How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence


Part memoir, part scientific research, part travelogue and part history book, How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan captures the author and journalist’s quest to research how LSD and psilocybin can benefit the brain, alleviate depression and addiction, and more. The fascinating book (which has now been adapted into a four-part documentary series on Netflix) divulges the mysteries of hallucinogenics as well as Pollan’s journey to uncovering it.