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Psychedelic Elder Meetup -- 45-ish and up
This meetup is for the Psychedelic Elder, one who is transitioning into elder years or well established there. In our youth-obsessed culture, psychedelics remind us of important values and lessons won only through many journeys around the sun and, in our case, beyond. This will be a sharing circle to discuss various topics: • How have psychedelics given meaning to your existence as an elder in a youth-focused culture? • How have psychedelics assisted you through the midlife passage and beyond? • What are you seeing in the psychedelic culture today compared to the past? • How have psychedelics informed you regarding mortality, death, life, loss, and grief? • Are elders regarded differently in the psychedelic community compared to the conventional mainstream? • What lessons can elders bring from their psychedelic journeys and community into the everyday world? Please bring a $5-$10 donation to cover the cost of the venue, however, no one is turned away for lack of funds. We look forward to developing new friendships and connections among fellow elder psychonauts!

Awakenings Wellness Center

1016 SE 12th Ave · Portland, OR


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The Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) used to be called PEERS, which is now a 501c3 to fund educational events to raise awareness about psychedelic science. PPS is one of many psychedelic societies worldwide that create community and raise awareness around psychedelic science.

This group explores the re-emerging research of using ancient plant teachers and newer medicines to rewire the brain, break through stuck patterns, work through and emerge from depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and other spiritual and mental disorders, and tap into oneness.

This is a "Find the Others..." group and is for those interested in building a community of like-minded souls walking a similar path in this dimension and beyond. As you know, we can't talk about these things in our day-to-day life, so this is the place to do it among those who understand.

Although the internet is a boundless source of information, PPS is a place for people to come together to share with one another what they have learned. The magic is in this exchange, in the giving and receiving of our beautiful and varied life experiences.

Please note:

1) If there's the slightest inkling you won't come, please don't RSVP. We would rather you show up unannounced. If you can't make it, please take a moment to cancel your RSVP.

2) If you want to make an announcement or pitch something at the meeting please get approval first. The personal and legal safety of all members and our host venue does not allow for certain kinds of public announcements.

3) You may not video or audio record any PPS meetings or events without permission from the organizers.

4) Although we encourage people to form friendships and build community within the group, we discourage soliciting members for paid psychedelic events. Do your due diligence on self-proclaimed shamans and guru-types, there are plenty of predators and unethical opportunists out there.

The history of Portland Psychedelic Society:

In summer of 2014 Helen attended the Psychedelic Shamanism group, run by Kara, in Vancouver. In December of 2014 she started a similar group in Portland named for the documentary "Neurons to Nirvana." The group grew quickly and with much enthusiasm. The group was renamed to PEERS and Janet created our logo. In 2017 during the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2017 conference in Oakland PEERS joined the Network of Psychedelic Societies and is now the Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS). PEERS became a 501c3 to support PPS and other education and awareness causes related to the psychedelic science renaissance.

We continue to experiment with how to run meetings as attendance grows. We welcome input and participation!

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