How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence
Otherwise known as the book best to give your parents, your judgemental uncle, or your totally square boss to help them understand that, despite what we’ve been taught for decades, psychedelics are actually not bad for you (in fact – they can be really, really good for you).
In this worthwhile exploration of participatory journalism, Michael Pollan effortlessly weaves Western post-war history & the latest in cognitive neuroscience with his own dip-of-the-toe into the psychedelic experience.
While Pollan is not (necessarily) a proponent for the recreational use of psychedelics, he does make perfectly convincing arguments for their potential to improve the human condition; from possibilities within palliative care, to treatment for depression, overcoming addiction, and more… what many who have come before him have been advocating for years.
An interesting, informative, potentially transformative read for anyone considering coming over from the dark side to a place of heightened potential.