An interview about the Cosmic Serpent with Jeremy Narby
from Ascent Magazine by Todd Stewart.
Jeremy Narby travelled to the Amazonian rain forest in 1984 to study the Ashanica Indians. There he encountered Shamans who recounted their experiences with ayahuasca, a hallucinatory drink, which they claim reveals to them the healing properties of the forest. This encounter began an adventure that lasted over ten years and culminated in his book, The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. Narby's discoveries form a fascinating account of the possibilities of myth, science and intelligence.