The Australian Psychedelic Society is an
organisation seeking to connect Australia's
psychedelic community to benefit, enjoy and
contribute to their culture in a safe and
supportive environment.

News

Esketamine Approved by the FDA for Treatment Resistant Depression

Marco Stojanovik Following a review of clinical trial results and consultation with external advisors, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Spravato to be used in patients with treatment-resistant depression in the United States. Spravato is a nasal spray produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. that contains esketamine hydrochloride, a chemical mirror to […]

With efforts underway in the US could Australia follow next to decriminalize magic mushrooms?

Marco Stojanovik On June 4th Oakland followed Denver to become the second city in the US to decriminalize psychoactive plants and fungi, including mushrooms, cacti, iboga, and ayahuasca. This means the city’s law enforcement will no longer investigate or prosecute people for their use, sale, and distribution. Now instead, proponents argue that resources can be freed […]

APS @ The Rainbow Serpent Festival

The Australian Psychedelic Society attended the Rainbow Serpent Festival This January the APS crew have been having a good ole time at the Rainbow Serpent Festival. This year we hosted a panel discussion alongside PRISM: Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine and Mind Medicine Australia. We also hosted a stall where we collected thousands of signatures for […]

Melissa Warner at Beyond Psychedelics

  Melissa, vice-president of the APS, finished up a very successful time at Beyond Psychedelics in Prague last month. Melissa hosted a workshop on the intersection between mindfulness, psychedelics, flow states and creativity. Melissa was also busy networking with other people in the international community. Watch Melissa talk with Dr Matthew Johnson about the relationship […]

Inaugural General Meeting

The Australian Psychedelic Society started off 2017 with a launch at Rainbow Serpent Festival and events nearly every month of the year, ranging from smaller music and speaking events to a movie screening and vibrant panel discussion at the State Library of Victoria. The teams from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide met up at the recent […]

Austin Psychedelic Society Fundraising Efforts After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey was one of a series of hurricanes to lap viciously at the southern parts of the United States, the Caribbean and parts of Central America. Many homes and livelihoods have been destroyed. But many are banding together now, to rebuild and face their adversity. The Austin Psychedelic Society have setup a fund to […]

Psychedelic Prohibition and Movie Screening

APS invited supporters to the State Library of Victoria for a special screening of A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin and special panel discussion. The short documentary film produced by Robert J Barnhart has been screening this year at locations around the world, including CoSM. It attempts to investigate the efficacy of psilocybin assisted psychotherapy […]