Michael Pollen weighs in with an odd book that tracks several emergent communities of engagement with the development of scientific mind therapy using magic mushrooms and also LSD in particular. for now he avoids ayahuasca and its DMT component and also ecstasy. Critically he finally experiments with the drugs themselves while properly guided.
If there is a take home, it is that the administration of all these drugs needs to be done in concert with an experienced coach. Bad trips are not recommended and this deals with that.
Otherwise, recreational use is just that. Why? What does work is micro-dosing generally with all of these drugs as there can be real benefits to tap. In fact I suspect that micro dosing is recommended for everyone along with training in meditation and prayer which is first the repetition of a sacred mantra. If we can do either, then we also need to work in occasional micro - dosing.
- In his new book, "How to Change Your Mind," best-selling author Michael Pollan writes about psychedelic drugs from personal experience.
- Pollan experiments with LSD (acid), psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and DMT.
- Scientific research on psychedelics has picked up speed in recent years and may be starting to turn into federally approved treatments.
When Michael Pollan tripped on magic mushrooms for the first time, he saw himself spread out across an expansive outdoor landscape like paint.