The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge


By (author) Jeremy Narby

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  • Publisher: Tarcher/Putnam,US
  • Format: Paperback | 257 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 201mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0874779642
  • ISBN 13: 9780874779646
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 37,918

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For ten years, Jeremy Narby explored the Amazonian rain forests, the libraries of Europe, and some of the world's most arcane scientific journals, following strange clues, unsuppressible intuitions, and extraordinary coincidences. He collected evidence and researched the seemingly impossible possibility that specific knowledge might somehow be transferred through DNA, the genetic information at the heart of every cell of every living thing, to a specially prepared consciousness. Narby demonstrates that indigenous and ancient peoples have known for millennia - and have even drawn - the double helix structure, something Western science discovered only in 1953. He also suggests that DNA and the life it codes for at the cellular level are "minded."

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Author information

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. He lives in Switzerland.

Table of contents

The Cosmic Serpent Chapter 1: Forest Television Chapter 2: Anthropologists and Shamans Chapter 3: The Mother of the Mother of Tobacco Is a Snake Chapter 4: Enigma in Rio Chapter 5: Defocalizing Chapter 6: Seeing Correspondences Chapter 7: Myths and Molecules Chapter 8: Through the Eyes of an Ant Chapter 9: Receptors and Transmitters Chapter 10: Biology's Blind Spot Chapter 11: "What Took You So Long?" Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Permissions and Credits Index Bibliographic Index