The first wave of psychedelics saw indigenous communities around the globe using plant medicines for thousands of years to honor nature, discover personal truths, and connect to the divine.
The second wave began with the invention of LSD in 1938, led to research into the uses of psychedelics, spurred the counterculture of the 60s, then suddenly ended when the US government made all psychedelics illegal.
Welcome to the Third Wave.
In this new psychedelic age, the focus isn’t on ‘dropping out’ or rejecting mainstream culture.
It’s about integrating intentional, measured, and responsible psychedelic use into our everyday lives. It’s about paying tribute to the civilizations who paved this path, while making way for a future where psychedelics are decriminalized. It’s a time to fuse ancient wisdom with modern-day science to spur transformation and healing—individually, collectively, and for society at large.
A range of modalities is needed to achieve this goal, from research and clinical development to education and the incubation of psychedelic community. In these ways, we can begin to shift perceptions, allay fears, and create the space to change hearts and minds.
Our Mission and Vision
As contributors to the educational process, Third Wave’s mission is to share trusted, research-based content that helps you feel safe, supported, and empowered as you follow your path towards personal transformation.
Our vision is to help co-create a global movement that embraces psychedelic use as a way to heal ourselves and our world.
We’re playing our part by building a cohesive platform that meets individual needs, offers guided support, enables integrated experiences, and fosters meaningful connections across our global ecosystem.
We invite you to join us.