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How to Change Your Mind

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

By Michael Pollan
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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

How to Change Your Mind (2018) is a fascinating account of one man’s exploration of the psychedelic drug world. Author Michael Pollan takes readers along for the ride as he learns first-hand about the positive aspects of psychedelic drugs, including the healing and restorative effects they can have on people suffering from depression and addiction. Readers will also hear from neuroscientists to learn exactly what is happening in the brain during a psychedelic trip.

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  • Depressive people and addicts
  • Spiritual seekers

Michael Pollan is an author and journalist who was considered one of the hundred most influential contemporary minds by Time magazine in 2010. His other books include In Defense of Food (2008), Food Rules (2009), and The Botany of Desire (2001). He is also a professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

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