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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.
©1998 Jeremy Narby (P)2016 Tantor
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"[A]n intriguing detective story, wondrous visions and a wealth of fascinating information on genetic science, shamanism, etc...." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-31-16

Very interesting thoughts on the origins of DNA

Incredible insights here. I grabbed this to find out more about Ayahuasca, and while there isn't nearly as much about that in the book as information on DNA, I was not disappointed. Without a solid foundation of microbiology or any kind of general science knowledge, this can be a bit tricky to comprehend without rewinding a lot towards the second half. It definitely demands multiple listens to pick up on everything but is not dry or boring. Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By The Angelo Brothers on 01-20-17

The most impressive investigation of Hallucination

This is the most impressive book covering DMT, Ayahuasca, and hallucination research I have read. It covers the full spectrum of aspects from the anthropolgy, right down to the nitty gritty physics of DNA.

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