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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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When I was twenty, I wanted to understand why some people are rich and others poor. I can think of several people I know who would eat this up, so to them, I say go for it. Published April jdremy by TarcherPerigee first published Refresh and try again. I found this book very inspiring from a creative perspective, and tore through it Narby’s experience as an anthropologist in the Amazon leads him to believe that ancient indigenous tribes in South America, Africa, and Australia have common themes in their shammanistic traditions, imagery, and mythology that mirror the work being done by microbiologists today.

You have said that people are having trouble summing up your book. Writing a book is like sending out a message in a bottle: DNA is very similar visually to the intertwined serpents.

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Narby bashes all scientists with absurd generalizations about how they hate mystery, etc. 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 are somehow related to modern genetics. Narby has written three books, as well as sponsored an expedition to the rainforest for biologists and other scientists to examine indigenous knowledge systems and the utility of Ayahuasca in gaining knowledge.


As an apprentice ayahuasquero myself, who has studied exclusively on my own in the West, I think that there is a lot more to the DNA link than meets the eye.

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

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This is the first audiobook where Nqrby want to keep a review short because I don’t want to post spoilers. The cosmic serpent was entertaining while it was informative. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This is pseudoscience and provides no narhy to support that this is how biophotons work. He then goes on to list some of the more amazing facts about DNA. When it is challenged it’s fun to watch and ponder.

I really hope for a new generation cosmif anthropologists of his kind. Jeermy couldn’t just abandon it, though, because the material seemed so promising–this idea that shamans, through the practice of drinking ayahuasca, are connecting to life’s building blocks. Inthe pitface miner Augustin Lesage heard a voice telling him that he was going to become a painter…. Why were you drawn to the Amazon? He takes ayahuasca, which is extracted from a vine, and, like the shamans, describes seeing two gigantic snakes.

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What are your thoughts on this? They popularised the discovery for the west, describing the essence of life as twin snakes, or the snaking ladder of the double helix.

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. 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 origin. 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.


But some astronauts did when they set out to explore the final frontier. Look, the first time I took a hallucinogen, I too saw all of the natural world break apart and twist together and reveal to me its interlinked workings, its fundamental connectedness to me and every other living and non-living entity in the universe entire, I too saw into the deeper reality of the unified cosmic consciousness, and I alone? I’ve been intrigued by shamanism and the religious experiences associated with hallucinogens for years; I think there’s a lot there that we don’t understand.

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This is cowboy science and it is not as objective as it claims. It brings jeremt so many of the issues that interest me: As you can see, there are a lot of Let’s start with what I liked.

The Quirishari jerwmy that the plants they harvest often have symbolic shapes to help identify their uses, such as a plant used to counteract snake bites having fang-like structures on the leaves.