What we're about

Welcome to the San Francisco Psychedelic Society!

Our group is devoted to the exploration of the expansion of consciousness – and we’re fascinated and thrilled as we learn about the profound role psychedelics have played in the evolution of human consciousness over the past tens of thousands of years.

Our group doesn't engage in or promote illegal activities during our Meetups. Don't join this group to procure, or otherwise attempt to procure illegal substances or you will be removed. We are a mature, safe group.

We host guest speakers, movie screenings, social gatherings, integration circles and support groups for mental health and addiciton recovery.

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Upcoming events (5)

Psychedelic Recovery Oakland

Floatatious

We are excited to announce that Psychedelic Recovery group has expanded to Oakland. This group is for people who are using entheogens, cannabis or plant medicine to recover from addiction, alcoholism or dependency to substances. We provide support, integration and community. Whether you are recovering from addiction and utilizing psychedelics as a tool to heal yourself or struggling with dependency and looking for a unique path to recovery, or know someone who is, this group is for you. Meeting held at Floatatious.org in Oakland Please RSVP, ticket link is down so please bring cash donation For questions please email: [masked] Donation: $5-20 If donation is a hardship, let us know. This is a sober, anonymous meeting and safe space. Please do not come intentionally high. This is not a 12-step meeting. Many of us are here because traditional recovery methods have not provided adequate recovery. We will start with a sound meditation, followed by a sharing circle and conscious discussion. This group focuses on intentional use for addiction recovery. We welcome those with experience using these medicines and newcomers alike. Facilitated by Danielle Negrin and hosted by Floatatious We encourage people to attend regularly so we can build a strong group and recovery network. Facilitator bio: Danielle Negrin is the Executive Director of San Francisco Psychedelic Society, and national outreach team lead for Decriminalize Nature. Danielle specializes in addiction recovery, psychedelic integration and personal journey work. Danielle was brought to this psychedelic advocacy work by experiencing a profound transformation overcoming dependency to substances and personal experience getting off of psychiatric drugs. By discovering a unique path utilizing psychedelic medicine and microdosing to heal herself, Danielle overcame a 12 year addiction and has dedicated her life to helping others with compassion and first-hand experience. Danielle facilitates psychedelic therapeutic use peer support groups and started a Psychedelic Recovery meeting network in the Bay Area for those using entheogens to aid and accelerate mental health, trauma recovery, personal development and freedom from problematic substance abuse behaviors. #ibogaine #ayahuasca #5meodmt #psilocybin #lsd #cannabis 🚫**THIS IS NOT A PLACE TO OBTAIN DRUGS**🚫 This is a network of people interested in psychedelic medicine. Use this group to share your story, support one another, swap ideas, make friends and share information. This group is not to be used for the sale/acquisition of illicit substances. SF Psychedelic Society does not condone or facilitate taking illegal drugs. We exist to provide education, harm reduction, and community.

Integration Circle: Synchronicity

Twisted Thistle Apothecary

Topic: Synchronicity What do YOU want to integrate from your Synchronistic experiences? Evening of exploration of what "Synchronicity" is through the lens of Carl Jung. _______________________________________________________________________________________ We are excited to announce that now the SF Integration Circle is happening twice a month, in cooperation with Twisted Thistle Apothecary, with a new educational format! The capacity for our group is limited to 15 people, so please RESERVE your spot ahead of time by purchasing your ticket online or RSVP by email: [masked]. Keep in mind that RSVPing doesn't guarantee a ticket, you need to buy it online through Eventbrite. Suggested sliding scale: $10-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Ticket Link: https://integration-circle-synchronicity.eventbrite.com Our circle will begin with a tea ceremony, short Qigong, and expansion meditation. It will be followed by a 5-10 min educational presentation about a specific framework in an open discussion format, and it will continue to hold the space for sharing, questions, and feedback. If you've had a psychedelic experience (including near-death, meditation, and other spiritual experiences) that you are struggling to make sense of, this integration circle provides an opportunity to share, explore, and understand its impact as a community. The circle will be facilitated by psychologists and counsellors with extensive experience in clinical, shamanic, and indigenous healing practices. We ask the members to arrive 10 mins early to start on time. Please bring a journal, a pen, a friend, and any other sacred items you’d like to place on the altar. This is a sober meeting. The group discourages any use of psychoactive drugs during group meetings. About our Hosts: Sonia Doulton is a graduate of the program Psychedelic-assisted Therapy and Research at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), she works in a ketamine-assisted clinic and runs her online international psychotherapy, counseling and coaching practice. Howie Whitehouse received a PhD in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in 2005. His dissertation research entitled, The Challenges of the Return from a Shamanic Odyssey: A Heuristic Exploration, involved a ten-year apprenticeship with Pablo Sanchez MSW, a Native American curandero, who’s approach derives from the lineage of Maria Sabina. Damla Gungor is the Art Director of San Francisco Psychedelic Society. She co-facilitates integration circles, and she envisions to co-create a community that explores alternative visions in psychedelic activism, integration, art, and education to help transform self and society.

Psychedelic Therapeutic Use Peer Support Group Oakland

Twisted Thistle Apothecary

NOTE: RSVPing on Meetup doesn't guarantee a spot. Please purchase your ticket via Eventbrite. Limited space available for this group. We expect to sell out, please get yours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychedelic-peer-support-group-integration-circle-tickets-73767637991 A Peer support group for people who are benefiting from or are considering the benefit of psychedelics to treat conditions like PTSD, OCD, Anxiety, Addiction and Depression. Responding going to this meetup does not result in having a seat, Please complete your RSVP by purchasing a ticket in advance to attend this group. We start with a sound meditation, followed by a sharing circle and conscious discussion. This group focuses on therapeutic, intentional use for mental health, recovery, personal growth and spiritual development. We welcome those with experience using these medicines and newcomers alike. Donation: $10-20 if donation is a hardship, let us know Facilitated by Danielle Negrin The intention is to cultivate a community and safe container to share and meet others who are in a similar space without judgment. Facilitator bio: Danielle Negrin is the Executive Director of San Francisco Psychedelic Society, and national outreach team lead for Decriminalize Nature. Danielle specializes in addiction recovery, psychedelic integration and personal journey work. Danielle was brought to this psychedelic advocacy work by experiencing a profound transformation overcoming dependency to substances and personal experience getting off of psychiatric drugs. By discovering a unique path utilizing psychedelic medicine and microdosing to heal herself, Danielle overcame a 12 year addiction and has dedicated her life to helping others with compassion and first-hand experience. Danielle facilitates psychedelic therapeutic use peer support groups and started a Psychedelic Recovery meeting network in the Bay Area for those using entheogens to aid and accelerate mental health, trauma recovery, personal development and freedom from problematic substance abuse behaviors. 🚫**THIS IS NOT A PLACE TO OBTAIN DRUGS**🚫 This is a network of people interested in psychedelic medicine. Use this group to share your story, support one another, swap ideas, make friends and share information. This group is not to be used for the sale/acquisition of illicit substances. SF Psychedelic Society does not condone or facilitate taking illegal drugs. We exist to provide education, harm reduction, and community.

Fantastic Fungi Film Screening + Discussion w/ Paul Stamets & Louie Schwartzberg

Fantastic Fungi - The Magic beneath Us - Bay Area Premiere! PURCHASE TICKETS: http://bit.ly/sfpsfungi We are excited to announce a special screening of Fantastic Fungi and discussion with mycologist Paul Stamets and Director Louie Schwartzberg. Narrated by Brie Larson Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/bxABOiay6oA Fantastic Fungi is more than a film - it is a portal to connection and collaboration. We are establishing the team of edge runners (leaders in the mycelium world) who will be instrumental in getting this important film and message out to create the largest and most meaningful conversation and impact possible. We invite you to join us on this journey! Film Summary: When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration, and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil, and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. Followed by a Post Screening Discussion with award-winning Director Louie Schwartzberg and renowned Mycologist Paul Stamets THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH THE CASTRO THEATRE 429 Castro St. San Francisco, CA 94114 Tickets $25-$35 Doors open at 6:00 PM Film starts at 7:00 PM TICKETS: http://bit.ly/sfpsfungi ***** Option for Special Pre-Screening Experience - 5:00-6:00 PM- Tickets $150 Special Pre-Screening Mushroom Experience: Please join us for a very special pre-screening reception with Louie Schwartzberg and Paul Stamets and get a sneak peek into the world of mushrooms, the vision of the film and some great surprises. And enjoy the mushroom delicacies from Prime Roots while learning about this exciting new mushroom-based meat alternative. All proceeds go to supporting the distribution of the film and other educational events and we invite you to become a founding member of the mycelial network! This also includes Preferred Reserve Seating for the screening and post-screening Q&A. You'll also receive a signed copy of Fantastic Fungi - a beautiful companion book edited by Paul Stamets which includes essays from Louie Schwartzberg, Michael Pollen, Eugenia Bone, Suzanne Simard, Roland Griffiths, Jay Harman, Bill Richards, and Andrew Weil.

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