Sunday, July 5th 2020, 11 am-6:30 pm
on the EGA YouTube channel Entheo TV (subscribe via the link)
Sadly, due to COVID-19, EGA has postponed the 2020 ethnobotanical symposium Garden States. In the meantime, we’re running a free Livestream, ‘Garden States Microdose‘. We hope you can join us for this special event and be sure to let any like-minded friends know about it!
The running order and list of programming for the day:
Introduction – Nick Wallis
Segment One – Dennis McKenna Interview – 45 Minutes + 15 Q&A
Segment Two – Vince Polito (Facilitator) – Australian Psychedelic Research Panel – 45 Minutes + 15 Q&A
Segment Three – Caine Barlow – Australian Psilocybe and their Lookalikes – 45 Minutes + 15 Q&A
Segment Four – Australian Psychedelic Ethics Panel – 45 Minutes + 15 Q&A
Segment Five – EGA video panel premiere – Details TBC
Segment Six – Melissa Warner – Psychedelic-assisted mindfulness and creative cognition – 45 Minutes + 15 Q&A
Summary – Nick Wallis
On the day, EGA will also stream selected videos from the EGA Seedlings – 6:28 Video Project. This is still open to enter so please consider making a video submission.
This event and our guest speakers support the current EGA Fundraiser and we hope you too can help us continue our ethnobotanical work by donating or getting involved in our various projects and initiatives.
Planting seeds for the earth, body and mind
Keynote guest Dennis McKenna
Dennis McKenna’s research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon.
His doctoral research (University of British Columbia,1984) focused on the ethnopharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute and serves on the advisory board of non-profit organizations in the fields of ethnobotany and botanical medicines.
He is the younger brother of Terence McKenna. From 2000 to 2017, he taught courses on Ethnopharmacology and Plants in Human affairs in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. In 2019, in collaboration with colleagues, he incorporated a new non-profit, the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy. He emigrated to Canada in the spring of 2019 together with his wife Sheila, and now resides in Abbotsford, B.C. In the spring of 2019, in collaboration with colleagues in Canada and the U.S., he incorporated a new non-profit, the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy. He emigrated to Canada in the spring of 2019 together with his wife Sheila, and now resides in Abbotsford, B.C.