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Jeremy Narby – Cosmic serpent

Identifier

000433

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

 

How come indeed!

A description of the experience

Jeremy Narby – Cosmic serpent

Australian aborigines believe that the creation of life was the work of a cosmic personage related to the universal fecundity – the Rainbow snake, whose powers were symbolised by quartz crystals.  It so happens that the Desana of the Colombian Amazon also associate the cosmic anaconda, creator of life with a quartz crystal.  How could it be that Australian aborigines separated from the rest of humanity for 40,000 years tell the same story about the creation of life?

The source of the experience

Australian aboriginal

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

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