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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

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable BookThe #1 New York Times bestseller.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 experiencesWhen Michael Pollan set out to research how L...
Publish Date
2019
May 14
Goodreads rating
4.26
ISBN
9780735224155
Tags
nonfictionsciencepsychologysocial-sciences
Recommendations
10
Recommendations
Nov 01, 2018
I love what he did for the food revolution, but he’s also just an incredible investigative thinker, It’s an interesting discussion on how we view mental health and hallucinogenic drugs and the kind of ancient connection between those two things.     source
Apr 08, 2020
One of my favorite books of the last five years.     source
There's a good book Michael Pollan wrote recently called How to Change your Mind, and I think it is a brilliant book everybody should read. The book discusses psychedelics. Psychedelics are a bit of a cheat code in self-observation. I don't recommend drugs for anybody, you can do it all through pure meditation. If you want to accelerate ahead, you know, psychedelics are good for that.      source
A fun exploration of psychedelic drugs, especially for someone who has never tried them.     source
I’m also reading How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan about the history and escape from freedom - David Heinemeier Hanssonlessons of psychedelics. I never did drugs in my youth (besides a single encounter with marijuana), and to be honest, I kinda regret that! I think there’s something deeply fascinating about the altered states of consciousness that drugs give us access to. And none more so than psychedelics. But right now, I’m not really in a great place to experiment, as a father of small children, business owner, and a litany of other responsibilities. So I live vicariously through the accounts of Pollan’s personal journey and that of others in the books.     source
Changed my mind, or at least some of the ideas held in my mind.     source
Jul 12, 2020
@ispekhov @cvuadvisors I’m fascinated with that after reading Michael Pollan book. Wish there was more widespread testing in the US     source
Excellent.     source
Two recent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ books from the last couple of weeks: 'How to Change Your Mind' by Michael Pollan (audiobook with him narrating was great) and 'The Courage to Be Disliked' by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga (also listened vs read; recommended).     source
Has done a better job than any I’ve read so far on this subject at rationally, calmly, and scientifically exploring just how impactful psychedelics can be for the individual and our culture.     source