October update

Posted Fri 12th Oct 2018, 9:26pm

Upcoming Events

Events at the Psychedelic Society's new space in Homerton
Sat 13th Oct Psychedelic Social: DMT & 5-MeO-DMT
Mon 15th Oct Durga Kali Mythic Yoga Flow: Empower & Breathe
Tue 16th Oct Resonating Sounds - with Tallulah Rendall
Thu 18th Oct Shroomshop: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners
Fri 19th Oct Restless Future & The Psychedelic Society Open Mic Night
Sun 21st Oct Smokin' Hot & Holy - with Joy Thunder
Tue 23rd Oct Psychedelic Sound Journey with Infinite Spirit Sounds
Wed 24th Oct Psychedelic Women's Circle
Mon 29th Oct Honouring Earth Cycles; Samhain Yoga Special with Rosie Slay
Wed 31st Oct Cacao Ceremony with Gaia Harvey Jackson and Stephen Reid
Mon 5th Nov Dharma-Delia
Tue 6th Nov Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation with Infinite Spirit Sounds
Wed 7th Nov Psychedelic Poetry
Thu 8th Nov Psychedelic Philosophy: Psychedelic Moral Enhancement
Sat 10th Nov Shroomshop Pro with Darren Springer
Wed 14th Nov Death Café
Thu 15th Nov Shroomshop: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners
Thu 29th Nov Psychedelic Philosophy: Getting Saved from the Sixties
Mon 21st Jan Dharma-Delia
Events elsewhere in London
Sat 13th Oct Collective Joy
Mon 15th Oct Psychedelic Breathwork
Sat 27th Oct Psychedelic Drum Birthing Workshop
Mon 29th Oct Psychedelic Gong Bath at The Round Chapel
Events in Bristol
Sat 13th Oct Sensing Symbiosis - The Thinning of the Veil
Thu 1st Nov Psychedelic Series: Mythology
Fri 9th Nov Kin Festival: Posthuman Party
Sat 10th Nov Kin Festival: Magic Medicine Premiere

Experience Retreats waitlist

Due to overwhelming demand, we are currently not accepting new applications to the Experience Retreats programme. You can however sign up to the waitlist to hear when applications reopen. We apologise for the delay, and thank you for your patience in allowing us to deal with this demand to the best of our ability.

Podcasts

Listen to the Psychedelic Society's Stefana Bosse on the Third Wave Podcast and Stephen Reid on Inner Truth.

Become a Member

A grassroots movement for change has formed through our petitions, events and Experience Retreats. We're now seeking to raise £10,000 in monthly donations so that we can continue to grow. Become a Member of the Society by making a regular donation and receive:

  • a 10% discount on tickets to our events
  • access to the members-only Facebook group
  • invitations to our members-only events

Best wishes,
The Psychedelic Society team

September update

Posted Sun 23rd Sep 2018, 2:19pm

Welcome to the September update!

We have a new home!


We are delighted to announce that the Psychedelic Society has a new home, the top floor of a beautiful warehouse right next to Homerton station.

The grand opening of the space will take place from 2-6pm on Saturday 29th September, and you're invited!

Come along to meet Psychedelic Society team members including Stephen Reid, Gaia Harvey Jackson, Alana Bloom, Anya Spelt, Claudia Zurawell Elliot and Lode Lhamo; learn more about our Experience Retreats and campaign plans; and experience tasters of some of the events we'll be running in the space.

Tickets to this event are by donation. RSVP at http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/grand-opening

Help make the new space a success

The new space represents a significant financial commitment for the Psychedelic Society. For it to work out, we really need to fulfil our goal of reaching 1,000 regular donors over the next few months.

If you believe in the work of the Psychedelic Society and want to continue to see us grow, please consider making a regular donation via http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/support. Due to popular demand, we've added a new £3/month tier so you can support us for the price of a tea/coffee/pint/tub of organic hummus each month 😉

Events

Events at the new space:

Events elsewhere in London:

Events in Bristol:

Seeking expertise

Some areas that we feel we could be doing better on:

  • Fundraising (including hitting our goal of 1000 regular donors and support on an up-and-coming crowdfunding campaign)
  • Events marketing (making sure all our events sell out, probably by spending some money on paid advertising)
  • Merchandise (expanding our range of products and increasing our sales)

Some key points about how we work:

  • We are inspired by the Teal paradigm
  • Everyone in the organisation is paid at the same rate of £15/hour
  • We track time and work as much or as little as we desire and seems useful (most of us end up working 2-3 days/week on average)
  • Ideally you'd be able to work from our new space in Homerton, London at least some of the time

If you have experience in these areas and are interested in working with us, get in touch via enquiries@psychedelicsociety.org.uk.

With love,
The Psychedelic Society team

August update

Posted Wed 15th Aug 2018, 2:47pm

Welcome to the August update!

Events

Featured event: Drum Birthing Workshop (London)

Making your own ceremony drum is an incredibly deep and powerful practice, connecting you with the spirit of the animal and your own unique prayer, which you will infuse into its creation. This practical, hands-on workshop is entirely interwoven with ceremony to support the profound creation of deeply personal drums, infused with individual song, character and prayer, crafted from hand prepared, ethically and locally sourced materials. Read more and book your place — Deadline to sign up Friday 17th August!

Featured event: Sensing Symbiosis (Bristol)

Sensing Symbiosis is a seasonal sequence of events that invites you to come and immerse yourself in the great outdoors and to wonder at the complexities and beauty that the world around us holds. Each session will explore a selection of interesting and unusual elements of the natural world. We will navigate the ecology and biology of plants, animals and fungi through a scientific lens, and then venture into the magical and mysterious secret life of nature through folklore, mythology, ethnobotany and natural geometry. Read more and book your place

Apparel with new logo now available


Visit our Teemill store to purchase t-shirts and tote bags with our new logo.

Experience Retreats

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Retreats allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The psychedelic used at the retreats is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The retreats take place monthly in the Netherlands, where psilocybin truffles are legal, in groups of 10-15.

Some participants have little or no prior experience with psychedelics, whilst others may be relatively experienced yet are attracted by the group setting, and/or the idea of taking psychedelics in an intentional way at a potentially higher dose than before. Read more and apply on the Experience Retreats page

We are also now offering private retreats on request: email experience@psychedelicsociety.org.uk

Surveys

  • Imperial College London and the Flow Genome Project have recently launched a new survey to improve our understanding of how mental, physical and environmental variables impact peak-experiences. Read more and participate
  • The three surveys at psychedelicsurvey.com (Ceremony Study, Global Psychedelic Survey, Microdosing Study) continue to invite participation
  • LSD microdosing survey for a MSc research project at King's College London

Sponsor the Psychedelic Society

We're seeking organisations that share our values who would be interested in financially supporting the Psychedelic Society in exchange for visibility on our website, mailing list (35,000 subscribers), social media (46,000 Facebook followers) and at events. If this sounds interesting, drop me an email at stephen.reid@psychedelicsociety.org.uk.

If you're one of the 101 individuals who have already pledged their support, thank you! Learn more about our work and support us via Direct Debit or Patreon

In case you missed it...

Our video demanding the rescheduling of psilocybin has now been viewed over 80,000 times and has been featured in the both Independent and the Times Literary Supplement. Check it out and then sign and share the petition!

With best wishes,
Stephen Reid, Co-director



July update

Posted Fri 20th Jul 2018, 10:32pm

Welcome to the July update!

Become a supporter

We're excited to have gathered some of the country's top creatives and campaigners to work on making safe, legal psychedelic experience available to all. Together, we recently launched the Psychedelics for Mental Health campaign which was featured by the Independent. The campaign animation has now had over 60,000 views across Facebook and Youtube.

Things in the world of drug policy are changing fast: the government's drugs advisory council has just recommended that cannabis-based medicines are made legal. With your support, we can make sure psilocybin is next. Visit our Support page to learn more and donate.

The first 1000 supporters will recieve a limited edition “Change Maker” badge as a token of our appreciation.

Upcoming events

Psychedelic Experience Retreats

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Retreats allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The psychedelic used at the retreats is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The retreats take place monthly in the Netherlands, where psilocybin truffles are legal, in groups of 10-15.

Some participants have little or no prior experience with psychedelics, whilst others may be relatively experienced yet are attracted by the group setting, and/or the idea of taking psychedelics in an intentional way at a potentially higher dose than before.

Read more and apply on the Experience Retreats page

We are also now offering private retreats on request: email experience@psychedelicsociety.org.uk

Boom Festival

Many of the team will be at Boom Festival this week, Europe's largest and best-known celebration of psychedelic art, music and culture. Recommended workshops:

With love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team

WATCH: Psilocybin: a 'breakthrough' for mental health

Posted Mon 16th Jul 2018, 6:52pm

After months of work, we're delighted to release our new animation for our Psychedelics for Mental Health campaign, demanding the rescheduling of psilocybin.

Four things you can do to help

  1. Watch and share the animation (via Facebook or Youtube)
  2. Sign and share the petition
  3. Ask your MP to sign the petition
  4. Learn more about our work and make a donation

Let's do this!

With thanks,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team