Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution

Front Cover
Bantam Books, Jan 1, 1993 - Cooking - 311 pages
12 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
7
4 stars
5
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Kronomlo - LibraryThing

Though the main subject of this book is the psychedelic mushroom, he elaborates extensively on modern culture and its "Dominator" mindset. He mentions the book "The Chalice and the Blade" by Riane ... Read full review

FOOD OF THE GODS: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The ethnobotanist co-author of Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide (not reviewed) puts forth the theory that magic mushrooms are the original ``tree of knowledge'' and that the general lack ... Read full review

Contents

SHAMANISM SETTING THE STAGE
3
THE MAGIC IN FOOD
14
THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINAL TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
31
Copyright

20 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1993)

McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books.

Bibliographic information