Entheogenesis - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind

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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 organism and occurring widely (possibly ubiquitously in many kingdoms) in nature,…
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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 archaeological records, ethnobotanical work and recent biochemical analysis, we can shift the focus from the…
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From hanging with Tim Leary in the 80s underground psychedelic culture to playing a crucial role chronicling the rise (and maybe fall) of cyberpunk rave culture in the 90s, Douglas Rushkoff has been at the frontline of some startling cultural…
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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…
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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?…
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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…
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In the past decade, there has been an explosion of research focused on the medicinal chemistry of psychedelics. Dozens of companies around the world are developing entirely new psychedelic medicines for the treatment of serious mental health…
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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 form, perception, and reality? The great web of causality - Indra’s Net - presents us with the consequences of our…
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'Deep Ecology' (and the power of ethnobotanical plants) I have worked for worldwide rainforests since 1979. Although many of our efforts succeeded, for every forest saved, 100 have disappeared. Clearly, you can’t save the planet one forest…
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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 Amazonian tribe and how it has shaped her understanding of the potential for new immersive…
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