See psychedelic comedian Shane Mauss LIVE

The Australian Psychedelic Society are proud to support psychedelic comedian Shane Mauss’ Australian tour. We have two double passes to give away, one for Shane’s Sydney show and one for his Melbourne show. All you have to do to enter is scroll to the bottom of this page and put in your details.

We’ll announce the Melbourne winner on Monday the 16th of October and Sydney winner on Friday the 20th October. Make sure to enter your real full name for the door list and contact details so we can tell you if you’ve won.

Shane Mauss wants us all to have a good trip. Join him on a funny journey through the stigma, history, laws, and science of psychedelics when Shane brings his acclaimed comedy show about psychedelics, science and how they mesh to Australia this October.

His hilarious, thought-provoking, stand-up-storytelling comedy show will open your eyes to psychedelics in a new and truly unique way. Part stand-up, part storytelling, and part TED Talk combine for an informative and funny comedy show as Shane shares personal experiences and discusses the effects of hallucinogens such as mushrooms, LSD, and DMT.

Shane has played SXSW, guested on some of the world’s biggest comedy podcasts including You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, WTF with Marc Maron, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank and Wil Anderson’s TOFOP, performed on TV everywhere from Conan to Jimmy Kimmel to Just For Laughs, has a Netflix special and has travelled across the US interviewing scientists about the meaning of life for his podcast Here We Are.

After a 100+ date tour of the USA Shane is ready to introduce A Good Trip to Australian audiences.


Thu 19 Oct – Sat 21 Oct (8.00pm)
Comics Lounge


Sat 28 Oct (7.15pm)
Comedy Store


SYDNEY – A New Understanding – The Science of Psilocybin screening

The Australian Psychedelic Society (Sydney) is proud to present our first official screening of A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin  as part of the 920 Coalition events. Held around the world each year on 20th September, the coalition is focused on research and the role that psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms play in our society and health care system.

A New Understanding explores the treatment of end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients using psilocybin to facilitate deeply spiritual experiences as part of the first psychedelic research studies with terminally ill patients since the 1970s. The recent resurgence of psychedelic research is once again revealing the power of compounds like psilocybin to profoundly alter our understanding of both life and death in a society that devotes a great deal of attention to treating cancer, but very little to treating the human being who is dying of cancer.

Wednesday 20th September 2017
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hibernian House
342 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills

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MELBOURNE – A New Understanding – The Science of Psilocybin screening

This year, the Australian Psychedelic Society bring you Melbourne’s first official screening of A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin followed by a panel discussion on psilocybin, other psychedelics and the law.


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6PM – 9PM
State Library of Victoria – Village Roadshow Theatrette


The past, present and future of psychedelic prohibition in Australia

Steph is a passionate harm reduction advocate, community lawyer, and partygoer. She’s coordinated Harm Reduction Victoria’s DanceWize program and volunteered at a community law centre for almost the past 5 years, and has close to a decade’s experience working in community services more broadly, including experience working and volunteering for aligned organisations internationally.

Monica is a social scientist at the Drug Policy Modelling Program, part of Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Monica’s work examines the social and public health implications of digital technologies for people who use illicit and emerging psychoactive drugs. Research topics emerging from this interest include online drug markets or cryptomarkets and policy responses to novel psychoactive substance evolution. She specialises in engaging hard-to-reach networks and groups in digital spaces in conversations about research and policy, to inform policy change. Monica also serves as an Editor for policy-related articles at the International Journal of Drug Policy, and as the Director of Research at the international drug harm reduction community Monica is a lead researcher for the Global Drug Survey. She is also a regular attendee and contributor to EGA, from the mid-2000s.

Daniel is a psychonaut and activist with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and love of sharing said knowledge. Daniel has over a decade of experience volunteering with harm reduction groups such as Rave Safe Queensland, knowledge sharing/administrating/moderating online drug forums/groups and specifically informing people about psychedelics, namely plant and fungi based compounds. Murray Witham is Daniel’s father. Daniel will be speaking a little about a horrific 2015 incarceration in NSW for psilocybin mushrooms, as well as various other related topics including the APS campaign for law reform and how you can help.

James recently tried psilocybin mushrooms for the first time at age 69, after researching them thoroughly when his son was incarcerated for, “a commercial quantity of psilocybin” after being arrested with a mere 23 grams of dry mushrooms in a 5 gram bag (which was included in the weight) in NSW back in 2015. Above 25 grams of mushrooms is a seriously indictable offence with a max sentence of 25 years imprisonment in NSW. It takes 250 grams of methamphetamine to be classed as a seriously indictable offence in the same state, which shows the insane disparity of current drug laws. He has been begging for a stage to share his insights about drug law and it’s effects on otherwise law abiding citizens. He will be travelling all the way from Qld to speak publicly about his recent life changing experiences. A major highlight being his experience with 4 dried grams of P. Subaeurginosa for breakfast one morning, only a couple of months ago.

ANU OFFICIAL TRAILER from A New Understanding on Vimeo.

We will be paying special attention to the prohibition of psychedelics in Victoria and Australia: The history, the effect it has had on the community for the past 50 years and our plans to change this in 2018.

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