The breakthrough came when he when made the connection between DNA and serpents, and realised the source of the hallucinations could be internal and external at the same time. What would be plausible is a level (or hypostase?) of consciousness on which these kinds of experiences of consciousness are to be found and on which they operate. Don DeGracia has been running an interesting series on his blog all about consciousness and quantum physics. Among the Aztecs? This looks like chromosomes at a specific phase… There’s the spread-out form of DNA, and right next to it are DNA spools in their nucleosome structure.”. I don’t know, of course. Cosmic cycle - wheel, appears half as light and half as darkness; in this form, it is Yang and Yin. Now, as to DNA…I’ve had LSD experiences where I was able to probe down deeper and deeper into my visual hallucinations. This is one for Qi. He’s keen to distance himself from all that and a lot of the book is about his process of trying to reconcile the scientific method he learned with what he was discovering. Which ever way you look at it the Serpent … Ever so slowly I have come to peace with all this. Left: Ouroboros can be interpreted as the Western equivalent of the Taoist yin and yang symbol; Right: Like the infinity symbol, the Ouroboros symbol is featured in Freemasonry, along with other symbols of life, death and rebirth and more. Nevertheless, I have to throw up again.”. Ouroboros, which symbolizes the cyclical nature of the universe and a path to the sun, was already known to ancient Egyptians around 1600 BC but it is likely to be even much older than this. Before life began, this planet was a barren rock. I can see foregrounded red and blue vines crossing over backgrounded orange and purple ones but no sign they twist around each other nor that they’re connected in a kind of ‘ladder’. It terraformed the earth and created us. One of the striking parts of The Cosmic Serpent, is the section where Narby describes what happened when he showed some paintings by Peruvian shamans to a molecular biologist. We’ll never understand anything until we understand our own minds, but as you say, that seems to be the least interesting thing to so many people. The light is transmitted in a narrow band of visible light and is ultra-weak but very coherent, like a laser. A gripping investigation that opens fresh perspectives on biology, anthropology and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent is new science of the most exhilarating kind. If you’d like to support my work and help to keep this site ad free, you can PayPal Me or donate below. Ouroboros means ‘life conflict' when life passes and death comes, still the end also means the beginning. This book is one of those that crack opened my mind, when reading it. As cabrogal said, we do need something to hang our hat on, and the scientific vocabulary I had learned to that point proved useful. Narby was sceptical at first, but then became increasingly drawn into a quest to understand how this was possible. Yes, the question does arise – where does DNA come from in the first place? Wow. They knew a thing or two those ancient Egyptians. Hi Don, thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing your experience. It does this to protect itself because the four bases (A, G, C, and T) are insoluble in water so they twist up inside the cell to stay out of touch with the water molecules. Yahweh has defeated the Leviathan. It’s this view of consciousness that creates a massive blind spot and makes it hard for us to understand the claims of shamans. In Africa the chief centre of serpent worship was Dahomey, but the cult of the python seems to have been of exotic origin, dating back to the first quarter of the 17th century. What’s experienced under entheogens goes way beyond anything you could dream up or imagine. I’ve read Buhler’s claims that his experiments show that biophotons mediate cellular communication and can see more holes in his interpretation than in a prion-ridden sheep’s brain. The experience (and there’s more of it in the book) led to his hypothesis that the human mind is capable of communicating directly with the intelligence at the heart of life – DNA. Hallucinations aren’t ‘real’. While doing fieldwork in the Amazon Pichis Valley, the Quirishari told him that their incredible knowledge of plants and biochemistry was given to them by the plants while under the influence of ayahuasca. I saw stuff that looked normal, just like in our dreams. Each human cell contains DNA about 2 metres long, so there’s about 125 billion miles of DNA in your body – enough to wrap around the earth 5 million times. The Cosmic Serpent carries with it the story of creation, universal wisdom, and truth. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It’s worse than sad when they appropriate and distort both those ways of knowing for commercial gain. It seems to me the self-help and actualisation movement has responded, in part, not by reinventing a discourse on subjectivity but by trying to pretend what they’re flogging is as objective (and therefore ‘credible’) as genetics, neurology or physics. 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DNA is often described as a ladder, a twisted rope or spiral staircase. Jessica, this was a really nice article. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it – Cosmic serpents are also associated with creation myths. Western science can’t take ‘hallucinations’ seriously because they’re seen as illusions. Thanks for the reblog! When used as a noun, it means "serpent." Sign of the times. ... By thoughts I mean specifically, chatter in the skull, Perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, Of reckoning and calculating . Narby doesn’t mention spirituality or consciousness in the book. I feel my mind crack, and in the fissures, I see the bottomless arrogance of my presuppositions. You’ve really been on quite a roll, Jessica. This idea of intelligence is key to it, yes – and consciousness. You know I always wish you all my very best! Typically, the world egg is a beginning of some sort, and the universe or some primordial being comes into existence by "hatching" from the egg, sometimes lain on the primordial waters of the Earth. T and C are hexagonal, while A and G have a 9 atom structure – a hexagon next to a pentagon. Thanks, Lee. This can be seen in the Bible which still contains many of the old symbols: the serpent, the tree, and the twin beings. I do think it is possible for an individual to perceive things at microscopic levels of consciousness (whether they use psychotropics or other techniques), but I don’t know what the mechanism for that is. But over recent centuries subjective experiences have not only become increasingly disreputable – even pathologised – we’ve also lost a lot of the vocabulary needed to discuss them. No matter it is just a shoddy parody. While I fully agree with cabrogal on one level, on another level, it is nice to see the attempt to fuse and synthesize the world views. Consciousness doesn’t need to be an experience of having a brain as developed in larger mammal species and human beings. You’ve gotta find some kind of cultural hook to hang your words off so what you say will reflect your pre-existing belief system more than the experience itself. One day he gets drunk and his sister pushes him down a hole. Although Avireri isn’t a serpent, he is a divine twin and he creates through transformation using music. – Part 2, A 500-Year-Old Stolen Copy Of da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” Painting – Found By Italian Police. In making the new gods, the patriarchy split the function of the old gods in two, so the new gods aren’t entirely whole. It’s impossible! By the conquest of Whydah the Dahomeyans were brought in contact with a people of serpent worshipers, and ended by adopting from them the beliefs which they at first despised. The nature of consciousness seems a good place to look for an answer, but I doubt we’d be able to nail it down in any scientific sense. There’s way too much misappropriation of shamanic culture and lots of people willing to misuse it, I agree. In fact, the same basic elements are repeated in mythologies around the world: serpents, water, ladders, ropes, trees, staircases, vines, and twin creator beings. Everything else is either fairy stories or symptoms. His quest began when a shaman called Roberto Gomez told him, “You know, brother Jeremy, to understand what interests you, you must drink ayahuasca.” He didn’t really take it seriously, but agreed to try, and found himself confronted by two florescent snakes who gave him a hard time for being human: “These enormous snakes are there, my eyes are closed and I see a spectacular world of brilliant lights, and in the middle of these hazy thoughts, the snakes start talking to me without words. THE COSMIC SERPENT . Red Cosmic Dragon. Swiss-Canadian anthropologist Dr Jeremy Narby argues in his book, The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, that the twin snake-shaped vital principle - … In addition, I had the vocabulary of yoga to help me make sense of what I was seeing. In the lore of many cultures, this serpent laid the eggs out of which the cosmos grew. An outpouring. Yes, science can tell us very little about spiritual experiences – chemically induced or not – and people like Dawkins who attempt to fold religion into science can do so only by abusing both (especially the former). I hope you enjoy your visit! This fascinating book will completely change your view of what it’s possible to know and how that knowledge can be achieved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of, Kaldera R. 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If you say a tree is conscious, they would say that’s absurd, how does it think, it doesn’t have a brain! She pretends to pull him out by lowering a thread, then a cord, then a rope, but none of them are long enough. It has the ability to reproduce itself, mates, impregnates, and destroys itself as well and all this happens in the cycle of time. The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge is a 1995 non-fiction book by Jeremy Narby.Narby performed two years of field work in the Pichis Valley of the Peruvian Amazon researching the ecology of the Asháninka, an indigenous peoples in Peru.. Well, it is nice to see everyone gathered here! The trouble some scientists have with this comes down to thinking that consciousness and intelligence in nature is the same as in us. All living things emit biophotons and DNA is the source of this light. Why is there such a consistent system of natural … Everything waxes and wanes. Tone 13: Cosmic - Universal Movement. There are pros and cons to the whole process. It is samsara. This first image shows a bull headed guy, on top of a boat, entering a portal with a snake around the entrance. When used as a verb, it means "divination" or "enchantment," with the connotation of hissing or whispering a spell. Well researched, beautifully written. A set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with women and girls. The cosmic serpent. Artifacts in the form of bracelets with this symbol are found in areas occupied by the Slavs beginning with the first European Neolithic cultures. Yes, I agree with your point. Highly recommended reading. The name Quetzalcoatl can thus be interpreted either as ‘Plumed serpent’ or ‘Magnificent twin.’" A twin serpent, of cosmic origin, symbolizing the sacred energy of life? Red Serpent is your Conscious Self - who you are and who you are becoming. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Very little of the ‘science’ cited above would be recognised as such by specialists in the relevant fields, but seen as ‘fringe’ or ‘junk’ science at best and pseudo-science by most. So nice to be talking to you again. No matter the authority is simply false. I feel like crying in view of the enormity of these revelations. We just need to be careful not to make assumptions about how things work according to the ‘accepted view’. Believed to be inspired by the Milky Way and described in ancient writings as a luminous serpent (serpent of light) that dwells in high heavens. Wolf in sheep’s clothing kind of thing. Just like I don’t know what the mechanism for consciousness itself is. Perhaps this also could have been an esoteric reference to the serpent energy within the DNA, a mythological allusion to the literal fact that they are suspended in the water of the cellular structure and that he overcame the dualised nature of the serpents to make them singular (joining the rungs on the DNA ladder.). however not really needed at the point. Hope your having a good weekend! Ouroboros: Ancient Infinity Symbol Used By Different Ancient Civilizations, The Majestic Lion: Ancient Symbol Of Power And Royalty Found World-Wide, Flower Of Life: Ancient Sacred Geometry Symbol And Blueprint Of The Universe. On the other hand, there is that one in a million person who will see the links and get some amazing new insight and do something none of us thought was possible. Narby describes the process of learning how to ‘defocalise’ and shift his thinking away from the limited ‘rational’ approach in his search for an answer to this problem. Maybe the ayahuasca went to his head and he was too willing to believe in it. Although femininity is socially constructed, some research indicates that some behaviors considered feminine are biologically influenced. It actually says she comes from his ‘side’ and that’s been interpreted to mean his rib, but it really means Eve is one side of Adam, i.e. My thought at the time was something to the effect “OMG, DNA is a DOORWAY to the other worlds!’. All cells contain salt water which helps the DNA to twist into the double helix shape. Consciousness is seen as originating in the brain, so anything you see must come from your own brain. Look at the Amaringo pictures. The biosphere is constantly interacting with us, trying to guide us and share its vast knowledge and wisdom. The coherent light is the source of the luminescent images seen during trance visions, and researchers have shown that plants can use biophoton emissions as a kind of ‘cellular language’ to talk to each other. Serpent also symbolizes Kundalini energy which is believed to reside in your base chakra. ” ― Jeremy Narby, quote from The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge “In shamanic traditions, it is invariably specified that spiritual knowledge is not marketable. It’s the cable running from the electricity pole to my house. But consciousness doesn’t necessarily mean ‘conscious thought’ as in human thinking. It was all very neon and moving around in a way I cannot put into words. Apis (bull head guy) = “Apis represented eternity itself and the harmonious balance of the universe.” This roughly translates to: Sail with balance on the boat of the dead, through the portal to the stars, guarded by the serpent. Rummage in the archives here or explore my books. No dualism, no attributes. And I think even if I’d completed my Masters in molecular biology I’d have a hard time picking out anything that looked remotely like a chromosome or nucleosome. Preliminary explanations for the symbolic meaning of the Maya serpent and water lily vary considerably among authors, just as Mayanists have yet to recognize, much less examine in detail, ... Paradoxically, the cosmic dragon of Mesoamerica (Celestial Monster, Bicephalic Monster, or Cosmic Monster) is also identified with the sky (Freidel Hermes - the god of alchemy - defines the ouroboros as: "Serpens cuius caudam devorabit, "a snake that devours its own tail, symbolizes the alchemical Mercury and represents the cosmic unity and the circular nature of the work of the alchemist. But equally, those who try to fold science into spiritual beliefs or use one to justify the other also abuse both fields, especially science. Really, I don’t know what else one can do but try to describe these visions as best as one can. Certainly, the shaman’s work deserves retribution, but, by definition, the sacred is not for sale; the use of this knowledge for the accumulation of personal power is the definition of black magic.” ― Jeremy Narby, The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge Serpent represents ‘transmuting poison’ and ‘shedding the old’. Many ancient myths tell of a huge terrifying serpent or dragon that guards the axis of knowledge (often depicted as a ladder, vine, cord, or tree). Nachashcan have any of three or more meanings, depending on how it's used. Left: Viking brooch in the form of the World Serpent Jomungandr, found on Öland, Sweden; Right: Ouroboros - important religious and mythological symbol, also frequently used in alchemical depictions, symbolizing the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. It points to the unconscious and the necessity to organize one’s energies. 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