This book tackles the controversial topic of plant-human evolution, specifically exploring the role that psychedelic drugs have played in this process. Author Terence McKenna theorizes that humanity’s spiritual and intellectual development has been directly influenced by psychoactive substances present in plants. He makes a strong case for the idea that humans are “Food of the Gods”, and argues for a more open exploration of psychedelics as potential catalysts for personal growth and scientific advancement.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone interested in the history and philosophy of plant-human evolution, or who wants to know more about the role that psychedelics play in human development. It provides a wealth of information on this topic and makes a strong case for reevaluating our attitudes towards psychoactive substances.
- It is a well-researched, thoroughly researched book
- It makes you think about plant and human evolution in a new way
- It is engaging and enjoyable to read
- The author’s theories are highly speculative and not supported by any concrete evidence.
- The book is dense and difficult to read, containing a lot of complex information that may be overwhelming for the average reader.
- It can be seen as advocating drug use, which could potentially lead to dangerous consequences
Learn more about the author
Terence McKenna was an American philosopher, writer, lecturer and ethnobotanist. He is best known for his work on psychedelic drugs and plant-human evolution.
“If you’re interested in plant-human evolution, consciousness, or psychedelic drugs, then this book is a must-read. McKenna tackles these complex subjects with intelligence and insight, making the case for psychedelics as tools for personal growth and scientific advancement.”
“This book is a must-read for anyone interested in human evolution, drug culture, or the history of religion. McKenna’s theories are engaging and thought-provoking, and he manages to make complex concepts accessible to the average reader.”
“This book is a radical and fascinating exploration of the role that psychoactive plants have played in human evolution. Terence McKenna makes a strong case for the idea that humans are ‘Food of the Gods’, and argues for a more open exploration of psychedelics as potential catalysts for personal growth and scientific advancement.”
“This book is simply awesome. Terence McKenna is one of the most brilliant minds of our time, and he offers a radical new perspective on plant-human evolution in Food of the Gods.”