Psychedelic Seminars

Psychedelic Seminars

is creating psychedelic events and community

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patrons
Help us replace the War on Drugs with Information on Drugs.

Hi, and thanks for being here! I'm Mike Margolies, host of Psychedelic Seminars.

Psychedelic Seminars is a conversation-focused event series deepening awareness of the benefits, risks, and complexities of psychedelics.

In parallel to the new wave of research from MAPS to Johns Hopkins, we progress the cultural understanding through discussions with scientists, authors, activists, and entertainers.

As psychedelics enter the mainstream, we cultivate the necessary critical thinking and community building, bringing together thousands in person and online via professional livestreams.

I founded PsychSems in 2015; it began as a Baltimore-based discussion group to build community for open and honest conversations about psychedelics — because that was what I needed. Psychedelic Seminars now operates globally.

I invite you to join the magical mystery tour as we explore the renaissance in psychedelic research, connections to broader drug policy, and emerging challenges.


Why is PsychSems worth supporting?

The recent boom in psychedelic science has inspired so many of us. Yet while the data are important, we also need to move the culture forward.

At our events, we progress the conversations and stories that change hearts and minds.

We empower our audience with language for more honest discussions about the benefits and risks of psychedelics.

We help build communities where people can come out of the psychedelic closet and not only share -- but own! -- their personal experiences.

By approaching psychedelics and related issues with a critical lens, we increase awareness of emerging challenges to better inform how we steer the course forward.

The benefits ripple out to help our culture build a more mature relationship with these powerful substances.


Where is your money going?

As our Patreon pledges grow, we will be able to re-invest more money back into the project. We'll be able to hire more team members, produce more videos and other content, and bring more high-profile guests onto the show.

Events are expensive to produce, especially with professional livestreaming. They require a lot of time from a lot of people. There's event production, video, venue, marketing, travel, the list goes on! With more money, we can expand our team and bring you more events every month. I would love to get to the point where we can hire multiple hosts in multiple cities.

If you support our ethos, pledging toward this project is an investment in spreading it wider.

This isn't a side gig for me. I am devoted to serving the psychedelic community as my full-time job. This revenue stream directly empowers me and the rest of the team to create more.


Join us and actively participate

Your support on Patreon empowers the project to grow and helps steer the course.

Which guests would you like to see on the show? What do you want to ask them?

What ideas do you want to explore and spread?


Giving back

As part of this Patreon, I also want to give back and empower you to contribute to the community.

I have mentored leaders of several Psychedelic Societies from Baltimore to San Francisco, and helped start the Global Psychedelic Network to connect them. My mentees have gone on to create events and build local communities of their own. They've come up with ideas that I end up borrowing too!

As one of the reward tiers, I'll personally hop on a Skype or meet up with you. If you have a group or project, I'll give you advice and publicize your events on psychsems.com and our social media.


Thank you again for being here. Let's build together!
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Every dollar counts. Thank you for your support!

You'll get access to the Patron-only feed with sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes coverage. You also get to join our Patron-only Discord channel to chat with the PsychSems team.
Includes Discord rewards
Super supporter
$10 or more per month
Unlock the bonus content! Exclusive interviews, videos from the archives, and more surprises.
Includes Discord rewards
Tshirt special @ event only
$15 or more per month

Everything above, plus a T-shirt. This tier is currently only available to people attending our events in person.

Includes Discord rewards
Psychedelic super hero
$100 or more per month
You're likely already a leader in the community, and we may already be friends, but if not, we will be! We'll hop on a Skype call or hang in person. If you have a group or project, I'll give you advice and publicize your events on psychsems.com and our social media.


This tier and reward can also be used by groups if your Psychedelic Society or other organization wants to pool your resources to support this project!

Includes Discord rewards
Holy shit!
$1,000 or more per month
My gratitude is ineffable. If you are supporting at this level, you really care about the movement. We'll talk and figure something out that's appropriate. <3
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
7% complete
When we hit $1k/mo, I will start a monthly Patreon-only interactive webinar.
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Help us replace the War on Drugs with Information on Drugs.

Hi, and thanks for being here! I'm Mike Margolies, host of Psychedelic Seminars.

Psychedelic Seminars is a conversation-focused event series deepening awareness of the benefits, risks, and complexities of psychedelics.

In parallel to the new wave of research from MAPS to Johns Hopkins, we progress the cultural understanding through discussions with scientists, authors, activists, and entertainers.

As psychedelics enter the mainstream, we cultivate the necessary critical thinking and community building, bringing together thousands in person and online via professional livestreams.

I founded PsychSems in 2015; it began as a Baltimore-based discussion group to build community for open and honest conversations about psychedelics — because that was what I needed. Psychedelic Seminars now operates globally.

I invite you to join the magical mystery tour as we explore the renaissance in psychedelic research, connections to broader drug policy, and emerging challenges.


Why is PsychSems worth supporting?

The recent boom in psychedelic science has inspired so many of us. Yet while the data are important, we also need to move the culture forward.

At our events, we progress the conversations and stories that change hearts and minds.

We empower our audience with language for more honest discussions about the benefits and risks of psychedelics.

We help build communities where people can come out of the psychedelic closet and not only share -- but own! -- their personal experiences.

By approaching psychedelics and related issues with a critical lens, we increase awareness of emerging challenges to better inform how we steer the course forward.

The benefits ripple out to help our culture build a more mature relationship with these powerful substances.


Where is your money going?

As our Patreon pledges grow, we will be able to re-invest more money back into the project. We'll be able to hire more team members, produce more videos and other content, and bring more high-profile guests onto the show.

Events are expensive to produce, especially with professional livestreaming. They require a lot of time from a lot of people. There's event production, video, venue, marketing, travel, the list goes on! With more money, we can expand our team and bring you more events every month. I would love to get to the point where we can hire multiple hosts in multiple cities.

If you support our ethos, pledging toward this project is an investment in spreading it wider.

This isn't a side gig for me. I am devoted to serving the psychedelic community as my full-time job. This revenue stream directly empowers me and the rest of the team to create more.


Join us and actively participate

Your support on Patreon empowers the project to grow and helps steer the course.

Which guests would you like to see on the show? What do you want to ask them?

What ideas do you want to explore and spread?


Giving back

As part of this Patreon, I also want to give back and empower you to contribute to the community.

I have mentored leaders of several Psychedelic Societies from Baltimore to San Francisco, and helped start the Global Psychedelic Network to connect them. My mentees have gone on to create events and build local communities of their own. They've come up with ideas that I end up borrowing too!

As one of the reward tiers, I'll personally hop on a Skype or meet up with you. If you have a group or project, I'll give you advice and publicize your events on psychsems.com and our social media.


Thank you again for being here. Let's build together!

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
Every dollar counts. Thank you for your support!

You'll get access to the Patron-only feed with sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes coverage. You also get to join our Patron-only Discord channel to chat with the PsychSems team.
Includes Discord rewards
Super supporter
$10 or more per month
Unlock the bonus content! Exclusive interviews, videos from the archives, and more surprises.
Includes Discord rewards
Tshirt special @ event only
$15 or more per month

Everything above, plus a T-shirt. This tier is currently only available to people attending our events in person.

Includes Discord rewards
Psychedelic super hero
$100 or more per month
You're likely already a leader in the community, and we may already be friends, but if not, we will be! We'll hop on a Skype call or hang in person. If you have a group or project, I'll give you advice and publicize your events on psychsems.com and our social media.


This tier and reward can also be used by groups if your Psychedelic Society or other organization wants to pool your resources to support this project!

Includes Discord rewards
Holy shit!
$1,000 or more per month
My gratitude is ineffable. If you are supporting at this level, you really care about the movement. We'll talk and figure something out that's appropriate. <3
Includes Discord rewards