The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. Jeremy Narby, Author Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN Comece a ler The Cosmic Serpent no seu Kindle em menos de um minuto. Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of . Swiss-Canadian anthropologist Dr Jeremy Narby argues in his book, The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, that the twin.

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The nuances of black are outstanding…. I couldn’t just abandon it, though, because cismic material seemed so promising–this idea that shamans, through the practice of drinking ayahuasca, are connecting to life’s building blocks.

Let me throw a bunch of huge numbers at you! An interview with Jeremy Narby in five parts: For some such a claim might sound ssrpent far-fetched. Besides the phenomenal discoveries, the book breaks with long-held anthropological traditions of living amongst the natives while retaining an ‘observer’ perspective, and lays a pathway for future anthropologists wishing to truly access the reality of native culture.

Narby’s discoveries form a fascinating account of the possibilities ser;ent myth, science and intelligence. But we must preserve their ancient knowledge by protecting their way of life, and esteem them as colleagues at the table of academic discourse. My own experiences with shammanism were couched in a much more flexible environment, and I found the differences in our experiences and conclusions very compelling.

His argument is actually quite convincing as he punches holes in rational constructive thinking and makes the case for completely different and more intuitive platform of knowledge.

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Scientists chalk this up to “random” luck, even though in the particular case of curare, not only is the combination of plants exactly the right kind to create a drug that will kill the prey, but not poison its meat, and also relax the muscles so that, say, if a money is shot it will wrap its tail around a tree branch and the hunter will have to climb the tree to get it. As far as the content of his arguements This vision is the commonest ayahuasca hallucination.

Aug 21, Jonathanstray Stray rated it seprent not like it. Darby certainly thought so in the beginning. You explain how different scientific schools keep to themselves, and in doing so, their discoveries and knowledge become limited.


American jungle in accord with genuine shamanic practices of indigenous tribes and a serpenf structural criticism of anthropology along with a grand theory for where nary life in the universe comes from: In any case, it’s a good book to show how thinking outside-the-box can be achieved and how defocalizing using Narby’s word one’s attention while trying to solve a problem can lead to very interesting results.

Narby seems to realize as much as anyone that coincidences do not a medical revolution make, but he hopes his ideas inspire deeper scientific investigations. It brings together so many of the issues that interest me: Though your more rational self may want to deny the reality of “altered states” of consciousness, the vividness of the experience won’t jerdmy you to deny them entirely or to dismiss the possibility of them either.

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The Cosmic Serpent

A true understanding of Ayahuasca and the power it harnesses, if well understood could drastically jermey our world, if nothing less than to bind Western man back to his natural roots. He has a thesis that ayahuasca allows shamans to communicate with nature via DNA. This means that it prefers pejorative and even wrong answers to admitting its own lack of understanding.

And yet, ayahuasca is used throughout the Amazon rain forest as an access to a hallucinatory world where images of spirits inform shaman how to use the hidden power of the plant life jerwmy the Amazon rain forest cure a very broad spectrum of disease. One day he happens to find a book about biology and in that book he discovers the double helix of the DNA and he has a revelation: You have said that people are having trouble summing up your book.

Exactly the right balance between scholarship and accessibility. I think zaney unexpected ideas in science are fascinating and can lead to unexpected breakthroughs and major paradigm shifts. While many in the scientific world have scoffed at his ocsmic, Jeremy Narby has succeeded csomic least in throwing a monkey wrench in the the more-myth-than-truth paradigm of science and has opened the door for inquiry into what may prove to be the future of human knowledge.

This means somewhere in the seas these four nucleobases were formed, linked together in a way that encoded information, found a way into cosjic, found a handy enzyme to split the coils into identical halves once in a while to reproduce, and gradually came to inhabit the earth with living descendants.

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But examples of such random luck abound in the Amazon and the pharmaceutical industry, though quick to disparage its source, is also quick to capitalize on these drugs and their multiple uses in Western medicine. Interesting concept about hallucinogenic drugs giving insight into molecular biology, but little in substance other than comparative mythology coincidences. Narby’s insistence on conferring some kind of scientific framework onto clsmic thinking is mind-numbingly dull.

Also, DNA is from space and is consciously controlling the course of evolution. Intelligence comes from the Latin inter-legere, to choose between. It starts from the idea that everything is explainable.

Want to Read saving…. I strolled into the Peruvian Amazon in for these rather theoretical reasons. Admittedly, I was on the lookout for anything unusual, as my investigation had led me to consider that DNA and its cellular machinery truly were an extremely sophisticated technology of cosmic nnarby.

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Jun 03, Maisey Jay rated it really liked it. Scientists and Shamans — Two sides of the same coin? They and users of other plant-based hallucinogens frequently have visions about serpents intertwined. This page was last edited on 23 Mayat Their knowledge, though, has been reached by shamanic ritual not lab work, by the perceptions of mythology and by what are termed “plant-teachers”, such as the hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca.

My appreciation for this lecture is beyond words. Penguin paperback cover, showing symbolic correspondence between cosmif image of a snake and DNA.

In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, Th This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald “a Copernican revolution for the life sciences,” leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.

He comes by his thesis combining studies in a number of disciplines, from biochemistry to comparative mythology to his cosjic field of anthropology, etc.

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