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So, if the shaman asks them how to cure a little village girl’s meningitis, they will give him that information – but they will not also tell him how to cure her mother’s cancer unless he specifically asks.
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. Early in his work with the Ashaninca, Dr. It is knowledge that theydidn’t have before, useful knowledge which we cannot explain – and which is often more advanced than ours.
Western knowledge considers hallucinations to be at best illusions, at worst morbid phenomena. Many modern medicines were taken from those used in theAmazon – curare, for example, is used in heart surgery.
All do the same job but use slightly different ingredients, because the same plants donot grow in every region. 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.
Narby, the hallucinatory origin of botany contradicts two fundamental principles of Western knowledge. Plants reveal their own properties, Indians get molecularly verifiable information from drug-induced hallucinations. Extrapolations of this concept hold vast understandings clsmica scientists able to transplant the pattern of this image into other contexts. It is made up of three-dimensional images that coalesce into sound and that the shaman imitates by emitting corresponding melodies.
It is only effective when injected directly into the bloodstream, hence its delivery by blowpipe, and has noeffect when taken by mouth. Shamans have existed throughout the world, especially in tribal societies. The use of cosmic serpent symbolism is an extremely old method of portraying scientific relationships that describe the universe. Perhaps this could explain phenomena such as telepathy and ESP. This is perhaps one of the most important things I learned during this investigation: 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 out ofreach as often happens with animals killed by arrows.
But once he has overcome his adversaries hecommunicates with superior intelligences, who often appear in the form of animals, who answer his questions. True reality is more complex than our eyes lead us to believe.
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.
DNA is just one application that the image of the cosmic serpent can be applied to. How was allthis discovered? cosmics
Narby perceived an enigma. But what couldit do? But many of their medicines involve not just two plants, but several. 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.
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Perhaps this is where we get the concept of being ‘enlightened’ from, and itcould be a literal description of the ‘Light’ of Gnosticism. With his intelligent and refreshingly honest study of a classified ‘primitive’ culture along with the latest discoveries made by molecular biology, Dr. When in trance, the shaman’s spirit goes on a journey to another realm, in which he faces horrible dangers. 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.
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Once you turn on the radio, you can pick them up. It is a muscle relaxant, which kills byarresting the respiratory muscles. This is a powerful poison whose ingredients come from several different plants, and which, Narby points out, fits a veryprecise serpjente of requirements. So how dothey claim to have discovered curare – and all the other plants-derivedsubstances that they use?
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.
It seems like a very tall order – but narrby fitsall these requirements perfectly. Rationalism separates things to understand them. In other words, they are made of their own language, like DNA.
If swallowed, it has no effect. This is what the Amazonians told Jeremy Narby about how they know the properties of plants and how to narbby them.
Areas, he calls “blind spots. They claimthat all were given to them by the spirits through their shamans. 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.
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.