Food of the gods: the search for the original tree of knowledge : a radical history of plants, drugs, and human evolution

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Bantam Books, Feb 1, 1992 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 311 pages
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Food of the Gods explores archaeology, anthropology, early religion, and pre-historic goddess cultures to present a shocking new theory of the birth of human consciousness, language, spirit and culture. McKenna believes that the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge that separated humans from their fellow beasts was a hallucinogenic mushroom. Illustrated.

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Wonder-inducing prose. - Goodreads
Hard to read, hard to stay motivated. - Goodreads
Mostly good and well researched theories. - Goodreads
interesting insight on how human speech came to be.... - Goodreads
As a reference to life it is superb. - Goodreads
Again, the argument is weak but the research is cool. - Goodreads

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A convincing hypothesis on the role of psilocybin mushrooms in human evolution and a very insightful overview of the disastrous rise of western civilization. Read full review

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User Review  - Benm - Goodreads

Interesting at times, overly speculative and agenda pushing at others. He didn't back much of his historical or evolutionary presentation of the use of mind altering substances up with references to ... Read full review

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Contents

THE MAGIC IN FOOD 1
14
THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINAL
31
POSTCARDS
43
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McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books.