Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy

Changing Our Minds is an experiential tour through a social, spiritual and scientific revolution that is redefining our culture’s often confusing relationship with psychoactive substances. Veteran journalist Don Lattin chronicles the inspiring stories of pioneering neuroscientists, psychotherapists, spiritual leaders and ordinary people seeking to lead healthier lives by combining psychedelic drugs, psychotherapy, and the wise use of ancient plant medicine

By Don Lattin

Paperback, 312 pages, 6 x 9 inches

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By Don Lattin

Essential read for those interested in the expanding field of psychedelic research for therapeutic and spiritual uses.

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.

April 10, 2017

Don Lattin on ‘Changing Our Minds’ About Psychedelic Drugs | with Michael Krasny | Forum | KQED Radio

 

Don Lattin, Ralph Metzner and Allan Badiner talk about the reemergence of psychedelics on Santa Fe Radio Café with host Mary-Charlotte on May 21, 2016.

Videos

Author Allan Badiner/Rick Strassman Interview on MindPod Network.

Daniel Pinchbeck interview with Zig Zag Zen editor Allan Badiner on Amuse.com

Techgnosis Podcast Interview with Zig Zag Zen editor Allan Badiner and Erik Davis

It’s All Happening Now podcast with Zach Leary and Allan Badiner, editor Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics.