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Author McKenna, Terence K., 1946-2000
Title Food of the gods : the search for the original tree of knowledge : a radical history of plants, drugs, and human evolution / Terence McKenna
Imprint New York : Bantam Books, 1993
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  362.29 M1991 1993    DUE 08-04-22  -  30500101549239
Edition Bantam trade pbk ed
Descript xxi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Bantam new age books
Bantam new age books
Note "Bantam new age books"--Page 4 of cover
Originally published: New York : Bantam Books, c1992 (ISBN9780553078688hardback)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index
Shamanism: setting the stage -- The magic in food -- The search for the original tree of knowledge -- Plants and primates: postcards from the stoned age -- Habit as culture and religion -- The high plains of Eden -- Searching for Soma: the golden vedic enigma -- Twilight in Eden: Minoan Crete and the Eleusinian mystery -- Alcohol and the alchemy of spirit -- The ballad of the dreaming weavers: cannabis and culture -- Complacencies of the peignoir: sugar, coffee, tea, and chocolate -- Smoke gets in your eyes: opium and tobacco -- Synthetics: heroin, cocaine, and television -- A brief history of psychedelics -- Anticipating the archaic paradise
"Terrence McKenna's research on man's ancient relationship with chemicals opens a doorway to the devine, and perhaps a solution for saving our troubled world"--Back cover
Subject Drug abuse -- History
Drug abuse -- Religious aspects
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
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