“Best known for his work on the ethics of eating, Pollan delivers his most personal book yet, one that demanded he drop acid in full view of the reader. Exploring the history and science of psychedelics, he tells of the rise and fall and rise again of our societal interest in these drugs, which are now thought to have many benefits, from helping with addiction to easing the terror of the terminally ill.”
Featured in New York Times’ Best Books of 2018.
“Through historical research, contemporary case studies and even his own experimentation, Pollan makes the case for the safety and practicality of using psychedelics to expand our consciousness and enrich our lives.”
Featured in NPR’s Best Books of 2018.
How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence is a 2018 book written by Michael Pollan.
The book records the long history of psychedelic drugs and a brave and brilliant investigation into the scientific and medical revolution going on around psychedelic drugs. The book also covers the fascinating story of his life-altering experiences with psychedelic drugs.
Through this book, Pollan seeks to elucidate the mechanics of the psychedelic drugs as well as the inner workings of the human consciousness and mind. The author also explores the history of the psychedelic drugs and reports on the clinical trials that indicate that the often-misunderstood substances can help with addiction, depression and the anguish that goes with terminal illnesses.
With an aim to explore the mind’s landscape in the first person and the third, the author started a remarkable adventure into a variety of altered states of consciousness and wrote his experiences in the book. The author brings together a vast deal of information on the science, history, and effects of psychedelics.
How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan was featured in New York Times Book Review’s 10 best books of 2018, the number one New York Times bestseller, as well as The New York Times notable book. It also received positive reviews from Boston Globe, NY Post, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Publishers Weekly, Science Magazine, Kirkus, among many others.