What we're about

The Madison Psychedelic Society is a diverse group of people who share an interest in psychedelic experience. We meet to discuss the history, culture, and science of psychedelics as well as to share personal experiences and offer friendship and support. In addition to conversation, we offer guest speakers, films, and opportunities for public outreach. We host several satellite conversations, please come to our meetings to learn more! Our group is public and open to all, and always looking for speaker and event ideas. Our meeting are safe spaces for all.

The Madison Psychedelic Society does not condone the use of illegal or controlled substances, and does not tolerate solicitation, use, or sale of controlled substances at our events.

Upcoming events (3)

Holotropic Breathwork workshop

Starkweather Club

MPS is thrilled to offer a Holotropic Breathwork training, facilitated by Joyce Lynn! This is an participatory, immersive long afternoon of guided personal practice in a supportive community environment. This is also a ticketed event with limited seating, and a sliding scale fee of $[masked]. We strongly suggest you join our community and attend an MPS monthly meeting before registering. You MUST register in advance by emailing [masked] -- you will then receive preparation details and payment information. Holotropic Breathwork™ as developed by Stanislav Grof, MD is a powerful method of self-exploration, personal transformation and healing. Holotropic literally means “oriented or moving toward wholeness.” It is based on, and combines insights from modern consciousness research, depth psychology, and various spiritual practices from ancient and indigenous traditions. Holotropic Breathwork is preferably conducted in a group situation, where participants alternate in the role of "Breathers" and “Sitters”. Through conscious breathing, evocative music and energy release work, participants gain direct access to dimensions of the human psyche not ordinarily available. In these non-ordinary states of consciousness, profound healing of deeply held issues can occur on a cellular level. Typical outcomes include freedom from life-long unhealthy relationship patterns, a radical improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem, a greater sense of wholeness and genuine joy, and a deeper spiritual connection. Joyce Lynn, LCSW has served as a transformational guide and therapist in private practice in the Waukesha area since 1986. She has trained in a variety of alternative healing modalities, most notably Holotropic Breathwork™, where she worked directly under the guidance of Stanislav Grof, MD for two years beginning in 1987, and becoming formally certified by Grof in 1989. Her very first experience with this work catalyzed a profound mystical experience that irrevocably altered the course of her life, both personally and professionally. She is thrilled to be bringing this work to the Madison psychedelic community.

October Meeting: Psychedelics and The Veil Season

A Place To Be

Join us for our monthly meeting at A Place To Be; you are welcome as early as 6:30pm to help set up and share snacks, but this venue cannot host a whole potluck, and requests No Hot Food. APTB is donation-funded, so we will be have a collection jar and ask that you contribute if you are able. This month, as our meeting falls on All Hallows we will be enjoying a festive evening of art and storytelling. We will start with a curated conversation/slideshow about Veil imagery in psychedelic traditions -- the depictions mortality, supernatural beings, afterlife, and ancestors that populate expanded experiences, shamanic practice and visionary art. Afterwards, we will have a short open-mic opportunity for anyone who wants to share on similar topics (<5 minutes per person, please!)

Book Club! : Manual of Psychedelic Support

Barriques - Atwood

Wrapping up and making an action plan for future Midwest Harm Reduction, we are concluding our read The Manual Of Psychedelic Support. If you'd like to join us, get yourself a copy and catch up! It's available for download at psychsitter.com, and for purchase at www.maps.org/store This meeting we will discuss Chapters 17-END (pgs[masked]

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Book Club! : Manual of Psychedelic Support

Barriques - Atwood

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