Food Of The Gods

Food Of The Gods : A Radical History of Plants, Psychedelics and Human Evolution

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'The single most influential spokesperson for organic psychedelics' The Independent

What can altered states of consciousness reveal about our origins and our place in nature?

In this landmark piece of psychedelic literature renowned ethnobotanist and psychonaut Terence McKenna explores our ancient relationship with organic psychedelics and opens a doorway to a higher state of being for us all.

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

'The modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens' The Washington Post
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 25mm | 281g
  • Rider & Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 9780712670388
  • 11,457

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Essential reading for anyone who ever wondered why people take drugs
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The single most influential spokesperson for organic psychedelics * The Independent * The modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens * The Washington Post * The culture's foremost spokesperson for the psychedelic experience * L.A. Weekly * Essential reading for anyone who ever wondered why people take drugs -- Rupert Sheldrake Food Of The Gods deploys some entertaining learning, and provides an exciting challenge to conventional thinking. * The Independent *
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About Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna (1946-2000) was an American ethnobotanist, psychonaut and author noted for his groundbreaking research into and knowledge of psychedelics, metaphysics and subjects ranging from shamanism to the origins of language and civilization. His other books include True Hallucinations, The Archaic Revival and The Invisible Landscape.
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