March update

Posted Wed 20th Mar 2019, 2:18pm

Happy Ostara! đŸŒ± In this update:

  • Upcoming events
  • Experience Retreats update
  • Women's Beltane Retreat
  • Research featuring Psychedelic Experience Retreats
  • Psychedelic Integration Circles
  • Psychedelics for Mental Health campaign update
  • Members' Social

Upcoming events

We now have dozens of events each month that cater to the needs and curiosities of our growing community, from science or silliness, integration to inspiration, healing to higher states. We very much look forward to seeing you at one of them in the near future!

Events in London

Thu 21st Mar Psychedelic Philosophy: Aesthetics Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Fri 22nd Mar Dance of the Goddess Ticket Tailor
Sat 23rd Mar Down the Rabbit Hole: A Weekend Deep Dive into Perception, Self and Reality Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Mon 25th Mar Doors of Perception: Mind Games for Modern Mystics Sold out Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Mon 25th Mar Psychedelic Gong Bath (Round Chapel) Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Tue 26th Mar Sisters Breathwork Circle Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Thu 28th Mar Shining a Light on Consciousness: Lucia 3 & Pandora Star (Members' event) Sold out Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Fri 29th Mar Members' Social: Future Friends Facebook event
Sat 30th Mar Awakening the Wild Woman Ticket Tailor
Sun 31st Mar Sex Club: Orange Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Sun 31st Mar Mothers Day: Grief and Devotion Ritual Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Mon 1st Apr Shining a Light on Consciousness: Lucia 3 & Pandora Star (Members' event) Sold out Ticket Tailor
Mon 1st Apr Psychedelic Gong Bath (Covent Garden) Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Tue 2nd Apr Mushrooms, Meditation and Mental Illness: A Talk on Breaking Free from PTSD with Michael Matania Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Tue 2nd Apr Psychedelic Sound Journey with Infinite Spirit Sounds Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Wed 3rd Apr Psychedelic Women's Circle: Abortion Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Thu 4th Apr Emotion Release Ticket Tailor
Fri 5th Apr Dance in the Dark Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Sat 6th Apr Out of the Ordinary: An immersive Art Experience Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Sat 6th Apr All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath Facebook event
Mon 8th Apr Doors of Perception: The Dream with No Dreamer Ticket Tailor
Tue 9th Apr Window to the Soul: Deep connection and instant intimacy Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Wed 10th Apr Sex Club: Polyamory Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Thu 11th Apr Shroomshop Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Fri 12th Apr Elemental Dance: Embodying Rebellion Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Sat 13th Apr Wild Play Lab: Unlock, Release, Relax Ticket Tailor
Sat 13th Apr Psychedelic Philosophy: Beauty and the Good Life Ticket Tailor
Sat 13th Apr Preparation for Rebellion with Stephen Reid Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Sun 14th Apr Psychedelic Breathwork with Alchemy of Breath Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Sun 14th Apr Kundalini Yoga, Sound and Cacao Ceremony with Wisdom Roundhouse Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Mon 15th Apr Dharma-Delia Ticket Tailor
Tue 16th Apr Aldous Huxley: Mysticism for the Masses, A Talk with Jules Evans Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Tue 16th Apr Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation Ticket Tailor
Wed 17th Apr Men's Circle Ticket Tailor
Thu 18th Apr Cacao Ceremony: Songs of the Heart Ticket Tailor
Fri 19th Apr Rave Ritual Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Mon 22nd Apr A Shift in Consciousness: A Four Week Journey Through the Doors of Perception Ticket Tailor
Wed 24th Apr Psychedelic Integration Circle Ticket Tailor
Thu 25th Apr Welcome Home: An Interactive Performance of Reconnection Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Sat 27th Apr Shroomshop Pro: A Magic Weekend of Mushroom Cultivation Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Thu 16th May Shroomshop Ticket Tailor

Events in Bristol

Wed 3rd Apr Aldous Huxley: Mysticism for the Masses Facebook event Eventbrite
Thu 4th Apr Tallulah Rendall: The Liminal – Sound Bath and Album Performance – Bristol Facebook event Eventbrite
Wed 10th Apr Spirit Worlds of Northern Europe Facebook event Eventbrite
Sun 14th Apr The Bonobo Experience Bristol Facebook event Ticket Tailor
Thu 18th Apr Harmonia – Voice & Sound Healing Workshop with Tallulah Rendall (Bristol) Eventbrite

Experience Retreats update

We’re sadly having to say goodbye to one of our venues, Sollewerf, as the cost is now prohibitively high. With its surrounding woodland, lake, hot tub and regular heron sightings Sollewerf has been so good to us and we will miss it. As is the way with endings, however, we are also celebrating a beginning as we have found a beautiful new retreat centre to hold our retreats. Whilst we make the transition, there are unfortunately fewer dates over the summer, with one retreat taking place in June, July and August, so, if you would like to come, we encourage you to book your place early to avoid disappointment! Read more and apply on the Experience Retreats page

Women’s Beltane Retreat

Beltane marks the midpoint between spring and summer, a time of re-awakening our inner fire and rejoicing in the fertility of the season. Seizing this peak moment of the year to celebrate life, ignite our creativity and bask in the bliss that comes with gathering amongst women, we invite you (or a woman in your life) to join us in re-charging, renewing and rewilding our souls from 1-5 May 2019. Read more

Research featuring Psychedelic Experience Retreats

We are pleased to say that the first research paper featuring our Psychedelic Experience Retreats has been published, by researchers at the University of Maastricht.

“We found that psilocybin, when taken in a naturalistic setting, increased aspects of creativity and empathy the morning after, and 7 days after use. Furthermore, psilocybin also enhanced subjective well-being. Interestingly, changes in well-being correlated with changes in empathy after psilocybin use.”

Read the full article

Psychedelic Integration Circles

Launching into spring, we are excited to announce monthly Psychedelic Integration circles held by our Experience Retreat lead facilitators Lode Lhamo and Biz Bliss. Psychedelic experiences can be profoundly blissful and transformative, as well as extremely challenging. We believe that much of their medicine is in fact gradually revealed in the aftermath of the ‘trip’, as one begins the conscious journey of making sense of, and integrating the experience. This is an invitation for those who have explored consciousness with the help of psychedelics to ground and integrate the medicine of these substances into their everyday life in a meaningful way. Read more

Psychedelics for Mental Health campaign update

Finally, some good news from Parliament! 😼😉 Today, the Psychedelic Society's co-director Stephen Reid and member Filip Urbaniak met Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb, chair of the influential Science and Technology Select Committee. We explained our campaign to reschedule psilocybin, which Norman expressed his support for. Norman is the second MP to back the campaign alongside Caroline Lucas. We'll be working to secure further expressions of support from across the political spectrum over the coming weeks. Sign and share the petition and check out our new campaign video featuring Dr. Ben Sessa

Members' Social

Our next Members' Social will take place on Friday 29th March. Future Friends Speed Dating is a fun and interactive way of getting to know new people through a series of playful questions and answers. If you're already member, go ahead and book your place; if you're not, you can become a member to help us cover the £6k/month running costs of our new space and receive:

  • A 10% discount on tickets to our events
  • Access to the members' Facebook group
  • Invitations to our members-only events

Join now for as little as ÂŁ5/month

Best wishes,
The Psychedelic Society team