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
Again, the argument is weak but the research is cool. - Goodreads
... mckenna at another great writing point here. - Goodreads

Review: Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

User Review  - Aidan Mahoney - Goodreads

well here is a quick review, It was more of a history lesson, which i very much enjoined, Terrance is very straight forward and right on the point with getting messages out there about using psychoactive substances Read full review

Review: Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

User Review  - Clay - Goodreads

Fanciful ideas and interesting concepts, but at the end of the day chuck-full of new age psycho-babble. Some of the things he asserts are interesting and engaging to think about and entertain, but ... Read full review

Contents

THE MAGIC IN FOOD 1
14
THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINAL
31
POSTCARDS
43
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books.