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What Elders Offer To Psychedelic Communities

Psychedelic communities in the Western world are often comprised largely of younger people. In traditional cultures, elders are central members of the community. They advise, teach, and guide the transfer of knowledge to support the well-being of all. Especially in times of conflict and confusion, elders bring balance, insight, patience, and clarity. They possess the vision to consider the long-term impact of decisions and how they may affect the vulnerable. 

Elders Are A Limited Resource That is  Especially Important Now

As public awareness of the transformative potential of psychedelics has expanded in recent  years, there is a greater need for the informed perspectives that elders bring. Many elders have extensive backgrounds in community development, policy making  and business.  They are spiritual leaders, trusted healers, mature artists, and seasoned activists. 

Psychedelic companies and organizations have developed rapidly, and many are now  entering a consolidation phase. Advice and reflection from elders is increasingly necessary to light the path forward. Elders often approach challenges with pragmatism and support collective creativity and resolution of disagreements. 

Introducing The Chalice

The Chalice is a new monthly psychedelic salon held at the Berkeley Alembic. At a time of relentless hype, bitter turf wars, and crass commodification, the very identity of psychedelic plants and substances is up for grabs. Instead of the mainstream focus on clinical trials, legal frameworks, and psychotherapy, The Chalice will draw from the […]

Published February 9, 2024

By Annie Oak

An End Of The Year Greeting

Dear Friends and Advocates, This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to make a meaningful impact by supporting the Women’s Visionary Council (WVC) in our work assisting psychedelic elders, which involves honoring their knowledge, supporting their work, and ensuring their contributions continue to benefit us all. Your generosity can help us continue to honor and preserve […]

Published November 28, 2023

By Annie Oak

WVC 23 Just One Week Away!

Dear Friends,We are just a few days away from the 2023 Women’s Visionary Congress in Berkeley, CA  taking place this weekend Friday, October 6th to Sunday, October 8th. We hope you can join us for what will be the first in-person Women’s Congress gathering since 2019. The theme of the 2023 Women’s Visionary Congress is Renewal: Drawing on Tradition […]

Published October 2, 2023

By mgillespiedesign@gmail.com

Announcing WVC 2023!

Dear Friends,We are delighted to announce that the Women’s Visionary Council (WVC) will host the 2023 Women’s Visionary Congress in Berkeley, CA from Friday October 6th to Sunday, October 8th. We hope you can join us for what will be the first in-person Women’s Congress gathering since 2019. Save the date! The theme of the 2023 Women’s Visionary Congress […]

Published August 22, 2023

By mgillespiedesign@gmail.com