September update

Posted Thu 15th Sep 2016, 2:10pm

Welcome to the September update!

1. Psychedelic Experience Weekends

We recently held our third successful Psychedelic Experience Weekend. To quote one of the participants, Somang:

“The weekend was one of the most profound, deeply moving and healing experiences of my life. It surpassed all my expectations.”

Another participant, David, has written an excellent blog piece about his experience.

The next weekend takes place 9-11 December near Amsterdam and costs £300. Read more and apply on our updated Experience Weekends page.

2. Upcoming events

We’re keen to hear your ideas for future Psychedelic Suppers. If you have a topic you’d like us to discuss, feel free to send the proposed title and a draft event description (along the lines of the previous events) to ideas@psychedelicsociety.org.uk

3. Psychedelics and Nonduality video

The video of our Psychedelics and Nonduality event featuring Robin Carhart-Harris, Peter Russell and Bernardo Kastrup is now online.

4. What’s hot on Facebook

5. Other events

With love,

Stefana and the Psychedelic Society team


August update

Posted Wed 3rd Aug 2016, 5:35pm

Welcome to the August update! You may have noticed that I didn’t send an update in July, a consequence of having been lucky enough to spend an amazing month at Nowhere and Borderland.

The much-anticipated Psychedelics and Nonduality took place on Sunday, and it didn’t disappoint. There are some photos in this album, with video and slides to be uploaded shortly. Keep an eye out over the coming days for details of our next event at Conway Hall.

1. Psychedelic Experience Weekends now open to individuals

We're pleased to announce that our Experience Weekends are now open to individuals. The next weekend takes place 2-4 September near Amsterdam and costs £300. Read more and apply.

2. Upcoming events3. What’s hot on Facebook4. Other events

Love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team

June update

Posted Fri 3rd Jun 2016, 10:20am

Welcome to the June update. I’m writing this from the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research 2016 in Amsterdam featuring Roland Griffiths, Rick Doblin, Robin Carhart-Harris, Kim Kuypers and Alicia Danforth to name a few (check out the conference booklet).

1. Upcoming events

We have plenty of great events coming up over the next couple of months. We expect them all to sell out, so to avoid disappointment we recommend booking your place sooner rather than later.

2. Feedback from May Experience Weekend

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends are a way for groups to have safe, legal and affordable psychedelic experiences in a setting conducive to mystical/spiritual experience. The psychedelic used at the weekend is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The weekends take place in the Netherlands, where psilocybin truffles are legal.

We’re pleased to be able to share some feedback from the last Experience Weekend in May:

"I didn't know a space could feel that safe. Stephen and Stef were both such nurturing and understanding and accepting people, and brought out that side of all of us as well."
"I literally could have not felt more safe and comfortable."
"I found the house and atmosphere amazingly conducive to the events that unfolded for me personally."
"It has definitely changed how I approach psychedelics: being in an environment where I could be fully enveloped by my thoughts, without feeling like I needed to be somewhere or do something or socialize, really enabled me to explore deeper into my mind and not get distracted."
"Having a safe space to fully surrender to my trip allowed me to have a deep experience that felt different to anything I have felt before. The fellow people who came with the same intention and the facilitators... made this possible combined with a beautiful choice of location."
"I learnt that I really needed to be more forgiving and compassionate and that the grudges and animosity I was harbouring was not only fruitless and destructive, but totally unnecessary."
"I have been looking for a weekend like this in a long time and I will highly recommend it to anyone I know. This is very important work you are doing."

The next Experience Weekend will take place on 2-4 Sep. Read more and apply.

3. What’s hot on Facebook

4. Other events

Love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team

If you appreciate the work of the Psychedelic Society, would you consider making a donation to support our efforts to make safe, legal psychedelic experiences available to all?

May update

Posted Thu 5th May 2016, 6:01pm

Welcome to the May update.

1. Upcoming events

2. Psychedelic Experience Weekends

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends are a way for groups to have safe, legal and affordable psychedelic experiences in a setting conducive to mystical/spiritual experience.

The psychedelic used at the weekend is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The weekends take place in the Netherlands, where psilocybin truffles are legal.

You apply as a group, specifying the size of your group, your preferred dates and your motivations. Experienced, sober facilitators will be on hand throughout, with no fewer than 1 facilitator for every 4 participants.

The cost (including food, accommodation, truffles and facilitation; not including travel) is £300/person for groups of 6 or more. Small groups may be invited to join up with others. Individuals are welcome to apply, but cannot be invited to join a group (it may still be possible to arrange a personal Experience Weekend).

Dates for Psychedelic Experience Weekends over the coming months:

  • 13-15 May 2016 (full, waiting list only)
  • 10-12 June 2016
  • 5-7 August 2016
  • 2-4 Sep 2016
  • 16-18 Sep 2016

Apply today!

3. What’s hot on Facebook

4. Other stuff

Ecology, Cosmos & Consciousness Salon events:

5. Donate to the Psychedelic Society

The Psychedelic Society currently has 22 regular donors (thank you!) who donate an average of £7.45/month. This covers just half of our basic monthly expenses – desk space, website, email, mailing list and online accountancy software – leaving us reliant on income from events. (To this point, no one has been paid to work on the Psychedelic Society.) Willl you make a donation of £5 or £10 a month to help cover our expenses and put us on a stable financial footing?

6. And finally...



11 Beautiful, Psychedelic GIFs Created by a Math Whiz

Love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team

April update

Posted Tue 5th Apr 2016, 6:33pm

Welcome to the April update.

1. Upcoming events

Our events tend to sell out fast nowadays, so be sure to get tickets sooner rather than later!


2. Psychedelic Experience Weekends

Group applications for our Psychedelic Experience Weekends are now open. You specify the size of your group, your preferred dates and your motivations. If your application is accepted, we will then work together to find a suitable venue (in the Netherlands), select experienced facilitators and fine-tune the timetable.

The weekends are a great way for groups to have safe, legal and affordable psychedelic experiences in a setting that maximises the potential for mystical/spiritual experience. Apply today!

3. What’s hot on Facebook

4. Donate to the Psychedelic Society

If you appreciate the work of the Society and agree that the world needs a healthy dash of psychedelic wisdom, will you make a donation to support us in our work? Your donation will allow us to put on more, bigger and better events, and accelerate the development of our Psychedelic Experience Weekends. With your help, we can make safe, legal psychedelic experiences available to all.

Love,
Stephen and the Psychedelic Society team