The Psychedelic Society of Brooklyn, and any psychedelic society for that matter, should embrace a spirit of community and pluralism. There are innumerable, legitimate ways to relate to and benefit from the psychedelic experience, and a psychedelic society should help create an environment in which these different perspectives coexist together. It should avoid advocating for any one idea or plan of action, and instead, remain open-minded, tolerant, and adaptable. In line with this vision, the Psychedelic Society of Brooklyn seeks to unite and synergize the different psychedelic communities that already exist within Brooklyn and the larger New York area, and to cultivate a community-wide conversation about psychedelics that will ultimately shape the inevitable post-prohibition world.
The core mission of the Psychedelic Society of Brooklyn is to build community and empower individuals who are looking for a psychedelic home. To that end, we’ve created an event calendar (“aggregator”) that points to psychedelic oriented events in the New York area where new relationships and social networks can be formed. The repeated in-person interactions between psychedelic enthusiasts of varying identities can result in unique pairings, friendships, companies, meetups, and artistic groups, that wouldn’t have otherwise existed.
The psychedelic society should also showcase cutting edge content that is produced and generated by discussions and meetups held within the group. Organizers will facilitate conversations between philosophers, lawyers, architects, writers, artists, psychologists, scientists, and others. The content released on our blog might range from writings on the phenomenology of the psychedelic experience, to podcasts documenting the local psychedelic culture, to thought-experiments on a post-prohibition world.
Our community does not exist in a vacuum but rather within the larger context of a society that has prohibited psychedelics. It is imperative, therefore, that we engage the wider community in a conversation about psychedelics. These engagements might take the form of activism like a “Bicycle Day” ride, national advocacy campaigns like “Psychedelics Because,” lectures or open-house meetings at the library, and the creation of educational materials like harm reduction guides.