Upcoming Events

Below you will find a list of upcoming events that support the availability and legality of psychedelics in the community. These events are a great way to meet like-minded individuals who are fighting for the acceptance of responsible psychedelic use in mainstream culture.

This 5-part workshop series is geared toward providing a foundation for understanding the psychopharmacology and clinical research of the most commonly encountered psychedelic compounds as well as practical information for safe psychedelic use. The series is designed to build upon knowledge gained in previous installments so is recommended to attend them all for an optimal learning experience. Seating is limited so sign up today!

August 29: Psychedelics & Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors: DMT & 5-MeO-DMT

Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) is an important metabolic enzyme involved in the metabolism of several neurotransmitters and tryptamine psychedelics such as DMT and 5-MeO-DMT. While inhibition of this enzyme is critical to making DMT orally active as part of the mechanism of ayahuasca, it can be unsafe and even lethal to combine other drugs or psychedelics with MAO inhibitors (MAOIs). The third installment of the series will focus on the combination of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) with psychedelics as well as other drugs.

https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/events-1/2019/5/15/the-psychedelic-psychopharmacology-lecture-series?mc_cid=078bef677e&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

Research about the psychedelic state and its applications in medical, therapeutic and other contexts has entered a new phase. Dozens of international Universities are involved in basic, clinical and public health research about classical psychedelics, novel substances, and the contexts that facilitate positive, sustainable or negative outcomes.

The INSIGHT 2019 is an international conference on the science and practice of psychedelic states: Join to participate in the discussion with international experts and young researchers. Additionally explore therapeutical methods and your self in the workshops and with the art and consciousness tools on the conference. We welcome experts from the fields of medicine, neuroscience, psychotherapy, philosophy, the social and political sciences, public health, and policymaking.

Our goal is to create a responsible and evidence-based Bewusstseinskultur – integrating the complexity and usefulness of altered states – both induced by pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods.

Please register for the conference newsletter and you’ll receive our lovely program updates.

18 CME/CE credits available for medical doctors and psychotherapists.

https://insight-conference.eu/?mc_cid=078bef677e&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Awaken The Medicine Within Retreat
September 11–September 15, 2019 Ibiza

During this five-day intimate immersion journey, in the lush vortex of Ibiza, you will experience a journey into the depth of your being, awakening you to the remarkable medicine within. Join us on a journey with Bufo Alvarius 5-MeO-DMT with full remembrance and reconnection with the Source within and internalize this truth to become the master of your mind and director of your life.

http://awakenthemedicinewithin.com/

Many of us have journeyed into magical mushroom space and wondered how to bring the treasures we find there into our daily lives. What we often forget is that these states of mind, body and heart require commitment and practice. Join us for an evening of sacred, communal meditation, led by psychedelic scientist Dr. Katherine MacLean and contemplative scientist and meditation teacher, Dr. Erika Rosenberg. We will engage in specific mind-training techniques, inspired by Buddhist meditations, that can help enliven our somatic and energetic memories of past mushroom experiences. We will practice befriending all of the inhabitants of our minds and extending our hearts out to our fellow beings.

https://tamintegration.com/event/mushroom-meditations-practices-for-befriending-the-mind-and-awakening-the-heart/?mc_cid=078bef677e&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

Take a deep dive into the world of psychedelic medicines with distinguished ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna. In this interactive workshop, Dr. McKenna shares findings and personal experiences from his over 40 years of working with plant hallucinogens, including ayahuasca and oo-koo-hé.

In this interdisciplinary workshop, Dr. McKenna combines his extensive knowledge of ethnobotany, psychopharmacology, and history, as well as his philosophical and spiritual reflections. Drawing upon his wide range of experiences from collaborations with his brother, Terence McKenna, to his extensive fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian Amazon, Dr. McKenna guides participants toward a deeper understanding of psychedelic plants. Discover the science behind these mysterious medicines and learn more about the therapeutic application of psilocybin and other psychedelic medicines.

Leave this workshop with new insights into these powerful medicines from a renowned expert in the field of psychedelic research.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-workshop-with-dennis-mckenna-exploring-psychedelics-and-ethnopharmacology-tickets-63498162714?mc_cid=078bef677e&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

This 5-part workshop series is geared toward providing a foundation for understanding the psychopharmacology and clinical research of the most commonly encountered psychedelic compounds as well as practical information for safe psychedelic use. The series is designed to build upon knowledge gained in previous installments so is recommended to attend them all for an optimal learning experience. Seating is limited so sign up today!

September 26: Psychedelics Beyond Serotonin: Ibogaine & Ketamine

While most psychedelics produce their effects by modulating serotonin, there are exceptions of worthy mention including ibogaine and ketamine. While vastly different in their effects, both ibogaine and ketamine appear to modulate either glutamate or opioid systems. Ibogaine is often touted for its powerful anti-addictive properties, although it carries risks of cardiotoxicity. Ketamine has built a strong evidence base in the treatment of depression, amongst other refractory conditions. The fourth installment will take a closer look at each of these ‘novel’ psychedelics.

https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/events-1/2019/5/15/the-psychedelic-psychopharmacology-lecture-series?mc_cid=078bef677e&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics is an annual forum in New York City that examines the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture and spirituality.

Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their knowledge, insights, and dreams for the future.

http://www.horizonsnyc.org/

Worldviews create worlds. Our civilizational crossroads reflects a crisis of consciousness. Everything’s going to change, and the only question is how.

For our 30th conference, “Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Solutions,” we’ve assembled a visionary program reflecting decades of transformative solutions and trail-blazing pathways that this growing community has so brilliantly developed.

An idea whose time has come is unstoppable. Please join with us to help realize 30 years of transformative solutions and make the Revolution from the Heart of Nature and the Human Heart. October 18-20, San Rafael, CA.

https://conference.bioneers.org/?mc_cid=078bef677e&mc_eid=4bd0b87833

This 5-part workshop series is geared toward providing a foundation for understanding the psychopharmacology and clinical research of the most commonly encountered psychedelic compounds as well as practical information for safe psychedelic use. The series is designed to build upon knowledge gained in previous installments so is recommended to attend them all for an optimal learning experience. Seating is limited so sign up today!

October 24: Psychedelics & Psychotropics: Mechanisms of Drug Interaction

The fifth and last installment in this series will focus exclusively on the potential for drug interactions between psychedelics discussed in installments I–IV and other medications or supplements people may be using. While the aim is to cover a broad range of possible interactions, a focus will be placed on interactions with traditional psychotropics including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and antipsychotics. It is recommended to attend installments I–IV to allow for optimal understanding of materials covered in this installment.

https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/events-1/2019/5/15/the-psychedelic-psychopharmacology-lecture-series?mc_cid=078bef677e&mc_eid=4bd0b87833
Psychedelics 101 & 102 for Clinicians – 2019
November 2–November 3, 2019

This 2-day training offered by psychologists Ingmar Gorman and Elizabeth Nielson is designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who want to learn more about current psychedelic research and clinical practice, including how to work with patients who have a history of psychedelic use or have expressed an interest in using psychedelics. This interactive training includes experiential learning and role-play exercises. It is the first time a program of this kind has been offered in Montreal.

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/program/psychedelics-for-clinicians-101-102-fall-2019/
International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2019
November 6–November 9, 2019

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs must end. More than 1,500 attendees representing over 80 countries joined us in Atlanta, GA in 2017 and we are primed for an even larger attendance when we bring the conference to St. Louis, MO in 2019!

Reform attendees have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this event.

http://www.reformconference.org/

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