what is the
third wave of psychedelics?

The 1st Wave was indigenous use of psychedelics for thousands of years.

The 2nd Wave was the use of psychedelics during the counter-culture of the 60s and 70s

Now, the 3rd Wave is upon us – brought about by recent developments in cannabis legalization and psychedelic research – and it will change the way mainstream culture perceives psychedelic use.

To find out more about The Third Wave, read our manifesto. It details everything you need to know about responsible psychedelic use in the 21st century.

OUR MISSION

Our mission at The Third Wave is to change the way in which mainstream culture perceives psychedelic substances.

The Third Wave is a new era of psychedelic use. It is an era of psychedelic use defined by practical, measured use for specific purposes. It is an era, not for ‘dropping-out’ of society, but for integrating psychedelics into the mainstream. It is an era, not to fear psychedelics for their possible negative repercussions, but to embrace psychedelics for their tremendous upside.

It is an era, not for ‘dropping-out’ and rebelling against society, but for integrating psychedelics into our mainstream culture.

It is an era, not to fear psychedelics for their possible negative repercussions, but to embrace psychedelics for their tremendous upside.

Here at The Third Wave, we plan to contribute to this new era by providing reliable, well-researched information about psychedelics; incubating online and in-person psychedelic community; and working within mainstream culture through constructive conversations with thought-leaders across all major fields and disciplines.

“Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.”

– Steve Jobs

THE TEAM

PAUL AUSTIN

Founder

As an entrepreneur and avid psychedelic explorer, Paul believes in the power of rational dialogue and community engagement in stripping away the stigma around psychedelic use.

He understands the power of responsible psychedelic use in aiding psycho-spiritual development, and believes in sharing this message with others.

When not ruminating on his next psychedelic project, Paul enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outside.

BRIAN PACE

Lead Writer

A scientist by training and traveler by inclination, Brian’s interests orbit around contentious aspects of science and society: genetic technology, food security, climate change, and psychedelics.

His interest in biology was piqued early on while experimenting with his own neurochemistry.

He recently co-created a graduate-level class, Cannabis: past, present, and future cultivation for fiber, food, and medicine.

He has an MS in Plant Evolutionary Ecology and is currently finishing a PhD.

EDEN

Writer & Contributor

Eden believes that people should experience incredible things. It’s healthy, he thinks, to be proven wrong, rendered speechless, or left deeply convinced, or not convinced, about one’s beliefs.

He also believes that psychedelics are one of many vehicles out there that offer such profound experiences.

So he works for the psychedelic cause as an un-tarnisher of tools that can bring on life-changing moments.

“Thus began a third phase of psychedelic research that continues to this day. Whereas, in the first phase the participant’s experiences tended to be controlled and delimited, even if inadvertently, by the experimenter’s and the subject’s preconceptions, and in the second phase to be more uncontrolled and wide-ranging in scope, the emphasis now was on the selection of specific kinds of psychedelic experience and of specific ways to produce and maintain them.”

— James Fadiman, the Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide

JOIN US

Do you have a certain talent or skill that you’d like to contribute to our cause?

We are always on the look out for talented team members to join our push towards mainstreaming psychedelics.

If you have what it takes to join a high-powered team (we only bring on ‘A’ players), please contact us by clicking below.

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ABOUT US
Our mission is to support educated and informed discourse on the topic of psychedelics, including psychedelic community, microdosing, psychedelic identity, and various other topics relevant to our mission. The Third Wave does not encourage illegal activities. Any information we provide is for education and information only. This site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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