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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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1993 - Cooking - 336 pages
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For the first time in trade paperback, the critically acclaimed counterculture manifesto by the wildly popular McKenna. "Deserves to be a modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens".--The Washington Post. Photos and illustrations.

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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
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One of the best books on the subject, by a very wise and humorous writer.

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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

Contents

SHAMANISM SETTING THE STAGE
3
THE MAGIC IN FOOD
14
THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINAL TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
31
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About the author (1993)

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

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