Food of the Gods
  • Food of the Gods


    Terence McKenna.


    New York: Bantam, 1992. Octavo. Unclipped illustrated dust wrapper. Quarter black cloth and olive boards.  311 pages. First edition. Near fine. 


    “Not to know one's true identity is to be a mad, disensouled thing—a golem. And, indeed, this image, sick-eningly Orwellian, applies to the mass of human beings now living in the high-tech industrial democracies. Their authenticity lies in their ability to obey and follow mass style changes that are conveyed through the media. Immersed in junk food, trash media, and cryp-tofascist politics, they are condemned to toxic lives of low awareness. Sedated by the prescripted daily television fix, they are a living dead, lost to all but the act of consuming.”