The No.1 New York Times Bestseller

Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America’s most admired writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness

Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinatedby the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness.

Michael Pollan – How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics (2018)

The Big Bang moment for a movement that is gathering force across the planet (Irish Times)

This deeply absorbing, wise and beautifully written book makes an important contribution to the debate. (Mick Brown Literary Review)

Gripping and surprising … Pollan makes losing your mind sound like the sanest thing a person could do (The New York Times Book Review)

A mind-altering book … full of transformations (Evening Standard)

His approach is steeped in honesty and self-awareness. His cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling (Washington Post)

There seems little doubt these drugs have far more to offer psychiatry than has been acknowledged (Sunday Times)

A sweeping and often thrilling chronicle… a serious work of history and science (Observer)

The book was having an after-effect. I was changing my mind… the claims are plausible. There really could be something to it. (Times)

This may, in fact, be how most living creatures see the world (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times)