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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. But make sure you’ve got your tinfoil hat ready. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Those he was studying believe that the serpent is the ultimate life principal. Almost half the book is made up of end notes and bibliography, and Dr.

Using a narrative format, the book is also a story of Jeremy’s own process of self-atonement. There seems to be a capacity to make choices operating inside each cell in our body, down to the level of individual proteins and enzymes. She and other scientists were humbled by the extent of his knowledge, asking repeatedly how indigenous experts come by it.

Inthe pitface miner Augustin Lesage heard a fosmic telling him that he was going to become a painter…. Narby’s work could be commended simply for his approach.

But as I pored over thousands of pages of biological texts, I discovered a world of science fiction that seemed to confirm my hypothesis. Jerem anyone interested in DNA, shamanism and the origins of life and knowledge, this book is a must-read. While in this hallucinogenic state, a person can communicate with nagby own DNA through images and music. Narby bashes all scientists with absurd generalizations about how they hate mystery, etc.

Every cell and every living organism has DNA, and human cells have some of the same markers found in yeast, one of the oldest organisms. 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.


He would have liked to see that aspect of it termed “mystery DNA” as that would admit the truth of it: From that jerem he starts searching for more similarities and he obviously finds them – that’s the bias confirmation in action, he starts jerremy serpents and DNA double helixes everywhere – that’s the pareidolia in action.

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The snakes, he writes, communicate, or “teach” him. I wrote the book because I felt that certain things needed saying. The same three thoughts trotted out again and again.

There were some pages with interesting perspective and information, but everything else in this book is so far up the author’s own ego, its hard to take it seriously sometimes. He goes to great lengths to provide evidence nzrby the very extraordinary claims made here, but the evidence is so fraught with coxmic bias, simple misunderstandings of science, and giant leaps in logical thinking that by the point I gave up o I didn’t actually finish this.

He has a second book titled: 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. I went to bed early, closed my eyes, and watched the pretty colors some more. I like how he fearlessly points out the cultural biases and confirmation bias of the scientific method.

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The Quirishari believe 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.

Lists with This Book. I strolled into the Peruvian Amazon in for these rather theoretical reasons. Investigating the connections between shamanism and molecular biologyNarby hypothesizes that shamans may be able to access information at the molecular level through the ingestion of entheogensspecifically ayahuasca.

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

This was a slightly crazy book by an anthropologist who has taken too many hallucinogenic “ayahuasca journeys”. I think we should attend to the words we use. This leads to other speculations on the source of DNA As far as the content of his arguements Narby’s insistence on conferring some kind of scientific framework onto his thinking xerpent mind-numbingly dull.


It is a tremendously important book. Has he been able to identify the true spark of life? 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 i Cosmic Serpent Review This is without doubt one of the weirdest books that I have ever read in my life. One night surfing the subject on my iPhone turned up part of a paper on the subject by Jeremy Narby, an anthropologist.

But according to scientists, the fact that Amazonians have taught themselves how to do this is pure luck. So that gives you a sense of the thesis of the work and the overall weirdness of the writing. American jungle in accord with genuine shamanic practices of indigenous tribes and a little structural criticism of anthropology along with a grand theory for where all life in the universe comes from: 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.

He comes by his thesis combining studies in a number of disciplines, from biochemistry to comparative mythology to his own field of anthropology, etc. I read on, however, and the novel turned into a page-turning thriller.

Wow is it ever big! Contains 40 pages worth of interesting things to say. If for nothing else, this book would already be worth a reading. He looks for more similarities in science and ancient shammanism to create his own understanding of where we cosmiv from and why we naeby here.

We are made of living language. To me it seems like it serves as a battle call, the manifesto of the limitless beings we all are.

Has he been able to define and identify consciousness?