The Natural Mind: An Investigation of Drugs and the Higher Consciousness

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 226 pages
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Now revised and rejacketed, this is Dr. Andrew Weil's first bestseller, a classic work on the principles of consciousness, offering a new model for solving the drug problem by acknowledging our innate yearnings and offering an alternative. "Incisive, brilliant, and genuinely revolutionary".--Michael Crichton, author.
 

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Contents

Why People Take Drugs
17
Is Anything Wrong with It?
39
What No One Wants to Know about Marijuana
73
Clues from the Amazon
98
The Topography of Straightland
117
A Trip to Stonesville
149
The Only Solution to the Drug Problem
188
Where to Go from Here
201
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Andrew Weil, M.D., has degrees in biology and medicine from Harvard University. Author of the best-selling Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, he traveled the world experiencing and studying healers and healing systems and has earned an international reputation as an expert on alternative medicine, mind-body interactions, and medical botany. He is the associate director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine and the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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