The Cosmic Serpent
DNA and the Origins of Knowledge
Anthropologist Jeremy Narby's relentless quest led him to investigate the phenomenal knowledge of Peruvian Indians concerning plants and biochemical interactions, gained through the influence of hallucinogen ayahuasca. His research in diverse fields such as molecular biology, shamanism, neurology and mythology led him to a startling conclusion: the Indians' claims were literally true. Narby's "The Cosmic Serpent" presents a fascinating and mind-bending exploration of the possibilities of DNA-encoded intelligence.
First Published in 1998