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The No. Join Michael Pollan on a journey to the frontiers of the human mind. Diving deep into an extraordinary world - from shamans and magic mushroom hunts to the pioneering labs mapping our brains - and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of consciousness. This is a serious work of history and science, but also one in which the author, under the influence of toad venom, becomes convinced he's giving birth to himself' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian. In terms of the psychedelic wave, the book is the big kahuna, the Big Bang moment for a movement that is gathering force' John McKenna, Irish Times. Michael Pollan is an award-winning author, activist and journalist.
I n , the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann , seeking a new drug to stimulate blood circulation, accidentally invented lysergic acid deithylamide, or LSD. Mere days after the birth of LSD, scientists split the first uranium atom.
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The Science of Psychedelics - with Michael Pollan
For the rest of the list, click here. Penguin Press. Michael Pollan has long been concerned with the moral dilemmas of everyday life. Not too much. Mostly plants. At various points, our author ingests LSD, psilocybin and the crystallized venom of a Sonoran Desert toad. He writes, often remarkably, about what he experienced under the influence of these drugs.
It chronicles the long and storied history of psychedelic drugs , from their turbulent s heyday to the resulting countermovement and backlash. Through his coverage of the recent resurgence in this field of research, as well as his own personal use of psychedelics via a "mental travelogue", Pollan seeks to illuminate not only the mechanics of the drugs themselves, but also the inner workings of the human mind and consciousness. Kevin Canfield of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: "In 'How to Change Your Mind', Pollan explores the circuitous history of these often-misunderstood substances, and reports on the clinical trials that suggest psychedelics can help with depression, addiction and the angst that accompanies terminal illnesses. He does so in the breezy prose that has turned his previous books — these include The Omnivore's Dilemma and Cooked , the inspiration for his winning Netflix documentaries of the same name — into bestsellers. Jacob Sullum of Reason gave the book a generally positive review, but faulted Pollan for blaming Timothy Leary's self-promotion without allocating blame to the politicians and journalists who shut down the promising scientific study of psychedelics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. San Francisco Chronicle.