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 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)

Changing Our Perceptions of Chronic Pain

Online event

Join Live Zoom Event at:
https://zoom.us/j/91632036146
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Living with chronic pain can be a daily struggle. The symptoms of frustration, anger, depression, anxiety, and other associated issues it causes can turn into a terrible negative cycle and elevate our suffering to incapacitating levels. Psychedelics or Entheogens have been shown to help change our perceptions of the pain, which can greatly reduce how deeply it affects our lives, and in turn help quiet our overall level of physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering.

Please join us for a variety of talks, presentations, and open discussions in our support group focused on working with psychedelics for chronic pain.
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Your Host:
Michael Jones has dealt with severe chronic pain issues from Ankylosing Spondylitis for over 20 years. He has worked with traumatic brain injured clients, emergency medicine in the ER, as well as nearly 15 years assisting in a large variety of surgical specialties and trauma in the OR, the last 6 of which were spent as a first assist in the Open Heart Surgical Suite before his progressive condition disabled him. Working with plant medicines has helped him to deal with the pain in constructive ways and reduce his own overall suffering.

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

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

PayPal, or Credit or Debit Card:
https://TinyURL.com/Donate-Once-or-Monthly

Venmo @PortlandPsychedelic-Society
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelic-Society
*IF* Venmo asks you to confirm the last 4 digits of the phone number associated with our account, they are:
4233

Your DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!

We love volunteers.
If you're willing, we have a place for you.

To VOLUNTEER with PPS
Click the [Get in Touch] Button on:
https://PortlandPsychedelic.org/volunteering

LINKS to Everything PPS: VIDEOS, CALENDAR...
https://LinkTr.ee/PortlandPsychedelic

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

PPS Picnic in the Park: "Find the Others"

Laurelhurst Park

PPS Picnic in the Park:
"Find the Others" Get Together
at Laurelhurst Park
Saturday, July 24th, 3 to 5 PM

Roll in or out whenever you please.

As our first in person event since the pandemic ( which is not over ) , please adhere to the guidelines for Oregon detailed here : https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

This will be a very informal picnic / get together. The purpose of this gathering is to meet and get to know fellow explorers and to have fun.
If you can bring food to share, please do. If not, come and enjoy anyway!

Bringing a chair or blanket ensures you'll have a comfy place to sit : )

As always, no illegal activities are allowed at PPS events. Please use common sense and show respect for others and the safety of our organization.

See you there, then!

Fresh Alternatives in Recovery (Fresh A.I.R.)

Online event

Please join us for an addiction recovery group meeting of Fresh Alternatives in Recovery. Fresh AIR.

The format for this meeting is a lead presenter followed by Q&A, discussion and open shares.

In this group we focus on the solutions we've found for ourselves in relation to the use and integration of psychedelic medicines. As individuals and a collective, we acknowledge:
We are the ones we have been waiting for.

We are a group of individuals gathering together for the purpose of awakening to the true spirit within that expresses itself in and as our lives.

We are a group seeking to emerge from the limiting cycles of addiction and co-dependency, to the freedom of living the rich, full, expansive visions we are discovering.

Anyone dealing with a cycle of addiction is welcome.

We align with harm reduction concepts of recovery vs the general abstinence-based models.

Our primary purpose is to discover and share with each other the infinite possibilities and perspectives that pave a path of recovery from addiction and co-dependency.

This is a re-occurring meeting on the 4th Saturday of the Month.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91392389161?pwd=YWpMdXhyNVpocE9jZmpjVEdwMkdxQT09

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

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

PayPal, or Credit or Debit Card:
https://TinyURL.com/Donate-Once-or-Monthly

Venmo @PortlandPsychedelic-Society
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelic-Society
*IF* Venmo asks you to confirm the last 4 digits of the phone number associated with our account, they are:
4233

Your DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!

We love volunteers.
If you're willing, (after you have attended at least 5 Zoom events) we have a place for you.

To VOLUNTEER with PPS
Click the [Get in Touch] Button on:
https://PortlandPsychedelic.org/volunteering

LINKS to Everything PPS: VIDEOS, CALENDAR...
https://LinkTr.ee/PortlandPsychedelic

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

Skillful Use of Heroic Doses: The Ontological Spelunkers Union

This month's speaker is Adam Sandes! Adam has formal training in biology and chemistry as well as over ten thousand hours of direct experience with psychedelic materials including psilocybin, LSD, mescaline, dimethyltryptamine, accrued over 27 years. He has documented years of experiences including doses, timing, intent and outcome.

His planned talk is titled "The Empty Set: Exploring the Geography of High Dose Psychedelics Without Intention." Exploring the psychedelic experience without intention allows you to become familiar with the material's nuances and your reactions to much higher doses.

He will present on preparation for high dose work, including safety, symptom mitigation, potentiation, and the value of knowing your material well.

Should be fascinating! See you next Sunday!

About THE ONTOLOGICAL SPELUNKERS UNION

The Union is for those who are serious about their psychedelic practice. It's a one-hour opportunity to meet with others who regularly employ high doses to explore the endless vistas of consciousness. Let's discuss preparation, methods, risk mitigation, transcendent successes, abyssal failures, and our developing interpretive models.

All are welcome to attend, but we'd like to do a bit more than simply sit around trading trip stories. Each week, one of us will deliver a 15-20 minute presentation that describes her/his/their approach and some noteworthy experiences. Afterward we'll open the floor to questions from participants regarding the presentation. If there's time remaining in the hour, participants can relate experiences of their own, and invite comments and questions.

Presentation slots are by invitation only. We'd prefer to feature people who truly take their psychedelic work seriously, have thoroughly digested their experiences, and who've attempted to explain their approach in books, articles, videos, or blog posts. If you'd like to be considered as a featured speaker for the Ontological Spelunker's Union, please submit an outline of your proposed talk to [masked] or message him here on Meetup.

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

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

PayPal, or Credit or Debit Card:
https://TinyURL.com/Donate-Once-or-Monthly
*IF* PayPal asks you for the email associated with our account, that is:
[masked]

Venmo @PortlandPsychedelic-Society
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelic-Society
*IF* Venmo asks you to confirm the last 4 digits of the phone number associated with our account, they are:
4233

Your DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!

We love volunteers.
If you're willing, (after you have attended at least 5 Zoom events) we have a place for you.

To VOLUNTEER with PPS
Click the [Get in Touch] Button on:
https://PortlandPsychedelic.org/volunteering

LINKS to Everything PPS: VIDEOS, CALENDAR...
https://LinkTr.ee/PortlandPsychedelic

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

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BIPOC Integration Circle

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