Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Book Review of Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

Ben over at Dreaming Life. org wrote a great book review on Terence McKenna's book "Food of the Gods". Since he did a great job I did see the need to write another whole review about the book, but instead send a link over his way. Here is a little bit about what he has to say:
The Food of the Gods, by Terence McKenna, is the story of humanities relationship with different plants and how these relationships effect and reflect our cultural values.

By the last page, the book has taken a somewhat discontinuous step into a different territory, with McKenna penning a manifesto of sorts on the integration of psychoactives into our current culture. He calls our culture the Dominator culture, and sees the use of consciousness-expanding plants as part of the Archaic Revival, a reference to the return of a  pre-monotheistic, integrated, “whole” way of living that we as a species once had with our environment and each other.

Read more at Bens blog dreaminglife.org

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