Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge Topics for Discussion

Terence McKenna
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McKenna notes on several occasions the presence of a "dominator style." He mainly uses it to reference the dominator, rather than symbiotic, relationship human beings have with plants and nature. In what other ways and situations could modern day humans be described as being dominators?

McKenna discusses the role plants once played in human culture and development and advocates a return to that kind of relationship. What are some advantages of an "Archaic Revival"? What are some disadvantages?

The world view of opium is very different from that of tobacco, despite both their addictive properties. Do you think one is "worse" than the other? Explain how each should be viewed and why.

The author writes that sugar is perhaps the most damaging addiction known to man due to its superfluous nutrition and role in slavery. Do you agree or disagree? Support your answer

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