This Is Your Mind On Plants

  • Type: Books
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Brenden S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780593296905
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A fun, insightful look at our relationship with plants and altered states of consciousness.

I, like many human beings, must drink coffee every morning in order to function. I have accepted it at this point. But if you have ever wondered about our relationship to substances that alter our mental state, this might be the read for you. Pollan offers an informative yet entertaining look into three psychoactive chemicals (opium, caffeine, and mescaline) and the plants that produce them. Pollan gives a firsthand perspective on each of these chemicals detailing his experiences on opium and mescaline, and off caffeine.