How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind

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Author Michael Pollan leads the way in this docuseries exploring the history and uses of psychedelics, including LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline.

2022Rating: MA15+, Strong drug useUSAJigsaw Productions, Tree Tree Tree Productions
Documentary

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Chapter 1: LSD

From its 1943 origins to today's microdosing trend, LSD has... More been expanding minds and changing lives with the help of counterculture gurus — and the CIA.

EPISODE 1.2

Chapter 2: Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms, long considered sacred by the Indigenous Mazatec in... More Mexico, have recently become the subject of scientific studies exploring their potential to treat mental illness.

EPISODE 1.3

Chapter 3: MDMA

Championed by both therapists and ravers, ecstasy stands out as... More the first psychedelic likely to be approved by the FDA as medicine, thanks to passionate advocates and its value as a treatment for PTSD.

EPISODE 1.4

Chapter 4: Mescaline

Mescaline is the psychoactive molecule found in San Pedro and... More peyote cacti. Native Americans have had to fight for legal access to these traditional sacred medicines and take them in religious ceremonies, experiencing powerful healing from struggles like addictions and trauma.

How to Change Your Mind | Reviews

Netflix's well-made mini-series about psychedelic substances weaves together historical, cultural and scientific strands, providing valuable insights for those uninitiated with the subject.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Testimonials range from compelling to outright incredible.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s hugely eloquent and convincing...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Not comprehensive, but packed with interesting tidbits, the show is really high on the human spirit overcoming mental adversity.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

There is something oversimplified about this TV version of How to Change Your Mind, as if its knowledge has been run through a sieve. But worthy pieces of insight still fleck the episodes.

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Decider

Decider

Despite the Goop-ish feeling we get seeing a man of privilege getting to go on psychedelic trips while counting Netflix’s money, there is still information that he imparts in How To Change Your Mind that will, well, change your mind about psychedelics.

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How to Change Your Mind | Release Details

How to Change Your Mind is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.