Posted Wed 15th May 2019, 2:46pm
In this update:
- Upcoming events
- Summer festivals
- Denver decriminalises psilocybin mushrooms; petition hits 10k
- Co-working space launches
- Alchemy by DAOstack: Blockchain-based participatory budgeting
- Members' social
This Sunday, The Hanuman Project return to whisk you away on a Kirtan and Medicine Song Journey like no other. Combining devotional song with electronic beats, this event will gently open your heart before elevating you into a wild ecstatic dance party! Expect to be transported through moments of tenderness, connection, elation and freedom. More information and tickets
Tickets are selling fast for our biggest public event to date: a conversation between Rupert Sheldrake, Robin Carhart-Harris and Stephen Reid at the beautiful EartH, Hackney. We are excited to announce the addition of Boe Huntress to the lineup for this event, who will be performing a special acoustic set between the conversation and Q&A. More information and tickets
The Ayahuasca Symposium is a holistic event, integrating academic and spiritual wisdom, to provide the audience with a thorough introduction to the sacred Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca. The full-day program incorporates 9 speakers, a sacred ayahuasca ceremonial music concert with 6 acoustic musicians plus a DJ Set, a Palo Santo & Mapacho smudging ceremony, a Cacao ceremony, 2 vegan meals, and plenty of time for community connection. The Symposium will be the largest ever event dedicated to ayahuasca to have happened in London, and will be held at the beautiful Old Hackney Baths. More information and tickets
The OddBall, Saturday 8th June, Oxford
This visionary summer celebration includes an incredible line-up including the iconic Sun Ra Arkestra visiting from the USA. Look forward also to turntable maestro JFB, Senegalese master musician Jali Fily Cissokh, theatre, circus, poetry, ritual magick, discussion panels, healing, and live art and delicious food and drink. The Psychedelic Society will be represented there with a stall and a talk. If you would like to join us, use the promo code psychedelicsociety2019 for a 10% discount.
Anthropos Festival, 13th-17th June, Hertfordshire
The Psychedelic Society is pleased to be an official partner of this year's Anthropos Festival. Anthropos features stunning visual art, diverse electronic beats, live acts, workshops, lectures, discussions, a healing area, live painting, artistic involvement, spa & sauna spaces and vegan food. By using this link you can get a 10% discount on festival tickets, with each purchase also benefiting the Psychedelic Society.
Noisily Festival, 11th-15th July, Leicestershire
The Psychedelic Society is once again co-curating the Mind, Body and Soul area at this year's Noisily Festival. There's a fantastic lineup including many familiar faces and we will also have our own geodome for improvised and after-hours fun! The Psychedelic Society benefits from every purchase made via this link.
Co-working space launches
We're delighted to announce the full launch our co-working space. Our mission is to create a more joyful and compassionate world, and we seek to infuse everything we do with these qualities. With this intention, we have created a community-driven space to deepen existing connections in our vibrant community as well as creating new ones. Think morning yoga, communal lunches, afternoon meditations and skill shares– because a space where we support, collaborate, and cross-pollinate is key to creating a wider impact. We’re excited to see what connections and collaborations may emerge from this. Read more or book a free trial day
“What an excellent example of how all work places should be. An inspiring place where you feel safe to be yourself. A place that enhances ones creativity, energy and self esteem with yoga, meditation, hugs and skill sharing. A true community.”
— Victoria Nygart, Study Manager at the Imperial College London Psychedelic Research Group
Denver decriminalises psilocybin mushrooms; petition hits 10k
Denver has become the first US city to vote to decriminalise psilocybin mushrooms (BBC, The Guardian, New York Times), meanwhile, our petition to reschedule psilocybin in the UK has passed 10,000 signatures. Have you signed and shared yet?
Alchemy by DAOstack: Blockchain-based participatory budgeting
We are delighted to be one of the first organisations to have been invited to try Alchemy by DAOstack, a blockchain-based participatory/collaborative budgeting tool.
In the near future, we intend to put a significant percentage of our membership donations into Alchemy each month. Members will be able to make proposals for how the money should be spent, and vote on proposals to determine which pass/fail.
We are currently in an internal testing phase, and it could take a couple of months before we roll out the system to members, but we are incredibly excited about the potential of Alchemy to help manifest the collective intelligence of this movement. Read more at daostack.io/taoofthedao.org and become a member to participate
Join us for the next Members' Social, this time hosted by the Psychedelic Society's founder and co-director Stephen Reid. Look forward to delicious vegan food, a participatory workshop on the Society's plans for the coming months, and the opportunity to make some great new friends. If you're already member, go ahead and book your place; if you're not, you can become a member to help us cover the £6k/month running costs of our new space and receive:
- A 10% discount on tickets to our events
- Access to the members' Facebook group
- Invitations to our members-only events
- The option to appear on our members' map and share your contact details
The Psychedelic Society team