Psychedelic /ˌsaɪkəˈdelɪk/ - Mind manifesting (from "mind", ψυχή (psyche), and "manifest", δήλος (delos)), "To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic"- Humphry Osmond

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D.C. Psychedelic Society POTLUCK!!!

Posted on May 06, 2019 by D.C. Psychedelic Society

Please join the DC Psychedelic Society to meet the local community, eat food that you help provide, talk about what you'd like to create, what you have experienced, what you're curious about when it comes to psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted therapies.

Please bring drinks, snacks, and all your questions!

This potluck is happening in a private building with a lounge area, dining room, and outdoor patio. There is plenty of room for everyone. You'll have room to join one of the large group discussions, to dance, to spread out and play games or craft, and you'll have the space for private conversations.

This is a private residence though so we ask that you respect the space and leave no trace by cleaning up the place.

A large full kitchen is available for you to use, with access to an oven, stove, microwave, and refrigeration. There are also grills located on the patio for those so inclined.

PLEASE RSVP and also, let us know what you are planning to bring! We will create and update a list of needed and confirmed food, drinks, etc.

There is plenty of room for everyone. If you've never been to a DC Psychedelic Society event before, why not make this your first!? All are welcome!

Parking is pretty scarce and we suggest that you either carpool, metro, or use your car service of choice to get here. Seriously, planning to use parking is NOT a good idea. The entrance is handicapped accessible. Please contact us ahead of time if you think you'll need assistance.

There will be a way to anonymously ask us questions if you would prefer not to speak up. We want to remind you that this gathering is a safe space to ask your questions. You aren't alone.

Please contact us below with any questions you may have to include parking (very bad idea!), directions or accessibility.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This is a social gathering and a space for community/education. We do not condone or encourage the use or sale of illegal substances. This is absolutely NOT THE PLACE TO OBTAIN OR CONSUME ANY ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES

we're here, we're high

Posted on December 04, 2018 by D.C. Psychedelic Society

We are exited to present a very special book written by one of the founding members of the D.C. Psychedelic Society, Vincent Allen Rado.

we’re here, we’re high is a book about drugs; specifically, the culture and politics around their use. Topics range from Nancy Reagan and the C.I.A. to Kanye West and 2C-B.

For more information, or for sales inquiries, please contact

Catharsis on the Mall 2018

Posted on November 08, 2018 by D.C. Psychedelic Society

Join D.C. Psychedelic Society, Catharsis on the Mall, and special guest David Nickles for a discussion about the current state of affairs of psychedelia.
The talk is part of Catharsis on the Mall's workshop series, and will happen on the National Mall, on the Catharsis Stage at Center Camp.

This workshop, and Catharsis on the Mall, are completely FREE.

From David:
"In recent years, emphasis on 'mainstreaming' psychedelics via the path of medical legalization (medicalization) has gained increasing popularity and focus within the broader 'psychedelic community,' without much critical analysis of what this process actually entails. Psychedelic institutions seem evermore focused on playing the game of 'respectability politics,' where marginalized communities and subcultures attempt to show that their values are continuous with those of dominant culture; even as many of us suffer the realities of prohibition, late capitalism, and industrial civilization on a daily basis.

As corporate players such as COMPASS Pathways, ATAI Life Sciences, and Eleusis Benefit Corp work to gain competitive advantages in the 'virgin market' of psychedelic medicine, longstanding psychedelic researchers and organizations, such as MAPS, seem more interested in assisting these new corporate players and proclaiming that “this is inevitable” than questioning whether or not the rampant commodification and cutthroat business practices of Big Pharma have any place on the psychedelic terrain. We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in history; facing unprecedented existential threats to human civilization and fundamental questions about the role of psychedelics in the world at large. With investors like Peter Thiel and donors like Rebekah Mercer become increasingly normalized within psychedelic organizations, we must all ask ourselves where we draw the line and how we can actually turn psychedelic insights into real-world actions."

Dr. Thomas Stanley: Loud and Louder

We also invite you to join us and radio host, author, and artist-strategist Bushmeat aka Thomas Stanley who will discuss cannabis and the AfroDiasporic community, advanced musical culture, and the role of the Blackadelic aesthetic in the struggle for Black Power and survivable AfroFutures. The format is a teach-in, hosted by one of D.C.’s veteran cultural rebels.

The talk will be held on Saturday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Hearts Collective stage

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