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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 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
4th Wednesday Women’s Circle
4th Sunday Psychedelic Book Club

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+)

Community Integration Circle

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This group is designed to create a space where those who are using psychedelic medicines for personal and spiritual growth can gather and share experiences. Learning how to integrate our journeys into our everyday living comes with time. It can be joyous, revealing and healing as well as confusing and difficult. This group creates a community setting where we can feel supported by others on a similar path.

Please join us to hold space for giving and receiving support in living our best lives with the integration of wisdom from our plant medicine teachers. The format is open discussion. The subject(s) arise from input of the attendees.

This group is hosted by
Kayci Marie Mitchell
Psychedelic Integration coach and Founder
Into the looking glass psychedelic integration services
https://linktr.ee/intothelookingglassintegration

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For more information on how to donate to and volunteer with Portland Psychedelic Society (PPS) please go to the linktree below

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

Empowering Voices: Integration for (Women) Survivors of Sexual/Domestic Violence

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Empowering Voices (EV) is a psychedelic integration & support group for women who have experienced sexual assault, domestic abuse, and/or intimate partner violence. These experiences can make a survivor feel as if they have lost complete power and control of their own life; losing their sense of self and their voice. This support group aims to elevate and lift all women, leveraging strength as a community by women who have found the road of healing and recovery through the power of entheogen medicine and holistic integration tools such as art, meditation, breathwork, journaling, and bodywork.

Abuse may have been - or may currently be - a part of your life experience but your strength, power, and resilience can never be taken away. Empowering Voices creates a safe and sacred space to share your story, an important step for many in the healing process, and to embrace women alike who are looking to shed the years of silence, shame, guilt, or fear that are all too often held onto.

Along with building a narrative of power through sharing your story and finding your voice, there are a variety of topics and tools we discuss. Some of those include boundaries, triggers, coping skills, disrupting unhealthy patterns, and the importance of community.

THIS IS A CLOSED GROUP FOR WOMEN ONLY

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Empowering Voices was founded by:

Sarie Bettineski:
Sarie has studied at PNCA for her BFA, minor in Art History & Creative Writing. She is also a Rose City Scholar recipient and Phi Theta Kappa. She studied Philosophy, Art & History at PCC. She is the Co-Founder of Eudaimonia Collective, Psychedelic Art Integration for prep and post journey. Sarie is an Advocate/Activist for Women’s rights and a mentor providing healing art/energy release techniques for women who have experienced sexual trauma or domestic abuse. She is a resident artist at the Ford Gallery of Art in Se PDX, co-owner and creator of American Scenes a design company focused on narratives through photography and keepsakes. Sarie is a proud woman in recovery, living a life with spirit plants and sharing the word about alternative addiction treatments.

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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

DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!...
One-time or Monthly
PayPal or Credit or Debit Card
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The last 4 digits of our phone number are 3400

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

We have
MERCH - stickers, shirts, and many other items with the PPS Logo.
https://www.redbubble.com/people/pdx-psychedelic/shop

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

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IN-PERSON Men's Support Group

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Welcome to the Portland Psychedelic Society Men's Group

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 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 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 must become agents of healing and regeneration. In order for us to become agents of healing for others, we must first heal ourselves, so we embody a position of healing in the world.

It is for this reason that this 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. 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. He speaks courageously, listens deeply, embraces humility, and approaches all issues with curiosity. He 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. He looks to the entire ancestry of humanity as teachers. He looks to archetypal stories and myths rather than cultural trends for guidance. He understands that a system of support is a prerequisite for flourishing. He 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, join us at the next PPS Men’s Support Group meeting. We await your contribution.

–Keith
https://www.keithgilmore.com

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

Website: https://www.portlandpsychedelic.org/
LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/portlandpsychedelic
Donate: Paypal: https://tinyurl.com/DonateToPPS (associated e-mail is [masked]) or
Venmo: https://venmo.com/PortlandPsychedelicSociety (last 4 digits of phone number are 3400)
Volunteer: https://tinyurl.com/VolunteerForPPS
Merch: https://www.redbubble.com/people/pdx-psychedelic/shop

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

Health Care Professionals and Psychedelics

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This meeting focuses on topics that are relevant to mental health professionals including therapists, counselors, doctors, naturopaths, and other related disciplines. Its cohosts are Dr. Brian Pilecki and Joe Eaton.

We alternate between having a guest speaker and having an open discussion every other month. This month we will be discussing updates and developments regarding measure 109 and psilocybin services in Oregon. Over the last several weeks, various Rules Advisory Committee Meetings have been taking place to debate the latest version of the rules that have been published. We will discuss what the new rules look like, areas where there is still hot debate, and what psilocybin services might actually look like when they roll out in 2023.

We welcome respectful engagement and discourse, and honor this time and space to be a productive discussion for all.

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About the HOSTS:

Brian Pilecki, PhD:
Dr. Brian Pilecki is a clinical psychologist at Portland Psychotherapy that specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, and psychedelic-assisted therapy. He graduated from Fordham University completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Brian is an active researcher and has published on topics such as anxiety disorders, mindfulness, and psychedelics. At Portland Psychotherapy Brian is a study therapist on a clinical trial investigating the use of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and understanding processes of change in how this novel form of treatment might work. He regularly provides workshops on topics related to psychedelics. Brian is also a co-founder of Portland Integration Network and co-hosts a podcast called Altered States of Context about the intersection of psychedelics and psychotherapy.

Joe Eaton
Joe began his career at the age of 19, in 1966, working as a psychiatric technician at St Vincent's Psychiatric Unit. He received a master's degree in Applied Human Development (mainly counseling courses). He worked in Eugene, Oregon for 5 years at Sacred Heart Hospital as a psychiatric professional; 10 years as a case manager at Lane County Mental Health; 17 years as a counselor at Cascadia's Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic; and with Whitebird Clinic's Dead Medicine and mobile crisis team, as a social worker in Sacred Heart's Emergency Department. In Portland, Oregon Joe was a member of Project Respond Mobile Crisis Team.
After retirement, he took workshops and attended various forums to train as a counselor/guide using psychedelic substances (mostly psilocybin mushrooms). He has been a guide for the last 5 years.

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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

DONATIONS are Greatly APPRECIATED!...
One-time or Monthly
PayPal or Credit or Debit Card
https://TinyURL.com/DonateToPPS
The email associated with our account is
[masked]

VENMO
~ Minimum Donation is just $1 ~
@PortlandPsychedelicSociety
https://VENMO.com/PortlandPsychedelicSociety
The last 4 digits of our phone number are 3400

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

We have
MERCH- stickers, shirts and many other items with the PPS Logo.
https://www.redbubble.com/people/pdx-psychedelic/shop

Thanks for your Participation and Support!

(trailer version: jan 2022)

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