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SECOND SESSION ADDED: Fantastic Fungi screening and panel discussion

January 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


On Thursday January 30, Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) presents a Melbourne special feature film screening of the new documentary Fantastic Fungi followed by a panel discussion with leading experts from the world of mycology, ecology, and psilocybin therapy. This event supports the work of Fungimap.

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. You’ll see it through the eyes of mycologists, discussing the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The screening will be followed by a mycological panel featuring ecologist and environmental photographer Dr Alison Pouliot, mycologist Caine Barlow, ecologist Sapphire McMullan-Fisher and President of PRISM, Vice President of EGA, research fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at Monash University, and co-lead investigator of the upcoming Melbourne psilocybin trials at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dr Martin Williams. The mycological panel will be facilitated by the coordinator of Fungimap, Cameron Durnsford.

Watch the Fantastic Fungi trailer here: www.fantasticfungi.com/trailer

With the first screening having now sold out, a second session at 9pm has been announced for this special screening Thursday 30 January at Cinema Nova, Carlton. Tickets are $24 (concession), $29 (general), and $34 (EGA supporter). This is a limited capacity event, so book early to avoid missing out. Book your tickets here:on  www.trybooking.com/BHRSL

🍄 Please note not all panelists are able to attend the second discussion – details TBA.🍄

“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” ~ Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

“a must see for anyone interested in life, death and the pursuit of the planet’s well-being.” ~ David Carpenter, Forbes

“As researchers describe the workings of vast underground networks of mycelium, the filmmakers offer CG that is just as polished as the time-lapse, and more colourful. It’s spookily beautiful, even, especially when envisioning what lies unseen beneath old-growth forests.” ~ John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter

For more information about Entheogenesis Australis go to www.entheogenesis.org

EGA respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the stolen land on which this event occurs, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging. We stand in solidarity with First Nations People in the fight for climate justice.


Entheogenesis Australis


Cinema Nova
Lygon St, Carlton + Google Map