Entheogenesis - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind

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Garden States 2022 Speakers

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF
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Douglas Rushkoff will be streaming into the conference for a live ‘in conversation’ piece with writer and long-term friend...
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DAVID LUKE
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Dr David Luke is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, UK, where he has been teaching an...
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DR KAREN HITCHCOCK
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Dr Karen Hitchcock B.A.(Hons) B.Med. FRACP PhD Dr Karen Hitchcock is a specialist physician and fellow of the Royal Australian...
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DAVID HOLMGREN
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David Holmgren is the co-originator of the permaculture concept following publication of Permaculture One, co-authored with Bill Mollison in...
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DR MARGARET ROSS
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Dr Margaret Ross is a consultant clinical psychologist and the clinical lead in Australia’s first ever psychedelic clinical trial....
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RENEE HARVEY
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Renee Harvey is a highly experienced clinical psychologist who relocated from the UK to Australia to develop training in psychedelic-assisted...
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JANET LAURENCE
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Janet Laurence is a leading Sydney-based artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her practice examines our physical, cultural and...
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MARK PESCE
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Mark Pesce co-invented the technology for 3D on the Web - laying the foundations for the metaverse - has...
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LYNETTE WALLWORTH
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Australian artist/filmmaker Lynette Wallworth is renowned for creating profoundly empathetic works while pushing the boundaries of emerging technologies. She...
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DR NIGEL STRAUSS
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Dr Nigel Strauss has worked in Melbourne as a Clinical Psychiatrist for many years with a special interest in...
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DR ALISON POULIOT
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Dr Alison Pouliot is an ecologist, author and professional environmental photographer with a focus on fungi. Her work spans...
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KEEPER TROUT
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Keeper Trout is an author and archivist living in Northern California.  Trout has published 11 books and numerous articles;...
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KITTY CHOPAKA
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Kitty is the Founder of Chopaka, Thailand’s cannabis startup that focuses on consumer cannabis education and experience. Her background in...
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JOHN SEED
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John Seed is the founder of the Rainforest Information Centre. Since 1979 he has been involved in the direct...
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ANYA ERMAKOVA
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Anya has a motley background and varied research interests in nature conservation, ethnobotany, neuroscience and psychiatry, interweaving and connecting...
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THE SEED SISTAS (UK)
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The Seed SistAs, Kazz and Fiona, are writers, speakers, eco-activists and Sensory Herbalists who have dedicated their lives to...
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DENNIS MCKENNA PH.D.
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Dennis McKenna's research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in...
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DR PRASH PUSPANATHAN
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Dr Prash Puspanathan, a medical doctor and former Neuropsychiatry Fellow at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, is one of...
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SNU VOOGELBREINDER
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Snu Voogelbreinder   Snu is an amateur ethnobotanist specialising in the study of psychoactive plants, fungi and animals. He is particularly...
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DR STEPHEN BRIGHT
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Dr Stephen Bright has worked as a psychologist within the Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) field...
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LILA LIEBERMAN
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Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous methodologies of healing for twenty-five years. She began her journey...
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DAVID NICKLES (NZ/US)
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David Nickles is an underground researcher and harm reduction advocate who serves as an editor for Psymposia Media, co-host of...
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ANNA CONRICK
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Anna Conrick is a practising spatial designer and design educator at Monash University, Melbourne. Currently undertaking doctoral research at...
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JEROME SARRIS
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Jerome Sarris is Professor of Integrative Mental Health at NICM Health Research Institute at Westmead, Western Sydney University. He...
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DANIEL PERKINS
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Daniel Perkins is the Co-Director of the Melbourne-based non-profit organisation Psychae Institute, which conducts research on botanical psychedelics with...
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VINCE POLITO
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Vince Polito is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia...
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DR. SAM BANISTER
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Sam is currently CSO of Psylo; a biotech start-up focused on the development of next-generation psychedelic medicines. Sam has...
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STEPH TZANETIS
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Steph Tzanetis   Steph has close to a decade’s experience providing formalised psychedelic support at music festivals in Australia and overseas,...
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DR MARTIN WILLIAMS
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Martin Williams PhD is currently a Research Fellow in Computational Neuroscience at the Turner Institute of Brain and Mental...
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MEREDITH HARTLEY
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Meredith Hartley (she/her) is a musician, vocalist, music therapist, psychotherapist, and community engagement facilitator currently residing on the ancestral...
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AGNIESZKA SEKULA
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Agnieszka is a scientist with a background in biomedical engineering and medical imaging. She uses cutting edge biotech tools,...
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CAINE BARLOW
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Caine Barlow is a Mycologist and Fungi Educator based in Melbourne, Australia.  He gives regular talks on mycology, fungi...
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SIMON GREEN
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Simon Green is a Huachumero and Curandero who has worked for the past two decades in service to a...
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DARKLIGHT
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Darklight has been working with aseptic medicinal and endangered plant species propagation for over 20 years. Moving into fungal...
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TORSTEN WEIDEMANN
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Torsten Wiedemann is a consultant on legal issues relating to plant drugs and new psychoactive substances in Australia. His...
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DR ALISTAIR MCTAGGART
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Alistair is a research fellow for the Centre of Horticultural Science (QAAFI), University of Queensland. He studies the evolution...
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DR CHRIS LETHEBY
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Dr Chris Letheby is a Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Western Australia (UWA). His areas of specialization are...
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SHAUN DUFFY
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Shaun Duffy is the CEO and Managing Director of Reset Mind Sciences, a company focused on the use of...
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TOM FORREST
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A global leader in the cannabis industry, Tom is the first ever Churchill Fellow for Cannabis Agronomy and publisher of...
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EMA CORRO
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Ema Corro is a mycologist who believes that the best way to protect the environment is to involve the...
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STEPHANIE HAZEL
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Stephanie is a practicing herbalist in Melbourne who has been working with herbal medicine and traditional healing systems for...
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MELISSA WARNER
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Melissa’s mission is to cultivate an evidence and experience-based understanding of psychological well-being, with the aim to translate this...
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DR LIAM ENGEL
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Dr Liam Engel is a drug science researcher and communicator. Liam's passion is illicit drugs, particularly the areas of...
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DR LANI ROY
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Dr Lani Roy is The Founder of The Signs of Life Psychology. Lani is a psychologist, social worker, and therapist...
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RACHEL GAGEN
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"I have come to understand herbal medicine as a part of mankind's placement and movement across the land. Not...
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RICH HARIDY
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Rich has written for a number of online and print publications over the last decade while also acting as...
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AMANDA MORGAN
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Amanda Morgan leads the Research and Development of Fungi Cultures to tackle challenges of waste management and ecosystem rehabilitation...
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NICK WALLIS
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Nick Wallis is a broadcaster and drug law reform advocate and harm reduction worker. Nick has a background in radio...
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JESS SAUNDERS
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Jess is a botanical illustrator and tattooer living in Northern Rivers NSW/ Bundjalung country. A love of the natural world,...
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ANDREW GOODMAN
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Andrew Goodman is a visual artist and writer with an interest in science fiction, process philosophy, more-than-human consciousness and...
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NICK SUN
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Nick Sun was an award-winning, international stand up comedian for 13 years. Then he drank Ayahuasca and had a...
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LILY KAY ROSS
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Lily Kay Ross, PhD is Feminism and Ethics Research Fellow at Psymposia and creator and producer of New York...
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STEVE MCDONALD
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Steve McDonald is a futurist and Managing Director of Aadii Mesh Foundation (www.aadii.org), a Taoist charity focused on human...
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DR AMAR DHALL
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Dr Amar Dhall spent about 8-years writing his PhD, which explored the nexus of quantum mechanics and law. During...
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MANNY SATIJA
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Manny Satija is a human rights lawyer, mediator, coach and psychotherapist. His work straddles the domains of social justice,...
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JEF BAKER
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Jef Baker heads the Sydney chapter of The Australian Psychedelic Society, is global moderator at The 5-Hive forum and...
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CERI HANN
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Ceri Hann is a multidisciplinary arts practitioner who develops participatory art forms intended to enhance the conditions for collective...
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PIXIE MILLER
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Pixie is the founder of the Psychedelically Aware harm minimisation network and The PATCH – The Psychedelically Aware Talking...
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EUGENE-NRG (DJ KRUSTY)
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DJ Krusty has been spanking the planks and enjoying DJing for a long time now, he has performed at...
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ADEM JAFFERS (VJ MANDALA)
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VJ  Mandala - During a photography gig during the late ’80s, Adem was first introduced to analogue and digital...
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ADELE WILKES
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Adele Wilkes is an artist, filmmaker, researcher and PhD candidate in the School of Art at RMIT. Her practice...
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TESSA LAIRD
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Tessa Laird is an artist, writer and lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the...
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NICK DOREY
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Nick Dorey is an artist living and working on the lands of the Quandamooka, Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera, and Turrbal...
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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

The conference has both in-person and online components. Some minor changes to the programme may occur, or implementation of the programme, for example in the case of the inability to travel due to Covid. 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.