Welcome to Portland Psychedelic Society!
Portland Psychedelic Society is one of many psychedelic societies worldwide dedicated to creating community and raising awareness around psychedelic science.
We host regular meetings and meetups in Portland, Oregon to discuss various facets of psychedelics — microdosing, macrodosing, therapeutic use, integration, science, arts, culture, spirituality, and more.
This is a “…find the others” group to connect with like-minded people who understand the value of psychedelics or want to learn more.
2019 Conference: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Healing (October 26, 2019)
Get an Early Bird discount through 9/20:
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$110 General Admission (use Discount Code PEERS920 at checkout for the Early Bird price of $75, through 9/20/2019)
$175 VIP Admission (arrive early and choose any seat, receive an invitation to the 10/25 speaker’s reception, plus surprise perks)
$75 Student and Equity Partners, with discount code at checkout (notify Host to obtain a discount code, with PPS Discount Code in message)
James Fadiman,PhD in a rare appearance. Microdosing, the Next Psychedelic Frontier
Fadiman and Robert Frager co-founded the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now known as Sofia University) in 1975. Fadiman was a president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. He was also a director at the Institute of Noetic Sciences from 1975–77.
James has been associated with psychedelics since the early 1960’s when introduced to the by Richard Alpert (Ram Das) in Paris, in 1962.
A selection of James’ published books include: The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys Paperback (2011) Be Love Now (with Rameshwar Das) (2010) Personality and Personal Growth (7th Edition) (with Robert Frager) (2012) The Other Side of Haight: A Novel (2004) Essential Sufism (1998)
Rachel Harris PhD Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. She was in private practice for thirty-five years working with people interested in psychospiritual development. During a decade working in research, Rachel received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award and published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. She has also consulted to Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. Rachel was in the 1968 Esalen Residential Program, Big Sur, CA. This intensive six-month program focused on meditation and body work. In the early seventies, Rachel studied with Dorothy Nolte in the movement system, Structural Awareness, based on Dr. Ida Rolf’s Structural Integration (Rolfing). Rachel also co-edited the Journal of the American Dance Therapy Association for three years. Awareness of how people live and move in their bodies has always been an aspect of Rachel’s approach to psychotherapy.
Kilindi Iyi is the head instructor and technical advisor of Tamerrian Martial Art Institute. A world traveler and mycologist, Kilindi has presented on the subject of psilocybin as far north as Norway and as far south as Australia. His exploration and research centers on the high dose psilocybin mushrooms.
Kilindi shares information gleaned from many excursions into the hyper-dimensional and inter-dimensional realms through his direct experience with dosages in the 20 thru 40 dried gram range of mushroom ingestion. Kilindi brings decades worth of traveling in novel states of consciousness to share, coupled with the skills of master cultivator of exotic mushrooms lends a power and authenticity to his presentations. Kilindi remains a student teacher and advocate for the hallucinogenic experience.
Angela Ward, RNC Ob/EFM CPRT
Ketamine and other Non-Ordinary States – A Nurse’s Perspective As the psychedelic pathway continues to open up, there are more and varied lenses to examine the ways in which we offer care for those going through these healing processes.
Angela Ward, RNC Ob/EFM CPRT, will share her perspective caring for patients in more than 300 individual and group ketamine-assisted therapy sessions, and will discuss how Registered Nurses bring a unique skill set to psychedelic-assisted therapy. Angela has spent the majority of her nursing career as a Labor and Delivery nurse, helping women through the transformative process of birthing their babies into the world. Her practice philosophy was shaped by her time at Seattle University, where the Jesuit values of social justice and education instilled in her a deep belief that all people deserve the highest quality of care no matter what their means and resources.
Fred Sly PhD Healing, Music, The 60s, and Set and Setting: The Primacy of Music as an Effector of Psychological Change
Psychedelic-assisted therapy has been repeatedly and undeniably found to be highly effective at resolving many existential conditions including treatment-resistant PTSD. The standard therapeutic protocol includes music, however, until recently, the contribution of music to the observed therapeutic outcomes has not been measured even though its been informally acknowledged.
Entheogens: The Science of Spirituality
Merrill Ward possesses the rare gift of exquisitely articulating deep esoteric wisdom as well as transmitting this wisdom to those who work with him through imagery, mythology, ontology, noetic experiences and profound metaphor. He is deeply involved is studying and teaching the esoteric wisdom of the Western Mystery School tradition and comparative world religions and has done so over 20 years. His work acts as a transformative catalyst for individuals and groups to gain a richer and deeper understanding of their power, creativity and innate magical abilities aligning them with their true mission and purpose in life.
Anthony Bossis PhD
Psychedelic Research: Implications for Palliative Care and End-of-Life Existential Distress
Anthony P. Bossis is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine conducting FDA approved psychedelic research investigating the therapeutic efficacy of psilocybin on existential and psycho-spiritual distress at the end of life. He is a co-founder of Palliative Care Service at Bellevue Hospital and on the advisory committee and faculty for the Art of Dying Institute in New York City where he maintains a private psychotherapy practice.
Selected Publications: Individual Experiences In Four Cancer Patients Following Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy. Frontiers In Pharmacology. 2018 Apr; 9:256 Cancer At The Dinner Table: Experiences Of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy For The Treatment Of Cancer-Related Distress. Patient Experiences Of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Rapid And Sustained Symptom Reduction Following Psilocybin Treatment For Anxiety And Depression In Patients With Life-Threatening Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Tickets available now: Get Your Tickets Here!
Early Bird Code! PEERS920