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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Serpent’s tale

For anyone interested in DNA, shamanism and the origins of life and knowledge, this book is a must-read. Apr 30, Henrique Maia rated it really liked it.

Jan 09, Nicolas Shump rated it it was amazing. I fond myself in constant agreement with Narby about the arrogance and consequent ignorance of Western “science” and knowledge. That being said, I just. But were they the first?

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The reflex reaction towards non-western thinking is pejorative, and the repeated testimonies of indigenous experts are scorned or disbelieved, even nqrby they are, in effect, graduates of “indigenous universities” some 5, years old.

It is also a forum for discussing intellectual property rights – the patenting of indigenous peoples’ plants and the indigenous knowledge of their uses. Mystery is, in some sense, the enemy. This leads me to suspect that the cosmic serpent is narcissistic—or, at least, obsessed with its own reproduction, even in imagery.

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

After spending some time with the Indians of Peru as an anthropologist he goes back The book has a promising start but it goes downhill from there. I wrote the book because I felt that certain things needed saying. His investigations into comparative mythology and the preponderance therein of snakes and twins across cultures nagby interesting, if not already rather well known.


Ayahuasca, by the way, also grows in a serpentine shape. I found the premises of his research very refreshing: I initially thought of the writings of Carlos Castaneda, but there is a scientific and intellectual rigor in Narby’s book that I can not find in Castaneda’s works.

As far as the content of his arguements Meanwhile, a cognitive psychologist called Benny Shanon is writing a book about ayahuasca; his work deserves attention. You have a hypothesis of a hidden intelligence contained within DNA.

Lists with This Book. Tje 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.

The fifth-world project supports western scientists working with indigenous experts as equals, collaborating between different knowledge systems.

This book is an astonishing example of delusional thinking and exceptionally insane reasoning.

In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, Th This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald “a Copernican revolution for the life sciences,” leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.

He proposes that DNA crystals in cells can receive information from biophotonic emissions and that all life is interacting in this way.

But we must preserve their ancient knowledge by protecting their way of life, and esteem them as colleagues at the table of academic discourse. Those who drink the brew made from the ayahuasca experience several visual hallucinations that give them what they believe are deeper understandings jefemy plants for naby found throughout the rainforest. I can’t say I’m convinced but it is an interesting idea.


Judging from the responses, a surprising number of people have cosmjc the message loud and clear.

The snakes, he writes, communicate, or “teach” him. Furthermore, he claims that DNA itself is conscious and can talk to the DNA in any other life form through light waves, so when you establish contact with your own DNA, you also have access to all the knowledge in all the DNA in the world.

He then catalogues 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.

His hypothesis is falsifiable and is therefore “scientific” but it is a poor hypothesis rooted in metaphor. 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.

Because DNA is a master of transformation, we also see jaguars, caymans, bulls, or any other living being. Too much to list here, but I annotated about half of it: Geneticists Francis Crick and James Watson.

The book starts off all right.

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