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The Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) is a project of the Portland Entheogenic, Exploration, and Research Soceity (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.

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!

Upcoming events (5)

Monthly Conversation: Psychedelics & Attitude Change

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Hello everyone! Hope you’re doing well, both mentally and physically, in this surreal time of ours. (This group is very new comer welcome! If you have not joined a meeting before please hop on the call!) The topic of Conversation this month is Psychedelics & Attitude Change. The monthly conversation is just that, a conversation! This meeting is facilitated by Emily Peck. She will give a short presentation about attitude shifts and the mechanisms behind it -- The DMN, to start off the conversation. Come prepared to join in with us with your own experience and questions. Emily is a student at PSU. She is currently studying psychology, with a focus on transpersonal psychology, positive psychology, and entheogens. Particularly the intersection of psychedelics and mental health; and at this current point in history, we are on a new wave awareness in the public’s mind. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87387766287 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PPS is a volunteer supported organization. We suggest a donation of $5 to help cover the cost of the event and to support future events (no one turned away). Your participation is appreciated. We are accepting donations at our website. http://PortlandPsychedelicSociety.org Click the Donate Now button! Please refrain from solicitation and illegal activities at PPS events. Use common sense and be respectful of the organization and the event. Our events are about learning, sharing, education, and harm reduction. Illegal activities have no place at PPS events.

Autism and Psychedelics (online discussion)

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Do you have Autism and experience with psychedelics? Do you have Autism and no experience with psychedelics, but wonder how they might benefit you? Find the Others and join our discussion on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85010851582 This meeting is an open discussion we will introduce ourselves and talk about our experiences. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nathan Cooper is an autistic artist and designer. He was recently invited to study with Alex & Allyson Grey at the Visionary Art Intensive this Summer at CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors). You can view his art and bio at www.eyedalas.com. Regarding the Autistic Psychedelic Community... Aaron Paul Orisini encourages anyone interested in participating to visit www.autisticpsychedelic.com to get info on upcoming speakers, integration groups & other opportunities relevant to the interests of the autistic & psychedelic community at large :) A FREE full text of Aaron’s book can be read online at www.autismonacid.com or purchased as a paperback, with donations from sales going to MAPS & Heffter Research Institute. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PPS is a volunteer supported organization. We suggest a donation of $5 to help cover the cost of the event and to support future events (no one turned away). Your participation is appreciated. We are accepting donations at our website. http://PortlandPsychedelicSociety.org Click the Donate Now button! Please refrain from solicitation and illegal activities at PPS events. Use common sense and be respectful of the organization and the event. Our events are about learning, sharing, education, and harm reduction. Illegal activities have no place at PPS events.

Addiction Recovery and Psychedelics

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This is a structured peer discussion and support group for sharing of experience on the benefits and use of psychedelic medicines with treating addictions. We welcome anyone seeking addiction recovery no matter what stage they are in with it. Addiction can be defined as “a psychological and physical inability to stop (or control) the consuming of a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing some level of psychological, physical or social harm.” Specific topics and subject matter for the discussion will organically present itself through input from the group on the call. Please come with your questions and experience to share of what has worked for you. This group is lead by Kayci Marie Mitchell, certified transformational coach, spiritual guide and healing facilitator. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91392389161 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbcVa3bkdo ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PPS is a volunteer supported organization. We suggest a donation of $5-$20 to help cover the cost of the event and to support future events (no one turned away). Your participation is appreciated. At this time we are collecting donations only via Paypal. Please send gifts to [masked] Please refrain from solicitation and illegal activities at PPS events. Use common sense and be respectful of the organization and the event. Our events are about learning, sharing, education, and harm reduction. Illegal activities have no place at PPS events.

Microdosing Discussion

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86521058533 Are you microdosing? Do you have questions for those who have been practicing microdosing psychedelics? This meeting will be a discussion group for those in our community who are interested in discussing microdosing experiences. Aaron Eisen has recorded a video giving a presentation on basic neuroscience and psychedelic effects on the brain. and 45 minutes of the video are focused on microdosing. (starting at 27:10 in the video) https://youtu.be/yBJWRxIisto ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PPS is a volunteer supported organization. We suggest a donation of $5-$20 to help cover the cost of the event and to support future events (no one turned away). Your participation is appreciated. We now accept donations at our website. http://portlandpsychedelicsociety.org Click the Donate Now button! Please refrain from solicitation and illegal activities at PPS events. Use common sense and be respectful of the organization and the event. Our events are about learning, sharing, education, and harm reduction. Illegal activities have no place at PPS events.

Past events (309)

PPS Men's Support Group #9

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