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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McKenna is a controversial figure to say the least. He was an elder statesman of the psychonaut community, carrying the torch of psychedelic enlightenment from Leary into the digital nineties. He was ... Read full review

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McKenna is scholarly in his approach chronicling the anthropological and modern history of drug use. He pays special attention to plant-based drugs, which enables him to show-off his expertise as a ... Read full review

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.