The Psychedelic Debates - December

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The Psychedelic Debates, an in-person gathering to discuss the most pressing, perplexing, and powerful ideas shaping the psychedelic experience.

This is a monthly discussion and debate event designed to cultivate a space for meaningful discussion and new connections between curious minds.

Up for debate this month: 

Can the psychedelic experience be explained by science alone, or is there something more..?

‘Was it all in my head?’

At some point, every psychonaut is confronted by this doubtful question - no matter how profound our trip.

This month we'll be delving into the tension between the supernatural and scientific, and their competing explanations for the psychedelic experience.

Is there something at play that science can't explain when it comes to psychedelics? Did I really meet the divine or was it just a trick of the mind?

Whether you’re convinced that psilocybin reconnects us to a higher power, or that it’s a compound reconnecting different parts of the brain, join us for a lively, free-spirited discussion of a fascinating question.

No need for polished speaking skills or sharp rhetoric to join - just an open mind, a sense of curiosity, and a love of playing devil’s advocate.

Location & getting there

We will be meeting in the downstairs function room at the The Regent Pub in Islington. They also offer a great menu so please feel free to order food or drinks at the bar downstairs when you arrive and bring it down with you.

Become a PsySoc member

These gatherings are designed for our members to offer a space for building deeper community in London. But for this first event, we're opening the space to non-members to get a taste of what we're all about. 

You can join here as a member from just £5 a month for a discount off  Psychedelic Society events and to support our work in community building and harm reduction.

Debate facilitator

Chris Zacharia

Chris Zacharia is a long-time psychonaut and lifelong scholar and explorer of life's big questions. He is a writer, journalist, and currently runs weekly meditation classes in his hometown in Kent.


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