Do you want to dive into the history of psychedelics and the drug war? Do you want to explore the weirdest stories that have emerged from non-ordinary consciousness? Are you looking for new concepts and paradigms with which to process your own experiences? BPS invites you to join its Psychedelic Book Club. We hope to engage a number of topics with our selections, and to create a space for honest and curious conversation.
For our next reading, we will be reading Pharmako Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path by Dale Pendell. . We will read only up to page 141 for this meeting.
Our hope is for a fruitful conversation around topics such as: the creation of safe and potentially transformative containers; what it means to build psychedelic community; and the power dynamics involved in psychedelics between the therapeutic and recreational models, which has been a recurring topic in group discussion.
We will be meeting in person to discuss the book together on Thursday, September 29th from 7-9pm at Caffeine Underground (447 Central Ave, Brooklyn).
*Please read the book in advance.
**Shout to Patrick Doerksen for organizing and hosting the bookclub.
***Shoutout to Ian: We’d like to give Ian of Caffeine Underground a great big THANK YOU for opening his space to us. Please be sure to show him some love and order some fresh-baked snacks