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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 9780241366981
Barcode 9780241366981
Published 20 August 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
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ISBN-13 9780241366981
ISBN-10 0241366984
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Date 20 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
Category Social Law
Mental Health Services
Mind, Body, Spirit: Meditation
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 621g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 154.4
Catalogue Code 937701

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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 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 forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness.

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Author's Bio

Michael Pollan is the author of five previous books, including In Defence of Food, a number one New York Times bestseller, and The Omnivore's Dilemma, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. Both books won the James Beard Award. A long-time contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he is also the Knight Profes-sor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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