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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

'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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241294222
Barcode 9780241294222
Published 28 May 2018 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
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ISBN-13 9780241294222
ISBN-10 0241294223
Stock Available
Status Reprinting
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Date 28 May 2018
International Publication Date 17 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
Category Social & Cultural History
States Of Consciousness: Drug-Induced States
Social Law
Personal & Public Health
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Psychology: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 723g
Dewey Code 154.4
Catalogue Code 895910

Description of this Book

'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 mysteries 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michael Pollan is an award-winning author, activist and journalist. His no.1 international bestselling books about the way we live today - including The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defence of Food and Cooked (also a successful Netflix series) -- combine meticulous reporting with anthropology, philosophy, culture, health and natural history. Time magazine has named him one of the hundred most influential people in the world. He lives in the Bay Area of California with his wife and son.

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