Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind

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Presented by Point Reyes Books at Commonweal, Bolinas CA

Jun 23
Michael Pollan - How to Change Your Mind

Michael Pollan discusses his new investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs, including his own experiences

Michael Pollan will discuss his new book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, at Commonweal.

This event will benefit the Mesa Refuge.

A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into 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 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.

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$31, book included

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5:00 pm

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Commonweal

451 Mesa Rd., Bolinas, CA 94924

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