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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan | Book Summary | OneHour Reads 

In the book How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan traces the eventful history of psychedelics, from Hofmann’s first encounter with LSD to the first surge of research into the field to the widespread abuse and misuse followed by a federal government ban and the recent resurrection of psychedelic research. Psychedelics are probably the world’s most controversial class of drugs, and in this book, he narrates how they got their reputation.

Pollan is careful to correct the popular conclusion that Timothy Leary was the beginning and end of psychedelics. The author’s depth of research is obvious, as he chronicles the lives and contributions of scientists, therapists, religious leaders, and countless others who have a place in the psychedelics story.

This book contains a comprehensive, well-detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Michael Pollan. It summarizes the book in detail to help people effectively understand, articulate, and imbibe the original work by Pollan. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it.

Contained is an:

  • Executive summary of the original book 
  • Key points of each chapter 
  • Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries

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The performance is too robotic, the content is disappointing too, arguments are not solid enough, it feels like the writer is trying too hard to link trips to spiritual ideas without sound reasons, or maybe it's just the summary

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  • Paul Elliott
  • 06-08-2018

Post hippy psychedelics

It’s a long way from the early days of the psychedelic experimentation and these substances haven’t gone away. In 2018 serious studies are being conducted on their benefits and proposed applications. Michael Pollan discusses how we got here and talks about the people involved in moving the discussion forward. An essential read for all those interested in this fascinating subject.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-2018

Excellent book.

Full of practical and concrete details. A must be for everybody who is seriously interested to build up a good and deeper knowledge about this content and its use. Very great book, full of interesting articles of various scientists and researches, full of great tips and advice.

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  • 06-12-2018

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  • kristine homoki
  • 04-05-2020

Great book

Loved it! The summary detailed all the key areas clearly. Now I can't wait to read the full version.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-2018

My mind is expanded

The book itself will likely change your mind. The mechanics of the ebook are exceptional. Live footnotes, full index, and through documentation win full marks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-2018

Utterly inspiring

I thought I knew all I should about psychodelics. I was wrong. Great book, great story! one of my favorites!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-2018

You will not be disappointed!

I am left feeling hopeful about their future in our culture. l highly recommend it.To make sense of Pollan's personal observations you really have listen to the rest of the book. OneHour read give the best summary and well worth.

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  • 06-07-2018

Good if you want practical exercises

i think this book will be a good read for anyone who wants to develop the way they think and how they deal with negative thoughts. nice and short but very practical!

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  • kean
  • 05-07-2018

Interesting book

If you’re interested in this subject, this is the book for you.Pollen gives an intelligent, level headed and informative look at the rise and fall, and rise again, of enthogenics and their promising future.

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  • 05-07-2018

It gives helpful information in building brain

The author hits it on the head in a simple to understand way. It gives helpful information in building brain strength and reshaping life.

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  • louis
  • 04-07-2018

In Depth Analysis

The book is informative, well narrated, and often poignant as it deftly guides readers through the mystical realm of these spiritual molecules. I think this is his best book.

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