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  - Mark Mann - Goodreads

This is a wonderful stoner read, full of soaring grand ideas about how halluncinogenic plants (mushrooms) kickstarted human consciousness, etc. On the other hand, and sadly, most of it is probably ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rafael Blayze - Goodreads

Terence was an artist of many endeavors. His voice, subject matter, and detailed information really shine through in this intelligent piece of literature. I really loved all the information about ... 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.