How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence ₒ Free pdf ⊌ How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence bestsellers ₫ E-Pub Author Michael Pollan ⃛ Pollans deeply researched chronicle will enlighten those who think of psychedelics chiefly as a kind of punchline to a joke about the Woodstock generation and hearten the growing numberwho view them as a potential antidote to our often stubbornly narrow minds.engaging and informative Boston Globe Pollan keeps you turning the pages cleareyed and assured New York Times A deep dive into the history of psychedelics.Deliciously trippy NY PostAmid new scientific interest in the potential healing properties of psychedelic drugs, Pollansets about researching their historyand giving them a supervised try himself He came away impressed by their promise in treating addiction and depressionand with his mind expanded Yours will be too PeopleAstounding Andrew Sullivan, New YorkSweeping and often thrilling.It is to Pollans credit that, while he ranks among the best of science writers, hes willing, when necessary, to abandon that genres fixation on materialist explanation as the only path to understanding One of the books important messages is that the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics, for the dying or seriously ill, cant be separated from the mystical experiences to which they give rise The Guardian Makes a compelling case for the potential value of psychedelic experiences Pittsburgh Post GazetteJournalist Michael Pollan explored psychoactive plants in The Botany of Desire 2001 In this bold, intriguing study, he delves furtherPollan even shakes the snow globe himself, chemically self experimenting in the spirit of psychologist William James, who speculated about the wilder shores of consciousness than a century ago Nature, International Journal of Science Pollan, Cooked, 2013, has long enlightened and entertained readers with his superbly inquisitive and influential books about food He now investigates a very different sort of comestible, psychedelics from the Greek mind manifesting , and what they reveal about consciousness and the brain Pollans complexly elucidating and enthralling inquiry combines fascinating and significant history with daring and resonant reportage and memoir, and looks forward to a new open mindedness toward psychedelics and the benefits of diverse forms of consciousness Booklist starred review Pollan, Cooked,shifts his focus to other uses of plants in this brilliant history of psychedelics across cultures and generations, the neuroscience of its effects, the revival of research on its potential to heal mental illnessand his own mind changing trips This nuanced and sophisticated exploration, which asks big questions about meaning making and spiritual experience, is thought provoking and eminently readable Publishers Weekly starred review A trip well worth taking, eye opening and even mind blowing Kirkus starred review Known for his writing on plants and food, Michael Pollan brings all the curiosity and skepticism for which he is well known to a decidedly different topic How to Change Your Mind beautifully updates and synthesizes the science of psychedelics, with a highly personalized touch Science MagazineI ve never regretted my adolescent use of LSD, but reading thisfascinating, lucid, wise and hopeful book did make me wonder if those drug experiences weren t another example of youth wasted on the young Michael Pollan, who waited until he was a grownup to experiment, is the perfect guide to todays dawning psychedelic renaissance Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland Michael Pollan masterfully guides us through the highs, lows, and highs again of psychedelic drugs How to Change Your mind chronicles how its been a longer and stranger trip than most any of us knew Daniel Goleman, co author Altered Traits Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body Very few writers, if any, have the gravitas and journalistic cred to tackle this explosive subjectfrom both the outside and the insideextract it from its nationally traumatic and irrationally over reactive past, and bring both reason and revelatory insight to it Michael Pollan has done just that This is investigative journalism at its rigorous and compelling best and radically mind opening in so many ways just to read it Jon Kabat Zinn, founder of mindfulness based stress reduction, and author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses Michael Pollan assembles a great deal of information here on the history, science, and effects of psychedelics I found his frank recounting of his recent experiences with LSD, psilocybin, and toad venom most revealing They appear to have softened his materialistic views and opened him to the possibilities of higher consciousness He did, indeed, change his mind Andrew Weil, author of The Natural Mind and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health Do psychedelics open a door to a different reality, or is it just the same old, same old reality seen through a different set of lenses I quickly became engrossed in Pollans narrative the intersection of science, consciousness enhancing, and government prohibition But at the center of Pollans story is the greatest conundrum of all why should substances that have been so beneficial to so many people, be the focus of crazy criminal penalties Why, indeed Errol Morris Michael Pollan has applied his brilliant mind and fastidious prose to the Mind itself, specifically the modes by which psychedelic substances temporarily obliterate the ego and engender deep spiritual connectedness to the universe Michael walks the tight rope between an objective reporter and a spiritual pilgrim seeking insight and sustenance from psychedelics, and his innocence and integrity serve as a balance bar between cynicism and partisan affirmation His success here places these drugs and what they do at the center of a potential revolution in medicine Its an extraordinary achievement, and no matter what you may think you know about psychedelics, if you even know the word, you should read this book Peter Coyote, author and Zen Buddhist Priest After 50 years underground, psychedelics are back We are incredibly fortunate to have Michael Pollan be our travel guide for their renaissance With humility, humor, and deep humanity, he takes us through the history, the characters, and the science of these mind manifesting compounds Along the way, he navigates the mysteries of consciousness, spirituality, and the mind What he has done previously for gardeners and omnivores, Pollan does brilliantly here for all of us who wonder what it means to be fully human, or even what it means to be Thomas R Insel, MD, former director of National Institute of Mental Health and co founder and president of Mindstrong HealthA rare and utterly engrossing exposition that will most certainly delineate a fundamental change in the understanding of the human mind and the mystery of consciousness Pollan previously reshaped our knowledge of earthly landscapes in his writings With this book, he transforms our understanding of the innerscape, the unbounded world we occupy every conscious second of our life experienced by thoughts, suffering, awareness, joy, and reasoning This is than a bookit is a treasure Paul Hawken, author of Blessed UnrestThe 1 New York Timesbestseller.A brilliant and brave investigationinto the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs and the spellbinding story of his own life changing psychedelic experiences 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 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    • 2.1
    • 93
    • Broché
    • 1594204225
    • Michael Pollan
    • Anglais
    • 02 July 2017