Entheogenesis - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind

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Cultivating Ethnobotanical Plant Knowledge
a small selection of

Garden States 2021 Speakers

a small selection of

Garden States 2021 Presentations

The Problems of the Throwing Out of Babies with Bathwaters: Traditional Medicines in the context of mental, physical and social health and their divergences and convergences with Western scientific clinical concepts
– Simon Green

  For at least 25 years I have worked in the Healing Arts, and for 20 deeply engaged with the “entheogenic” plant centred systems of Curanderismo of Latin America. I’ve also engaged with, befriended and worked alongside healers from the world’s oldest continuous cultures here on my home continent. In the course of that career ...

– 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? Keeper Trout takes a fun spin through the wacky world of drug deceptions, real and imaginary, in hopes of setting some rumours to ...

The St Vincent’s Melbourne Psilocybin-Palliative Care Trial
– Dr Margaret Ross & Dr Martin Williams

  Friday 31st January 2020 was a momentous day in the history of psychedelic research in Australia, as the clinical team of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s landmark trial of psilocybin-assisted therapy for anxiety and depression associated with terminal illness treated their first participant in their first drug-therapy session. That day marked just over two years ...

Between Sex and Death – A Journey in the Mycosphere
– Dr Alison Pouliot

  The scent of the prized Périgord truffle is somewhere 'between sex and death', according to one Australian forager. This fungus vies with Iranian caviar as one of the most expensive foods in the world. Australia’s costly culinary predilections have driven a significant European truffle-growing industry since the 1990s. Throughout history, fungi have confounded with ...



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 - Planting 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. 

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