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Title:
How to change your mind : what the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence
Author:
Pollan, Michael, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xii, 465 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
"When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into the experience of various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists ..."--
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: A new door -- A renaissance -- Natural history: bemushroomed -- History: the first wave. Part I: the promise ; Part II: the crack-up -- Travelogue: journeying underground. Trip one: LSD ; Trip two: Psilocybin ; Trip three: 5-MeO-DMT (or, the toad) -- The neuroscience: your brain on psychedelics -- The trip treatment: Psychedelics in psychotherapy. One: Dying ; Two: Addiction ; Three: Depression ; Coda: Going to meet my default mode network -- Epilogue: In praise of neural diversity.
ISBN:
9781594204227
Format :
Book