• Summary of How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
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  • Narrated by: Cathi Colas
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-26-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: OneHour Reads
  • 5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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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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Disclaimer: This is a summary review of the book How to Change Your Mind and not the original book.

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Great even if your not depressed

I like the fact that it focuses on helping people change by using methods like correcting their own thoughts, being conscious of their actions, all in all making an effort to change things. I think this really helps whether you have mental illnesses or not.

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Easy principles to put into practice.

A simple process to a better you, all of which you control. I suggest this book to anyone wanting to make a change.

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Healing

While the title is about changing your thoughts, a predominant goal of the book is to promote peace in our own lives, which leads to more peace in the world. This is really a special piece of writing.

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found this helpful

I would recommend to anyone going through a rough time in their lives where nothing seems to be in control. Teaches alot about detachment and minding your own business and how letting go brings about peace and happiness. Very insightful from someone who has been there.

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the definitive guide to all

He discusses the effects of and benefits of several substances from personal perspective. A lot of valuable information is found in this book in an nice to listen format that both beginners as well.

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open your mind

Gives a lot to think about on how to open your mind up and it was easy to listen to.The book is approachable and informative without being preachy or implying that these drugs can fix everything (or anything by themselves).

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A timely book

This book has given me so much food for thought and hope for the future of mental health care. The content was well researched and the writing was thorough, excellent and at times captivating.

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I give it my highest rating.

A fantastic book about a class of drugs that for most of us are steeped in mystery, misinformation and fear. I am looking forward to a part two as the world begins to embrace the undeniable powers of these medicines.

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so worth it’s lasting benefits

This book was very eye-opening and very unbiased in its approach to explain how we can change our minds. I was not in anyway familiar with LSD or similar brain altering drugs.Such a fascinating listen.

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a must listen!

The content is so relevant to the human experience, and Pollan is an amazing writer. The book brought so much clarity to my life and some of the experiences I have had. I highly recommend this book.Good job for summarizing the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-18

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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  • 07-07-18

Really enjoyable book to listen.

It walks you through step-by-step how to handle rough moods and emotions, then outlines habits you can use to diminish how often your emotions negatively affect your life.Very helpful approaches to so many real life situations. Change your thinking, change your mood.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-18

Highly recommended

I found it compelling and loved the audio version in the author's own voice. Loved this book even though I didn't think I was interested in the history of research and researchers into "psychedelic" substances.

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  • 07-07-18

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
  • 07-07-18

Thoroughly impressed

Thoroughly impressed I would recommend this to anyone interested in finding new ways to understand themselves or the world around them.Times are changing and this book has come at the perfect time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-18

positivity

Probably the most informative book on psychiatry that I have encountered. like a light light in the darkness.Amazing book with practical help for people struggling with any anxiety, OCD, or other brain health issues.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-18

Narrator is very nice to listen.

Overall I liked the listening, especially the insights about emotional psychology. The author is a great scientist, did some good discoveries, and was courageous embracing the meditation in a time that no one believed in it.

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  • 07-06-18

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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  • 07-06-18

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
  • 07-05-18

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.