New York: Bantam Books, 1992. 1st Edition. Octavo, Publisher's black cloth over green paper-covered boards, spine stamped in metallic orange, original illustrated dust jacket.
"Our culture, self-toxified by the poisonous by-products of technology and egocentric ideology, is the unhappy inheritor of the dominator attitude that alteration of consciousness by the use of plants or substances is somehow wrong, onanistic, and perversely antisocial...We are killing the planet in order to keep intact the wrongheaded assumptions of the ego-dominator cultural style. It is time for change." First edition of psychedelic barnstormer Terence McKenna's audacious manifesto on drugs (particularly psilocybin), evolution, and culture. In one of his best known works, the late radical ethnobotanist argues that psychedelics have accelerated human evolution and social development throughout history. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photos and reproductions; with endnotes, a bibliography and index First printing with complete number row to copyright page. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2512