About Psychedelic STL

Our Community

Psychedelic STL is more than just an organization; it's a movement. Our members come from diverse backgrounds, each bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to our collective journey. From scientists and therapists to artists and spiritual seekers, our community is united by a shared curiosity and a common belief in the transformative power of psychedelics.

Our Activities

We organize a variety of activities designed to educate, support, and engage our community, including:

  • Educational Workshops and Seminars: Learn about the science, history, and cultural significance of psychedelics from experts in the field.
  • Support Groups: Share and process your psychedelic experiences in a supportive and confidential setting.
  • Advocacy and Outreach: Join us in advocating for legal reforms and increased public awareness about the benefits of psychedelics.
  • Community Gatherings: Connect with fellow members through retreats, ceremonies, and social events.

Join Us

Whether you're a seasoned psychonaut or simply curious about the world of psychedelics, Psychedelic STL welcomes you. Together, we can explore the depths of consciousness, enlighten our understanding, and evolve both individually and as a society.

Explore. Enlighten. Evolve. Join Psychedelic STL on this extraordinary journey.

About Mike Berger

Background and Educational Journey

Mike Berger's journey into the heart of the psychedelic movement in St. Louis began in 1983 when he moved from New York to attend Washington University. Here, he embarked on an academic path that would lay the foundation for his future endeavors, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. However, Mike's education extended beyond traditional disciplines; under the guidance of his mentor, Richard deCharms, he delved deeply into the study of Personal Causation throughout his undergraduate years, attending graduate seminars that explored the intricacies of motivation and human agency.

This interdisciplinary approach to learning, coupled with his innate curiosity, led Mike to explore a wide range of subjects that intersect with the psychedelic experience. From consciousness and quantum physics to various scientific disciplines, Mike's keen interest in behavior change has been the guiding light in his journey. It is this diverse academic and intellectual background that has equipped him with the unique insights and perspectives he brings to Psychedelic STL.

Bridging Consciousness and Community

Mike Berger, the founder of Psychedelic STL, stands at the intersection of consciousness exploration, community building, and advocacy. With a rich academic background from Washington University and a life dedicated to the study of the mind, Mike has established himself as a key figure in the psychedelic community of St. Louis.

His endeavors extend beyond academia into the realms of entrepreneurship, business coaching, and most recently, through his co-hosted podcast with Polly Young-Eisendrath, "Waking Up is not Enough: Flourishing in the Human Space." [Apple podcasts YouTube]

This platform allows for deep dives into the complexities of human development, consciousness, and interconnectedness with leading thinkers across many diverse fields.

A Deep Dive into Consciousness and Reality:

Mike's intellectual pursuits are marked by a weekly discussion group that explores Quantum Psychology and the programming of reality by our brain's software. His interests are a testament to a life lived at the edge of exploration, constantly seeking to understand the underlying fabric of our existence.

The influence of luminaries such as Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, and contemporary thinkers like Gul Dolen and Donald Hoffman have profoundly shaped Mike's worldview. This eclectic mix of influences, from Ram Dass's spiritual teachings to Aldous Huxley's visionary literature, underpins his holistic approach to consciousness studies.

Recent Accomplishments and Contributions:

Further solidifying his commitment to fostering meaningful dialogues, Mike has recently become a certified Real Dialogue Specialist. This certification underscores his dedication to promoting authentic communication and understanding within and beyond the psychedelic community.

Mike's creative expression finds a voice in his documentary film, "Improbable Collapse: The Demolition of our Republic," which explores the September Eleventh Attacks. This work reflects his courage to tackle complex and controversial subjects, inviting viewers to engage critically with pivotal moments in our history.

Leading Psychedelic STL into the Future:

Mike Berger's vision for Psychedelic STL is deeply rooted in his belief that psychedelics hold the key to transformative growth and healing. His leadership is characterized by an experimental approach, inviting all members to contribute to a collective mission that transcends individual transformation.

As Psychedelic STL continues to evolve, Mike hopes to offer new perspectives and skills to navigate the changing landscapes of consciousness and society. He strives to help us understand our minds and the world better.

Mike Berger's journey is a vibrant tapestry of learning, advocacy, and creativity, inviting all who share a curiosity and passion for psychedelics to join Psychedelic STL in shaping a future where these substances are embraced for their profound potential to heal and transform.

Explore. Enlighten. Evolve. Join Psychedelic STL on this extraordinary journey.

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