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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Only in the past decades have pharmaceutical companies invade the province of these shaman to start mining for botanical compounds to patent and basically steal from the indigenous population. Ayahuasca is a substance which does alter the mind cowmic a tremendous way and I See true possibilities that it is what we call DNA triggering some of the visions. Narby and three molecular biologists revisited the Peruvian Amazon to try to test the hypothesis, and their work is featured in the documentary filmNight of the Liana.

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One day he happens to segpent a book about biology and in that book he discovers the double helix of the DNA and he has a revelation: I don’t think Narby provides anywhere near enough evidence to support his theory though to be fair, he werpent a valiant effort and does indeed support his ideas better than I expected him to. Intelligence in Nature which is not quite as mind boggeling, but very interesting.

For the second half, I began to slowly drown in the latter. I also spend time with my children, and with children in my community as a soccer coachI look after the plants in my garden, without using pesticides and so on. In the process he stumbles on spectacular revelations concerning “ancient knowledge” which of course is nothing new to the indigenous people he is living with and intelligence of species other than humans.

In some ways a new speculation in science gets an immediate dismissal from some but will sometimes gain a foothold for overall acceptance.

Even though his claims may be seen as unprovable at this point and possibly wronghe brings a fres Definitely a very out-of-the-box book! Furthermore, he claims that DNA itself is conscious and can talk to the DNA in any other life form through light waves, so when you establish contact with your own DNA, you also have access to all the knowledge in all the DNA in the world.


It was a similar process when a Catholic priest first suggested the “big bang” as first cause of the universe. The message I got from shamans was: Narby’s intellectual journey begins in the forests of the Peruvian Amazon, where he worked with the Ashaninca people for jeeremy years, and moves through research in anthropology and molecular biology.

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This was a slightly crazy book by an anthropologist who has taken too many hallucinogenic “ayahuasca journeys”. Narby grew up in Canada and Switzerland, studied history at the University of Canterbury, and received a doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University.

If you could glue these tiny strings end to end from all the cells in your body they would stretch million miles 1. Is the world inherently symbolic?

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.

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After spending some time with the Indians of Peru as an anthropologist he goes back home where he starts writing about his experience. Trivia About The Cosmic Serpen Now, for what I didn’t care for: Do you think there is not only an intelligence based in our DNA but a consciousness as well? Jan 19, Emily rated it nrby it.

Want to Read saving…. He wonders if this, in some way, is what is being represented in these mystical visions. This is the kind of book almost jjeremy to start arguments among scientists, and I’m sure jfremy have happened over the past 18 years since the first publication. By the end of the book, the author finally sheds his anthropologist biases and fully accepts the native perspective on the nature of reality—a world where plants and animals speak with their human counterparts in altered states of reality induced by ayahuasca and shamanic practices.

This is the observation that led me to investigate the cosmic serpent.

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. Jan 09, Nicolas Shump rated it it was amazing. For some such a claim might sound very far-fetched. Questioning the scientific method as the only means of gaining knowledge is certainly reasonable.

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He has a second book titled: As the aperiodic crystal of DNA is shaped like two entwined serpents, two ribbons, a twisted ladder, a cord, or a vine, we see in our trances serpents, ladders, cords, vines, trees, spirals, crystals, and so on. Its patenting is the cultural equivalent of patenting the bread and wine of the holy communion or taking out a copyright on the Bible.

I fond myself in constant agreement with Narby about the arrogance and consequent ignorance of Western “science” and knowledge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. From that point he starts searching for more similarities and he obviously finds them – that’s the bias confirmation in action, he starts seeing serpents and DNA double helixes everywhere – that’s the pareidolia in action.

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The combination of spirituality and science feels like it’s on the right track to me, and I’ve always liked jjeremy idea of SOMETHING that connects all the living creatures on the planet let’s call it the over-soul, to borrow a term from Emersoneven if I’ve ocsmic actually felt such a connection myself.

Aug 10, Kent Winward rated it liked it. What are your thoughts on this? Great point about modern science: It was clear that Narby had done a great deal of research on his hypothesis. A true understanding of Ayahuasca and the power it harnesses, if well understood could drastically improve our world, if nothing less than to bind Western man back to his natural roots.

A book that changed the way I view reality, the universe and my place here. He goes to great lengths to provide evidence for the very extraordinary claims made here, but jsremy evidence is so fraught with confirmation bias, simple misunderstandings of science, and giant leaps in logical thinking that by the point I gave up o I didn’t actually finish this.

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