The Serpent of Paradise: The Story of an Indian Pilgrimage by Miguel Serrano (Used)

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The Serpent of Paradise: The Story of an Indian Pilgrimage by Miguel Serrano (Used)
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The Serpent of Paradise: The Story of an Indian Pilgrimage by Miguel Serrano (Used)

"This book is the story of people and of the Serpent. These distant people, as vast in numbers as serpents in the sea, have been submerged for ages in a tremendous adventure. They have allowed themselves to be bitten by the Serpent, and their adventure, which is at once mysteriously complex and divinely simple, is their search for eternity by means of poison.

"A man who has married this Serpent has a strange, other-worldly appearance. His face has the repose of one who has taken pleasure in being poisoned, and he reflects the calmness of death. He appears to be immersed in dreamy waters, where he swims with the fish of God. His eyes, though closed, emanate an indescribable joy, and there is the shadow of a smile on his lips; for it has been his privilege to descend to the dark roots of pleasure to be able to return to a spiritual union....

"This book, which is about a faraway people and a Serpent, is also a book about my own very special relations with the Serpent ever since my childhood."

--from the book

Paperback, 184

Note: This is a used copy in good condition. Cover shows regular wear, Old price sticker. Pages are unmarked. Only one copy available.

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