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    DescriptionWhilst living amongst Peruvian Indians, anthropologist Jeremy Narby learned of their phenomenal knowledge of plants and biochemical interactions, gained under the influence of the hallucinogen ayahuasca. Despite his initial scepticism, Narby found himself engaged in an increasingly obsessive quest. He researched cutting-edge scholarship in subjects as diverse as molecular biology, shamanism, neurology and mythology, which led him inexorably to the conclusion that the Indians' claims were literally true: to a consciousness prepared with drugs, biochemical knowledge could indeed be transmitted, through DNA itself.


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    Title
    The Cosmic Serpent
    Subtitle
    DNA and the Origins of Knowledge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Narby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753808511
    ISBN 10: 075380851X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PSAK1, PDZ
    DC21: 572.86
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BIC subject category V2: JMTK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-098
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, PDZ, JMT, PSAX
    Illustrations note
    b&w line drawings
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    07 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jeremy Narby studied history at the University of Canterbury and received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University. For two years he lived with the Ashaninca Indians in the Peruvian Amazon, studying their methods of using the forest's resources. He lives in switzerland with his wife and children.