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Encore Presentation: Michael Pollan at Esalen Psychedelic Integration Conference, 2019
October 6, 2022

Michael Pollan is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including 2018’s How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. This tome has become a four-part Netflix show, also entitled “How to Change Your Mind.” In this encore presentation of his keynote presentation at the 2019 Psychedelic Integration Conference at Esalen Institute, Pollan gives a great speech touching upon the pervasiveness of the human tendency to want to change consciousness, the ways that noetic understanding can add to healing on the psychedelic journey, the radical ways that plants can change us and change consciousness, and the ways that he remains a skeptic to some of the more grandiose claims of the psychedelic movement. A must-listen for fans and for newbies alike.

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