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, Jan 1, 1993 - Cooking - 311 pages
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An exploration of humans' symbiotic relationships with plants and chemicals presents information on prehistoric partnership societies, the roles of spices and spirits in the rise of dominator societies; and the politics of tobacco, tea, coffee, opium, and alcohol.

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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
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Picked up this book after a friend's advice. - Goodreads
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One of the best books on the subject, by a very wise and humorous writer.

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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

Contents

SHAMANISM SETTING THE STAGE
3
THE MAGIC IN FOOD
14
THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINAL TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
31
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McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books.

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