The Cosmic Serpent

  • by Jeremy Narby
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences", leads the listener through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge. In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

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What the Critics Say

"[A]n intriguing detective story, wondrous visions and a wealth of fascinating information on genetic science, shamanism, etc...." (Publishers Weekly)

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a light bulb moment of The Big Picture

I'm going to buy this book in hard copy format too so I can reference it. It's along the line of other books that interest me in the area of Who Are We? What? Why? Where? When? exploration and books about Consciousness.

A similar book (busting out from materialism,) even heavier on the biology/science that I am listening to (have to take breaks from it since it is too heavy on medical, chemical, anatomical and biological references) is the audio book titled Science and Reincarnation. It is not as easy-listening as The Cosmic Serpent, which is nicely framed as an autobiographical discovery and has some excitement threading through it.

Other authors that may interest "left-brainers" who are dipping into Consciousness or Spirituality are books by Bruce Lipton, Candace Pert, Graham Hancock, Rick Straussman, Rupert Sheldrake, Robert Monroe, and Tom Campbell (virtual reality). And Michael Newton, Brian Weiss, William Buhlman . . .

Loved this book - hope Jeremy Narby's other books will also become available in audio book format.
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- Diana

Interesting ideas

Well presented, if radical, theory. Presented for a non-scientist to follow, but makes some leaps in logic. A good companion to Behe's Inside Darwin's Black Box (on intelligent design).
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- Jim Neely

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio