A Conversation about Intersectionality in the Psychedelic Community

A conversation between two (white) activists to further the dialogue around inclusivity in the field of psychedelic research and culture.

Psymposia 2020 Staff Book Picks

The Psymposia staff reflects on some of the books that kept us company throughout 2020, which we'd like to recommend to our readers for 2021. The list includes works of intersectional analysis, psychedelic history, surveillance capitalism, and more. We hope you appreciate these insights as much as we do.

Magical (Psychedelic) Thinking in the Era of Climate Change and COVID-19

Two of our biggest crises—COVID-19 and climate change—lay bare the magical thinking that pervades psychedelic discourse: that individual experiences of oneness will necessarily transform our society for the better.

A Brief History of the Drug War

Why are some drugs legal and other drugs illegal? It's not based on science or the relative risks – but has everything to do with who is associated with them.

How Social and Climate Justice Activism is Psychedelic

As I became activated to defend something bigger than my own immediate welfare, a shift took place—a shift toward seeing reality as a singular entity as opposed to a bunch of disjointed parts.

Psychedelics & Sexual Healing: A Talk with Dee Dee Goldpaugh

So much of the conversation surrounding sex, like that surrounding drugs, is fear-based and chock full of negativity.