If you're interested in psychedelic substances and modified states of consciousnessn don't miss two new books in this exciting field.
Michael Pollan's How to Change your Mind (What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence is an investigation into the scientific revolution currently taking place around the psychedelic drugs and their therapeutic uses. The book, already a bestseller, has been positively reviewed by prominent mainstream newspapers and magazines and the author has been recently guest of several TV programs and channels like CBS News or Fox News. (hey, the times are really changing!)
A book like this one can really change the people's perception of psychedelics drugs,, until recently demonized and now ever more accepted as effective and reasonably safe (if used wisely and/or in a medical setting) tools for self discovery and psychotherapy.
How to Change Your Mind
Cody Johnson's Magic Medicine is "an armchair adventurer's guide to all substances psychedelic. From psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca to LSD and MDMA (Ecstasy). The author explores the intriguing history of psychedelic sacraments, as well as the therapeutic qualities revealed by the latest scientific research."
(Cody Johnson is the creator of the cool Psychedelic Frontier)