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Education, Community Building
& Social Justice for Psychedelics

As psychedelics emerge into the mainstream, it is imperative to prioritize education, community building and social justice. Education empowers individuals with accurate information, dispelling myths and misconceptions about these substances, thereby ensuring safe and informed use. Building a strong community fosters a sense of belonging and shared understanding, creating a supportive space for exploration and healing. Furthermore, addressing social justice ensures that the benefits of psychedelics are accessible to all, rectifying past  injustices and ensuring a more equitable future. Together, these pillars shape a responsible and inclusive renaissance of psychedelic exploration.

 

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Psychedelic
Education

Psychedelic Somatic Institute (PSI)

A psychedelic training program through which you can provide fully legal, psychedelic therapy to your clients in your own private practice setting.

https://www.psychedelicsomatic.org/

Conscious U

ConsciousU delivers state of the art blended-learning coaching programs that simultaneously further individual consciousness development and collective action learning.

https://www.conscious-u.com/

Beckley Foundation

The Beckley Foundation aims to study the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain for potential benefits and treatments, and advocate for global drug policy reforms based on health, harm reduction, and human rights.

https://www.beckleyfoundation.org/

Chacruna

Chacruna bridges plant medicines with psychedelic science, connecting traditional ceremonial use with clinical settings. Integrating social sciences insights into psychedelic therapy and encourage discussions on overlooked and contentious topics as psychedelics become mainstream.

https://chacruna.net/

Erowid

Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. We work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources. We also strive to ensure that these resources are maintained and preserved as a historical record for the future.

https://www.erowid.org/

International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS)

ICEERS advocates globally for the well-being and rights of all involved communities. We aim to transform society's bond with traditional medicines and knowledge bearers to foster a united humanity and life-affirming culture.

https://www.iceers.org/

Bluelight Academy

Check out Bluelight Academy courses which span from transformative justice, gender and consent among many other important topics.

https://bluelight.academy/courses

Fungi Foundation

The Fungi Foundation is a global organization that explores Fungi to increase knowledge of their diversity, promote innovative solutions to contingent problems, educate about their existence and applications, as well as recommending public policy for their conservation.

https://www.ffungi.org/

FIVE MEO

As the psychedelic renaissance unfolds, 5-MeO-DMT's popularity rises. It's crucial for newcomers, seasoned users, and facilitators to access resources for safe experiences. At F.I.V.E., they pool expertise on 5-MeO-DMT to educate individuals, advocating for responsible engagement with this potent molecule.

https://five-meo.education/

McKenna Academy
Cultivate harmony with nature through educational programs, ethnobiological exploration and engagement with indigenous wisdom.

https://mckenna.academy/

Psychedelic Spotlight
Psychedelic Spotlight is your reliable source for the latest stories in the emerging psychedelics industry, covering breakthrough discoveries, investor news and cultural reform.

https://psychedelicspotlight.com

Beckley Academy

Beckley Academy prepares and trains practitioners to provide psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT) with Ketamine, Psilocybin and MDMA.

https://beckleyacademy.com/

Psychedelics Today

We unite disciplines from science to philosophy, spotlighting key developments. With captivating content for over 2.2 million annual learners, Psychedelics Today is the leading media platform in the modern psychedelic sphere.

https://psychedelicstoday.com/

Changa Institute

Changa Institute offers a full suite of course options, from live online workshops, to self-paced content, and in-person retreats—whether you are looking to add your professional toolkit in a specific area, or dive into a full certificate program.

https://changainstitute.thinkific.com/

Psychedelic Education Center

Explore a range of courses for practicing professionals and the psychedelic-curious.

https://www.psychedeliceducationcenter.com/

Entheogenic Research, Integration & Education

A platform for entheogenic research, integration and education. ERIE is not only a hub of integration information for entheogenic and transpersonal experiences, we also host peer integration circles to facilitate meaning-making and community building. We host monthly educational events including symposiums, forums, and conferences on varied topics surrounding entheogenic research and activism.

https://erievision.org/

Plant Teachers

Convergence Events support the preservation, conservation and stewardship of PlantTeachers land in Peru which is held as a global resource where Medicinal and Master Teacher Plants are cultivated and old growth trees, waterways and rainforest flora and fauna are protected.

PlantTeachers supports education about solar and alternative energy through modeling and the practice of organic heritage farming. PlantTeachers specifically supports caretakers on the land who prevent poachers from taking trees.

https://www.psychedeliceducationcenter.com/

Kriyain Institute

The KRIYA Institute specializes in understanding the therapeutic potential of ketamine and associated medicines. They offer direct clinical services, deliver presentations, provide consultations to medical professionals, and have hosted the groundbreaking KRIYA Conference centered on ketamine usage.They have expertise in treating a range of conditions using various ketamine dosages and delivery methods, emphasizing individualized patient care.

https://www.kriyainstitute.com/

Spirit Pharmacist

Psychopharmacology Consulting & Psychedelic Education - The member resource and support program aims to optimize efficacy and safety of psychedelic drug use, while empowering persons and providers autonomy in choosing therapies and treatment plans best suited for them or their patients.

https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/

Heart Mind Institute

Heart Mind Institute provides transformational courses & programs and a Community of Practice focused on empowering you to create possibility, abundance and authentic relationships in your life. Integrating ancient wisdom & current neuroscience — with which you can heal your trauma, transform your self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, discover genuine personal freedom, and actualize your highest potential and contribution to life.

https://www.heartmind.co/

Trip Sitters
Psilocybin community and education hub. Information for Journeyers, Trip Sitters and Growers.

https://www.tripsitters.org/

Dr. Joe Tafur, MD
Dr. Joe Tafur, MD is an integrative Family Physician, curandero, author and speaker. His acclaimed book, The Fellowship of the River, explores the role of spiritual healing in modern healthcare. Dr. Tafur currently offers integrative medical services virtually and in association with DayTryp Psychedelic Wellness Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He also provides telemedicine services to individuals in Arizona and California.

https://www.drjoetafur.com/

Essentia Foundation
Operationally, Essentia Foundation identifies and helps to promote scientific and philosophical work relevant to metaphysical idealism or nondualism. As such, we can be regarded as an information hub—strictly and thoroughly curated to weed out nonsense and pseudo-science—for the latest developments in science, analytic philosophy and other areas of scholarly work with a bearing on our culture’s metaphysical views. Our community of authors lists a growing number of academics, scholars, philosophers, scientists and authors whose works are opening the way for a new, more functional and true understanding of ourselves and reality at large.

https://www.essentiafoundation.org/

Psychedelic
Community
Building

Drugs Over Dinner

Our goal is simple, inspire 100,000 individuals to sit down together in 2023 to discuss and share about the healing benefits of psychedelic medicine.

https://drugsoverdinner.org/#about

A Table of Our Own

A Conference and Documentary for Black professionals working in the Sacred plant medicine space.

https://www.atableofourown.org/

Psychedelic Grad

A community for up and coming Psychedelic Professionals. Check out the courses and trainings for students and professionals as well as some informative podcasts.

https://www.psychedelicgrad.com/

Last Prisoner Project

Assembling justice-impacted individuals, policy experts, and leaders from criminal justice and drug policy sectors to combat America's unjust cannabis prohibition. Our team is committed to liberating the many still wrongly incarcerated for cannabis offenses.

https://www.lastprisonerproject.org/

Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the leading organization in the U.S. working to end the drug war.

https://drugpolicy.org/

Autistic Psychedelic

The world’s first online co-learning community dedicated to remaining hyper-focused on the intersection of psychedelics & neurodivergence.

https://www.autisticpsychedelic.com/

Awake

Awake.net is a non-profit social impact network envisioned as a collaborative gathering place for the entheogenic community to share knowledge, narratives, best practices, research, and guidance about the entheogenic experience to quicken a transformation in human consciousness and culture.

https://awake.net/

Brooklyn Psychedelic Society

The Brooklyn Psychedelic Society, a co-op since 2015, promotes growth and transformation through events focused on altered consciousness. Our activities encompass community gatherings, ceremonial journeys led by trained facilitators, and educational sessions on psychedelics.

https://www.bps.community/

PsiloHealth

Promotes sustainable peer-led community-centered healing initiatives with equitable access at the forefront.

https://www.psilohealth.co/community

MicroDose
Share the potential of psychedelic medicine with the world, bringing together our unique expertise and diverse backgrounds to create a platform that inspires, informs, and fosters a thriving community in this transformative field.

https://microdose.buzz/

Hystelica

A Community Built to Understand Women’s Biology for Safe and Effective Psychedelic Use.

https://www.hystelica.com/

Decriminalize Nature

To decriminalize entheogenic plants, restore our root connection to nature,
and improve human health and well-being. Their mission is to improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education and advocacy.

https://www.decriminalizenature.org/

Psychedelics in Recovery

Psychedelics in Recovery is a fellowship of people in 12-step programs who also have an interest in psychedelics and/or plant medicines as an aid to our recovery.

https://www.psychedelicsinrecovery.org/

Community Psychology

Community psychology goes beyond an individual focus and integrates social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and international influences to promote positive change, health, and empowerment at individual and systemic levels.

https://www.communitypsychology.com/

Vet Solutions

Since 2019, the non-profit Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) has provided grants for hundreds of U.S. Special Forces veterans to receive psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment outside the U.S., as well as preparation and integration coaching. VETS believes that psychedelic therapy can lay the foundation for further healing. This “foundational healing” enables continued progress across a range of therapeutic modalities, and is supported by a robust coaching program, providing a holistic treatment solution for veterans.

https://vetsolutions.org/

Saba Cooperative
Saba Cooperative, a 501(c)3 interfaith DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), focuses on providing public access to a range of natural building, health, spiritual, and living practices through donations. Its mission includes fostering self-governing, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful nomadic, homestead, and maker-space communities. Saba emphasizes healthy living, permaculture, and earth and people wellness, blending spiritual and scientific concepts to explore diverse beliefs and divine nature. The organization promotes a non-aggressive environment, supporting recovery from past traumas through alternative health and mystical therapies. Fundraising through blockchain and various economic models like trade and barter, Saba aims to make these services broadly available.

https://sabacooperative.godaddysites.com/

Portland Psychedelic Society

Portland Psychedelic Society is a volunteer-run community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to create inclusive space for psychedelic integration, education, and community building.

https://www.portlandpsychedelic.org/

Baltimore Psychedelic Society

The Baltimore Psychedelic Society is dedicated to psychedelic inquiry, harm reduction, and addressing Baltimore-centered issues through community engagement and education.

https://www.bmorepsychedelic.com/

Santa Cruz Psychedelic Society

The Santa Cruz Psychedelic Society is a non-profit organization and community of psychonauts interested in exploring and expanding the safe use of psychedelics, entheogenic compounds and plant medicines for mental health and the betterment of well people.

https://www.psychedelicsantacruz.org/

Plant Teachers

Convergence Events support the preservation, conservation and stewardship of PlantTeachers land in Peru which is held as a global resource where Medicinal and Master Teacher Plants are cultivated and old growth trees, waterways and rainforest flora and fauna are protected.

PlantTeachers supports education about solar and alternative energy through modeling and the practice of organic heritage farming. PlantTeachers specifically supports caretakers on the land who prevent poachers from taking trees.

https://www.psychedeliceducationcenter.com/

Canadian Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a grassroots network of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact our drug policies have on individuals and communities. They consider drug use a health and human rights issue rather than a criminal-legal issue and advocate for evidence-based responses to reduce and prevent harms associated with drug use and drug criminalization

https://cssdp.org/

Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative

Empowering Indigenous communities to reconnect with, regenerate, and conserve their sacred Peyote medicine.The Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative (IPCI) was created in 2017 out of an understanding that spiritual re-connection and the therapeutic engagement in ceremony and culture is essential to restoring Indigenous community health. 

https://www.ipci.life/

Fair World Project

Advocating fair trade for small-scale producers and labor justice for workers around the world. The Fair World Project offers a podcast, videos, a magazine and blog covering many issues.

https://fairworldproject.org/

Psychedelic Access Fund

The Psychedelic Access Fund (PAF) is a non-profit organization determined to remove the financial barriers that prevent a person from experiencing psychedelic healing. PAF believes that psychedelic healing should be accessible to all, regardless of their ability to pay for it. 

https://www.psychedelicaccess.fund/

Global Psychedelic

The Global Psychedelic Society (GPS) supports psychedelic societies across the world helping advocate for the responsible use of psychedelic substances for personal and collective growth, healing, and spiritual exploration.

https://globalpsychedelic.org/

Ethno Society of Washington

Their mission states: Expand public understanding and appreciation of natural plant and fungi medicines (entheogens). We support the therapeutic, spiritual, and medical right to heal ourselves with entheogens and join together to decriminalize, de-stigmatize, and honor their use.

https://entheosocietywa.org/

Psychedelic
Social Justice
Links

Generative Somatics
Supporting social and climate justice movements in achieving their visions of a radically transformed society by bringing somatic transformation to movement leaders, organizations, and alliances.

https://generativesomatics.org/

Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE)
The CCLE is a network of scholars elaborating the law, policy and ethics of freedom of thought.

https://www.cognitiveliberty.org/

National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers

NACDL calls upon the federal and state governments to end the War on Drugs by declaring all drug use to be a health rather than a criminal problem and immediately repeal all laws criminalizing the possession, use and delivery of controlled substances. NACDL fights the discriminatory enforcement and disproportionate impact of drug laws on marginalized communities.

https://www.nacdl.org/Landing/DrugLaw

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is the largest national youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. At its heart, SSDP is a grassroots organization, led by a Board of Directors primarily elected by and from student and youth members. The goals is bringing young people of all political and ideological orientations together to have honest conversations about drugs and drug policy. Creating change by providing a platform where members collaborate, communicate, share resources with, and coach each other to generate policy change, deliver honest drug education, and promote harm reduction.

https://ssdp.org/

The Global Commission on Drug Policy

Global leaders from the political, economic and cultural arenas, aware of the failure of the current drug control regime, felt that they must advocate for drug policies based on scientific evidence, human rights, public health, and security, leaving no-one behind. The Global Commission’s first report broke the taboo on the negative consequences of the so-called “war on drugs” and called for a paradigm shift: priority must be given to health and safety, allowing for measures that truly help people and communities.

https://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/

International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)

A gobal network that works collectively to promote person-centred, rights-affirming drug policies at the national, regional and international levels.

https://idpc.net/

Movement Generation

Inspire and engage in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture.

https://movementgeneration.org/

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP)

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a grassroots network of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact our drug policies have on individuals and communities. We consider drug use a health and human rights issue rather than a criminal-legal issue. We advocate for evidence-based responses to reduce and prevent harms associated with drug use and drug criminalization

https://cssdp.org/

Harm Reduction Coalition of Santa Cruz County
A group of volunteers and staff committed to reducing the harm that can be associated with drug use. Collectively we dream of a community in which we have eliminated preventable deaths due to drug use and a toxic drug supply that is a direct result of the war on drugs. We recognize that the war on drugs has been a racist war disproportionally decimating the poor and marginalized among us. The 50 year old war has fueled mass incarceration in a racist criminal justice system.

https://hrcofscc.org/

Community Psychology

Community psychology goes beyond an individual focus and integrates social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and international influences to promote positive change, health, and empowerment at individual and systemic levels.

https://www.communitypsychology.com/

Decriminalize Nature

To decriminalize entheogenic plants, restore our root connection to nature,
and improve human health and well-being. Their mission is to improve human health and well-being by decriminalizing and expanding access to entheogenic plants and fungi through political and community organizing, education and advocacy.

https://www.decriminalizenature.org/

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