The Cosmic Serpent has ratings and reviews. D.M. said: Jeremy Narby’s Cosmic Serpent is a densely academic book that is 50% footnotes. This not. Swiss-Canadian anthropologist Dr Jeremy Narby argues in his book, The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, that the twin. This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald “a Copernican revolution for the life sciences,” leads the reader.

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My answer is speculative. But according to scientists, the fact that Amazonians have taught themselves how to do this is pure luck. Religion, Science, Evolution, Physics, Cosmology, the Supern A brilliant and thought-provoking book that argues that perhaps the drug-induced trances of an Amazonian tribe and their creation myths jeeemy somehow related to modern genetics. Jan 09, AndrewR rated it it was amazing.

Your mind is never the same after these types of experiences. Jeremy Narby is an anthropologist and writer. It is also a forum for discussing intellectual property rights – the patenting clsmic indigenous peoples’ plants and the indigenous knowledge of their uses.

I mean, read it. Nor does he rely except but for a fraction of the book on his own experience with Ayahuasca, which is very limited, and one of the few things that I would have liked to see differently in the book. No trivia or quizzes yet. A book that changed the way I view reality, the universe and my place here. See 1 question about The Cosmic Serpent….


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

This is the kind of book almost designed to start arguments among scientists, and I’m sure those have happened over the past 18 years since the first publication. He would have liked to see that aspect of it termed “mystery DNA” as that would admit the truth of it: 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 in the Amazon rain forest cure a very broad spectrum of disease.

I can think ser;ent several people I know who would eat this up, so to cosjic, I say go for it.

Contains 40 pages worth of interesting things to say. Refresh and try again. Trivia About The Cosmic Serpen Jan 09, Nicolas Shump rated it it was amazing.

Because DNA is a master of transformation, we also see jaguars, caymans, bulls, or any other living being. It is that the global network of DNA-based life emits ultra-weak radio waves, which are currently at the limits of measurement, but which we can nonetheless perceive in states of defocalization, such as hallucinations and dreams.

Those who drink the brew made from the ayahuasca experience several visual hallucinations that give them what they believe are deeper understandings of plants for medication found throughout the rainforest. However, as a geneticist researcher myself, I have to say that Narby is an excellent anthropologist but a dirt poor biologist.


One can fill a book with correspondences between shamanism and molecular biology.

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

I like how Narby takes a deconstructionist approach to anthropology. More than an anthropological account of how shaman use hallucination to find cures for disease, The Cosmic Serpent is a challenge to Western rationalism and modern science.

The message I got from shamans was: Also, DNA is from space and is consciously controlling the course of evolution. DNA is very similar visually to the intertwined serpents.

I went to bed early, closed my eyes, and watched the pretty colors some more. Cells send one another signals, in jeermy form of proteins and molecules.

I’ve been intrigued by ieremy and the religious experiences associated with hallucinogens for years; I think there’s a lot there that we don’t understand.

Narby points out that, in shamanic traditions, it is invariably specified that spiritual knowledge is not marketable; the sacred is not for sale. The cosmic serpent was entertaining while it was informative.

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