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Michael Pollan reports that during the 1950s and early ’60s, the psychiatric establishment regarded psychedelics as promising treatments for various disorders, including alcoholism and depression. Researchers blame Timothy Leary’s counterculture promotion of LSD for driving a backlash that led the United States to outlaw LSD and other psychedelics in 1970, thus ending sanctioned research. Pollan explores the potential of psychedelics and the nature of perception and consciousness.
About the Author
Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley Michael Pollan teaches writing at Harvard and wrote the bestsellers Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire.