gateway to the soul and endogenous reality thermostat?
– David Luke
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N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), dubbed the ‘spirit molecule,’ is an extremely potent short acting psychedelic substance found endogenously in the human...
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5-MeO-DMT containing plants: Fact and fiction
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This talk will examine several plants containing 5-MeO-DMT and talk about their botany, cultural uses and history. Drawing on...
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In Conversation
– with Douglas Rushkoff
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From hanging with Tim Leary in the 80s underground psychedelic culture to playing a crucial role chronicling the rise...
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Permaculture: Stories celebrating floristic and fungal abundance
– David Holmgren
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David Holmgren draws on a lifelong passion for ethnobotanical knowledge and practise to tell stories that celebrate abundance and...
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Strychnine
– Keeper Trout
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What is strychnine, and why do people seem to believe that it is in so many different plants and...
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Tobacco Substitutes in Australia – the Whitefella Perspective
– Snu Voogelbreinder
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Following on from my previous EGA presentation on pituri and tobacco substitutes used by Aboriginal Australians, we revisit the...
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Psychedelics 2.0 and beyond
– Dr Sam Banister
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In the past decade, there has been an explosion of research focused on the medicinal chemistry of psychedelics. Dozens...
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Drilling Down
– Mark Pesce
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What does nitrous oxide, delivered in an Endodontist’s chair in Chatswood, have to do with the interdependent co-arising of...
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‘Deep Ecology’ (and the power of ethnobotanical plants)
– John Seed
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'Deep Ecology' (and the power of ethnobotanical plants) I have worked for worldwide rainforests since 1979. Although many of our...
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Transcendent Technologies: Shamanism in the digital age
– Lynette Wallworth
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Wallworth will discuss the creative journey she experienced while co-creating her ground-breaking Virtual Reality work Awavena with a Brazilian...
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Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for more complex presentations: expanding our models
– Renee Harvey
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Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy research is being expanded to examine its effectiveness for people with a variety of diagnostic presentations.  Is...
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The St Vincent’s Melbourne Psilocybin-Palliative Care Trial
– Dr Margaret Ross & Dr Martin Williams
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The St Vincent’s Melbourne Psilocybin-Palliative Care Trial Friday, 31st January 2020, was a momentous day in the history of psychedelic...
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Between Sex and Death – A Journey in the Mycosphere
– Dr Alison Pouliot
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Between Sex and Death – A Journey in the Mycosphere The scent of the prized Périgord truffle is somewhere 'between...
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New World Technology and Old World Wisdom
– Dr Agnieszka Sekula & Dr Prash Puspanathan
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New World Technology and Old World Wisdom This talk explores VR scenarios designed to promote movement through phases of psychedelic-assisted...
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Discovering the ancient through native power plants
– The Seed SistAs
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Discovering the ancient through native power plants Belladonna, Henbane, and Datura are some of the European power plants holding the...
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The alchemical life
– Janet Laurence
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The alchemical life Working with the potency of an alchemical language to explore plants enables me to imagine their dreams...
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Preparing the Vessel
– Lila Lieberman
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G. steyaertanum ----------------------------------------------- Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous methodologies of healing for twenty-five years. She began her...
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Philosophical issues in psychedelic research: A review of emerging themes
– Dr Chris Letheby
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Philosophical issues in psychedelic research: A review of emerging themes Serotonergic (or “classic”) psychedelics have struck many researchers as raising...
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MDMA research down under: What does a decade of persistence look like?
– Dr Stephen Bright
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MDMA research down under: What does a decade of persistence look like?   Prior to MDMA being banned internationally in 1987,...
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Whose Stories Are We Telling: Ethnobotanical Understandings in the Corporadelic Era
– David Nickles
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Whose Stories Are We Telling: Ethnobotanical Understandings in the Corporadelic Era   Storytelling has played a central role in the creation...
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What we know so far about microdosing
– Vince Polito
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What we know so far about microdosing Microdosing has exploded in popularity over the past six years. A microdose can...
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Ayahuasca and DMT-Based Medicines for Mental Health Applications
– Jerome Sarris & Daniel Perkins
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Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea containing DMT and several harmala alkaloids, which have been used ceremonially for centuries by...
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Sex and psilocybin genes in magic mushrooms
– Alistair McTaggart
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Most magic mushrooms are species of Psilocybe, which nearly all share a cluster of genes that metabolise tryptophan into...
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PRISM: Trip sitting and psychedelic harm reduction
– Steph Tzanetis
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The principles for psychedelic support (otherwise known as ‘trip sitting’) that are promoted by international groups like MAPS Zendo...
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Some Traps, Pitfalls and Questions of the Psychedelic Path
– Nick Sun
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With the increasing acceptance within the mainstream, many people are seeking psychedelics for many reasons. Healing, meaning, spiritual awakening,...
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Bill Richard’s Living Room: How are we designing psychedelic clinical spaces?
– Anna Conrick
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The “living room” has long been considered the optimal spatial configuration to contain therapeutic psychedelic experiences. Recognised for its...
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The problems of the throwing out of babies with bath waters: Whose paradigms are we really shifting?
– Simon Green
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For at least 25 years, I have worked in the Healing Arts, and for 20 deeply engaged with the...
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A New Trip: towards a path of representation, inclusion and safety in the psychedelic movement
– Meredith Drinkell
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A New Trip: towards a path of representation, inclusion and safety in the psychedelic movement Psychedelics have moved to the...
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A Prescription of NeuroGnostics; Entheogenic Herbalism
– Rachel Gagen
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A Prescription of NeuroGnostics; Entheogenic Herbalism   We are going to explore psychotropic herbalism, organic biological organisms used as a medicine...
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Mapping Entheogenesis Through The Ecological-Self
– Jef Baker
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Mapping Entheogenesis Through The Ecological-Self Evolving from my 2015 Honours thesis examining the overlaps, intersections, and parallels between the philosophy...
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Disclaimer

Unfortunately, the impact of COVID-19 has been severe, prolonged and unanticipated. Given the circumstances, some minor changes to the program speaker line up and the way we run events may occur. International guests may face travel or economic barriers associated with attending, and some presentations may have to be delivered remotely. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best and work through this together.