This is your mind on plants

This is your mind on plants
 
  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 Free

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Humans have changed their consciousness with plants for millennia; from the legally and socially acceptable consumption of coffee and tea to plants that are criminalised, such as the opium poppy. In Michael Pollan's new book, 'This is your mind on plants' the renowned science writer asks: Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings?

Join Michael in conversation with writer and philosopher Jules Evans as they discuss these plants from several angles and contexts, and shine a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively—as a drug, whether licit or illicit. Michael will argue that by putting these plants into our bodies and letting them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can.


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  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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2021-08-05 19:00 2021-08-05 19:00 Europe/London This is your mind on plants Join Michael Pollan in conversation with Jules Evans to discuss psychoactive plants from coffee to opium. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/08/05/this-is-your-mind-on-plants-270488 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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