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The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

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A personal adventure, a fascinating study of anthropology and ethnopharmacology, and, most important, a revolutionary look at how intelligence and consciousness come into being.

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.

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.

Review:

"The Cosmic Serpent is a spellbinding, scholarly tour de force that may presage a major paradigm shift in the Western view of reality." Michael Harner, Ph.D., president, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and author of The Way of the Shaman

Review:

"Jeremy Narby's pioneering work takes the frontier of science another leap forward toward undersatnding the primary enigma of our time — the role of consciousness in the evolutionary patterns of the universe." Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D., Apollo astonaut and author of The Way of the Explorer

Review:

"The Cosmic Serpent ofers intriguing connections to a knowledge road less taken — that of indigenous hallucinogenic drug use — and how this road may connect inthe future with that of molecular biology." Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis, authors of What is Life?

Synopsis:

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. 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.

Synopsis:

A personal adventure, a fascinating study of anthropology and ethnopharmacology, and, most important, a revolutionary look at how intelligence and consciousness come into being.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-246) and indexes.

About the Author

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. He lives in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Forest Television

Chapter 2: Anthropologists and Shamans

Chapter 3: The Mother of the Mother of Tobacco Is a Snake

Chapter 4: Enigma in Rio

Chapter 5: Defocalizing

Chapter 6: Seeing Correspondences

Chapter 7: Myths and Molecules

Chapter 8: Through the Eyes of an Ant

Chapter 9: Receptors and Transmitters

Chapter 10: Biology's Blind Spot

Chapter 11: "What Took You So Long?"

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Permissions and Credits

Index

Bibliographic Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874779646
Author:
Narby, Jeremy
Author:
Nanby, Jeremy
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Molecular biology
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs
Subject:
Dna
Subject:
Knowledge, theory of
Subject:
Ashaninca Indians.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
105-295
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.01x5.51x.73 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Jeremy P. Tarcher - English 9780874779646 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Cosmic Serpent is a spellbinding, scholarly tour de force that may presage a major paradigm shift in the Western view of reality." Michael Harner, Ph.D., president, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and author of The Way of the Shaman
"Review" by , "Jeremy Narby's pioneering work takes the frontier of science another leap forward toward undersatnding the primary enigma of our time — the role of consciousness in the evolutionary patterns of the universe."
"Review" by , "The Cosmic Serpent ofers intriguing connections to a knowledge road less taken — that of indigenous hallucinogenic drug use — and how this road may connect inthe future with that of molecular biology."
"Synopsis" by ,
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. 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.
"Synopsis" by , A personal adventure, a fascinating study of anthropology and ethnopharmacology, and, most important, a revolutionary look at how intelligence and consciousness come into being.
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