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He wonders if this, in some way, is what is being represented in these mystical visions. Schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals turned into unsettling nightmares.

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

My own experiences with shammanism were couched in a much more flexible environment, and I found the differences jefemy our experiences and conclusions very compelling. You have said that people are having trouble summing up your book. Cosmic Serpent Review This is without doubt one of the weirdest books that I have ever read in my life.

There was enough there to cause a text exchange between a friend and me, and the friend quickly presented the serpebt to me in book form. This would be a rather bizarre premise except for the fact that Narby is a trained PhD.

For the second half, I began to slowly drown in the latter.

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Second, he pulls together a truly impressive litany of research into the creation myths of indigenous peoples around the world. This article about an anthropology -related book is a stub.

I fond myself in constant agreement with Narby about the arrogance and consequent ignorance of Western “science” and knowledge. As an aside, biophotons appear to be released from the lipid membrane, which is the main area of cell-cell communication via visible light– not DNA.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you like first-hand accounts of hallucinations in the S. And yet, ayahuasca is used throughout the Amazon rain forest as an access to a hallucinatory world where images of spirits inform nargy how to use the hidden power of the plant life in the Amazon rain forest cure a very broad spectrum of disease. You explain how different scientific schools keep to themselves, and in doing so, their discoveries and serlent become limited.


I didn’t actually finish this.

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The rational approach start from the idea that everything is explainable and that mystery is in some sense the enemy. Judging from the responses, a surprising number of people have got the message loud and clear.

He comes by his thesis combining cosmicc in a number of disciplines, from biochemistry to comparative mythology to his own field of anthropology, etc. His journey starts with his experience in the Western Amazon basin where he was invited to try powerful hallucinogen called “ayahuasca”. Narby spent several years living with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon cataloging indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction. In fact, the use of knowledge for the accumulation of personal power is the definition of black magic for many shamans and ayahuasqueros.

His argument is actually quite convincing as he punches holes in rational constructive thinking and makes the case for completely different and more intuitive platform of knowledge. In such instances, the burden of proof will always be on the hypothesizer. This is how animals and plants were domesticated. But some astronauts did when they cismic out to explore the final frontier.

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I loved how cosmoc 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 jerejy now called in pharmacology curare.

The response – insisted on by healers, shamans and “knowers” across South America – is that their knowledge can come to them directly from hallucinogenic plants – the “plant teachers”.


Lists with This Book. This experience allows them to select plants and processes that can heal, can discriminate between specific uses, with no trial and error experimentation. For some such a claim might sound very far-fetched. Still, it was definitely an interesting read.

To make this drug one must cook it for a period of 72 hours exactly, and also not be anywhere near the boiling pot, as its fumes are extremely toxic and will kill if inhaled. However, as a geneticist researcher myself, I have to say that Narby is an excellent anthropologist but a dirt poor biologist. This concept will jrremy at least a decade or two for biologists to consider and test. He proposes that DNA crystals in cells can receive information from biophotonic emissions and that all life is interacting in this way.

Not something I very often say about a book. Look, the first time I took nabry 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?

DNA is superintelligent and comes from outer space! Hm, now where have I heard that argument before? Narby describes his descent into a rabbit-hole like a mystery novel or an adventure flick, so it’s a very edible read. I highly recommend this book if you’re interested in exploring an outside-the-box view of humanity from an anthropological perspective.

How has living in the Amazon and studying the shamans affected you? But the book just gets loopier after that.