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.

Author: Vudohn Bak
Country: Vietnam
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 17 January 2015
Pages: 299
PDF File Size: 3.54 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.86 Mb
ISBN: 263-8-59103-369-2
Downloads: 70435
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samubei

Trivia About The Cosmic Serpen Jan 20, Jacob rated it did not like it. Judging from the responses, a surprising number of people have got the message loud and clear. This book is an astonishing example of delusional thinking and exceptionally insane reasoning.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Narby spent several years living with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon cataloging indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction.

The author is quite brave to make some gutsy and creative claims but in my humble opinion he committed two cognitive fallacies in the elaboration of his theory: May 05, Bob Mustin rated it really liked it. And DNA itself is a symbolic Saussurean code. I love Narby’s cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, “big picture” approach. The Cosmic Serpent, etc.

One of My Landmark books: Sep 06, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: His experiences with the substance, and his talks with others in the community about their experiences, were a major source of many of the speculations found in the latter part of the book.


Serpent’s tale

He jereym by his thesis combining studies in a number of disciplines, from biochemistry to comparative mythology to his own field of anthropology, etc. But we must preserve their ancient knowledge by protecting their way of life, and esteem them as colleagues at the table of academic discourse. I especially liked his criticism of the fact that scientist termed that part of DNA that we do not understand with the pejorative term “junk Tye.

I think we should attend to the words we use.

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby

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, jeremg the Medical Tribune said might herald “a Copernican revolution for the life sciences,” serpfnt the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge. Too much to list here, but I annotated about half of it: Jun 03, Maisey Jay rated it really liked it.

Many of the questions about DNA had already been asked, though not always answered. Why did you write the book?

This was a winner. Let me throw a bunch of huge numbers at you!

Not something I very often say about a book. If anything I was a little disappointed with the author’s own experiences and felt that he had perhaps misunderstood his visions a little.


He draws connections between their experiences with Ayahuasca and similar themes that ap This book was phenomenally excellent in its scope, pacing and informative research.

Feb 04, Sean rated it it was ok. Narby calls into serious question the limits of the scientific process and how we come to know things int he industrialized world. Lists with This Book.

The Cosmic Serpent

DNA is very similar visually to the intertwined serpents. Narby grew up in Canada and Switzerland, studied history at the University of Canterbury, and received a doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University. Narby notes how the botanical and medical knowledge of indigenous Amazonians can astonish jerremy scientists. When I was twenty, I wanted to understand why some people are rich and others poor. Second, he pulls together a truly impressive litany of research into the creation codmic of indigenous peoples around the world.

The Cosmic Serpent is a wonderful read! Narby points out that, in shamanic traditions, it is invariably specified that spiritual knowledge is not marketable; the sacred is not for sale. 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.

This book reminded me tge the show ancient aliens in a positive way.