Jeremy Narby Notes 



Terence McKenna
Star Wars

The Cosmic Serpent Shamans Through Time
Intelligence in Nature

Midi-chlorians are microscopic life forms that exist inside the cells of all living things. While they are not the Force itself, they form a link to it, acting as a sort of sensory organ through which the Force can be perceived. Midi-chlorians enable the perception of the Force just as having eyes allows people to see light. Midi-chlorians are the connection between a being’s mind and the Force, enabling certain sentiments to intentionally manipulate it, or allow themselves to be manipulated by it.

"Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you'll hear them speaking to you."
Qui-Gon Jinn to Anakin Skywalker