A brilliant and brave exploration of a medical and scientific revolution.
When Michael Pollan began researching how LSD and psilocin (the active ingredient in Magic Mushrooms) are being used to treat difficult-to-treating conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he had no intention of writing what is undoubtedly his most intimate book.
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After discovering how these remarkable substances improve the lives of both mentally ill and healthy people, he decided to explore his own mental landscape in the first person as much as the third.
“Pollan sifts through the historical record to separate fact from fiction regarding psychedelics, which were first introduced in the 1960s by a handful of psychedelic evangelists who unwittingly catalyzed a powerful backlash.”
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It was during this time that I embarked on a journey into the experience of various alternative states of consciousness, alongside a dive deep into both brain science and the thriving subculture of psychedelic therapists.
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