November update

Posted Sat 4th Nov 2017, 5:02pm

Welcome to the November update!

1. Upcoming events

By the Psychedelic Society:

Other events:

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

2. 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:

  • 8-10 Dec 2017
  • 5-7 January 2018
  • 23-25 February 2018
  • 2-4 March 2018

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

3. What’s hot on Facebook

4. Support our work

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

October update

Posted Tue 3rd Oct 2017, 6:22pm

Welcome to the October update!

1. Upcoming events

By the Psychedelic Society:

By others:

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

2. Petition updates

  • New petition: Psychedelics for Depression & Anxiety: 4 million people suffer from depression & anxiety in the UK. Research has shown the potential of LSD and psilocybin to treat these conditions, yet it's being hindered by the restrictive Schedule 1 status of the substances. By rescheduling LSD and psilocybin to Schedule 2, research would become faster and cheaper, and doctors would be able to start prescribing these substances when they see fit. Sign the petition then email your MP
  • Our petition to relegalise the supply and possession of psilocybin mushrooms has now been signed by almost 12,000 people, and we've discovered that Facebook adverts are an incredibly effective way of getting more people to sign. So far, the ads have cost around 15p per signature. We're seeking to raise £1500 to double the amount of signatures on the petition from 10,000 to 20,000. Contribute via Indiegogo

3. 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 Oct (Psychedelic Experience Weekend for Women)
  • 3-5 Nov
  • 8-10 Dec

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

4. What’s hot on Facebook

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

Psychedelic Experience for Women: 27-29 October 2017

Posted Wed 27th Sep 2017, 2:45pm

Something magic happens when a group of women come together with the intention to hold each other in a sacred space, so we are excited to announce our first psychedelic experience weekend for women on 27-29 October 2017 in the Netherlands.

We invite you, or a woman in your life, on a soul-journey with other women to experience the unity and connectedness of all things through the psychedelic experience, and meet the divine goddess that lives in all of us. Throughout the weekend you will be nurtured and inspired through ceremony, art, visioning, group inquiry, meditation, music, dance, nature and melt-in-your-mouth-food.

You will be guided and supported by our Head of Experience Stefana Bosse and guest facilitator Biz Bliss. Together they will create a safe space to support you in diving deep, drawing on the wisdom of these age-old psychedelic medicines, in connection with other women and holding each other through the insights, emotions and awakening.

The cost for the weekend is £300 (incl. food, shared accommodation and facilitation, not incl. travel). The weekends are already at cost, but we don't want money to stop anyone from attending, so if you are really struggling with funds, please get in touch.

For more information, and to apply, please visit psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-weekends

If you have any questions, please contact stefana.bosse@psychedelicsociety.org.uk

With love,
Stefana, Biz and the Psychedelic Society team

This workshop is an inclusive space for all women. We welcome people whose gender is not binary, but wish to emphasise that this workshop will have a strong focus on femininity and the female experience. If you are called to join and you are nonbinary, please get in touch and we can discuss if this would be a safe space for you, and how to make more inclusive spaces in the future.

Guest facilitator: Biz Bliss

Biz's soul mission is to amplify joy in the world. She is a freelance facilitator who has heard the call to hold space for women and is responding by collaborating with others from around the world exploring what it is to be a woman at this time. She experiences a sense of clarity, purpose and meaning when amongst a circle of women. This focus has been a recurrent thread running through her work, ranging from the mundane to the adventurous (from boardrooms to boats - sailing across the Atlantic aboard an engine-less tallship being the highlight) exploring themes of sustainability, community-building and education.

Combining her thirst for adventure with a desire to make ideas happen, Biz has been supporting teams of young adults to set up social enterprises and community projects at Edventure:Frome, where she is now a trustee. Biz feels at home in psychedelic spaces that unleash her creativity, a deep reverence for life and connection to the natural world. Having been thrown in the deep end of a tumultuous year and journeyed through life's cocktail of dark and light, joy and pain, Biz values more than ever the power of working with groups in this way, humbled by holding space for others' healing and allowing the great mystery of these medicines to unfold. Mindful eating and soulful dancing are top on her list of life's pleasures along with running, cycling and wild swimming. She is currently based in Wales where you'll find her running up the mountains training for an Iron (wo)man triathlon, unleashing her inner Artemis.

September update

Posted Mon 4th Sep 2017, 6:16pm

Welcome to the September update!

1. psychedelic.community

Our #FindTheOthers campaign has become psychedelic.community: a new website designed to make it easy to connect with other psychedelic people near you.

In addition to the map view and messaging features, you can now list meetups. When listing a meetup, everyone within 25 miles will be notified by email. Meetups could happen in any public space: a community centre, a library, a bar, a park (if the weather’s good!). Join and list a meetup today!

2. New videos

We’re excited to present two new videos:

There seems to be a flag on the Psychedelic Society’s Facebook page which is preventing us from paying to ‘boost’ posts to reach new people. Unless and until this can be resolved (we’re working on it), we’re relying on you to share our content to spread the word!

We’re hoping to produce regular video content from now on. If you’re interested in helping out, apply to join the Psychedelic Society's new digital-creatives group. You can also suggest content for our social media channels via our website.

3. 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:

  • 8-10 Sep (full)
  • 29 Sep - 1 Oct (almost full)
  • 27-29 Oct (Psychedelic Experience Weekend for Women)
  • 3-5 Nov

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

4. Upcoming events

Want your event to appear here? Anyone can now list events on the Psychedelic Society website.

5. Trypjournal

Trypjournal is a tool intended to assist psychedelic users in reflecting on their experiences. Use the code PSYCHEDELICSUK to receive a 10% discount

6. 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.

7. And finally…

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, has apparently read the book Radicals which includes a chapter on the Psychedelic Society, so we’ve offered her and a friend (Theresa May?) free places on a Psychedelic Experience Weekend. We’ll let you know if she takes up the offer... (don’t hold your breath)

With love,
Stephen, Stefana and the Psychedelic Society team

August update

Posted Wed 16th Aug 2017, 4:20pm

Welcome to the August update (following a break in July).

1. 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 profound experiences of unity and interconnectedness reliably brought about by strong psychedelic trips can help people to live lives of greater love, compassion and joy.

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:

  • 8-10 Sep (full)
  • 29 Sep - 1 Oct
  • 27-29 Oct (Psychedelic Experience Weekend for Women)
  • 3-5 Nov

Read more and apply on the Experience Weekends page

2. Upcoming events

Nothing happening near you? Then organise something! Anyone is now free to list events on the Psychedelic Society website, which we can help to publicise. Just suggesting a discussion on a topic of interest to you in a public space can be a good start.

3. #FindTheOthers

Psychedelic people are everywhere. But how do we find each other?

Our new #FindTheOthers campaign allows you to message Psychedelic Society members near you. View a map of Psychedelic Society members across the UK

4. Calling all digital creatives!

Calling all digital creatives (designers, developers, illustrators, video producers): Would you like to work with other talented people to produce quality digital content on psychedelics to be shared through the Psychedelic Society’s social media channels? Apply to join the Psychedelic Society's new digital-creatives group.

5. Merch

We now have a shop on our Facebook page where you can order t-shirts, hoodies and bags emblazoned with the Psychedelic Society logo.

6. Research

A couple of studies that would welcome your participation:

7. What’s hot on Facebook

Remember, you can suggest content for our social media channels via our website

8. Appreciate our work? Become a Supporter!

Appreciate our work? 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.

With love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team