What we're about

Welcome to the Brooklyn Psychedelic Society!

Transformation, Shared.

Our mission is to make psychedelic healing a publicly accessible good through community, education, and democratic ownership.

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PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT engage in or promote illegal activities during our Meetups. Don't join this group to procure, or otherwise attempt to procure psychedelics or other illegal substances.

Upcoming events (4+)

Psychedelic Book Club

Caffeine Underground

Do you want to dive into the history of psychedelics and the drug war? Do you want to explore the weirdest stories that have emerged from non-ordinary consciousness? Are you looking for new concepts and paradigms with which to process your own experiences? BPS invites you to join its Psychedelic Book Club. We hope to engage a number of topics with our selections, and to create a space for honest and curious conversation.

For our next reading, we will be discussing the first half of Good Chemistry by Julie Holland.

We will be meeting in person to discuss the book together on Thursday, February 2nd from 7-9pm at Caffeine Underground (447 Central Ave, Brooklyn). We’d like to give Ian of Caffeine Underground a great big THANK YOU for opening his space to us. Please be sure to show him some love and order some fresh-baked snacks!

*Please read the book in advance.

**Shout to Shash for hosting the bookclub!

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BPS Presents: Between Two San Pedros with Sutton King and Shawna X

**Buy tickets here**

BPS is proud to present Between Two San Pedros with special guests Sutton King and Shawna X!

Between Two San Pedros is a live, in-person talk show that provides the outside world with a dose of psychedelics and the psychedelic space with a dose of the outside world!

For each show, we'll have one guest who works in the psychedelic space and one person who's working outside of it. All of this takes place with a live DJ, our host Colin Pugh, and our guests; all between two San Pedros. After the show, we will be hanging out afterwords as a community with drinks, snacks, and music provided!

We're honored to be joined by two amazing guests for our pilot show:
Sutton King, an Afro-Indigenous psychedelic activist and social entrepreneur and Shawna X, an American artist of Chinese descent based in Brooklyn, NY. Read their full bios below!

The show starts at 7pm and the address is 80 Vernon Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

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Bios:

Sutton King, MPH, Nāēqtaw-Pianakiw (comes first woman), is Afro-Indigenous and a descendant of the Menominee and Oneida Nations of Wisconsin. Sutton is the co-founder and President of Urban Indigenous Collective. Sutton is also the Program Manager of Engagement and Benefit Manager for the Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund. Through her work as an Indigenous social entrepreneur, Sutton facilitates a relationship between the Psychedelic Space and Indigenous traditional cultures that centers Indigenous sovereignty.

Shawna X is an American artist of Chinese descent, born in Xiamen and raised in Portland, Oregon, currently based in New York City. Shawna is known for her abstract, bold, and vibrant use of color and motifs in her art. Drawing on her personal experiences and cultural heritage, Shawna's work explores themes of identity, creativity, and motherhood, often utilizing multimedia and public spaces as mediums for expression. Currently, Shawna's work focuses on the relationship between the mother and the earth, and the ways in which the body of the mother is connected to the landscape of the universe.

Colin Pugh is the executive director of Brooklyn Psychedelic Society. Originally from Syracuse, NY and now based in Brooklyn, Colin is on a mission to make psychedelic healing a publicly accessible good through a nationwide network of psychedelic co-ops.

Shamanic Breathwork with Rob Heffernan

456 Johnson Ave

***PLEASE READ: This is a ticketed event with limited space. In order to attend, you must purchase a ticket at this link. RSVP’ing via MeetUp will not guarantee you a spot. If you have any questions about purchasing a ticket or are in need of financial assistance, please reach out at [masked]. Thank you!

Hello Brooklyn Psychedelic Society Community!

Are you interested in exploring the healing power of breath? Please join us for a Shamanic Breathwork Workshop with Rob Heffernan, held on Wednesday, February 8th, from 7-10pm, at 456 Johnson Ave.

The workshop will begin with a sound meditation, moving into an hour of breathwork, then a set time for integration afterward. If you are new to breathwork, be aware this modality can evoke altered states similar to that of the psychedelic experience, where it’s possible to reach deep levels of consciousness. Please come prepared for potential journeying. It is also an excellent tool for integration and a powerful healing modality in and of itself.

Rob is a certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, a certified Sound and Music Practitioner, and a long-time practitioner of Buddhist Dharma. He has been actively involved with the Peruvian curandero tradition and the Santo Daime for 20 years. He is the chair of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant medicine and helps organize people in the sacred medicine community.

You should bring the following: a comfortable mat/bedding, blanket, pillow, water, and tissues. We hope you can join us as we open up to the power of the breath.

**PLEASE NOTE: Once you purchase a ticket, we will email you the required health and safety waiver form. You must sign this waiver before arriving at the event. You will not be able to participate if the waiver is not signed.

***REFUND POLICY: If you are unable to attend after purchasing a ticket, please let us know ASAP so that we can release your spot to someone on the waitlist. All refund requests must be made more than 24hrs before the event. We cannot guarantee a refund requested within 24hrs of the event. If unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending and you are unable to give us at least 24hrs notice, please email us explaining the situation and we will do our best to accommodate.

Email [masked] if you have any questions or need financial assistance in order to participate.

Shamanic Breathwork with Rob Heffernan

456 Johnson Ave

***PLEASE READ: This is a ticketed event with limited space. In order to attend, you must purchase a ticket at this link. RSVP’ing via MeetUp will not guarantee you a spot. If you have any questions about purchasing a ticket or are in need of financial assistance, please reach out at [masked]. Thank you!

Hello Brooklyn Psychedelic Society Community!

Are you interested in exploring the healing power of breath? Please join us for a Shamanic Breathwork Workshop with Rob Heffernan, held on Wednesday, February 22nd, from 7-10pm, at 456 Johnson Ave.

The workshop will begin with a sound meditation, moving into an hour of breathwork, then a set time for integration afterward. If you are new to breathwork, be aware this modality can evoke altered states similar to that of the psychedelic experience, where it’s possible to reach deep levels of consciousness. Please come prepared for potential journeying. It is also an excellent tool for integration and a powerful healing modality in and of itself.

Rob is a certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, a certified Sound and Music Practitioner, and a long-time practitioner of Buddhist Dharma. He has been actively involved with the Peruvian curandero tradition and the Santo Daime for 20 years. He is the chair of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant medicine and helps organize people in the sacred medicine community.

You should bring the following: a comfortable mat/bedding, blanket, pillow, water, and tissues. We hope you can join us as we open up to the power of the breath.

**PLEASE NOTE: Once you purchase a ticket, we will email you the required health and safety waiver form. You must sign this waiver before arriving at the event. You will not be able to participate if the waiver is not signed.

***REFUND POLICY: If you are unable to attend after purchasing a ticket, please let us know ASAP so that we can release your spot to someone on the waitlist. All refund requests must be made more than 24hrs before the event. We cannot guarantee a refund requested within 24hrs of the event. If unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending and you are unable to give us at least 24hrs notice, please email us explaining the situation and we will do our best to accommodate.

Email [masked] if you have any questions or need financial assistance in order to participate.

Past events (318)

Community Integration Circle (ONLINE)

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