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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2tg61y6 Author Michael Pollan digs through decades of research and plays human guinea pig to illustrate the potential of psychedelics to alter the mind in his captivating book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression , and Transcendence. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookA detailed history of psychedelic drugsPersonal accounts of hallucingenic trips the author tookThe brain science behind psychedelic therapyKey takeaways from each chapterEditorial ReviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: Michael Pollan’s How to Change is Your Mind is a sober, in-depth exposition of the history and science of the classical psychedelics—LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. With incredible detail, Pollan brings to life the events that led to the discovery of and mass consumption of LSD, the rise of the 1960s counterculture, and the eventual ban of psychedelic research. He traces the scientists at the forefront of psychedelic research today and relays current findings on the potential of psychedelics to cure addictions and depression, alleviate the fear of dying, and spur spiritual and creative breakthroughs. Anyone curious about altered states of consciousness will find this book an invaluable read. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, How to Change Your Mind. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2tg61y6 to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.