A Trip To The Past: Boston’s Psychedelic History


September 15, 2017
07:00 PM


September 15 - 17, 2017

Retrace the steps of the Harvard Psychedelic Club with author, Don Lattin at Harvard University, Boston University and other landmarks in the Boston area! Learn more about the stories behind Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, Andrew Weil, Walter Panhke and more!

Brought to you by the Boston Entheogenic Network in colloboration with the Northaeastern University’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

This 3 day community gathering will feature a series of small events across greater Boston!

Come be a part of the psychedelic renaissance and learn more about the promising research about psychedelic medicines and entheogenic experiences and the future of psychiatry, mental health, healing, spiritual emergence and drug policy!

Friday night: We will start off with stories from across Massachusetts and New England about healing, altered states of mind and human potential. Come to listen, learn and step up to the mic, and share your own story on stage at the Harvard Democracy Center!

Saturday morning: Meet up with author and journalist, Don Lattin, and trace the path of history around the Harvard University campus and other stops on tour of Boston’s psychedelic history. A free copy of Don's book, the Harvard Psychedelic Club will be included.

Saturday afternoon: An intimate discussion with Don Lattin and researcher/author, Dr. Bill Richards talking about their books, Changing Our Minds, Harvard Psychedelic Club and Sacred Knowledge at the Harvard Democracy Center. Discounted books are available for pre-sale under Tickets.

Sunday morning: Northeastern University will host a panel discussion and presentations featuring Boston’s University Classical Studies professor, Dr. Carl Ruck, author of Dying to Get High, Dr. Wendy Chapkis, and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Dr. Rick Doblin. Journalist, Don Lattin and Dr. Bill Richards will also join us for the audience discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: The Harvard Democracy Center is not handicap accessible according to ADA guidelines.


Where and when are these events happening?

Friday night: Harvard Democracy Center, 7pm-10pm

Saturday morning: Harvard University and other locations in Greater Boston, 9am-1pm

Saturday afternoon: Harvard Democracy Center, 2pm-6pm

Sunday morning: Northeastern University, 9am-2pm, Location will be announced in August, stay tuned in.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The event is open to all ages. IDs will be required to confirm ticket registration.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We strongly encourage use of the MBTA and other public transit options. Parking options are available on street and nearby parking garages.

PLEASE NOTE: The Havard Democracy Center is not handicap accessible according to ADA guidelines.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring an open mind, and a friend. A notebook may also be helpful.

Don’t not bring any illegal substances or medicines of any kind.




View map Harvard Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA

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