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

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

作者 : Michael Pollan

出版社 : PENGUIN PRESS

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定價 : NT 699

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紐約時報暢銷書《烹》及《雜食者的兩難》作者麥可‧波倫全新力作

深入探索迷幻藥如何改革醫學及科學,獨家分享自身使用經歷及如何改變人生的故事

當作者麥可‧波倫著手研究迷幻藥(LSD)和裸蓋菇素(迷幻蘑菇)如何被使用於舒緩憂鬱症、上癮症和焦慮症時,卻意外寫下他人生中最貼近自己的重要作品。他在發現這些神奇的物質不僅改善精神病患,同時也讓健康的人更能迎接艱鉅的挑戰,進而改變人生,因此他決定探索他人和自己的心靈之地,展開一段奇異的迷幻藥冒險,他走入各種因藥物而改變的意識狀態,進而深入了解腦部科學的最新發展和迷幻藥治療師蓬勃發展的地下社群。波倫翻遍歷史紀錄,發現更多關於這些神秘藥物的真相,甚自從60年代就有一群號稱迷幻藥傳教士的團體極力反抗迷幻藥領域的研究成果。

 一段結合科學、自傳、遊記、歷史和醫藥學的獨特作品,透過迷幻藥的啟發,發現深入了解自我的啟蒙之旅,這段關於麥可‧波倫最真實的「心理之旅」不僅探討迷幻藥,還有關於人類意識永恆的謎團,及如何發現人生的意義。


A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, 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 the experience of 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 catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.

A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both struggle and beauty, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.
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作者介紹
About the Author

Michael Pollan
is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, TIME magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
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