NYC Blue-Dot Tour Launch Fundraiser
Apr
1
Apr 2

NYC Blue-Dot Tour Launch Fundraiser

  • Secret location

Join us from a beautiful temple of art in NYC for an evening of Psychedelic Stories and the launch of our cross-continent Blue-Dot Tour on the way to Psychedelic Science 2017 in Oakland, CA

Psymposia Stories Baltimore: Psychedelic Science
Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

Psymposia Stories Baltimore: Psychedelic Science

  • Eubie Blake Center, 2nd Floor

Psymposia is starting a 4-month storytelling series in Baltimore at the Eubie Blake Center covering the drug war, addiction, and of course, psychedelics. The kickoff event will feature stories from several participants in the Hopkins psychedelic studies.

Psymposia Stage at Psychedelic Science 2017
Apr
21
Apr 23

Psymposia Stage at Psychedelic Science 2017

  • Oakland Convention Center

Oakland, CA
Featuring talks, stories, and conversations about the future of psychedelic science, medicine, policy, and culture that you won’t find anywhere else


The Mushroom Cure [Jan 31]
Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

The Mushroom Cure [Jan 31]

Cherry Lane Theater, 7pm
38 Commerce St, New York City

Psymposia is proud to present the first performances of The Mushroom Cure since its sold out off-Broadway run this summer. 

The New York Times says The Mushroom Cure, Adam Strauss's true tale of treating OCD with psychedelics, “mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” and Time Out New York calls it “riveting... a true-life tour de force” and named it a Critics' Pick. 

Directed by Jonathan Libman, the show's received nearly a dozen four- and five-star reviews from publications throughout the US and UK, and won the New York Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award. 

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The Mushroom Cure [Jan 28]
Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

The Mushroom Cure [Jan 28]

Cherry Lane Theater, 7pm
38 Commerce St, New York City

Psymposia is proud to present the first performances of The Mushroom Cure since its sold out off-Broadway run this summer. 

The New York Times says The Mushroom Cure, Adam Strauss's true tale of treating OCD with psychedelics, “mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” and Time Out New York calls it “riveting... a true-life tour de force” and named it a Critics' Pick. 

Directed by Jonathan Libman, the show's received nearly a dozen four- and five-star reviews from publications throughout the US and UK, and won the New York Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award. 

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Psychedelic Stories Benefit Afterparty with Duncan Trussell, Rick Doblin, & Friends
Oct
8
Oct 9

Psychedelic Stories Benefit Afterparty with Duncan Trussell, Rick Doblin, & Friends

Join Psymposia, MAPS, and the community for an evening of stories, love, laughs, and networking, to support psychedelic science & drug policy reform. 

Psychedelic Stories is a benefit afterparty hosted by Psymposia and sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Associations for Psychedelic Studies, MAPS, & SSDP following Day 1 of Horizons Perspectives on Psychedelic 10th Anniversary Conference. 

Doors open @ 10pm

Psychedelic Stories 920 Montreal
Sep
23
Sep 24

Psychedelic Stories 920 Montreal

Montreal @ 185 Van Horne hosted by Lex Pelger
Friday - Sat, September 23-24 

*This is a separate ticketed event for each day
$9.20 presale | $15 day of | $25 for both days @ door
FB Event https://www.facebook.com/events/236787130051054/

FRIDAY | Tickets
Doors 8:30p
Stories 9:30p - 12a
Afterparty 12-2

Alain Menier - How I use Holotropic Breathwork to integrate psychedelic experiences
Dominique Alexander, Danji Buck-Moore, and Michael Lifshitz on psychedelics & sound
Storytelling open mic
Afterparty with Anabasine (https://soundcloud.com/anabasine)


SATURDAY | Tickets
Doors 3p, Talks 4-9p

Gonzo Nieto - Stan Grof: Important concepts and what to do with them
Lex Pelger - A Beshroomed History
Samuel Veissière, Ph.D - Culture, Mind, and Brain

 


 

 

Psychedelic Stories 920 Brooklyn
Sep
20
Sep 21

Psychedelic Stories 920 Brooklyn

Brooklyn @ Hell Phone hosted by Lex Pelger
Tuesday, September 20th

with The Psychedelic Society of Brooklyn, & Consciousness Hacking NYC

Get tickets now $15 presale, $20 day of
*Only 54 tickets left!

Fb Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1574954026143823/

Storytellers
Dimitri Mugianis
, Ibogaine activist
Adam Strauss, of The Mushroom Cure
Danny Miller & Colin Pugh Psychedelic Society of Brooklyn
and more!

Show 8-11p

Psychedelic Stories 920 San Francisco
Sep
17
6:00 pm18:00

Psychedelic Stories 920 San Francisco

San Francisco @ The Makeout Room
Saturday, September 17th

With the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco

Get tickets now $15 presale, $20 day of

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1255502924460048/

Storytellers
Emanuel Sferios
, Founder of DanceSafe, Director, MDMA the Movie
Ken Adams, Director, IMAGINATRIX - The Terence McKenna Experience
Casey Hardison, Psychedelic chemist
Michelle KrasowskiPsychedelic Society of San Francisco
and more!

Doors 6p
Show 7-9:30p

"Psychedelic Mysticism" Screening & Conversation w/ Bill Richards & Susan Gervasi
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

"Psychedelic Mysticism" Screening & Conversation w/ Bill Richards & Susan Gervasi

  • Baltimore Ethical Society

Join us for a screening of Psychedelic Mysticism: The Good Friday Experiment & Beyond, followed by a discussion with the director, Susan Gervasi, and Bill Richards, psychologist at Hopkins medicine and a close friend and colleague of Walter Pahnke.

Trailer: vimeo.com/159872747

Psychedelic Mysticism: The Good Friday Experiment & Beyond explores an extraordinary 1962 study aimed at learning if psilocybin - a then-legal research drug containing the active ingredient of a Mexican mushroom - could spur the "mystical" state of consciousness described for centuries by saints and sages. 

With the help of controversial Harvard professor Timothy Leary, physician Walter Pahnke gave psilocybin to 10 theology students, a placebo to 10 others, and during a Methodist church service conducted the world's first controlled study of the mystical experience.  Some of those who took the psilocybin - and some who didn't - share their vivid memories of a tumultuous day. 

Psychedelic Mysticism also explores the sensational rise and fall of psychedelic research in the turbulent 1960's and features rare interviews with original Good Friday participants, including psychedelic pioneers Ram Dass (Richard Alpert), Ralph Metzner, Huston Smith and Paul Lee.  Renowned LSD investigator Stanislav Grof, drug policy expert Rick Doblin, and Johns Hopkins University psilocybin researchers William Richards and Roland Griffiths also share their thoughts about the future of legal psychedelic investigation.

Friday, May 20 8-11pm
Baltimore Ethical Society
306 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Reserve your ticket (bring your confirmation Email via printout or phone):

UNGASS Decompression Party
Apr
22
Apr 23

UNGASS Decompression Party

  • RAKit Club

Join Psymposia & Friends to decompress following UNGASS 2016, a special session on the world drug problem from April 19-21, 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York. Tickets are strictly limited to 100 so get yours today at psymposia.com/shop/ungass-decompression-party (presale ends 4/19)

Ticket proceeds will go directly to putting coins in the treasury of Psymposia Magazine, which at this point is entirely self funded. We appreciate your support!!

+ We're donating a portion of each ticket sale to help MAPS purchase a legal kilogram of MDMA for upcoming clinical trials!

Brooklyn #PsychedelicsBecause Afterparty & Drug War Storytelling
Apr
19
Apr 20

Brooklyn #PsychedelicsBecause Afterparty & Drug War Storytelling

  • Hell phone
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(FREE & OPEN TO COMMUNITY) 

After the activism at UNGASS (see NYC #PsychedelicsBecause Bicycle Day Ride & Drug War Storytelling), come to Hell Phone for more storytelling and the afterparty.

As always, our host Lex Pelger will be soliciting stories from the audience about an important drug experience in their life or an encounter with the prohibition from the War on Drugs.

#PsychedelicsBecause NYC: Bicycle Day Ride & Drug War Storytelling
Apr
19
1:30 pm13:30

#PsychedelicsBecause NYC: Bicycle Day Ride & Drug War Storytelling

  • Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

(FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY)

JOIN us on April 19th (Bicycle Day:) for a group bike ride, followed by talks, and storytelling near the UN!

To address the state of global drug policy, the United Nations General Assembly is holding a Special Session in New York City. 

We’re speaking out. Throughout the month of April, we’re encouraging everyone to use #psychedelicsbecause on social media to help spread the message.

This campaign aims to actively:

  • Increase awareness around the benefits of psychedelics
  • Share stories humanizing the diversity of psychedelic users
  • Reverse decades of negative stigma surrounding psychedelic and psychoactive drugs
  • Educate people on the current scientific research
  • Promote psychedelic harm reduction by understanding the true risks and how to manage them
  • Help end arrests, incarceration, and criminalization associated with global drug prohibition
  • Unite psychedelic, drug policy reform, and harm reduction movements


Please join us for the historic occasion and help us spread the message of the campaign.

Tentative schedule & location (subject to change)
1:30pm We will meet at a Manhattan location TBA for a bicycle ride to Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
4-6pm Drug War Storytelling in front of the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

In the evening, please also join us for the Brooklyn #PsychedelicsBecause Afterparty & Drug War Storytelling

Stay tuned for featured storytellers and other details soon.

We are a coalition of global research, policy, and social organizations including:

Free Livestream: MAPS 30th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration
Apr
17
Apr 18

Free Livestream: MAPS 30th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

  • maps.org/live30
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Tune in to the free live stream of
MAPS 30th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration 
on April 17 starting at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST
at: maps.org/live30

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the global psychedelic community are coming together on April 17, 2016, at the magnificent Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, California, for a benefit banquet and celebration for three decades of advancements in psychedelic research and therapy.

The Banquet includes toasts and addresses by;

  • MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D.,
  • MAPS Public Benefit Corporation Executive Director Amy Emerson
  • MDMA researcher Michael Mithoefer, M.D.
  • Study participants Hania Withem and Nigel McCourry (USMC-Ret.)
  • visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey
  • MAPS donor Moshe Tov Kreps
  • Onnit CEO Aubrey Marcus
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps CEO David Bronner

The Celebration begins after dinner, and continues into the night with;

  • An address from Rick Doblin, Ph.D.
  • A multimedia performance by internationally renowned artist Android Jones and PHADROID
  • A performance of The Hidden Code by DJ Spooky
  • A special guest performance by electronic music pioneer Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method, with live projections by Android Jones

Tune in at: maps.org/live30

Psychedelic Seminars: Psychedelics & Death
Feb
26
8:00 pm20:00

Psychedelic Seminars: Psychedelics & Death

  • Baltimore Ethical Society

Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a NYC-based psychotherapist specializing in psychospiritual development. Neal is the host of the annual Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics Conference and the author of Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development. Neal's website is nealgoldsmith.com/psychedelics.

This talk will provide a brief overview of the many ways death influences the psychedelic experience and a recontextualization of that relationship, providing a broader conceptual umbrella for the various ways death infuses and informs the psychedelic mindset, that may resonate better with the modern worldview. We'll examine both the tribal perspective on death attained through visionary plants like ayahuasca, as well as the Western perspective as seen through the lens of the "psilocybin end-of-life anxiety" research project at Hopkins, NYU, and UCLA.

After the talk, Neal will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. We will also have several tables set up with more books, local art, hemp tea, and Palo Santo fragrant wood.

With the increasing interest in this series, we have moved from Tuesday at Artifact Coffee to Friday at a bigger venue, Baltimore Ethical Society. Your ticket purchase will help support our additional costs, such as venue rental and speaker transportation.

Friday, Feb 26 8-11pm
Baltimore Ethical Society
306 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Reserve your ticket (bring your confirmation Email via printout or phone):

People: On Drugs Philadelphia | A Conversation with Dennis McKenna & Others
Dec
5
6:30 pm18:30

People: On Drugs Philadelphia | A Conversation with Dennis McKenna & Others

  • Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Join us for conversations on psychoactives with: 

Dennis McKenna, PhD | Bio - http://bit.ly/1R1OAXK
Author, ethnopharmacologist, ayahuasca researcher, & brother to Terence McKenna

Neşe Devenot, PhD | Bio - http://bit.ly/1OovsAH
PhD in comparative literature from UPenn on the literary history of psychedelic trip reports, co-founder of the Psychedemia interdisciplinary psychedelics conference. Psymposia Magazine, Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet - http://bit.ly/1MNCgVD

Dimitri Mugianis | Bio - http://bit.ly/1Xa89Sq
Drug policy activist, musician, Bwiti Nganga (spiritual healer) and community organizer. VICE on HBO Underground Heroin Clinic: Bwiti Naming Ceremony http://bit.ly/1OovJn4

Dennis McKenna Book Signing
Copies of 'Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss' will be available for purchase. 

Psychedemia Poster Session
Psychedemia is sponsoring an interactive "poster session" to highlight new ideas and directions for future research in psychedelic studies. At Penn's 2012 Psychedemia conference, our poster session featured artists alongside research on shamanism, neuroscience, philosophy, and sociology. You can think of Psymposia's poster session as a hybrid science fair, show-and-tell, and social/networking mixer. In addition to an interesting idea, the main requirement is bringing a display of some kind. The display can take a number of different forms, whether a formal science poster, sheets of printer paper that you can tape to the wall, examples of your art, or material objects on tabletop display. During the poster session, all poster presenters will stand by their display stations, and attendees will circulate freely for intimate dialogues and scintillating conversation.

Psychedelic Stories
The evening ends with our always popular Psychedelic Stories where you can hear tales of exploration from our diverse cast of storytellers. Or be one of the volunteers from the audience who shares a story of your own. psymposia.com/psychedelicstories

Tentative Schedule 
6:30 Doors open
7:00 Speaker 1
7:30 Speaker 2
9:00 Psychedelic Social + Psychedemia science posters
10:00 Psychedelic Stories
11:30 Close

Reserve your ticket at the links below!

Drug War Stories: Speaking Out | DC
Nov
20
7:00 pm19:00

Drug War Stories: Speaking Out | DC

  • Washington Monument

We invite you for an evening of storytelling on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Psymposia is excited to be a part of Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing the Drug War, which will begin at 7 pm on November 20 on the NW-side of the Washington Monument, with the intention of healing the harms of the drug war. Please live tweet #speakingout #catharsis

Right across from the Temple of Essence, which will burn the following night in honor of all those affected by the drug war, Psymposia will be hosting "Drug War Stories: Speaking Out".

Paula Frango, Prevention and Community Intervention, Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD), Lisbon, Portugal

With a degree in Social work and Psychology and a Master's degree in educational psychology, Paula has been working in the drug field since 2000. She currently lives in Lisbon and is part of SICAD - Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies) – the national Portuguese agency responsible for this area. 

Dede Goldsmith, Founder, Amend The RAVE Act, Abingdon, VA

Having lost her daughter, Shelley Goldsmith, to heat stroke at an electronic dance music (EDM) concert in Washington D.C. after consuming a psychoactive substance, Dede became a strong advocate for federal drug policy reform with a focus on harm reduction. She launched a campaign to Amend the RAVE Act (ATRA) on the first anniversary of Shelley's death on August 31, 2014 in order to make EDM festivals and concerts safer spaces for attendees. 

Ifetayo Harvey, Executive Assistant, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Santa Cruz, CA

Growing up with an incarcerated parent, Ifetayo spoke publicly about her experience in hopes of bringing an end to racist drug policies and mass incarceration at the opening plenary of the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference and on NPR’s All Things Considered. She has interned with the Drug Policy Alliance and had her work featured in The Huffington Post, Alternet, and other media.

Julie Holland, MD, Psychopharmacologist, Psychiatrist & Author, New York, NY

As a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, Julie spent 9 years running running the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital and wrote a memoir in 2009 titled 'Weekends at Bellevue'. Her fourth book, 'Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Feel Crazy' came out earlier this year. She also lectures widely and runs a private practice in New York City.

Bia Labate, PhD, Co-Founder, Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychoactives (NEIP), and Professor, Center for Research and Post Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology, Guadalajara, Mexico

Born in São Paulo, Bia has a PhD in Anthropology and her main areas of interest include the study of psychoactive substances, drug policies, shamanism, ritual and religion. She is author, co-author and co-editor of twelve books, one journal special edition and several peer-reviewed articles. On top of her research in Mexico, she is also a Research Associate at the Institute of Medical Psychology at the Heidelberg University. 

Ted Lewis, Human Rights Program Director, Global Exchange, San Francisco, CA

As a seasoned political organizer and educator, Ted started the Mexico program at Global Exchange in 1995. He has focused on supporting Mexican organizations working to end the murders, corruption and impunity resulting from misguided drug policy designed in the United States. During 2011 and 2012, Ted took a leading role in organizing the Caravan for Peace that brought dozens of Mexican drug war victims to tell their stories and appeal for change in 27 cities across the United States.

Jerry Otero, Youth Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance, New York

As a trained psychotherapist and former adjunct lecturer in the addictions program at the Metropolitan College of NY, Jerry has significant experience dealing with drug education and prevention programs and integrating a youth perspective into drug policy. His work is driven by his belief that marginalized youth heal from the impact of racial and economic suffering when they understand and address the complex, hidden social and economic forces fomenting their everyday challenges. 

Tony Papa, Manager of Media and Artist Relations, Drug Policy Alliance, New York

Artist, writer, noted advocate against the war on drugs and co-founder of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared, Papa is a frequent public speaker and college lecturer on his art and criminal justice issues. He is known widely for '15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom' (2004), a memoir about his experience of being sentenced to state prison for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense under New York’s draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws. 

María Herrera, Juan Carlos Trujillo and Maricela Orozco, Parents of the disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping.