Entheogenesis Australis Event Summary
3 days, 50+ lectures, workshops and panel discussions. Immersive arts program, market space.
The event covered a diverse range of fields from the botanical, academic, and philosophical, to arts and drug law reform.
“This world-renowned conference will once again be placing a mature discussion around psychedelic related compounds back on the agenda. The 2017 Psychedelic Symposium promises to be an incredible gathering. Continuing EGA’s 15-year history of bringing together diverse experts and perspectives from across Australia and around the world, to discuss psychedelics and entheogenic plants. Furthering this important field of study.
EGA’s much-loved outdoor main conference space returned in 2017. Supported by modern and professional indoor conference areas and adjoining facilities. Including easy access to the camping ground and accommodation options.
From EGA About page “…help stimulate research in the area of psychedelic study, and stimulate policy reform in Australia around sacred plants and related psychoactive compounds.” http://www.entheogenesis.org/
Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/entheotv
Further reading: https://www.facebook.com/EGA.plant.org
Entheogenesis Australis EGA Psychedelic Symposium
Very cool event to photograph and the drive via Mansfield and King Valley is very picturesque.
This mostly outdoor event just outside of Eildon Victoria had around 600 people. The property had a mix of indoor and outdoor areas for talks, panel discussions and workshops. There were many workshops that were hands-on instructional demonstrations on practical botanical cultivation. There are many benefits for therapeutic, aesthetic and medicinal uses.
The lecture ‘Sound Journeys’ by Dr Des Tramacchi was of particular interest to me on how music and sound has a huge influence on us.
There were a lot of people taking notes and focused on making the most of the knowledge gathered from around the world. I learnt a lot myself and was thoroughly impressed by the production levels. The art on show was great and I noted the high number of professionals presenting and attending.
Old world medicines being re-discovered and put to great therapeutic good.
This event was held on the Traditional Lands of the Taungurung People.