Don Lattin

Don Lattin

DON LATTIN is an award-winning journalist and who covers alternative and mainstream spiritual and religious movements and figures in America. His work has appeared in dozens of U.S. magazines and newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, where Lattin covered the religion beat for nearly two decades. Don is also the author of six books including "Changing Our Minds -- Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy" (2017), "Distilled Spirits -- Getting High, then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher and a Hopeless Drunk" (2012) and "The Harvard Psychedelic Club -- How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age in America" (2010). To learn more, visit his website at . His most recent work, CHANGING OUR MINDS, chronicles a quiet revolution underway in our understanding of how psychedelic drugs work and how they can be used to treat depression, addiction and other disease. The stories behind this cutting-edge medical research and religious exploration reveal the human side of a psychedelic renaissance. "Changing Our Minds" is the latest installment in a trio of books about the recent history and future prospects for finding beneficial uses for drugs and plant medicines like LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and ayahuasca. DISTILLED SPIRITS is a memoir/group biography that looks at how writer Aldous Huxley, philosopher Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, opened new doors in Western religious thought. It is a prequel to THE HARVARD PSYCHEDELIC CLUB, a national bestseller that won the 2010 California Book Award, Silver Medal, for non-fiction. Don Lattin's other books are "JESUS FREAKS - A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge" and "FOLLOWING OUR BLISS - How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today." He is also the co-author of SHOPPING FOR FAITH – American Religion in the New Millennium."
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