What we’re about
The Baltimore Psychedelic Society is dedicated to psychedelic inquiry, harm reduction, and addressing Baltimore-centered issues through community engagement and education.
We are committed to creating and fostering an inclusive community where all races, genders, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are valued, respected, safe, and empowered.
This is a network of people interested in psychedelic medicine and other healing modalities such as meditation, breathwork, bodywork and movement. Baltimore Psychedelic Society exists to provide education & harm reduction resources to the public and to foster community by creating unique events for meeting like-minded people. This page is not to be used for the sale/acquisition of illicit substances. Please keep our community safe!
Like mushrooms emerging after the rain, the global network of psychedelic societies is rising up as a public forum and voice for all the people who appreciate psychedelics.
1. Respect Everyone's Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group.
2. Be Kind and Courteous
We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
3. No Solicitation of Illegal Substances
It is not appropriate to source illegal substances from this group. Any such posts will be removed immediately and the person in violation of this rule may be subject to removal from the group.
4. No cultivation or production questions
This is not a forum to discuss cultivation or production of illegal substances. Any such posts will be removed and the person in violation of this rule may be subject to removal from the group.
5. No Images Of Your Personal Stash
We want to have a safe place for everyone to discuss personal journeys but do not post pictures of your stash.
6. Judgement Free Zone
Make sure everyone feels safe and accepted. Degrading or derogatory comments of any kind will not be tolerated. This is a judgement free zone.
7. Again, No Solicitation, Cultivation or Production.
Do not use this group or our events to buy, sell, share, obtain or distribute medicines, drugs, sacraments, or anything of the sort.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Sacred Women's CircleLink visible for attendees
A Women's Circle is a safe and sacred space for women to come together and embrace each other's uniqueness, use our voices to express what we need and hold space for one another as we share our lived experiences.
Women have been gathering in circles throughout history. When we participate in a women’s circle, we carry on the tradition of our female ancestors by forming a sacred community to celebrate the feminine.
Our women’s circle welcomes all humans, cis or trans, who feel themselves to be a woman. We hope to have a wide variety of generations represented in our circles so that we may learn from one another throughout the various stages of life.
The women’s circle gives each participant a chance to speak their truth without judgment. We embrace women as our sisters by lifting each other up. Sharing with supportive, empowering women can help to release our burdens and lighten our load. When women gather and speak their truth, it is a powerful thing that can create dramatic shifts within ourselves, within our families and within our communities.
The women’s circle is a chance to focus on self-love. We are taking the time to nurture ourselves. The circle is a time to rest, to connect with sisters, and focus on physical, mental and spiritual well being. It is a time for healing.
We welcome you, exactly as you are.
The circles are facilitated by Kiley and Mandi. We will meet virtually on the first Monday of every month from 7pm-8:30pm. We will also hold in-person gatherings occasionally so that we can find deeper connection to one another.
We will begin with Community Guidelines, introductions and a brief meditation to bring us all together. The rest is up to us to co-create together.
Please join us on ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89851148910
- Integrating Psychosis, Mania, Kundalini, and other Spontaneous Altered StatesLink visible for attendees
Have you ever experienced a spontaneous alteration of your conscious state without intentionally inducing it? Whether it took the form of what society may label a psychotic break, a schizophrenic episode, a manic episode, a kundalini experience, a difficult meditation, a trip not ending when it was expected to, or something else that defies classification, this circle is a place to share, integrate, and find community around those experiences in a non-judgmental environment.
Stanislov and Christina Grof characterized some of these states as 'spiritual emergencies', rather than something to be pathologized. As with psychedelic states, spontaneous spiritual experiences can have much to teach us and can be a massive catalyst for growth, learning, and transformation. It can be difficult to go through and subsequently integrate these experiences alone, or with people that don't understand them. By connecting with others over these experiences, we can begin to heal the wounds of alienation that often accompany them.
Psychedelics are increasingly being accepted by society, but inducing the states they offer is a personal choice. If we are going to accept people voluntarily inducing these states, then it is far past time for society to stop stigmatizing similar experiences when they happen outside of an individual's control. I hope that by sharing our experiences with each other, these conversations can begin the work of ending that stigma - including any we may have internalized.
Kiley and Gabriel will be co-facilitating with Laura of Green Mountain Psychedelic Society (https://www.meetup.com/green-mountain-psychedelic-society/).
If you have a family member or loved one who has experienced any of these states and would like to attend to reach a better understanding of their experience, you may still attend even if you haven't experienced one of these states yourself.
This group cannot offer medical assistance or advice, and we are not trained professionals.
- Community Men's CircleSt. Luke's Church on the Avenue, Baltimore, MD
With this circle, BPS aims to provide an intentionally safe and supportive space for anyone identifying as a man (cis men, trans men, anyone who was indoctrinated into masculinity regardless of gender). The meetings will be facilitated by Hyun and Gabe. We are offering 2 men's circles per month - one in person and one online. Note that this is not an integration circle, but feel free to bring issues that your experiences helped surface into this space.
Our society does not offer men emotional support and a safe space to be vulnerable, so we believe that such a space is needed. A space to find the balance between our sacred masculine and sacred feminine natures, learn their relationship to each other, and accept them both without shame. A space to openly share what we are facing and feeling and be supported through it. When we are talking about relationships, grief, depression, love, trauma, anger, joy, and other things that evoke strong feelings, it's important for men to be able to show our emotions and not have to suppress everything all the time. We have both personally struggled with this and understand the difficulty in expressing yourself when we've been conditioned for so long to "be strong" and "suppress, suppress, suppress." This men's circle is here to provide a compassionate, judgement free, and accepting environment for anyone that chooses to attend. We may also incorporate some movement and simple breathing practices to help everyone settle into the space. It is open to men of all races, ages, backgrounds, sexualities, experiences, etc.
The men's circle is free to attend and will be held at St. Luke's Church on the Avenue in the room directly behind the main sanctuary. We will start the meeting with introductions, guidelines, and move into a grounding exercise to help us all settle into the space.
Masks will not be required during the event, but wear what makes you comfortable. Please be respectful of the boundaries and distance of others. The church has chairs, but if you'd prefer to bring something else to sit on, please do so.
To be clear, we are not trained professionals. We are not therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists. We are individuals that believe in the power of support. We are here to try and normalize the idea that it's okay to ask for help and be vulnerable, which men often struggle with. By having a place for men to potentially start healing themselves, we can start to help our friends, families, and communities. If you do decide to attend, we encourage you to come with an open heart and mind.
Note: This circle is not religiously affiliated.
- BIPOC Integration CircleLink visible for attendees
The Baltimore Psychedelic Society is excited to announce another offering. Hyun, Nyx, and Arthur will be facilitating a BIPOC centered integration circle that will allow for an intentionally safe and connective space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to meet in community, share experiences, and offer/receive support. This circle is meant for exploration and expansion! ☺️🙏🏼
📅: Tuesday January 3rd 7:00 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST on Zoom
As a psychedelic society we see the importance of having intentional spaces free of shame and judgement to provide containers for deep vulnerability. Sometimes healing needs to start with our own communities that have both lived and shared experience, especially when it comes to race. Through values of harm reduction, education, community involvement, and support we can continue to grow and work towards collective healing and empowerment.
***For healing purposes and reasons, please understand and respect that this is a BIPOC ONLY event*** If you do not identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of color, we humbly ask that you please do not attend ☺️