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A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.

A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

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I recently listen to him on the Tim Ferries podcast.

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This is an excellent book. I loved the audiobook version, which is read by the author.
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Thanks for sharing this deal; I've had this book in a to-buy list ever since I discovered him on a netflix show about the brain. Very excited to read this!

Also, to the person above me: People are going to do drugs no matter if you teach them or not, so you might as well educate them (and everyone else) so we can grow as a society to understand them rather than demonize them. It's the same as sex education, if you just expect people to not have sex, they're going to anyway, and be very unprepared for the aftermath. With education, we can all be more prepared.
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audiobook available. i'm curious
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Teaching people it's ok to do drugs.

It's ok because it made my brain malfunction for a while and I swear I transcended, man!
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Shrooms are natural, and from what I know, you can't die from eating a bunch. The stuff doctors prescribe these days is deadlier than it. I've never eaten them, but I've got no issues with those that do. I might have to get this book, as I am very much in the party of "mushrooms can cure diseases."
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Teaching people it's ok to do drugs.

It's ok because it made my brain malfunction for a while and I swear I transcended, man!
well the purpose of psychotherapy is to correct a malfunctioning brain. would you say the same thing if the book was promoting antidepressants? read johan hari's Lost Connections, and you'll understand that marketing and FDA approval radically changes social bias. once pharma can 'safely' put LSD into a pill and prove a 2 pct improvement over the control group and they will change your tune
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Really cool book. I love Pollan's journalistic storytelling style.
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Teaching people it's ok to do drugs.

It's ok because it made my brain malfunction for a while and I swear I transcended, man!
I'm not a drug user or a left leaning person but... its always seemed very odd to me the arbitrary lines our society has about what is legal and what is not.

You can grow these plants in your yard but not these. You can say these words to a person but not those.

My classic example is tobacco and alcohol vs marijuana. Alcohol and tobacco kill far more people (many of them innocent) each year than marijuana ever has. Whats the logic? Is it becase mj is mind altering? so is alcohol. Is it because its bad for your health? so is tobacco

I suspect if a person were to trace it back they would find that when all this was being decided that alcohol and tobacco were backed by money and well funded lobbyist can work miracles. Suddenly your product is legal and your competition is illegal; nation wide.

For the record I have no desire for MJ to be legal but my problem is with the crooked line that has been drawn. For all i care ban them all but I suggest, as a society, we make decisions that are data based and common sense oriented and not always money driven.
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Teaching people it's ok to do drugs.

It's ok because it made my brain malfunction for a while and I swear I transcended, man!
Those that it's helped to escape horrific PTSD or other psych problems would disagree. And if you had actually read the material rather than ignorantly commented you would see the author strongly argues that it's definitely not for everyone. Just like tikosyn or lasix or ibuprofen or ... Maybe stop throwing stones until you take the effort to learn you too are in a glass house.
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