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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

McKenna, Terence

Published by Bantam Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1992
ISBN 10: 0553078682 / ISBN 13: 9780553078688
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Title: Food of the Gods: The Search for the ...

Publisher: Bantam Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

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Edition: 1st Edition

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**First Printing, March 1992 (full-#-line).** Pristine copy, unmarked and with numerous photos, drawings, and works of art. In an as new dust jacket. Collectible and scarce. Praise for Food of the Gods ---- "Terence McKenna is the most important -- and most entertaining -- visionary scholar in America. To be uninformed of his ethnobotanical discoveries is to be oblivious to the central thrust of human consciousness, which is not to survive with the dung beetles, but to soar with the gods." -- Tom Robbins. and "Brilliant, provocative, opinionated, poetic, and inspiring -- here is a truly prophetic voice calling us back to original vision. Essential reading for anyone who ever wondered why people take drugs." -- Rupert Sheldrake, author of The Rebirth of Nature. Bookseller Inventory # 000774

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A journey to some of the Earth's most endangered people in the remote Upper Amazon. . . . a look at the rituals of the Bwiti cults of Gabon and Zaire. . . . . a field watch on the eating habits of 'stoned' apes and chimpanzees - these adventures are all a part of ethnobotanist Terence McKenna's extraordinary quest to discover the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. He wonders why, as a species, we are so fascinated by altered states of consciousness. Can they reveal something about our origins as human beings and our place in nature?

As an odyssey of mind, body and spirit, Food of the Gods is one of the most fascinating and surprising histories of consciousness ever written. And as a daring work of scholarship and exploration, it offers an inspiring vision for individual fulfilment and a humane basis for our interaction which each other and with the natural world.

'Brilliant, provocative, opinionated, poetic and inspiring. . . . . Essential reading for anyone who ever wondered why people take drugs.' Rupert Sheldrake

Book Description: A classic of drugs literature that asks what altered states of consciousness can tell us about human origins and our place in nature.

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