The Medicinal Mindfulness Center for Psychedelics, Spirituality and Sustainability

In the spring of 2019, Travis Cox and Daniel McQueen attended a Psychedelics and Spirituality Conference and were confronted through their participation by the stark reality of Climate Change. Dealing with the sense of hopelessness, yet grasping to the power of collective action nonetheless, Travis and Daniel initiated the development of the new non-profit, The Medicinal Mindfulness Center for Psychedelics, Spirituality and Sustainability.

The primary purpose of our non-profit is to support the convergence of individuals, communities and organizations so we can organize an effective and skilled response to global crises by researching effective psychedelic journeywork practices in conjunction with mindfulness, psychotherapy, spirituality, ecological theory and advanced creative problem solving.


If you wish to support our work, please consider donating directly to our program


We envision a world where people use psychedelic medicines safely and effectively for the benefit of humanity and our shared ecology.


Through education and research, we help individuals and communities safely explore open, legal, and ethical psychedelic medicine practices for the benefit of humanity and our shared ecology.


Daniel McQueen, MA, Naropa University Alumnus, Travis Cox, Ph.D., Naropa University Faculty and Member of the Naropa University Board of Directors, Carla Clements, Ph. D. Retired Naropa University Faculty and Former Director of the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Department.

Initial programs of the nonprofit corporation will focus on the following: 

Psychedelics & Medicine Program

  • Advance and develop best practices and a code of ethics and moral conduct for professional practitioners seeking to use psychedelics as medicine.
  • Advance and develop meaningful therapeutic models for use of psychedelics as medicine.
  • Advance and develop medical credentialing and licensing requirements for us of psychedelics as medicine.
  • Support underground psychedelic medicinal practitioners’ transition to legal practices.

Psychedelics & Spirituality Program

  • Advance and develop codes of ethics and moral conduct for modern psychedelic communities based on Whiteheadian philosophy and other western religious/spiritual traditions.
  • Advance mutual learning and dialogue with traditional, ancient and indigenous communities engaged in cultural, spiritual and religious psychedelic practices.

Psychedelics & Education Program

  • Provide scholarships to underserved populations for psychedelic therapy, research grants for innovators in the field, and psychedelic education opportunities for the general population.
  • Fund and support psychedelic research and expeditions in consciousness for the benefit of society and our ecology.
  • Support psychedelic curious individuals in safe and legal psychedelic practices.

Psychedelics & Sustainability Program

  • Articulate the connections between psychedelics and sustainability.
  • Develop psychedelic protocols that support ecological problem solving.
  • Advance and support local, regional, state and national initiatives for the decriminalization of naturally occurring psychedelic substances.
  • Advance and support the Native American Church and its members in the harvesting, cultivation and use of Peyote.
  • Advocate for the safe, sacred, accessible, and culturally conscious use of psychedelics to assist in environmental sustainability, particularly as it pertains to existential distress, addiction to consumerism, and the depression and apathy that result when an individual confronts the ecological issues of our time.