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Feminest Book Club - How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

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MELBOURNE - Tuesday, Oct 30th, 10:30 AM

CHICAGO - Monday, Oct 29th, 7:30 PM

This month we'll be covering How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan (AUS + USA).

The #1 New York Times bestseller.

A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences 

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.

Let's read it and talk about it! 

See more here about the book club and sign up below!

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Any business, self-help, and feminist recommendations welcomed! Sorry, no fiction here - unless it's The Handmaid's Tale...

For November we'll read a Feminist book:

The Feminine Mystique

January will be a business book - have a suggestion? Let me know!