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Something psychedelic is coming to your city…

And YOU can be part of it.

Upcoming Events

PsyT is an educational forum to nurture community-wide conversations on various aspects of psychedelia and to connect individuals who want to discuss how psychedelic experiences have contributed to transformations in their personal and professional lives.

We’re committed to creating meaningful connection, because connection is medicine, and our world needs that medicine now more than ever.

So invite your friends and join your fellow psychonauts for an upcoming event.

We welcome seasoned journeyers, curious seekers, and everyone in between.

PsyT San Antonio Social

When: Sunday, December 5 at 4:30 CST
Where: San Antonio (location provided upon registration)

Join your local psychedelic community for our first meet and greet in San Antonio! We are excited to meet all of you and share stories about how these medicines have changed our lives. This is an opportunity for us to begin building and expanding our psychedelic community here in TX. This is not only our first meet and greet but our first event in person! There is no formal structure for this event, so feel free to come and go as you please.

This is a great opportunity to share stories and insights in a safe, like-minded, and supportive community. We also welcome those who are simply curious and want to connect and learn more. Guests are encouraged, so bring a friend. 

Important note: PsyT does not promote illegal activities during any of our events. This is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances.

 Registration

All are welcome in our meetings, but you must register in advance. Meeting location is in your confirmation email.

Whether you choose to come for free or contribute to our growing community, we welcome your voice in the conversation. See you there!

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COVID-19 policy: PsyT recommends that all PsyT-endorsed events follow CDC, state, and local guidelines for COVID regarding gathering size and masking recommendations. For safety, we encourage choosing the more stringent recommendations when these guidelines conflict. Please respect the guidelines of our community partners, including facilitators and venues. PsyT is made up of a diverse demographic and promotes a conservative approach to safety. We also encourage everyone to understand their own personal risk factors. Event attendees acknowledge that there is a risk of contracting COVID in any public event setting, regardless of any precautions taken. By attending the event, you assume all risks related to COVID and agree to follow all event safety protocols. Finally, do not come to the meeting if you are sick or have symptoms of COVID.

Psychedelic Storytelling + Integration

When: Tuesday, December 14, 7–9 pm CST
Where: Zoom (link provided with registration)

Join us as we engage in process-oriented self-inquiry, group discussion, and integration tools and practices. We utilize Jungian psychology, Eastern philosophies, and much more to reconnect with our experiences, begin to understand them better, and harness their psychological and spiritual wisdom and healing potential. We explore common challenges and questions that arise during the critical preparation and integration phases.
 
This is a great opportunity to share stories and insights and to dive deeper into your experience in a safe, like-minded, and supportive community. We also welcome those who are simply curious about psychedelics and their potential for healing and transformation.

Registration

All are welcome in our meetings, but you must register in advance.

We operate on a sliding scale model to meet the needs of our community. If you are experiencing real financial hardship, you may select the free ticket. Otherwise, pick the amount that feels right to you.

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Facilitator

Elizabeth is a founder of Altered States Integration and a holistic nutritionist and change coach with twelve years of medical practice. Her journey to become a healer was fueled from the need to overcome childhood traumas. Elizabeth has used her training to quit many of the self-harming behaviors of BPD. During the last decade, she has studied human behavior, psychology, yoga, flow states, and mindfulness-based therapies. Elizabeth recently combined these tools with psychedelics in experiments to neurohack her emotional suffering from depression, which she talks about in her book, Breaking Emotional Addiction: Neurohacking Borderline Personality Disorder with Ibogaine.
 
Elizabeth studied both herbal medicine and nutrition at Bastyr University, a college of natural medicine. She travels teaching workshops and has a virtual coaching practice. In her free time she does peer support in online forums and volunteers at festivals offering psychedelic harm reduction. Elizabeth is passionate about reducing the barriers to finding compassionate support for processing non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Learn more or contact Elizabeth

East Forest Ceremony

When: Spring 2022
Where: Austin and Dallas (venues TBA)

Join us next spring as concert meets ritual for an exclusive, socially distanced ceremony combining live music and guided meditation from international musician, producer, and wellness leader East Forest.

Pre-register now for the Austin experience
Pre-register now for the Dallas experience

East Forest is a trailblazer in the psychedelic space. His long-form album, “Music for Mushrooms: A Soundtrack for the Psychedelic Practitioner,” is a remarkable five-hour, fully connected experience to musically guide the psilocybin journey and is used at all major research institutions currently studying psilocybin-assisted therapy.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Texas experience.

The ceremony will meet and exceed all recommended CDC and local health and safety protocols for social gathering. Given space limitations, pre-register for priority access.

Important note: PsyT does not promote illegal activities during any of our events. This is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances. 

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About the ceremony

The East Forest Ceremony is a multi-level experience where concert meets ritual, merging live music and guided meditation—including songs from the East Forest collaborative album “Ram Dass.” Performed in the round with participants sitting or lying down, the East Forest Ceremony is an intersection between technology, nature, and the human experience—with a brain-body approach aimed towards a non-religious yet deeply spiritual journey—a methodology grounded as much in science as in ritual and ceremony.

We will co-create a participatory sacred space for release and renewal while enjoying an immersive musical concert—mixing traditional East Forest songs with deep ambient soundscapes. The music and gentle verbal guidance by East Forest will guide you on an inner journey toward the wellspring of wisdom within. Through stillness and tuning into your own self-knowing, you will leave with feelings of tranquility, clarity, and empowerment. Each event will be held “in the round” at a thoughtfully selected large-scale professional venue with audience members radiating outward from the center stage in a beautiful mandala of yoga mats with a minimum of six feet of social distance being maintained between all participants.

In a time where live events have never been more difficult to safely produce, we have identified an opportunity to bring people together again for a deeply connective experience, championing an incredibly important cause. By purchasing a ticket to this event you are not only getting to partake in an incredibly cathartic and rejuvenative artistic experience, but you are actively supporting the future of professional event production as we consciously step into a new era of social responsibility within the entertainment industry. In accordance with local restrictions, these will be limited-capacity events with tickets issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about East Forest Ceremony in this video.

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About the musician

East Forest is a unique bird in the Wild West aviary of electronic-chamber music, bridging the digital and natural realms. While his electro-acoustic “soulgaze” can be contextualized along with Aphex Twin, Philip Glass, and Sigur Ros, the fundamental mission of his project is to create sonic architecture for listeners to explore their inner space. As a leader in the field of wellness, he offers a spiritual yet non-religious pathway aimed squarely at the challenges of our contemporary lives. It is a process of opening doorways through myriad offerings, including his music, talks, writings, podcast, and retreats. East Forest invites patience. Patience, while typically thought of as kryptonite in the instant gratification, hyper-speed world of music and modern life, might just be the medicine we need.

Nature indelibly made a huge impression on East Forest, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Making his way to NYC, he discovered indigenous traditions and their relationship to both sound and ceremony. Eventually he started leading underground shamanic ceremonies across the country as he began curating his own source recordings from guiding sound-meditations and therapeutic psychoactive psilocybin-mushroom ceremonies. Playing in the shadows allowed the patient sound of East Forest to emerge: an emotional and spacious lexicon born out of a practical need to play solo for six hours, and a goal of developing a protocol and musical landscape to guide a room of listeners in deep inner meditation.

Word organically spread as a devoted community shared his early albums, leading to glowing nods of approval from the likes of NPR and Wired. He completed multiple tours across the US and Europe and shared his mission on the stage of TEDx while performing in a wide range of settings, from SXSW and Summit, to Grace Cathedral and the Esalen Institute. As his diverse catalogue emerged (30 releases total), the music evolved from extended, ambient soundscapes to more concise, structured material occasionally with vocals. “I’ve always been inspired by the natural world and the shamanic experience as curative tools,” East Forest asserts, which he has often implemented in his live recording process. “I prefer to operate where my intuitive musical mind can speak and something larger can come through.”

As a teacher and facilitator, East Forest has trailblazed a path in the wellness movement building connections between the digital and natural worlds. As a leader in the burgeoning field of “organic tech,” he regularly cross-pollinates his work to bring together the intersection between technology, nature and the human experience—with a brain-body approach aimed towards non-religious yet deeply spiritual personal development—a methodology grounded as much in science as in ritual and ceremony. His collaborations include Google and John Hopkins neuroaesthetics program, Consciousness Hacking, Science and Nonduality (SAND), in addition to his weekly podcast series that offers discussions with thought leaders alongside musically guided original meditations. He also joined the London-based Wavepaths as a composer alongside Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, and Imogen Heap. As a consistent pillar of his public offerings, East Forest offers in-person retreats for deeper immersive experiences both at the Esalen Institute, where he is a faculty member, as well as in his adopted home of the high desert in Southern Utah. His albums and collaborations have three times charted #1 on iTunes as well as several Billboard top ten releases.

In the summer of 2018, East Forest was invited to Maui to record new teachings from the acclaimed spiritual teacher Ram Dass. After capturing his words of wisdom, East Forest returned to the studio to compose the soundtrack to carefully support each song’s subject. Covering topics such as dark thoughts, nature, technology, and much more, these songs are full of timely inspiration. The album was released released on August 9, 2019. Trevor Hall, Stic of Dead Prez, Laura Bird of The Mynabirds, and Grammy-nominated artist Krishna Das all make guest appearances on the 14-track album, with reworks by Hammock, Christopher Willits, Laraaji, The Album Leaf, Nick Mulvey, Slow Meadow, and Peter Broderick, among others.

2019 also saw the release of East Forest’s long-form album, “Music for Mushrooms: A Soundtrack for the Psychedelic Practitioner” (May 2019), a remarkable five-hour, fully connected experience designed to act as a“digital shaman” to musically guide the psilocybin (the active ingredient in psychoactive mushrooms) experience. The album reached #1 on the iTunes charts after its release (iTunes May, 2019). With ten years in development through active research of his own, East Forest offers an unprecedented musical tool to help guide and support the new emerging field of psychedelic therapy, for which music plays a central and fundamental role. Most recently the FDA has fast-tracked psilocybin by recognizing it as a “breakthrough therapy,” and early applications include powerful and lasting treatments for PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction and likely much more. The “Music for Mushrooms” album is a benchmark experience, serving as a primary tool in this emerging field of research. The album is used at all of the major research institutions currently studying psilocybin assisted therapy.

2020 saw East Forest as one of the first artists to offer virtual performances in early March 2020 as he pioneered his East Forest Ceremony into the livestream space. He continues to explore new online offerings, talks, and performances while he is also completing concurrent album releases. He is also taking time to write his first nonfiction book that serves as a spiritual prescription on how to walk through the dynamic and challenging times we are facing as individuals and collectively as a society.

Learn more about East Forest in this video.

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About pre-registration

By pre-registering for tickets, you will be added to the waitlist, receiving early access when they go on sale. Lyte will notify you as soon as the date and venue become available, asking you to confirm your attendance. You will not be charged until the public on-sale. Click the link for your city and select “request tickets now” to secure your tickets to this event.

Disclaimer: PsyT does not hold ceremonies or promote illegal activities during our events. This is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances. You agree that you will not contact us for such things and will not engage in any such activities in your use of this website or participation in any event linked on this website. We provide a platform to discuss experiences that offer transformation in our personal and professional lives. You acknowledge that any information we provide is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.