Consciousness cannot be raised, lowered, altered, expanded or paused; only the objects within it are subject to change.
Michael Pollan continues trying to hijack the conversation on psychedelics in order to gain further status and authority with his recent condemnation of decriminalized psilocybin.
The most dangerous spooks are not 'out there' waiting to attack, but live right inside of our own minds, sowing discord and disharmony to the tune of our own delusions and self-denial.
The author of the popular book 'How to Change Your Mind' has made a great scientific case for psychedelic substances, but his underlying assumptions may be misguided and become a new impediment to consciousness exploration.
Psychedelic research is on the rise, but unfortunately it is largely dominated by scientists working from an entirely unverified assumption.