A classic of drugs literature that asks what altered states of consciousness can tell us about human origins and our place in nature.
Terence McKenna (1946-2000) was an American ethnobotanist, psychonaut and author noted for his knowledge of psychedelics, metaphysics and subjects ranging from shamanism to the origins of language and civilization. His other books include Food of the Gods, The Archaic Revival and, with Dennis McKenna, The Invisible Landscape.
The single most influential spokesperson for organic psychedelics *
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The modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens * The Washington Post *
The culture's foremost spokesperson for the psychedelic experience * L.A. Weekly *
Essential reading for anyone who ever wondered why people take drugs -- Rupert Sheldrake