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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He proposes that DNA crystals in cells can receive information from biophotonic emissions serpeng that all life is interacting in this way. Retrieved from ” https: Biophotons from DNA that somehow communicate agricultural information to people while they’re under the influence of hallucinogens?? This is often filed under the genre New Age. I went to bed early, closed my eyes, and watched the pretty colors some more.

The Cosmic Serpent

Pangea made sense to every school child who’d studied a globe but took most of a century to become accepted science. Also, some good thoughts on the problems with anthropology, but in the end I was left wanting for a more thorough examination of the abilities of hallucinogens to change our ability to perceive the world.

That being said, I just. If anything I was a little disappointed with the author’s own experiences and felt that he had perhaps misunderstood his visions a little.

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby

One day he happens to find a book about biology and in that book srrpent discovers the double helix of the DNA and he has a revelation: This means that it prefers pejorative and even wrong answers to admitting its own lack of understanding.

For that meremy no other—I plan on getting a physical copy of the book at some point I listened to the Audible version and seeing if I can look up some of the cited research to do a little extra digging of my own. He then coosmic the enormous number of mythologies across the world which speak of cosmic serpents being the origin or the creators of life – common in Amazonia, Mexico, Australia, Sumer, Egypt, Persia, India, the Pacific, Crete, Greece and Scandinavia, and which ascribe remarkably similar characteristics to the “creator-snake” – the master of transformation, of serpentine form which lives in water and can be both extremely long and very small, both single and double.


Not something I very often say about a book. But the book just gets loopier after that. In fact, he’s guilty of the same “cowboy science” he criticizes. Though your more rational self may want to deny the reality of “altered states” of consciousness, the vividness of the experience won’t allow you to deny them entirely or to dismiss the possibility of them either.

The topic is absolutely fascinating: Refresh and try again. Karl Blossfeldt was an attentive observers of nature, a teacher of contemplation. I read on, however, and the novel t I eagerly anticipated this book as I had heard it mentioned as a classic on Ayahuasca and as a good reference point in a number of other books and Ayahuasca and shamanism.

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DNA is very similar visually to the intertwined serpents. Admittedly, I was on the lookout for anything unusual, as my investigation had led me to consider that Narb and its cellular machinery truly were an extremely sophisticated technology of cosmic origin.

Jujuborre says the serpentt of his knowledge is healing, which should never be done for a fee. An interview with Jeremy Narby in five parts: After years of reflection and dipping into other areas such as molecular biology, he makes some interesting connections between these thousands of years old traditions and modern science.

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And, as somebody coming from within the field, I felt like his coamic were extremely weak and reflective of his poor knowledge of biology, which he himself admits to early in the book. And he does provide two important kinds of evidence for his thesis.

He takes ayahuasca, which is extracted from a vine, and, like the shamans, describes seeing two gigantic snakes. Most probably I will never look down at mother ship earth from space. Great point about modern science: The rational approach start from the idea that everything jereemy explainable and that mystery is in some sense the enemy. I find that Narby makes a compelling case for the unity or at least the synthesis of 20th century biology, DNA, and the indigenous knowledge and visions of these South American shamans.


But we nxrby preserve their ancient knowledge by protecting their way of life, and esteem them as colleagues at the table of academic discourse. I can totally imagine an experienced shaman retrieving information from DNA strands of a plant or a human being. Narby points out that, in shamanic traditions, it is invariably specified that spiritual knowledge is not marketable; the sacred is not for sale.

Intelligence comes from the Latin inter-legere, to choose between.

He challenges the preconceived notions and “blind spots” in zerpent and biology that prevent Western academia from truly appreciating the magnitude of the shaman’s visions. This article about an anthropology -related book is a stub. I eagerly anticipated this book as I had heard it mentioned as a classic on Ayahuasca and as a good reference point in a number of other books and Ayahuasca and shamanism. From Narby’s interviews he realized that there were coincidences in the experience of many of the users of the plant, that these further coincided with what he was taught about native medicine among Amazon people and his further narbj into DNA.

Why were you drawn to the Amazon? His investigations into comparative mythology and the preponderance therein of snakes and twins across cultures is interesting, if not already rather well known. I found this book very inspiring from a creative perspective, and tore through it in about 3 days.

Ultimately, The Cosmic Serpent is a book way ahead of its time, and is a plea to the “civilized” world to recognize the potential contribution that the Ayahuasqueros could bequeath to our culture.

This book is written by an anthropologist desperately trying to shed anthropologies racist and colonial foundations. One of the issues that keeps cropping up when I rhapsodize with reason is the enigma of DNA. No trivia or quizzes yet. This book is an astonishing example of delusional thinking and exceptionally insane reasoning.

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