- Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Bantam; Auflage: Bantam Trade Pb. (1. Januar 1993)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0553371304
- ISBN-13: 978-0553371307
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,2 x 22,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 12 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 22.085 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Januar 1993
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A classic of drugs literature that asks what altered states of consciousness can tell us about human origins and our place in nature. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
An exploration of humans' symbiotic relationships with plants and chemicals presents information on prehistoric partnership societies and the roles of spices and spirits in the rise of dominator societies.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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A reader from Fort Collins Colo. , November 30, 1998 Revolutionary!!..well, sort of. Mckenna definetly has some thoughts to share. Thoughts awakened in the midst of a psilocybin-induced state of euphoria and terror. I think Hunter S. Thompson said it best--you can't buy enlightenment. You can't pick it in the forest either... The idea that a mushroom (or any other psycedelic) is some kind of extraordinary gateway to another dimension or key to the underlying nature of the universe violates the nature of what we see around us everyday. Its just not that simple, and its apparent that those who buy this book still wishes it were. but I must say in its defense that the stories are fascinating, mystical and nearly-convincing to the uninitiated. its an interesting idea that most of us would like to beleive. But insight comes from struggle.
McKenna makes a valid argument and the book is filled with very interesting ideas, though the middle section is bogged down with shred after shred of "evidence" pointing towards ancient mushroom use. This is a truly great book, though Archaic Revival is a much easier and enjoyable introduction to Terence McKenna and his wildly convincing ideas.
Or, perhaps, it's just a matter of trying to make too much soup from too little stock. The reason we CALL prehistory "pre-history" is that there's so little history to work from, so each brilliant (or not) author gets to project their own interpretation of what they'd LIKE the evidence to mean.
In McKenna's case, by the end of the book, it is obvious what he wants the evidence to mean. Terry McKenna wants us all to get off of what the Church of the SubGenius calls "Conspiracy Drugs," the ones that America got rich off of, like tobacco, caffeine, white sugar, distilled alcohol, and television. If we need to get high or drunk or trashed or whatever, he says that we need to go back to the drugs that first made human beings strong, fast, smart, sexy, and spiritual: organic psychedelics.
Of COURSE this is a weird and controversial view point. That's half the fun of this book. You know that only the trippers and the stoners are going to come out of the back end of this book fully convinced. But even if you're not one, you just mind find yourself a teensy bit convinced, and that, my friend, is a strange sensation.
Besides, it's a rollicking fun read.
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As a 39 year old lifelong feminist, I was impressed by the true respect McKenna shows for the feminine (aka Mother Nature, Gaia). Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. Februar 1999 von firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrance McKenna's masterpiece, the ideas and background to support them presented in this work makes you take a serious look at how things operate in todays society. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 5. Dezember 1998 von email@example.com
Mckenna definetly has some thoughts to share. Thoughts awakened in the midst of a psilocybin-induced state of euphoria and terror. I think Hunter S. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 1. Dezember 1998 veröffentlicht
thee gian mind is alive! this book tempts us to fulfill our relationship with the planet that keeps us. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 1. Mai 1998 veröffentlicht
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