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 …

San Francisco Decriminalizes Psychedelics

San Francisco lawmakers unanimously approved a resolution that decriminalizes the use of psychedelics, such as psilocybin and ayahuasca. While this measure does not yet reverse the city’s criminal justice policy, it is a crucial first step toward this goal, urging police to treat psychedelics “amongst the lowest priority” and noting that the city should not use its resources “for any investigation, detention, arrest, or prosecution …

Conscious City Guide Redefines the Concept of Wellness

The newly relaunched platform highlights events that foster individual and collective growth

Mushroom foraging classes, yoga sessions, guided meditations, workshops on confronting trauma: these events and more populate Conscious City Guide, a newly relaunched global event-ticketing platform founded by Kiki Falconer and Mel Nahas in 2016. As the first site of its kind, the platform thoughtfully highlights experiences that are nurturing, inclusive and might otherwise be difficult to find (much less trust). For those looking to lead …