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 the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia campaign for pill testing #BeHeardNotHarmed.
We can’t wait for the next one!

Mind Medicine Australia Launch

Mind Medicine Australia Launch Event

Psychedelic Therapy: A New Paradigm for Mental Health

The launch of Mind Medicine Australia will bring together a cross-section of Australian change makers who are seeking better solutions to our growing mental health. We look forward to welcoming you to this unique and meaningful event.

Wednesday, February 13
5:30pm arrival for 6pm start
Carrillo Gantner Theatre
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University Of Melbourne

Register Here

Do Psychedelics Take you ‘Higher’?

Dr Dean Wright

Melbourne researchers, Tim Bayne and Olivia Carter have published a recent paper exlporing the current evidence of what exactly LSD and Psilocybin do to various domains of consciousness. They focus on the domains of sensory perception, cognitive function, and experiences of unity.

They argue that psychedelics do not necessarily induce a “higher” state of consciousness, and that such an idea may be an overly simplistic way of describing the complex effects of psychedelics. 

Read the abstract and full text here.

Bayne and Carter argue that perception was ‘enhanced’, cognition was ‘impaired’ and the domain of unity contained both qualities.