HONORING FEMININE CONSCIOUSNESS TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S VOICES IN SHAPING THE PSYCHEDELIC MOVEMENT.
Honor feminine consciousness to support women’s voices in shaping the psychedelic movement.
Empower a diverse counsel of women in the psychedelic movement to strengthen systems thinking and decision making, deepen our capacity to overcome structural barriers, and to direct funding to high leverage woman-lead efforts.
Bring together and connect female psychedelic organizational leaders (to educate and empower each other) for a collective impact.
The collaborative’s purpose is to advocate for and expand the inclusion of female leadership in the psychedelic movement while encouraging the movement to align with feminine consciousness. The Femtheogen Collaborative (FTC) is a giving group of women across financial means, race, and background, who come together for 6-months to make a strategic investment in the field guided by feminine principles, collaboration and a deep common commitment to carefully weaving the future of psychedelics in our society.
The FTC will identify current projects in the psychedelic space that meet co-established criteria, and support these organizations towards higher leverage through democratically directed philanthropic gifts. Through an in-depth analysis of the current psychedelic movement we will identify and fund organizations that provide steps and solutions to create change motivated by the psychedelic renaissance through the embodiment of feminine systems of organization, power, and impact.
FTC is part of a commitment by Riverstyx Foundation and others in philanthropy to democratize giving in order to increase efficacy in philanthropy.
The name "Femtheogen Collaborative"
When the group was initially formed we used the name “Women’s Psychedelic Funding Collaborative” which we discovered to be too dry and literal in its use. One evening we were gathered around the dinner table at The Bioneers Conference throwing out words “Theo” “Fem” “Entheogen” and “Femtheogen” came rolling onto the paper as we wove together the two words that align with the mission and purpose of our group,“feminine” and “entheogen.” We were compelled by how their ability to heal and transform is also at the root of their suppression in Western Culture (Papaspyrou, Baldini, Luke, 2019).
Papaspyrou, M., Baldini, C., & Luke, D. (2019). Psychedelic mysteries of the feminine: creativity, ecstasy, and healing. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.
Questions We Are Asking
How do we support women in research to have the skills and opportunity to challenge academic structures, influence research agendas, and gain access to funding?
How do we speak what we see in public spaces?
How do we make sure the female voice is represented publicly at psychedelic and academic conferences?
To discover economic models of “scaling up” that truly take care of all walks of life. What are our values and beliefs as a movement? How is the honor for all life at the core of our decisions and behavior?
In the momentum of the movement, how do we discern the need to slow down?
What is the status of our reciprocity to indigenous and First Nations traditions?
THE PSYCHEDELIC MOVEMENT
What is needed for key projects to positively impact the future of psychedelics?
How can we bring smaller grass roots organizations and projects into the spotlight and conversation?
How do we diversify philanthropic efforts towards these projects?
How do we bring feminine consciousness into strategic thinking and design?
What are the questions you are asking in this renaissance?
Skills, Knowledge & Capacity
We will step together into a deeply engaged role in shaping the future of how plant and psychedelic medicines become primary supports for the future we want to live in. Women participating in this program cultivate knowledge, understanding and skills to be engaged philanthropists, participate in movement building, and shape emergent strategies for a truly healthy movement. We use the mystical to develop practical skills in fundraising, leadership, public speaking and collaborative decision making.