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How to Change Your Mind

Hosted by Mack Genre Type: Non-Fiction. Page Count: 474 pg. A non-judgmental and safe forum to discuss the historical moral-panic around psychedelics, their influence on culture over the last century

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How to Change Your Mind 

Hosted by Mack - Always up for a bike ride

Genre Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count:

474 pg

Description of Book:

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 various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world.

Intent of Session:

I hope to provide a non-judgmental and safe forum to discuss the historical moral-panic around psychedelics, their influence on culture over the last century, the emerging science and opportunities around its therapeutic use, and how this book may or may not have changed your mind on an uncomfortable topic.

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