Food of the Gods Paperback – 5 Oct 1998
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is written in breathless style, peppered with fascinating titbits of information about society and its attitudes to drug use. Even sugar comes under the microscope.
As an anarchic but well intentioned intellect, McKenna has few equals. If there is a tragedy about his life, it is that with all his awesome powers of deduction, he failed to gain much of a wider perspective, just about ascribing everything that's human down to the beneficent influence of magic mushrooms.It's a theory. But, as they said of King James 1, this is the work of one of the wisest fools in Christendom.
And, of course, a must-read.
This book was my choice and it seems to be the best choice for a beginner of Terence McKenna, as the book 'Food Of The Gods' explains a lot of Terence's theories and ideas. Terrence expresses his ideas in detail: 'Stoned Ape Theory' e.c.t, and always in his linguistic, thought provoking way that he explains them through spoken word. 'Food Of The Gods' is so exciting that I could barely put the book down and ended up reading the whole thing in 3 days (which is rare for me).
No matter what subject your into, this book should be mandatory reading for anybody on this planet to become a better, stronger human.
'Food Of The Gods' breaks boundaries of thinking, and as the legendary comedian Bill Hicks would say ''squeegee you're third eye''.
All in all the greatest book i have read, a worth while investment to get your mind blown! Check out the chapter on DMT and become enlightened :) bless x
You flew too high and they dragged you back down. You looked down into the DMT flash, you witnessed grandeurs beyond grandeurs, chasms over chasms, deeps beyond deeps. Just like in mathematics where there are infinitudes of higher orders infinitely transcending lower infinities, so the phenomenon of consciousness can no longer be seen at sparks firing from living meat. Rather, your consciousness is a revelation of infinities overlapping your normal, hum-drum, pay that mortgage, monkey mind.
Read it and go very high!
Moises Pittounikos, author of DMT Spirit: A requiem to Terence McKenna, ayahuasca and the afterlife.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book. Some very interesting ideas, puts the magic back into life.Published 14 days ago by Hunter
A classic. If you have a curiosity for enlightenment, psychedelia, evolution (whatever it is) and the place of ritual our history then this book is well worth a read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr.Uid
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