A unique new event will soon be making its way to the VSO School of Music in the downtown core of Vancouver.
On September 10, Sisters in Psychedelics will be hosting an inaugural summit conference intended to uplift women and the divine feminine in the psychedelic space.
The Sisters say that sacred male supporters and all other genders are also encouraged to attend. Psychedelic advocacy groups that have announced partnerships with the Sisters include Psygen Labs, TheraPsil and PsiloHealth.
We're excited to partner with Sisters In Psychedelics. SIP offers a variety of resources for BIPOCA and psychedelic professionals. Become a sister to get invites to events, including the first-ever 'for women, by women psychedelic conference in Vancouver, BC on Sept 10, 2022! pic.twitter.com/LKHjvByfDa
— PsiloHealth (@PsiloHealth) June 30, 2022
The Sisters in Psychedelics (formerly known as Vancouver Women in Psychedelics) say that their mission is to help create a more balanced and gender-equitable psychedelic renaissance through the celebration of female contributions in the field. The Sisters also strive to raise awareness about the entheogenic and psychedelic movement in Vancouver and across the country.
The organization says that the event will be an opportunity to learn about psychedelics for healing, growth and personal development. Whether you are someone who has developed a recent interest in plant medicines, are well-versed with psychoactive substances, or are an industry expert — the group says that you will walk away with a broader knowledge and feeling of sisterhood from the upcoming summit.
Those in attendance will experience a full day of programming that will include knowledgeable speakers and group activities. Pamela Kryskow will be the keynote speaker — a doctor, psychedelic aficionado and Co-Founder of MycoMedica Life Sciences, PBC (a “Public Benefit Corporation” primarily founded by Paul Stamets, a world-renowned Mycologist and psilocybin enthusiast featured in the 2019 Netflix documentary, Fantastic Fungi).
“From goddesses of ancient myth to modern-day curanderas, witches, priestesses and healers, women and sacred plants have been intimately linked. And, as entheogens and psychedelics have made their way into the modern world, women have played vital roles in research, academia, science, and advocacy. Yet, despite the undeniable impact women have had in the psychedelic space, all too often, our perspectives have not been considered, our contributions have been minimized, and our voices have not been heard.” – Sisters in Psychedelics
A full summit schedule, list of sponsors and video testimonials can be found here.
Today, the Sisters released a promotional YouTube video featuring PsiloHealth Operations Manager, Hannah Koch; and Dennis McKenna, Founder of the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy and brother of the now deceased ethnobotanist and mystic once referenced by The New York Times as being the “Patron of Psychedelic Drugs”, Terrence McKenna.