Global Psychedelic Society – Connecting Psychedelic Communities & Creating Global Change

Global Psychedelic Society: Connecting Psychedelic Communities & Creating Global Change, Episode 169, Medicine for These Times

Jessica ‘Jaz’ Cadoch is a cultural and medical anthropologist who has been studying the psychedelic movement since 2016. She is co-steward of the Global Psychedelic Society, a world-wide network of Psychedelic Society leaders, is the Community and Public Manager for the Psychedelic Health Equity Initiative, was the former research manager for Maya Health, a psychedelic healthcare platform and contributed to the development of Colorado’s Natural Medicine Health Act. Jaz stands in the liminal space between two seemingly disparate worlds and holds the tension of bridging the grassroots and for-profit sectors of the psychedelic movement.

Mike Margolies is a psychedelic community catalyst and conversation creator. He is Co-Founder and Co-Steward of the Global Psychedelic Society, a central node for a decentralized network of Psychedelic Society leaders around the world, connecting and empowering them to thrive. Mike has worked full-time in psychedelic education and community building since 2015, when he founded Psychedelic Seminars, an events and media platform for nuanced, open and honest conversations. On the PsychSems stage, he has interviewed and featured a range of leaders including Michael Pollan, Johns Hopkins researchers, advocates at MAPS, and more. Mike is also Co-Founder of the CryptoPsychedelic Summit and former Co-Director of Psymposia. Behind the scenes, Mike has sparked and mentored numerous Psychedelic Societies and professional networks.

Mareesa Stertz is a professional storyteller, Steward and lead of Communications at the Global Psychedelic Society, co-founder at Lucid News, and a filmmaker who’s created the documentary series, “The Healing Powers of Psychedelics”, currently streaming on Gaia TV.  She is on a mission, not only to build a super interconnected psychedelic community, but to also shift dominant narratives, and celebrate the healing journey; and her work has taken her around the world, filming documentaries with the curanderos of Peru to the holy men of India.

Matt Gillespie is a product designer turned impact entrepreneur who moved to San Francisco in 2018 to contribute to the psychedelic renaissance. He serves as the Director of Design and Marketing for the Global Psychedelic Society as well as the Launch Director for Center for MINDS a non-profit exploring the potential of psychedelics to aid breakthrough thinking and problem-solving on humanity’s greatest challenges.

Episode Highlights

▶ The mission of the Global Psychedelic Society

▶ What happens in a typical Global Psychedelic Society meetup

▶ How GPS works to help people come out of the psychedelic closet and end the stigma

▶ The different locations of the Global Psychedelic Society

▶ The time, energy, and resources that go into starting a Global Psychedelic Society

▶ Community healing and connection with psychedelics

▶ How to support the Global Psychedelic Society

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