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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Douglas Rushkoff will be streaming into the conference for a live ‘in conversation’ piece with writer and long-term friend of EGA, Rich Haridy.   Winner of the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement…
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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,…
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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.…
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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 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,…
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