June update

Posted Fri 15th Jun 2018, 3:35pm

Welcome to the June update!

Psychedelics for Mental Health campaign launch

Join us for the launch of the next stage of the Psychedelic Society's Psychedelics for Mental Health campaign on Tuesday 3rd July, demanding the rescheduling of psilocybin. Featuring:

  • Dr. James Rucker, Head of Psychedelic Research at King’s College London
  • Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London
  • Dr. Rosalind Watts, Clinical Psychologist at Imperial College London and co-host of the Psychedelic Integration Discussion Group

We'll screen a première of our brand new campaign animation (voiced by James Rucker) before moving on to a discussion between our three special guests and the Psychedelic Society's co-director Stephen Reid. More information on the Facebook event or tickets £12 via Funzing

Events

By the Psychedelic Society:

Other events:

Psychedelic Experience Weekends

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The psychedelic used at the weekends is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The weekends 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 Weekends page

Psychedelics in the media

We're pleased to welcome our new Press Lead, Claudia Zurawell Elliot, coordinating media for our campaign launch, and raising the profile of psychedelics in the media. If you or a friend works for a media outlet and would like to talk to us about coverage of our campaign, or psychedelics, get in touch with claudia@psychedelicsociety.org.uk

Best wishes,

Stephen Reid, co-director

May update

Posted Fri 18th May 2018, 2:48pm

Welcome to the May update!

Events

By the Psychedelic Society:

Other events:

The Purpose Summit Berlin

From the Purpose Summit Berlin:

Are you ready to engage in the critical conversations that your heart knows are necessary? Are you ready to explore parts of yourself that you've never touched before? Do you have the courage to embody your purpose fully and step into your unique leadership role the world needs right now?

If so, join us on June 2-3 for The Purpose Summit Berlin, where the Psychedelic Society's co-director Stefana Bosse will share her perspective on the role of psychedelics in relationship to purpose. Enter the code PSYCH20 at check-out for a 20% discount.



Two days of insight and inspiration.
Over thirty purpose-driven leaders.
One global movement of transformation.

When: Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3
Where: CRCLR House, Berlin, Germany
Details and registration: www.thepurposesummit.org

Psychedelic Experience Weekends

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The psychedelic used at the weekends is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The weekends 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.

Experience Weekends will take place on:

  • 25-28 May 20182
  • 2-25 June 2018
  • 19-22 July 2018
  • 30 August - 2 September 2018
  • Women's Retreat: 20-24 September 2018
  • 27-30 September 2018
  • 11-14 October 2018
  • 26-29 October 2018
  • 8-11 November 2018
  • 20-23 December 2018

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

Psychedelic Survey

The Psychedelic Research Group (PRG) of Imperial College London, in collaboration with Psychedelic Survey is excited to announce the launch of three large-scale online survey studies on the effects of psychedelic drugs. With these three new surveys, the Imperial team hopes to advance our understanding of the effects of psychedelics, and so help maximise safety, awareness, and wellness. All surveys are anonymous, reaching out to people who intend to take a psychedelic drug in the near future, but each has a different focus:

  • Global Psychedelic Survey: Are you planning a psychedelic experience using a classical psychedelic (e.g. LSD, ayahuasca, psilocybin) or related drug (e.g. Iboga/Ibogaine, salvia or Ketamine) in any kind of setting apart from an organized retreat or ceremony? Then Imperial’s Global Psychedelic Survey is your survey!
  • Microdosing Survey: Are you planning to begin a course of microdosing soon, i.e. taking very small amounts of a psychedelic over a given period of time e.g. 4 weeks? Then check out Imperial’s microdosing survey.
  • Ceremony Survey: Are you planning on participating in an organized psychedelic ceremony or psychedelic drug retreat sometime soon? If so, please consider signing up for the Psychedelic Ceremony Study, which will collect data on the psychological effects of psychedelic use in these unique settings.

What's hot on social media

psychedelic.community

psychedelic.community is a web app by the Psychedelic Society designed to connect the global psychedelic community. Features include:

  • a map view of people, organisations and events
  • personal profiles, including a messaging feature
  • a database of 300+ relevant organisations
  • events listings, with people receiving notifications when an event is listed nearby
  • discussion groups with a variety of privacy settings and dual web/email access

Sign up today!

New team members

We're pleased to welcome to the team Ivan March as Campaigns Coordinator, Josh Millgate as Lead of Visual Communication and Claudia Zurawell Elliot as Press Lead, so that we're now a team of 9!

With love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team

April update

Posted Sun 1st Apr 2018, 7:55pm

Welcome to the April update. We're pleased to say that we're once again organising official events in Bristol as well as London (welcome to our Bristol organisers Alana and Rhodri!)

Upcoming events

By the Psychedelic Society, in London and Bristol:

Other events:

Want your event listed here? Submit it via the Psychedelic Society website.

New t-shirts

We have several new t-shirt designs available in our Teemill store


What's hot on Facebook

Psychedelic Experience Weekends

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The psychedelic used at the weekends is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The weekends 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.

The next Experience Weekends will take place on:

  • 27-29 April 2018
  • 25-28 May 2018
  • 22-25 June 2018
  • 19-22 July 2018
  • 30 August - 2 September 2018
  • 20-24 September 2018 (Women's Retreat)
  • 8-11 November 2018

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

Appreciate our work? Become a Supporter

Become a Supporter by making a regular monthly donation to receive invitations to exclusive supporters-only events, priority booking to our more popular events, access to the supporters-only email group and the chance to influence the strategic direction of the Society.

Every monthly donation helps us produce more quality video and web content, organise more events, and grow the Experience Weekends programme. We also accept one-off donations by card, Paypal or Bitcoin.

With love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team


March update

Posted Thu 1st Mar 2018, 6:57pm

Welcome to the March update!

1. Upcoming events

By the Psychedelic Society

Other events

Want your event listed here? Submit it via the Psychedelic Society website.

2. Help us find a London home

The Psychedelic Society is looking for a London home. With the growing number of events and team members, we’ve decided it’s time to find a venue of our own to further serve the psychedelic community.

We envisage a venue with a large main hall to host our talks, yoga, gong baths and other events, and a separate cosy café/living room area for hanging out and socialising. Below is a description of our ideal venue:

Essential

  • Main space with wooden floor suitable for dance, capacity at least 100 seated
  • Can play music at a reasonable volume until at least 10pm (ideally later)
  • Location: central/north/east, no more than 15 minute walk from a tube station
  • Ground floor/disabled access

Important

  • Secondary space suitable as a chillout/café/social space
  • Storage space
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Somewhere we can decorate
  • Lots of natural light
  • Warm/well-insulated/well-ventilated

We’re also looking for a friendly accountant with experience of working with small nonprofit organisations. Can you help? Get in touch via enquiries@psychedelicsociety.org.uk

3. What’s hot on Facebook

4. Psychedelic Experience Weekends

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The psychedelic used at the weekends is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The weekends 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.

The next Experience Weekends will take place on:

  • 27-29 April 2018 (3 days)
  • 25-28 May 2018 (4 days)
  • 22-25 June 2018 (4 days)

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

5. Play your part in the psychedelic renaissance

Become a Supporter by making a regular monthly donation to receive invitations to exclusive supporters-only events, priority booking to our more popular events, access to the supporters-only email group and the chance to influence the strategic direction of the Society.

Every monthly donation helps us produce more quality video and web content, organise more events, and grow the Experience Weekends programme. We also accept one-off donations by card, Paypal or Bitcoin.

With love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team

February update

Posted Thu 8th Feb 2018, 12:06pm

Welcome to the February update!

1. Upcoming events

By the Psychedelic Society (in London unless stated otherwise):

Other events:

Want your event listed here? Submit it via the Psychedelic Society website.

2. Help us find a London HQ!

Now that we have events happening every week and a growing team, we’re looking for a space in London suitable as an events and office space. Suggestions are much appreciated, by reply to this email.

3. What’s hot on Facebook

4. Psychedelic Experience Weekends

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The psychedelic used at the weekends is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The weekends take place monthly in the Netherlands, where psilocybin truffles are legal, in groups of 13-20.

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.

The next Experience Weekends will take place on:

  • 2-4 March 2018 (3 days, sold out)
  • 27-29 April 2018 (3 days)
  • 25-28 May 2018 (4 days)
  • 22-25 June 2018 (4 days)

We are now pleased to offer one-on-one preparation/integration sessions with our facilitators before/after participating in Experience Weekends. This gives you the opportunity to explore in more depth any topics which you might want to work with in ceremony, or to examine, process and integrate insights.

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

5. Play your part in the psychedelic renaissance

Become a Supporter by making a regular monthly donation to receive invitations to exclusive supporters-only events, priority booking to our more popular events, access to the supporters-only email group and the chance to influence the strategic direction of the Society.

Every monthly donation helps us produce more quality video and web content, organise more events, and grow the Experience Weekends programme. We also accept one-off donations by card, Paypal or Bitcoin.


With love,
Stefana and the Psychedelic Society team