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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics (Hardback)

By Pollan, Michael

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'It's as if we made entering gothic cathedrals illegal, or museums, or sunsets!'When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mys...teries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people? Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forwardas a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinatedby the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness.'His approach is steeped in honesty and self-awareness. His cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling' - Washington Post'An easy-going humane generosity ... mischievous self-regard ... as if Henry David Thoreau had had an encounter with Woody Allen and never been quite the same since' - Simon Schama
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ISBN 9780241294222
Released NZ 28 May 2018
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241294222
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Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 28 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
States Of Consciousness: Drug-Induced States
Personal & Public Health
Mental Health Services
Mind, Body, Spirit: Meditation
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 41mm
Dewey Code 154.4
Weight 766g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Hallucinogenic drugs - History, Hallucinogenic drugs - Psychological aspects, Hallucinogenic drugs - Physiological effect, Hallucinations and illusions - Social aspects
NBS Text Psychic Powers & Parapsychology
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade