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How to change your mind : what the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence / Michael Pollan.

Pollan, Michael (author.).

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  • 5 of 12 copies available at Sage Library System.

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2 current holds with 12 total copies.

Summary:

"Presents an investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs, tracing the criminalization of such substances as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges. 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 the experience of 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 catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Silver Lake Branch Library 615.7883 POLLAN (Text) 37620000904492 New Adult Book None 07/16/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 615.7883 POL (Text) 33892006327648 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 05/21/2018 Checked out 09/21/2021
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  • ISBN: 9781594204227
  • ISBN: 1594204225
  • Physical Description: xii, 465 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-445) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: A new door -- A renaissance -- Natural history: Bemushroomed -- History: The first wave -- Travelogue: Journeying underground -- Trip one: LSD -- Trip two: Psilocybin -- Trip three: 5-MeO-DMT (or, the toad) -- The neuroscience: Your brain on psychedelics -- Psychedelics in psychotherapy: Dying, Addiction, Depression -- Going to meet my default mode network -- Epilogue: In praise of neural diversity.
Summary, etc.:
"Presents an investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs, tracing the criminalization of such substances as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges. 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 the experience of 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 catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pollan, Michael, > Mental health.
Hallucinogenic drugs > Therapeutic use.
Hallucinogenic drugs > Public opinion.
Psychotherapy patients > Biography.
Mental illness > Alternative treatment.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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