I have been waiting for this for a while. The new documentary series from Netflix based on Micheal Pollans groundbreaking book ‘How to Change Your Mind’ has dropped.
The book was a total phase shift for me. I rate it in the top 5 books I have ever read.
After working in a busy Emergency Department for 35 plus years I had developed some fundamentally biased views both on recreational drug usage and the people who used them.
Unexpectedly, Mr Pollans book completely changed my mind. As advertised. Particularly around the incredibly powerful therapeutic potential of psychedelics (as well as MDMA and cannabis ) to treat (in some instances, dare I say cure) many psychiatric, medical, end of life and spiritual problems.
These are medicines, they are entheogens, far too valuable and powerful to be wasted on recreational activities. At the risk of sounding woo…I now believe they will completely change the medical landscape and bring healing, acceptance and transcendence to many people. That is, if their gift is not fucked over by the multinational drug companies or misappropriated by the unqualified.
Enough of my opinion.
Even if you are skeptical or feel a resistance to dive into this topic, I super duper recommend both reading the book and checking out the Netflix series if you have access to it. Particularly standout is episode 2.
Let me know what you think in the comments!