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The Natural Mind by Andrew Weil
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Aug 04, 07

bookshelves: read-it

My mother gave me this book to read. Weil manages to approach the subject with extreme amounts of common sense, draws on info from everywhere, the streets to the amazon, says what drug-takers have known forever (or at least the smart ones) where it's all in your head basically - he describes an attitude to drug taking, which is evidenced in small tribes in the amazon, that makes drug-problems a non-entity, placing them firmly in the developed world where we have gotten ourselves all bunged up, thrown ritual to the wind, and abuse rather than use. It's all put very well. Must of pissed off a lot of his square peers, as he was a pharmacist or doctor too and these views would have been pretty tabboo for a medical professional to publically expound - then and now. Still, it makes total sense, hard to argue with what he puts forward, especially given the way he says it. I say it badly. Read it yourself.
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