There’s a quiet revolution underway in our understanding of how psychedelic drugs work and how they can be used to treat depression, addiction and other disease. Meanwhile, from shamanic circles in the Amazon to underground tribes in cities across the U.S., a new generation of consciousness explorers have embraced sacred plant medicines as a means to promote psychological and spiritual growth. The stories behind this cutting?edge medical research and religious exploration reveal the human side of a psychedelic renaissance. In his new book, Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, veteran journalist Don Lattin offers an engaging look at the recent history and credible prospects for using MDMA, psilocybin, and ayahuasca to treat mood disorders and promote spiritual well?being. Lattin profiles neuroscientists, psychotherapists, volunteer research subjects, and ordinary people looking for safe and sane ways to cultivate psychedelic insight. In Changing Our Minds Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, author Don Lattin builds on his two previous works, Distilled Spirits and the best-selling Harvard Psychedelic Club, which charted social movements and early scientific research fueled by these compounds. His research for this new book took him to Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, and a variety of research labs and shamanic circles across the United States.