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 - 1993
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For the first time in trade paperback, the critically acclaimed counterculture manifesto by the wildly popular McKenna. "Deserves to be a modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens".--The Washington Post. Photos and illustrations
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1993
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780553371307
0553371304
Branch Call Number: 362.29 McKe
Characteristics: xxi, 311 p. : ill. ; 23 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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