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
... mckenna at another great writing point here. - Goodreads
Picked up this book after a friend's advice. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

This book is trash. I picked up this book because of an interest in drug culture and history. The premise sounds interesting enough: we stopped doing shrooms and got worse as a society, along with a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - ZeN - Goodreads

This book is the epitome of an info - dump collective. Insightful in an entirely rote kind of way. Falls somewhere around 3.5 to 4.0. Read full review

Contents

THE MAGIC IN FOOD 1
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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.