Food Of The Gods by Terence McKenna


Genre : Drug abuse
Editor : Random House
Release : 1999
ISBN-13 : 9780712670388
Hardcover : 311 Pages


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A journey to some of the Earth's most endangered people in the remote Upper Amazon. . . . a look at the rituals of the Bwiti cults of Gabon and Zaire. . . . . a field watch on the eating habits of 'stoned' apes and chimpanzees - these adventures are all a part of ethnobotanist Terence McKenna's extraordinary quest to discover the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. He wonders why, as a species, we are so fascinated by altered states of consciousness. Can they reveal something about our origins as human beings and our place in nature? As an odyssey of mind, body and spirit, Food of the Gods is one of the most fascinating and surprising histories of consciousness ever written. And as a daring work of scholarship and exploration, it offers an inspiring vision for individual fulfilment and a humane basis for our interaction which each other and with the natural world. 'Brilliant, provocative, opinionated, poetic and inspiring. . . . . Essential reading for anyone who ever wondered why people take drugs.' Rupert Sheldrake

Foods Of The Gods by Gary Westfahl


Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : University of Georgia Press
Release : 1996
ISBN-13 : 0820317470
Hardcover : 253 Pages


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Gluttony and starvation, pleasure and pain, growth and decay. These and other extremes of our condition related to food, though all but banned from the "civilized" tables of mainstream fiction, are ideal topics for the "undomesticated," free-roaming modes of fantasy. As acts and ideas, food and eating are fundamental to all that makes us human and dominate our symbolic realms of art, literature, and cuisine. These essays show us the power of speculative modes of fiction to help us look anew at prehistorical and psychomythical attitudes toward food and eating; historical Western-cultural attitudes toward the material fact of food and the necessity of eating; and the relationship between attitudes toward food and how, how much, when, and where we eat. The contributors come from a variety of backgrounds, including anthropology, film, and French, Russian, English, and medieval literature. Ranging in their focus from shamans to cannibals, utopias to social Darwinism, muscle magazines to supermarket tabloids, the contributors discuss the theory and practice of science fictional eating; the dialectic, at the level of eating, between individual needs and collective norms; and the ways that eating habits and the availability and choice of food serve to contextualize and demarcate modern fictional genres. In addition to discussing such writers as C. S. Lewis, Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Jonathan Swift, and Anne Rice, the contributors also consider such films as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast.


Genre : Fiction
Editor : Good Press
Release : 2019-11-20
ISBN-13 : EAN:4057664176356
Hardcover : 257 Pages


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"The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth" by H. G. Wells. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Food Of The Gods by H. G. Wells


Genre : Fiction
Editor : Courier Corporation
Release : 2005-12-01
ISBN-13 : 9780486448466
Hardcover : 193 Pages


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"Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable. Giant chickens, rats, and insects run amok, and children given the food stuffs experience incredible growth--and serious illnesses. Over the years, people who have eaten these specially treated foods find themselves unable to fit into a society where ignorance and hypocrisy rule. These "giants", with their extraordinary mental powers, find themselves shut away from an older, more traditional society. Intolerance and hatred increase as the line of distinction between ordinary people and giants is drawn across communities and families."--Back cover.

Food For The Gods by D. P. S. Peacock


Genre : History
Editor : Oxbow Books
Release : 2006-12-21
ISBN-13 : 9781782974451
Hardcover : 192 Pages


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The story of incense is one of the most intriguing in both eastern and western culture. From the first millennium BC to the present day it has been sought after and valued on a par with precious metals or gems. Although incense was a luxury, it was consumed in prodigious quantities by the ancient world, in temples and at funerals, but also in private homes. The papers in this volume look at the role of incense, primarily - though not exclusively - during the Roman period. It is hoped that they will provide a starting point for further research into this important, but neglected, area of social and economic archaeology.

Chocolate by Hofstra University


Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1997
ISBN-13 : 0313305064
Hardcover : 228 Pages


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Chocolate has been one of mankind's obsessions for centuries. This collection examines the history of cacao and chocolate-making--its use in literature, art, music, and folklore, as a subject for psychology and childrearing, and as an important product for business.

Food For The Gods by Diana Seshadri


Genre : Cooking
Editor : Lulu.com
Release : 2007-05
ISBN-13 : 9781430312697
Hardcover : 238 Pages


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Indian vegetarian cookery can be considered be the most varied, attractive and healthful of all vegetarian diets.. There is no scarcity of books on Indian cooking in English, but few deal exclusively with vegetarian foods, particularly from southern India. Within India, there is no lack of books on regional cookeries in regional languages but there are few reasonable English translations of them, and they deal almost exclusively with variety and taste, not with values such as nutrition. This book attempts to cover these aspects, and by doing so, offer a definitive work on the subject. Apart from the recipes, there is much that is new to open up the rich world of south Indian vegetarian cooking, including the origin, culture and ethos of the cuisine to help its real understanding. There are full descriptions of all the recipes' components - grains, vegetables, herbs and spices. Every fact has been meticulously researched, and the recipes gone through with appropriate chefs as needed.

Food Of The Gods by Rosita Arvigo


Genre : Cooking, Belizean
Editor :
Release : 2010
ISBN-13 : 9768161337
Hardcover : 157 Pages


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Genre : Cacao
Editor : NEXRITZ LLC
Release : 1903
ISBN-13 : 9781448631551
Hardcover : 109 Pages


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Food Of The Gods by Cassandra Khaw


Genre : Fiction
Editor : Abaddon Books
Release : 2017-05-04
ISBN-13 : 9781786180667
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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GODS. GORE. GOOD FOOD. By day, Rupert Wong—sorcerer, chef, former triad—prepares delicious meals of human flesh for a dynasty of ghouls in Kuala Lumpur; by night, he’s an administrator for the Ten Chinese Hells. It’s a living, of sorts. When the Dragon of the South demands that Rupert investigate the murders of his daughter and her mortal husband, Rupert is caught in a war between gods that’s as bewildering as it is bloody. If he’s going to survive, he’ll need to stay sharp, stay lucky, and always read the fine print… This volume collects the novellas Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef and Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth.