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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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The Immortality Key
The Secret History of the Religion with No Name
Brian C. Muraresku - Sep 29, 2020
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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
Sep 17, 2020
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
Your Symphony of Selves
Discover and Understand More of Who We Are
James Fadiman - Aug 04, 2020
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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
Aug 03, 2020
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
Entangled Life
How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake - May 12, 2020
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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
May 12, 2020
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 - Oct 01, 2005
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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
May 12, 2020
This is the best book on fungi since Paul Stamets’s Mycelium Running. Check it out.      source
How to Dress an Egg
Surprising and Simple Ways to Cook Dinner
Ned Baldwin - Apr 07, 2020
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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
Apr 05, 2020
The perfect book for this moment when we're all cooking like crazy.      source
Consciousness Medicine
Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth
Françoise Bourzat - Jun 25, 2019
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"FRANÇOISE BOURZAT HAS WRITTEN AN AUTHORITATIVE BOOK ON GUIDED PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY WITH IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR ANYONE THINKING OF EITHER GUIDING OR BEING GUIDED." (MICHAEL POLLAN VIA TWITTER)A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE SAFE AND ETHICAL APPLICATION OF EXPANDED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS FOR THERAPISTS, HEALING PRACTITIONERS, AND SINCERE EXPLORERS.Psych...
Michael Pollan
Sep 09, 2019
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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Brave New Medicine
A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness
Cynthia Li MD - Sep 01, 2019
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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. ...
Michael Pollan
Sep 03, 2019
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
Thus Spoke the Plant
A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants
Monica Gagliano - Nov 13, 2018
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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
Nov 13, 2018
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
Food and Nutrition
What Everyone Needs to Know®
P.K. Newby - Sep 05, 2018
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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
Sep 07, 2018
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
Unsavory Truth
How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat
Marion Nestle - Oct 30, 2018
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A James Beard Award-winner and the author of What to Eat and Soda Politics, leading nutritionist Marion Nestle exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit. Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as sci...
Michael Pollan
Aug 18, 2018
This is a terrific and eye-opening book      source
A Bite-Sized History of France
Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment
Stéphane Hénaut - May 28, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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A French cheesemonger and an American academic join forces to serve up a sumptuous history of France and its food, in the delicious tradition of Anthony Bourdain, Peter Mayle, and Pamela DruckermanNearly 3 million Americans visit France every year, in addition to the more than 150,000 American expatriates who live there. Numerous bestselling books ...
Michael Pollan
Jul 12, 2018
This is a very cool book about the intersections of food and history: A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment: Stéphane Henaut, Jeni Mitchell: 9781620972519: Books      source
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll by Zoe Cormier
The Evolution of Beauty by Richard O. Prum
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
I Am Not a Tractor! by Susan L. Marquis
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things by Raj Patel
Vitamania by Catherine Price
The Odyssey by Homer
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Liberty Under Siege by Walter Karp
Home Economics by Wendell Berry
Changes in the Land by William Cronon
On Drugs by David Lenson
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Citizen Coke by Bartow J. Elmore
Paper Lion by George Plimpton
Acid Test by Tom Shroder
The Healing Journey by Claudio Naranjo
The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide by James Fadiman
The Gift of Good Land by Wendell Berry
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling