Melbourne Mushroom Day 2020

Our fourth year celebrating all things fungal and second year at the Inspiro Community Hub (the one with the mushrooms out the front) in Belgrave. This event has spreadout beyond exclusivity to one kind of mushroom and is interested in exploring the many facets of the funal world.

Saturday May 23rd 2020 | 11am – 6pm

Inspiro Belgrave

1616/1624 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave VIC 3160

Mushroom Day Activities

Will include workshops, discussion forums, hands-on activities and lots of information. Details to be announced.


Do you make crafty or arty things, dabble in the mycological arts or have some education to share? Apply for a stall here:

Tell us about your stall. Text will be used for promotional purposes
How much space does your stall require? Do you need a table?

James Jesso – Rehabilitating After Bad Trips

The Australian Psychedelic Society-Sydney presents an afternoon tackling the dark side of psychedelics on Sunday October 27 in Sydney.

We will be hosting an afternoon with the insighful, James W. Jesso, whilst also handing over the microphone to you, the psychedelic community, to share your own stories.

“Bad trips: rehabilitating after psychedelic turmoil”

Bad Trips are troubling and complex phenomena. This talk will provide a conceptual framework for understanding bad trips: where they come from, what it means/takes to rehabilitate, and what the culture gets wrong

about them from Jesso’s unique blend of spirituality, trauma-informed psychotherapy, and interpersonal neurobiology.

The lecture will offer some context for Bad Trips that enables a healthy and helpful approach to the wounding and challenges that come with them.


James is a Canadian author, public speaker, and podcast host in the psychedelic field.

His two books, Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom (2013) and The True Light Of Darkness  (2015), present a model for working with the ‘magic’ psilocybin mushroom as an ally in personal transformation and in developing psychospiritual maturity.

James’s podcast, “Adventures through the mind” features interviews with luminaries in science, art, and culture across a range of disciplines. This platform expands James’s work into a more broad exploration of progressive social developments, and the potential role psychedelics might play within them in an accessible manner.

Date and Time

Sun 27th Oct 2019, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Mothership Studios
18/24 Sydney St, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia

‘From Shock to Awe’ Premier Screenings – Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne and Sydney



In late August and early September the Australian Psychedelic Society (APS) will be hosting premier screenings of the award-winning documentary,From Shock to Awe’ in Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne and Sydney. The APS thanks Vasudhara, Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine (PRISM) and Aadii Mesh Foundation for their sponsorship and collaborative events in helping produce these events.


The film follows the journey of two combat veterans struggling with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who abandon ineffective pharmaceuticals for psychedelic substances in an attempt to relieve their suffering.   


Struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and an overall inability to find equilibrium in society and with their families, Matt Kahl and Mike Cooley, decide to venture into the Amazon to partake in a weekend ceremony of ayahuasca consumption – an indigenous brew traditionally used for healing and spiritual insights.  


With the ceremony bringing about profound revelations for the soldiers about their experiences and trauma, they must then learn to integrate these lessons into their life as they return home.  


To gain a better understanding of their husbands’ journeys, Matt’s wife Aimee and Mike’s wife Brooke then too embark on their own psychedelic healing journey with ayahuasca and MDMA respectively. 


With one in four people suffering from some form of mental illness this year, our current psychiatric model has proven drastically ineffective in treating this pressing health crisis. Psychedelic medicines now represent a revolutionary and life-changing new treatment paradigm that may potentially address the shortcomings within our current mental health system.  


Researchers at some of the top universities in the United States such as Johns Hopkins, NYU and UCLA are publishing scientific papers that show a startlingly high level of efficacy using psychedelic-assisted therapy for a range of conditions, from end-of-life anxiety to depression to addiction to PTSD. Over the past decade in the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have approved clinical trials for a number of psychedelic substances with promising results.  


Confirmed speakers at the screenings include Mitch Schultz, producer of ‘From Shock to Awe’ and Director of ‘DMT: the Spirit Molecule’, and Major Steve McDonald, war veteran and co-founder of Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM). More speakers TBA.  



Screening Times & Locations 


Byron Bay – Sunday August 18th, from 2.30pm – 5pm at The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay.


Brisbane – Saturday, 24 August from 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Kindler Theatre, Queensland University of Technology.


Adelaide – Saturday, 31 August from 14:30 – 18:30 at Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide.


Sydney – Saturday 7 September from 12:30 – 16:30 at Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern.  


Melbourne – Saturday 14th September from 12:30 – 16:30 at The State Library of Victoria Theatrette, Melbourne.