Food of the gods: the search for the original tree of knowledge : a radical history of plants, drugs, and human evolution
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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THE MAGIC IN FOOD 1
THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINAL
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