Entheogenesis - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind

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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 culture, science, art, politics and community around medicine plants. We aim for this celebration to contribute to the wellbeing of both earth and humankind.


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.


For almost two decades the Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) conferences and events have provided a major meeting place for ethnobotanical enthusiasts in Australia. The events host an array of speakers from across Australia and abroad. EGA is dedicated to addressing issues relating to plants and plant-related compounds and their use from social, cultural and traditional perspectives. The EGA symposiums come in many forms but generally consists of lectures, workshops, discussion panels, cinema, performance, music and art.

Our next scheduled event is Garden States 2021.


Purchase your Garden States tickets here


The Entheogenesis Australis team is a collective of people from many different backgrounds, areas of expertise, and experiences that are connected by their love of plants and the natural environment. EGA contributors volunteer their time to produce our conferences and associated projects. Entheogenesis Australis is completely funded by the people and plant power of our community and currently receives no funding from government or the public sector.


The Entheogenesis Australis YouTube channel, Entheo TV, streams video content from past symposiums and events. The content presented cannot cover all our diverse information and material but offers an introductory pathway for exploration of knowledge of plants, fungi and ecology in contexts including research, pharmacology, botany, sustainability and culture. Some of the practices and ideas our speakers describe are embedded in cultural and religious traditions that may inform and reduce the associated risks. Research, due diligence and caution is recommended when working with medicinal plants. EGA supports an evidence-based approach towards ecologically derived ‘drug use’, research and policy development.


We're immensely grateful for your support of our botanical initiative. Entheogenesis Australis is a volunteer-run, charitable and educational organisation that requires economic support. So, if you like what we do and the projects we're producing, please remember that EGA is a registered charity. If you’re able, we urge you to consider supporting our work via our Support page