Michael Pollan talked with Dave Miller about his new book, “How to Change Your Mind,” about the cultural and scientific history of psychedelic drugs, as well as his own personal experience with guided tripping.
Michael Pollan is best-known for his best-selling books about food and our relationship to food and the natural world. His new book explores the little-known history about the promising medical and scientific studies of psychedelics in the 1950s and 60s. He’s been writing about this subject in The New Yorker and elsewhere for a few years now.
In “How to Change Your Mind,” Pollan also details the modern revival of this research and describes his own experience with a variety of these drugs, mostly with a professional — albeit underground — guide.
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