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Changing Our Minds

Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Synergetic Press
 | 
April, 2017
ISBN:
9780907791669
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$33.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This book is an accurate, experiential tour through the social, spiritual and scientific revolution—a quiet revolution—that is redefining our relationship with mind-expanding substances. Changing Our Minds tells the inspiring and very human stories of pioneering neuroscientists, psychotherapists, shamans and ordinary people seeking to live more aware and compassionate lives by combining the miracles of modern chemistry, therapeutic techniques and the wise use of ancient plant medicines. If you want to understand the responsible use of psychedelics and feel its pulse, this book is for you.

A new era of research into psychedelic-assisted therapy has begun. “Party” drugs like Ecstasy (MDMA) are used to help U.S. veterans struggling with the psychological aftermath of war. Psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is employed as a medicine to help alcoholics get sober and cancer patients struggling with the existential distress of a life-threatening illness. Meanwhile, the use of ayahuasca, a shamanic brew from the Amazon jungle, has grown into an international movement for those seeking greater psycho-spiritual insight.

The stories told in this book go behind the cutting-edge medical research and religious exploration to reveal the human side of a psychedelic renaissance.

Changing Our Minds is the essential primer for understanding and navigating this new consciousness-raising territory. At the end of the book, Don recounts his own journey to find an alternative treatment for depression, a trip that took him from a Swiss neuroscience lab to the South American jungle.

Changing Our Minds gives you everything you need to know about the multiple dimensions of current psychedelic research.” —James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide

Also by Don Lattin is The Harvard Psychedelic Club.

Publisher’s Description: 

CHANGING OUR MINDS is an experiential tour through the social, spiritual and scientific revolution that is redefining our relationship with mind-expanding substances. It tells the inspiring and very human stories of pioneering neuroscientists, psychotherapists, shamans and ordinary people seeking to live more aware and compassionate lives by combining the miracles of modern chemistry, therapeutic techniques and the wise use of ancient plant medicines.

A new era of research into psychedelic-assisted therapy has begun. Party drugs like Ecstasy (MDMA) are used to help U.S. veterans struggling with the psychological aftermath of war. Psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is employed as a medicine to help alcoholics get sober and cancer patients struggling with the existential distress of a life-threatening illness. Meanwhile, the use of the ayahuasca, a shamanic brew from the Amazon jungle, has grown into an international movement for those seeking greater spiritual and psychological insight.

Changing Our Minds is the essential primer for understanding and navigating this new consciousness-raising territory.

Also by Don Lattin is The Harvard Psychedelic Club.

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