DON LATTIN at Books Inc. Berkeley

Don Lattin author photo and Changing Our Minds cover image

Award-winning journalist and reporter Don Lattin discusses his latest book, Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy. 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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy By Don Lattin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780907791669
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Published: Synergetic Press - April 17th, 2017