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Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna
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Nov 22, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, sociology
Read in December, 2008

To my dismay, this book was not about food and diet as I expected. This book is more about the history of psychoactive drugs and societal attitudes towards mind-altering substances. The book introduces some really interesting and thought-provoking concepts, such as the notion that mushroom intoxication paved the way for human brains to get bigger and that plants and people are meant to have a symbiotic relationship. The book contains illustrations and passages from other sources, but the ideas and materials weren't always well-organized. Worth a quick read to read the arguments and supporting evidence.
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