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It seems like a very tall order – but curare fitsall these requirements perfectly. Areas, he calls “blind spots. Author, Jeremy Narby leaps between science and mysticism on his quest to explain ,a several millennia ago Stone-Age hunters living in the Peruvian rainforest learned the botanical properties and the chemistry of plants.
Extrapolations of this concept l vast understandings for scientists able to transplant the pattern of this image into other contexts. The use of cosmic serpent symbolism is an extremely old method of portraying scientific relationships that describe the universe. If swallowed, it has no effect.
It is a muscle relaxant, which kills byarresting the respiratory muscles. Since they have no science in the sense that we understand it, they must have learned how to make their meremy by trial and error. His book defines the purpose, and incredible power of DNA.
DNA is just one application that the image of the cosmic serpent can be applied to.
Many modern medicines were taken from those used in theAmazon – curare, for example, is used in heart surgery. So, if the shaman asks them how to cure a little village girl’s meningitis, they will give him that information serpients but they will not also tell him how to cure her mother’s cancer unless he specifically asks.
Even the giant drugcompanies do not jeemy the ability to develop products to meet specific requirements as quickly, easily – and naturally – as the Amazonian shamans can. 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.
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Plants reveal their own properties, Indians get molecularly verifiable information from drug-induced hallucinations. It is made up of three-dimensional images that coalesce into sound and that the shaman imitates by emitting corresponding melodies.
When in trance, the shaman’s spirit goes on a journey to another realm, in which he faces horrible dangers. It is early days for the DNA theory, but, in our view, it has a lot going for it.
And that may involve another trip. Serpiehte is certain is that shamans acquire knowledge direct from some source without any process of trial and error. It occurred to Narby from that statement that those common images of twin serpents and twisted ladders are descriptions of the DNA double helix. Narby, the hallucinatory origin of botany contradicts two fundamental principles of Western knowledge.
The most common type of curare requires a complicated method of preparation in which the extracts of several plants are boiled together for three days,during which lethal fumes are given off. The spirits materialize when the shaman ingests tobacco and ayahuasca. Cksmica, if straightened out the strands of DNA would look exactly like a rope ladder.
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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.
Once you turn on the radio, you can pick them up. But they also claim that this narbu how they learned of specific techniques, such as woodworking andweaving – in fact, all the arts and crafts necessary for survival.
Perhaps this could explain phenomena such as telepathy and ESP.
What Narby suggests is that the shaman is, in some way, communicating with his own DNA, and this is where he is getting the information from. How was allthis discovered? True reality is more complex than our eyes lead us to believe.
This is something cosmida is happening rightnow, and there is no suggestion of visitors from lost continents or spaceships landing. Narby perceived an enigma.
Early in his work with the Ashaninca, Dr. But once he has overcome his adversaries hecommunicates with superior intelligences, who often appear in the form of animals, who answer his questions.