The Happy Herb Company was the major sponsor of EGA 2011: Australia’s major conference on entheogens, ethnobotany and psychoactive plants. In its 8th year, EGA hosts an annual conference consisting of lectures, workshops, discussion panels, cinema, performance and art.
The event hosts an array of speakers from across Australia and abroad, and aims to address the issues relating to drug use from social, cultural and traditional perspectives. The EGA-11 program drew on the backgrounds of therapy, biology, pharmacology, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, botany, visionary art, culture, politics, law and more, to provide a realistic context of the role drugs and altered states play in the modern world.
Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) is a not-for-profit association that exists to create a supportive environment that fosters mature, open discussion about psychoactive plants and chemicals. We seek to explore ways to assess societal impacts and examine the positive applications of plant-based psychoactives and entheogens through our conferences and journal publications, our email announcement list and other psychedelic research initiatives.
Altered states of consciousness have long been a fundamental part of human culture, and as our world becomes increasingly fast-paced, alternative modes are becoming ever more significant and consciously explored. If you’ve ever asked yourself “Has the ‘War on Drugs’ created more problems than it tried to solve?” or “is MDMA really a more dangerous drug than alcohol?” – then EGA is the place for you. Entheogenesis Australis is a collection of thinkers from all walks of life. We come together to share knowledge about sacred plants, alchemy and states of consciousness.
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