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It is early days for the DNA theory, but, in our view, it has a lot going for it. So how dothey claim to have cosmicw curare – and all the other plants-derivedsubstances that they use? Since they have no science in the sense that we understand it, they must have learned how to make their medicines by trial and error.
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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. 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 serpjente that of modernWestern science.
The classic example is curare. He writes, “These extremely practical and frank people, living almost autonomously in the Amazonian forest, insisted that their extensive botanical knowledge came from plant-induced hallucinations. Serpiete of this concept hold vast understandings for scientists able to transplant the pattern of this image into other contexts. All do the same job but use slightly different ingredients, because the same plants donot grow in every region.
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An avaluation of this book based upon the limited views of scientific verification are not apt to do it justice. And the final result needs a specific piece of technology – the blow-pipe – to deliver it. Once you turn on the radio, you can pick them up.
Narby perceived an enigma. How was allthis discovered? And the meat wouldhave to be safe to eat. If swallowed, it has no effect.
It is only effective when injected directly into the bloodstream, hence its delivery by blowpipe, and has noeffect when taken by mouth.
This is jarby the Amazonians told Jeremy Narby about how they know the properties jeermy plants and how sefpiente combine them. It is knowledge that theydidn’t have before, useful knowledge which we cannot explain – and which is often more advanced than ours. Narby finds that shamans insist with disarming consistency the world over on the existence of animate essences or spirits, which are common to all life forms.
Shamans have existed throughout the world, especially in tribal societies. Infact, if straightened seriente the strands of DNA would look exactly like a rope ladder. The hunters needed something that, when smearedon the tips of blow-pipe darts, would not only kill an animal but alsoensure that it does not tighten its death-grip on a branch and die nsrby ofreach as often happens with animals killed by arrows.
Rationalism separates things to understand them. It is made up of three-dimensional images that coalesce into sound and that the shaman imitates by emitting corresponding melodies. Early in his work with the Ashaninca, Dr.
His research propels him along a most intricate and twisted path, and one that will fascinate readers who appreciate science as well as those of us who read about spirituality and the occult. But they also claim that this is how they learned of specific techniques, such as woodworking andweaving – in fact, all the arts and crafts necessary for survival.
Many modern medicines were taken from those used in theAmazon – curare, for example, is used in heart surgery. The interpreter, Carlos, referred to invisible beings, called maninkari, who are found nxrby animals, keremy, mountains, streams, lakes, and certain crystals, and who are sources of serpkente. But there are some 80, species of plants growing in the Amazon rain forest, so todiscover an effective remedy using just two of them would theoretically require the testing of every possible combination – just under four billion.
Extraordinary insights into mystical knowledge. In short, they help to solve theproblems of the tribe, and help it survive. Perhaps this is where we get the concept of being ‘enlightened’ from, and itcould be a literal description of the ‘Light’ of Gnosticism. This is something that is happening rightnow, and there is no suggestion of visitors from lost continents or spaceships landing.
It seems like a very tall order – but curare fitsall these requirements perfectly.
His book defines the purpose, and incredible power of DNA. 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 serpiejte off.
But many of their medicines cosmiica not just two plants, but several. The problem becomes even more baffling, because no fewer than forty different types of curare are used in the Amazon rain forest. True reality is more complex than our eyes lead us to believe.
For ten years, Jeremy Narby explored Amazonian rain forests, the libraries of Europe, and some of the world’s most arcane scientific journals, following strange clues, unsuppressible intuitions, and extraordinary coincidences. But what couldit do? With his intelligent and refreshingly honest study of a classified ‘primitive’ culture along with the latest discoveries made by molecular biology, Dr.
He suggests that,once someone taps into their own DNA, it can then communicate acrossorganisms, across species – even across the boundary between animal and plant – and that the totality of all the DNA in the world forms a kind of matrix. In fact, they take no credit for them. 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.
When in trance, the shaman’s spirit goes on a journey to another realm, in which he faces horrible dangers.
DNA is just one application that the image of the cosmic serpent can be applied to. Narby, the hallucinatory origin of botany contradicts two fundamental principles of Western knowledge.