Comprehensive account of psychedelic world. Michael Pollan has a explored the psychedelic world in quite an academic way, however at certain places he does seem to be erring in favour of psychedelics.
For example, attributing NASA's earth catalogue project to LSD ( with an open ended maybe). Then making broad generalisations like " closer to two million Americans had tried LSD by 1969, this cadre had indeed blown the mind of America, leaving the country in a substantially different place."
( That's an utterly simplistic view of social change and shows heavy bias ).
Other than that, he has explored and explained the psychedelics world from spiritual, humanistic, psychoanalytic, or neurological angles which is great.
His choice of words in explaining his own psychedelic experiences has been amazing.
Overall great read.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2682 KB
- Print Length: 448 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (17 May 2018)
- Sold by: Penguin UK
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077TCWPKH
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