CHANGING OUR MINDS tells the inspiring and very human stories of pioneering neuroscientists, psychotherapists, shamans and ordinary people seeking to live more aware and compassionate lives by combining the miracles of modern chemistry, therapeutic techniques and the wise use of ancient plant medicines. As a new era of research and university curricula addressing psychedelic-assisted therapy is now underway. LSD micro-dosing is becoming the new get-ahead strategy in Silicon Valley. Use of the Amazon's shamanic brew ayahuasca is taking the form of an international movement. Use of increasingly legal cannabis to cure Alzheimers, PTSD - and cancer! - is becoming commonplace. All of these add up to a transformational movement that advocates the use of properly administered mind-altering substances to promote mental health and spiritual growth. CHANGING OUR MINDS is the essential primer for understanding and navigating this new territory.