Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution

Book - 1992
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1992
Edition: Bantam trade pbk ed
ISBN: 9780553371307
0553371304
Branch Call Number: 362.29 M1991F 1992
Characteristics: xxi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Jun 08, 2017

Some are foods and some are drugs. But what about tea and chocolate; sugar and opium; LSD and alcohol? There's some history; there's some usage. Some will like this book and some will not. Reading it is easy enough --- agreeing with it is, at least in parts, not. Judge foy yourself.

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dlpond
Nov 14, 2013

I liked this quote:

"The idea that nature might be an organism whose interconnected components act upon and communicate with one another through the release of chemical signals into the environment is only now beginning to be carefully studied."

And you also get a new vocabulary word (in use throughout the book) to summarize this concept: "exopheromones". Let's try to use that in a sentence, shall we? How about, "Sitting in the garden, we immersed ourselves in the fragrant exopheromones of lavender and rosemary. The plants seemed to be saying to us, Chill out why don't you."

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