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Michael Pollan is an author, journalist, activist, and the Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer and Professor of Practice of Non-Fiction at Harvard University.
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Seeing Serena
Gerald Marzorati - 2021-06-15
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A riveting chronicle of trailblazing tennis champion and cultural icon Serena Williams’s turbulent 2019 tour season and a revealing portrait of who she is, both on and off the court.Serena Williams is an undisputed global sports celebrity. Ranked #12 on ESPN’s 2018 World Fame 100 list of popular athletes, thirty-seven-year-old Serena Williams is th...
Michael Pollan
I have next to know interest in tennis, but this book is fascinating and a gorgeous piece of writing      source
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The Immortality Key
The Secret History of the Religion with No Name
Brian C. Muraresku - 2020-09-29
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A groundbreaking, controversial dive into the role psychedelics have played in the human experience of the Divine throughout Western history, and the answer to a 2,000 year old mystery that could shake the Church to its foundations.The Immortality Key connects the lost, psychedelic sacrament of Greek religion to early Christianity—exposing the true...
Michael Pollan
A fascinating investigation into the role of psychedelics in the birth of Christianity. Check @BrianMuraresku out on Joe Rogan or, better yet, read his book! The Immortality Key | Brian C. Muraresku | Macmillan      source
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Your Symphony of Selves
Discover and Understand More of Who We Are
James Fadiman - 2020-08-04
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Why you are a different you at different times and how that’s both normal and healthy • Reveals that each of us is made up of multiple selves, any of which can come to the forefront in different situations • Offers examples of healthy multiple selves from psychology, neuroscience, pop culture, literature, and ancient cultures and traditions • Explo...
Michael Pollan
A fascinating new book by psychologist and and psychedelic elder James Fadiman: Your Symphony of Selves: Discover and Understand More of Who We Are: Fadiman Ph.D., James, Gruber, Jordan: 9781644110263: Books      source
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Entangled Life
How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake - 2020-05-12
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A journey into the hidden world of fungi.When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet...
Michael Pollan
This is the best book on fungi since Paul Stamets’s Mycelium Running. Check it out.      source
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Mycelium Running
How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Paul Stamets - 2005-10-01
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mus...
Michael Pollan
This is the best book on fungi since Paul Stamets’s Mycelium Running. Check it out.      source
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How to Dress an Egg
Surprising and Simple Ways to Cook Dinner
Ned Baldwin - 2020-04-07
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Learn to cook one thing exceptionally well and you open the door to a multitude of possibilities, with no need for special equipment or fussy techniques. That’s the premise of this book. Ned Baldwin, a home cook who taught himself to be an excellent chef, sees no reason why anyone else can’t do the same. By showcasing one ingredient per method, Bal...
Michael Pollan
The perfect book for this moment when we're all cooking like crazy.      source
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Consciousness Medicine
Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth
Françoise Bourzat - 2019-06-25
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Michael Pollan
This important book on psychedelic guiding by one of the luminaries in the field is now out on audio-- don't miss it: Consciousness Medicine (Audiobook) by Françoise Bourzat, Kristina Hunter, Ralph Metzner - foreword |      source
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Tim Ferriss
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Brave New Medicine
A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness
Cynthia Li - 2019-09-01
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In this revelatory memoir, Doctor Cynthia Li shares the truth about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing—mind, body, and spirit.  Li had it all: a successful career in medicine, a loving marriage, children on the horizon. But it all came crashing down when, after developing an au...
Michael Pollan
Don't miss this fascinating book: Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness: Cynthia Li MD, Arlie Russell Hochschild PhD: 9781684032051: Gateway      source
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Anne Lamott
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Thus Spoke the Plant
A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants
Monica Gagliano - 2018-11-13
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An accessible and compelling story of a scientist's discovery of plant communication and how it influenced her research and changed her life.In this "phytobiography"--a collection of stories written in partnership with a plant--research scientist, Monica Gagliano, reveals the dynamic role plants play in genuine first-hand accounts from her research...
Michael Pollan
Check out this fascinating book on plant intelligence, by one of the pioneers in the field: "Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants" by Monica Gagliano:      source
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Food and Nutrition
What Everyone Needs to Know®
P. K. Newby - 2018-09-05
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It seems that practically every day there is news about some new super-nutrient, super diet, or super food that promises to help us to be healthier, smarter, happier, fight disease, lose weight, or live longer. Some of this information propels temporary food or diet fads, some of it is subsequently discredited, and some becomes staid wisdom of heal...
Michael Pollan
This book on nutrition is full of solid information and abundant good sense. "Food & Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know. Dr. P.K. Newby      source
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The Gift of Good Land by Wendell Berry
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer
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