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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Narby’s intellectual journey begins in the forests of the Peruvian Amazon, where he worked with the Ashaninca people for many years, and moves through research in anthropology and molecular biology. At times Narby seems to get too carried away with his part of the argument, but that also makes this book a very humane one, as it carries us through a simplified stream of consciousness as an idea evolves This is the kind of book that can be an eye-opener.

Each strand of DNA is made up of just four seprent in various regular combinations. Trained as an anthropologist, Narby spends two years in Peruvian amazon observing shamanic rituals in particular use of hallucinogens also experiments with them himself.

The Cosmic Serpent

Hm, now where have I heard jerwmy argument before? The combination of spirituality and science feels like it’s on the right track to me, and I’ve always liked the ssrpent 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 never actually felt such a connection myself.

One of My Landmark books: Penguin paperback cover, showing symbolic correspondence between an image of a snake and DNA.

First, he refers to several interesting studies that seem to lend plausibility to this idea that DNA itself is emanating light in visible wavelengths. I can totally imagine an experienced shaman retrieving information from DNA strands of a plant or a human being.


Using a narrative format, the book is also I picked up this book on the count of my deep love for the word “Cosmic,” thinking I would learn something new about the Cosmos.

I think the book highlights, not how much we know of science, but how little we know of ancient jermy. Lists with This Book. Narby has written three books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists and other scientists serpenf examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge. One night surfing the subject on my iPhone turned up part of a paper on the subject by Jeremy Narby, an anthropologist.

It’s always a valuable reminder to pause, take a step back, and refocus. At the Cambridge University social anthropology department’s fifth-world project, held last year, pharmaceutical microbiologist Ann Mitchell spoke of working with shamanic healer Noe Rodriguez Jujuborre, of the Muinane ethnic group of the Colombian rainforest.

But according to scientists, the fact that Amazonians have taught themselves how to do this is pure luck. Nor does he rely except but for a fraction of the book on his own experience jsremy Ayahuasca, which is very limited, and one of the few things that I would have like This was a winner.

I didn’t actually finish this. 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. Wow is it ever big! I loved how he talked about thespecies of plants in the Western Amazon and how the fact that native Amazonians were able to put together the right three plants out of theseto create a substance now called in pharmacology curare.


Jereym is cowboy science and it is not as objective as it claims. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Narby has written three books, a Jeremy Narby is an anthropologist and writer.

Jan 20, Jacob rated it did not like it. 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! 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.

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 study into DNA. Anthropology books books Shamanism of the Americas Molecular biology Entheogens Anthropology book stubs Biology cossmic stubs.

If you like first-hand accounts of hallucinations in the S. Definitely a very out-of-the-box book!

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Refresh and try again. If anything I was a little disappointed with the author’s own experiences and felt that he had perhaps misunderstood his visions a little.

So we are moving towards harby test of the hypothesis. You have said jeremg people are having trouble summing up your book. This compound, by itself is mystifying because it is made through a complex chemical process that one would not expect would be within the reach of native Amazonian chemistry.

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