Food of the Gods

  The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1993. Food of the Gods of perhaps the best book Terence McKenna has written, and I have read it with an enthusiastic participation that I have rarely experienced in my literary life. It was… Continue reading Food of the Gods

The Archaic Revival

  Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFO’s, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the End of History, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1992. In The Archaic Revival, Terence McKenna lays the groundwork for something like a psychedelic culture, a society based on new values. In the etiology of the group alienation that… Continue reading The Archaic Revival

The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries

  London: Frowde, 1911, Minneola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2002. The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries is the final account of an immensely complex and long-standing research on fairy faith in Britain and Brittany, the French Bretagne. The research Dr. Evans-Wentz conducted on fairies was meticulous and scientific. There was obviously an effort from the part of… Continue reading The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries

Shamanism

  Ancient Techniques of Ecstasy, New York: Penguin Arkana, 1989, First published by Pantheon Books, 1964. Shamanism by Mircea Eliade is considered to be the classic on shamanism, and it remains a reference book. However, the book is not an easy read. Especially when compared with Terence McKenna’s books, and those by Richard Schultes, Michael Harner or… Continue reading Shamanism