What we're about

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The Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) is a project of the Portland Entheogenic, Exploration, and Research Society (PEERS), which is now a 501c3 established to fund educational events, raise awareness about psychedelic science, and offer information about harm reduction. 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.

1st Saturday Community Integration Circle

1st Monday Men’s Support Meeting

1st Tuesday Monthly Conversation

1st Wednesday Healthcare Professionals Meeting

2nd Sunday Microdosing Discussion

2nd Saturday Addiction Recovery & Psychedelics

2nd Thursday Autism & Psychedelics Discussion

3rd Saturday Community Integration Circle

3rd Sunday Elders Gathering

3rd Friday Psychedelic Arts Salon

4th Wednesday Womxn’s Support Group

4th Sunday Psychedelic Book Club

4th Saturday Fresh Alternatives in Recovery

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. Others may be waiting.

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 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 renaissance.

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

Upcoming events (4+)

Womxn’s Support Group

Online event

PPS Womxn’s Support Group is a safe space to discuss psychedelic experiences and curiosities for anyone who identifies as a womxn. The format is open discussion on whatever topic comes up as pertinent to the attendees on the call.

This group will be hosted Kayci Marie Mitchell, Transformational Life Coach.

Join the Live Zoom at:
https://zoom.us/j/91392389161

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Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) is a project of PEERS, a 501.c.3 non-profit, donation-based organization.

LINKS to All PPS Info
https://LinkTr.ee/PortlandPsychedelic

If you’re financially able to,
please consider supporting our work by making a
One-time or Monthly DONATION by

PayPal or
Credit or Debit Card
https://TinyURL.com/DonateToPPS
The email associated with our account is
[masked]

Venmo @PortlandPsychedelicSociety
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelicSociety
The last 4 digits of the phone number associated with our account: 3400

Your DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!

To VOLUNTEER with PPS (after attending at least 5 events)
https://TinyURL.com/VolunteerForPPS

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

(trailer version oct 12, 2021)

Indigenous Knowledge & The Psychedelic Renaissance: Modern Western Understanding

Series title: Indigenous Knowledge & The Psychedelic Renaissance

Hi everyone, my name is Ronan (they/them)! You can call me Roe for short. I have been a part of the Portland Psychedelic Society since 2019, building presentations about various topics within the psychedelic healing world – such as microdosing, psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, and integration. These presentations were part of the monthly conversations being held over Zoom. After a break from PPS to finish my bachelor’s, I wanted to return to again share what I have been researching over the past year.

Specifically, I will be hosting a 5-month long series on the topic of my undergrad thesis – that being the convergence between the current psychedelic renaissance (which is largely based in Western understanding of science) and Indigenous knowledge of psychedelics which has existed for thousands of years. As it stands right now, this vast expanse of Indigenous knowledge is unfortunately being ignored and largely undermined by psychedelic researchers, for a number of reasons of which I will explain in my presentations.

Furthermore, the benefit of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy is not reaching BIPOC as it rightfully should, considering the Indigenous history of entheogens. This is a complicated topic, and so each month I will be focusing on a different element of the issue in order to provide a deeper understanding of the whole. Below you will find the list of each topic, in order by month:

1. The Ancient History of Entheogens
Thurs, Sept 30
In this section we will be learning about and discussing the vast Indigenous human history of entheogens (psychoactive compounds that are used for and in ritual and spiritual practice).

2. The Modern, Western Understanding of Psychedelic Science & Healing
Thurs, Oct 28.
In this section we will be going over the basis of a new type of psychedelic understanding: that being through a Western, scientific understanding. One perception doesn’t negate or lessen the other, so instead, how could these different insights work in tandem with one another?

3. The War on Drugs and Structural Racism (part one)
Sun, Nov 28.
Now that we extensively understand both Indigenous history and scientific understanding of the same topic, let’s dive into why they currently aren’t working in tandem with one another.

4. The War on Drugs and Structural Racism (part two)
Sat, Jan 29.
This is an intense and complicated topic, and as such, it shall be spilt into two parts to better provide a solid understanding of both what structural racism is and the history behind the War on Drugs

5. The Importance of a Convergence Between Science & Indigenous Knowledge
Sat, Feb 26.
This section aims to wrap everything up and tie all the ends together, into one cohesive understanding of where the Psychedelic Renaissance currently stands and where we should aim to go with it.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86109502498

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Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) is a project of PEERS, a 501.c.3 non-profit, donation-based organization.

LINKS to All PPS Info
https://LinkTr.ee/PortlandPsychedelic

If you’re financially able to,
please consider supporting our work by making a
One-time or Monthly DONATION by

PayPal or
Credit or Debit Card
https://TinyURL.com/DonateToPPS
The email associated with our account is
[masked]

Venmo @PortlandPsychedelicSociety
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelicSociety
The last 4 digits of the phone number associated with our account: 3400

Your DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!

To VOLUNTEER with PPS (after attending at least 5 events)
https://TinyURL.com/VolunteerForPPS

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

(trailer version oct 12, 2021)

Decriminalize Nature PDX Discussion

Online event

Join Decriminalize Nature PDX, with Alex Wilson and Bryan Kim, as they discuss what decriminalizing nature looks like for Portland. With Oregon Measures 109 & 110 passing in November 2020, our state made history and is embarking on new modalities of healing, yet the work is not done. For equitable care, and rights to grow, gather and gift, decriminalizing nature is the momentum forward and there are two initiatives to consider.

As a 501.c.3 non-profit, the Portland Psychedelic Society is a platform for open discussion, but does not represent, sponsor or align with either side of these measures. We are an education and harm reduction platform, and aim to keep our community informed and connected on all topics psychedelia related.

Please investigate the resources below, and come ready to learn, engage and grow together as a community.

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https://decriminalizenature.org/

https://doubleblindmag.com/decriminalize-nature-entheogenic-plants-fungi-psychedelics/
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Join Live Zoom Meeting at:
https://zoom.us/j/98775736468

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Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) is a project of PEERS, a 501.c.3 non-profit, donation-based organization.

LINKS to All PPS Info
https://LinkTr.ee/PortlandPsychedelic

If you’re financially able to,
please consider supporting our work by making a
One-time or Monthly DONATION by

PayPal or
Credit or Debit Card
https://TinyURL.com/DonateToPPS
The email associated with our account is
[masked]

Venmo
@PortlandPsychedelicSociety
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelicSociety
The last 4 digits of the phone number associated with our account: 3400

Your DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!

To VOLUNTEER with PPS (after attending at least 5 events)
https://TinyURL.com/VolunteerForPPS

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

(trailer version oct 13, 2021)

PPS Men's Support Group

Online event

As students of the psychedelic domain, we understand that the situation of being in the world requires us to participate in culture in ways that promote interconnectedness and love. This is the consistent understanding these medicines carry with them. In contrast, the cultural message that we often experience as men is one promoting insulation and emotional suppression. One of these messages is an invitation toward curiosity and furthering understanding; the other is a coaxing toward severance and self abandonment.

We know from being in touch with our basic humanness that a state of interconnectedness and love is a state of naturally thriving. We know from psychology that repressing that which desires to blossom from within degrades both psyche and physiology. We understand from being networked in relationships that when we’re living in a state of discontent, we radiate negativity to those in our circles of influence, which often radiates outward from there.

From this understanding we can see how being told by culture to repress and isolate makes us sick, which leads to the perpetuation of sickness in the culture. We recognize that we must stop being agents of sickness in the cultural system. We recognize that we must become agents of healing and regeneration. In order for us to become agents of healing for others, we must first heal ourselves, so that we may embody a position of healing in the world.

It is for this reason that the Portland Psychedelic Society Men’s Support Group was formed. Those who have experienced psychedelic states know that, as agents of healing themselves, the psychedelic medicines allow us to face with openness the parts of ourselves that we typically close ourselves off to. If we are in a container of safety, this attentive openness facilitates integration and healing. In the same way, by creating a safe container for men to explore the parts of ourselves that we don’t give enough attention to, we can facilitate healing in ourselves, and feed that healing forward throughout our families, communities, and the greater global consciousness. When we take the message of the psychedelic domain seriously and put it into practice, we each become what I call “the psychedelic man”.

The psychedelic man understands that the process of integration is a lifelong undertaking that imbues life with meaning. The psychedelic man speaks courageously, listens deeply, embraces humility, and approaches all issues with curiosity. The psychedelic man leads other men toward integration through wisdom, action, and firm but compassionate guidance. The psychedelic man looks at all beings as his brothers and sisters, and thereby takes responsibility for engendering the thriving of all beings. The psychedelic man looks to the entire ancestry of humanity as teachers. The psychedelic man looks to archetypal stories and myths rather than cultural trends for guidance. The psychedelic man understands that a system of support is a prerequisite for flourishing. The psychedelic man lives his purpose and undertakes only what is meaningful. The psychedelic man is the man it is our duty to become.

If this writing speaks to you, or resonates with something deep within, I hope you’ll join us at the next PPS Men’s Support Group meeting. We await your contribution.

–Keith
https://www.keithgilmore.com

https://us02web.ZOOM.us/j/83379599986
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Portland Psychedelic Society
501.c.3 non-profit organization

LINKS to All PPS Info
https://LinkTr.ee/PortlandPsychedelic

Please consider making a
One-time or Monthly DONATION

PayPal
or Credit or Debit Card
https://TinyURL.com/DonateToPPS
The email associated with our account is
[masked]

Venmo @PortlandPsychedelicSociety
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelicSociety
The last 4 digits of the phone number associated with our account are 3400

To VOLUNTEER with PPS (after attending at least 5 events)
https://TinyURL.com/VolunteerForPPS

(trailer version oct 12, 2021)

Past events (616)

Reimagining Chronic Pain

Online event

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