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      May 15, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      1 East Main Street
      Mesa, Arizona 85201

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      Changing Hands presents Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind

      Michael Pollan discusses his #1 New York Times bestseller How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. He'll be in conversation with Chris Rush, author of The Light Years. EVENT GUIDELINES PARKING Click here to view a parking map. » WILL-CALL opens at 6pm outside the theater. Please check in there to be admitted into the event. SEATING is general admission and opens at 6pm. PICK UP YOUR BOOK at Mesa Arts Center (Piper Theater) on event day beginning at 6pm. EVENT GUIDELINES may be subject to changes. REFUNDS will not be issued within seven days of the event. If you miss the event, tickets are non-refundable. In order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.  After 30 days, you will receive a trade credit to Changing Hands Bookstore for the cost of the book + tax. ABOUT THE BOOK New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs—and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences. When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.  ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Pollan is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Chris Rush is an award-winning artist and designer whose work is held in various museum collections. The Light Years is his first book.

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