Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
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.
A Radical History of Plants, Drugs & Human Evolution. For the first time in paperback, the critically acclaimed counterculture manifesto by the wildly popular McKenna. “Deserves to be a modern classic on mind-altering drugs & hallucinogens.”–The Washington Post. Photos & illustrations.
Terence Kemp McKenna was a writer, philosopher, psychonaut and ethnobotanist. He was noted for his knowledge of the use of psychedelic, plant-based entheogens, and subjects ranging from shamanism, the theoretical origins of human consciousness, and his concept of novelty theory.