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Narby never loses credibility as a scientist or anthropological researcher, even as he speculates on the biological basis of spirit communication from ayahuasca usage. We see what we believe, and not just the contrary; and to change what we see, it is sometimes necessary to change what we believe. Mostrando de 2 opiniones.

Author, Jeremy Narby leaps between science and mysticism on his quest to explain how several millennia ago Stone-Age hunters living in the Peruvian rainforest learned the botanical properties and the chemistry of plants. Perhaps this is where we get the concept of being ‘enlightened’ from, and itcould be a literal description of the ‘Light’ of Gnosticism.

When in trance, the shaman’s spirit goes on a journey to another realm, in which he faces horrible dangers. Food Of The Gods: Kindle Direct Publishing Publica tu libro en papel y digital de manera independiente. In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

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It occurred to Narby from that statement that those common images of twin serpents and twisted ladders are serpientr of the DNA double helix. While making the book a joy to read, thrilling, fascinating and mind blowing. Nrby example, as brilliant as Timothy Leary was, his actions upon great experimentation with psychedelics became detrimental not only to himself, but also to future scientific and medical research in such areas.


Not for the faint hearted or the sofa philosopher, this book can seriously rock your world!

Once you turn on the radio, you can pick them up. In short, they help to solve theproblems of the tribe, and help it survive. I greatly value empirical science, but I don’t subscribe to the notion it is the end all and be all of existential explanation. Amazon Media EU S. Much of what he says is a direct critique of science and the blinders inherent to its Western formand he obviously gives more respect and credence to the methodologies nraby conclusions of the Amazonian shamans than science is willing and able to.

This is perhaps one of the most important things I learned during this investigation: It is made up of three-dimensional images that coalesce into sound and that the shaman imitates by emitting corresponding melodies. The classic example is curare. The use of cosmic serpent symbolism is an extremely old method of portraying scientific relationships that describe the universe.

In fact, they take no credit for them. With his intelligent and refreshingly honest study of a classified ‘primitive’ culture along with the latest discoveries made by molecular biology, Dr. It is a muscle relaxant, which kills byarresting the respiratory muscles. Brilliant read for anyone curious about ayahuasca and how it relates to each of us globally. It seems like a very tall order – but curare fitsall these requirements perfectly.

We must stress that the Amazonians’ knowledge of pharmacology plant-derived drugs and their potential and actual uses is not just surprising for whatare considered primitive peoples, but actually exceeds that of modernWestern science. Even the giant drugcompanies do not have the ability to develop products to meet specific requirements as quickly, easily – and naturally – as the Amazonian shamans can. His book serves as a research journal as he investigates the practices of indigenous people, but slowly morphs into a personal journey that ultimately leads to a wildly speculative, but highly intriguing hypothesis that he backs up with biological research and thematic comparisons.


It would have been interesting to hear the narrative of the revisit when looking for specific clues. But what couldit do?

True reality is more complex than our eyes lead us to believe. Amazon Music Transmite millones de canciones. Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo. In this book, Jeremy Narby does an excellent job of navigating the tricky terrain between subjective experience in experimenting with the spiritual and offering an anthropological analysis of the culture he set out to investigate.

Therefore, in effect, curare was invented forty times. Todos los derechos reservados. It’s also a quick read the last pages of this page book are made up of extensive pa and bibliographybut sure to encourage further study at least on the personal level if not within the hallowed halls of science. This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald “a Copernican revolution for cosica life sciences,” leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.

The implications of this intuitive and logical perspective are expansive, and ultimately are based in a vision of Life being a consciously driven i.