The Cosmic Serpent

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.

Author: Jeremy Narby

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474603769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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While living among Peruvian Indians, anthropologist Jeremy Narby became intrigued by their claim that their phenomenal knowledge of plants and biochemistry was communicated to them directly while under the influence of hallucinogens. Despite his initial scepticism, Narby found himself engaged in an increasingly obsessive personal quest. The evidence he collected - on subjects as diverse as molecular biology, shamanism, neurology and ancient mythology - led inexorably to the conclusion that the Indians' claims were literally true: to a consciousness prepared with drugs, specific biochemical knowledge could indeed be directly transmitted through DNA itself. 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.

The Cosmic Serpent

Argues that comets occasionally strike the Earth causing climatic changes and that they have had a greater effect on human history than previously believed

Author: Victor Clube

Publisher: Universe Pub


Category: Science

Page: 299

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Argues that comets occasionally strike the Earth causing climatic changes and that they have had a greater effect on human history than previously believed

Bloody Holly and the Cosmic Serpent cwords and Pictures by Cinthesizer and Maribellum

Author: Cinthesizer & Maribellum





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Awakening the Ancient Power of Snake

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, The Cosmic Serpent, 113. Narby, The Cosmic Serpent, 114. Narby, The Cosmic
Serpent, 55. Narby, The Cosmic Serpent, 117. 10. Narby, The Cosmic Serpent, ...

Author: Dawn Baumann Brunke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591433614

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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A look at the mythic, archetypal, and transformational aspects of Snake • Explores how and why Snake was transformed from esteemed advisor and guardian of ancient wisdom to a symbol of deception and evil • Examines Snake’s healing powers, its role in awakening kundalini, and its connections to dreams, shamanism, alchemy, and the Goddess • Shares transformational stories and practical ways that Snake can help us travel through the imaginal realm, gather treasure from the psyche, and shed outgrown aspects of self Entwined with human consciousness since prehistoric times, Snake has always been associated with transformation--from the shedding of its skin to the rising of kundalini energy. In ancient times, Snake served as protector and advisor to gods, goddesses, and royalty. But with the story of Adam and Eve, Snake became the enemy--a tempter and deceiver. How did this happen and why do humans continue to fear and vilify Snake? Inspired by a vivid dream of an immense snake that lost its tail, animal communicator Dawn Baumann Brunke investigates the interwoven history of Snake and humanity and explores how we can once again access Snake’s wisdom and harness its powerful ability to heal, transform, and awaken. Uncovering ties between Snake and Goddess, the author demonstrates how both were systematically suppressed millennia ago with the spread of a patriarchal perspective that valued mastery over nature, God over Goddess. Brunke reveals how myths that originally extolled the virtues of Snake and Goddess were refashioned, recreating their images as debased and untrustworthy. She explores why snakes show up in shamanic journeys and transformational dreams and how their unique presence in our world can serve as catalysts of change, truth-telling, and enlightenment. Examining Snake’s role in awakening human consciousness, Brunke considers the alchemical role of the serpent as well as Snake’s connections to ancient healing, modern medicine, and even the DNA molecule. She shares psycho-activating stories to help trigger transformation and provide graceful movement through the chaos of change. And she offers practical techniques to journey with Snake through inner worlds, to shed confining aspects of self, and to integrate experiences more holistically. Brunke shows how we need to re-embrace the ancient power of Snake to better support our return to a more balanced consciousness--one that reunites nature with spirit, sacred masculine with sacred feminine--as we strive for global change and personal awakening.

Intelligence in Nature

Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone.

Author: Jeremy Narby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101190890

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Continuing the journey begun in his acclaimed book The Cosmic Serpent, the noted anthropologist ventures firsthand into both traditional cultures and the most up-todate discoveries of contemporary science to determine nature's secret ways of knowing. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. Now, in one of his most extraordinary journeys, Narby travels the globe-from the Amazon Basin to the Far East-to probe what traditional healers and pioneering researchers understand about the intelligence present in all forms of life. Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. Indeed, bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny penchant for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions. Narby presents the first in-depth anthropological study of this concept in the West. He not only uncovers a mysterious thread of intelligent behavior within the natural world but also probes the question of what humanity can learn from nature's economy and knowingness in its own search for a saner and more sustainable way of life.

The Dictionary Of The Bible

Since the symbolic value of the serpent was so common in the ancient Near East,
it seems altogether probable that both writer and readers would ... It is not
impossible that this motif is combined implicitly with the motif of the cosmic

Author: John L. Mckenzie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684819139

Category: Reference

Page: 976

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A standard reference work, providing concise descriptions of biblical characters, terms, and places, as well as pertinent illustrations and charts

Stones of the New Consciousness

There is a mind-bogglingbook called The Cosmic Serpent DNA and the Origins
of Knowledge by a fine author named Jeremy Narby. We will look briefly here at
some of the relevant implications of his work. The DNA molecule found in the ...

Author: Robert Simmons

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556438117

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 300

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Stones and the New Consciousness begins with a new approach to meditation with stones, and to the possibility of conscious relationship with the spiritual beings who express themselves in our world as crystals and minerals. This beautifully designed book examines the most important stones that help accelerate and enhance human evolution. Each entry is illustrated with color photos of exceptional examples. The stones include Moldavite, the extraterrestrial amorphous crystal; Nuummite, the oldest gemstone on Earth; and Circle Stones, the highly energetic Flint found in crop circle formations. Other featured rarities include Nirvana Quartz from the Himalayas and high-vibrational Natrolite from the emerald mines of Russia. Author Robert Simmons includes historical and mythological references for each stone, positing that the fabled Stone of the Holy Grail and the Philosopher’s Stone of the alchemists may have physical counterparts among the materials discussed. Simmons presents practices for deepening one’s awareness of the stones’ gifts—from expanding one’s consciousness, to healing, to fulfilling one’s personal and collective destiny. While emphasizing direct contact with stones, the book also explores crystal energy tools, energy environments, and applications such as stone elixirs and essences that can aid anyone on a spiritual path.


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Author: Shon C. Bury

Publisher: Space Goat Productions




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Mapped to Jospeh Campbell's Hero Cycle, Shon C. Bury's Nox is a self-aware low fantasy populated equally by mystical gurus, Everyman characters, and dark forces bent on tipping our mundane world into shadows. Nox is as influenced by Robert Graves' White Goddess and Jeremy Narby's Cosmic Serpent as Joseph Campell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Come join us on this epic road trip to end all epic road trips. "An energetic book that turns your typical kid-on-a-quest scenario on its head." -Troy Brownfield. Newsarama

The Mythic Image

... and sages, Vishnu, as the Cosmic Boar, rescues the Lotus-goddess Earth from
the Waters of the Cosmic Serpent-king, ca. A.D. 400. Udayagiri (Bhopal), India In
the puranic figure of Vishnu as the cosmic boar, on the other hand, a willing cf.

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691018393

Category: Religion

Page: 552

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Mythic themes over five millennia support the idea that since dreams and myths originate in an inner world unknown to consciousness, dreams provide a direct and fruitful approach to mythology

Shamans Through Time

This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and understand the ancient knowledge of cultures that revere magic men and women-individuals with the power to summon spirits.

Author: Jeremy Narby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649776

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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A survey of five centuries of writings on the world's great shamans-the tricksters, sorcerers, conjurers, and healers who have fascinated observers for centuries. This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and understand the ancient knowledge of cultures that revere magic men and women-individuals with the power to summon spirits. As written by priests, explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and anthropologists, the pieces express the wonder of strangers in new worlds. Who were these extraordinary magic-makers who imitated the sounds of animals in the night, or drank tobacco juice through funnels, or wore collars filled with stinging ants? Shamans Through Time is a rare chronicle of changing attitudes toward that which is strange and unfamiliar. With essays by such acclaimed thinkers as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Black Elk, Carlos Castaneda, and Frank Boas, it provides an awesome glimpse into the incredible shamanic practices of cultures around the world.

Critical Digital Studies

The monstrous serpent coils around the arms and legs of St Michael the
Archangel, 'its tongue darting between shows of its ... Nature – the cosmic
serpent that gave birth to the world – was revered as the source of all life, the
womb of life, the ...

Author: Arthur Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666714

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.

The Seer and the Sayer

Song from the Cosmic Serpent © Victoria Hanchin Summer Solstice, 2012 There
is a secret; and it's hidden in plain sight. If you are ready, you can learn it with
delight. For once you know it, you will hold the Sacred Key To transform Reality.

Author: Hanchin Hanchin

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452557284

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 282

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The Seer and The Sayeris a true story, that is a tourbook guiding usinto the landscape of a transformed post-2012 New Earth. Journey with Victoria Hanchin, hand-in-hand, as she and her co-travelers are led on a miraculous spiritual adventure that transforms them into Seers and Sayers. Witness with them the ongoing revelations presented by the aware intelligence of Nature and Creation. Join with them, as they accept Mother Earths invitation to enter into a consciousness of Oneness, to become the eyes and the mouthpiece for the New Earth being revealed to them: a New Earth where all Life participates as conscious co-creators, writing the next story of creationtogether.

Santa Fe Light

You'll find Santa Fe's Cosmic Egg and Great Stream between Chicoma Vista and
Borrego Pass off West Alameda ... the Egg was depicted as encircled seven
times by a cosmic serpent; sometimes, this entwining snake was called Ophion.

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440139261

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 620

View: 164

Santa Fe, the City Different, has deeply excited visitors for over a hundred years with its crystal blue skies, Blood of Christ Mountains, pure dry air, old adobe charm, and beautiful light. But this high-desert State capital and artists haven may also be a Land of Lighta premier landscape of multiple sacred sites and heightened spiritual charge. People love this place, they say, for its uplifting, spiritually leavening effect, for how it starts a process of transformation, healing, deep change, and self-reinvention. People revere this place as an axis of creativity, a hotbed of innovation, and a paramount center for recreating culture and spirituality\ capable of inspiring the world. Santa Fe Light explains why. An able travel guide, it takes you to 111 different locations and their Light temples in and around Santa Fe, numinous places usually only encountered in myths or dreams. And it proposes that the observed social qualities of Santa Fe, its livability, might be due to this fabulous visionary geography alluringly just beyond the veil of our ordinary perception.

Exploring the Yogasutra

I recently encountered an amusing anecdote about Kumāravyāsa, a fourteenth
century Kannada poet, who chose to write a new version of the Mahābhārata,
because he claimed to have heard the cosmic serpent who upholds the earth on
his ...

Author: Daniel Raveh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441114661

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Patañjali's Yogasutra is an ancient canonic Indian text composed in Sanskrit in the 3rd or 4th century. Belonging to a very different cultural milieu, this multi-layered text is philosophical, psychological and practical in nature. Offering a philosophical reading of Patañjali's Yogasutra, this book discusses themes such as freedom, self-identity, time and transcendence, and translation - between languages, cultures and eras. Drawing substantially upon contemporary Indian materials, it discusses for the first time classical yoga as reflected upon by Daya Krishna (1924-2007) with constant reference to Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya's (1875-1949) studies in yoga philosophy. The genuine attempt on behalf of these two original thinkers to engage philosophically with Patañjala-yoga sets the tone of the textual exploration provided here. This book features a new annotated translation of the Yogasutra, and the author provides a useful background to the extensive Samkhya terminology employed by Patañjali. Daniel Raveh also offers a close reflection of the very act of translation, and the book concludes with suggestions for further reading and a glossary of central notions.

Blood Relations

It is: The serpent of time, of process and continuity, the serpent of self-birth and
origins, the serpent of death, birth, and rebirth, the cosmic serpent, the serpent of
such processes as water, rain, and lightning, the ouroboro; that bites its own tail
in ...

Author: Chris Knight

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030018655X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 592

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The emergence of symbolic culture is generally linked with the development of the hunger-gatherer adaptation based on a sexual division of labor. This original and ingenious book presents a new theory of how this symbolic domain originated. Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biography and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behavior and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual, and political revolution initiated by women. Culture became established, says Knight, when evolving human females began to assert collective control over their own sexuality, refusing sex to all males except those who came to them with provisions. Women usually timed their ban on sexual relations with their periods of infertility while they were menstruating, and to the extent that their solidarity drew women together, these periods tended to occur in synchrony. The result was that every month with the onset of menstruation, sexual relations were ruptured in a collective, ritualistic way as the prelude to each successful hunting expedition. This ritual act was the means through which women motivated men not only to hunt but also to concentrate energies on bringing back the meat. Knight shows how this hypothesis sheds light on the roots of such cultural traditions as totemic rituals, incest and menstrual taboos, blood-sacrifice, and hunters’ atonement rites. Providing detailed ethnographic documentation, he also explains how Native American, Australian Aboriginal, and other magico-religious myths can be read as derivatives of the same symbolic logic.

Myths And Symbols

The cosmic serpent has been extensively symbolized in various parts of the
world, and the question is whether the same conception and myth were
embodied in these calendars. [II.] We next take up the line of Architecture. 'One
peculiarity of ...

Author: Stephen D. Peet

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620085


Page: 496

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Dr. Peet is well known as a writer on American antiquities. He has gathered together from a great variety of sources much interesting and impressive material in regard to the religions of the aboriginal inhabitants of our country. It will be a surprise to the average reader as he peruses these interesting pages to see how elaborate was the religious belief and worship of the untutored races that preceded the era of civilization in America. There is much material in the book upon which to base theories as to the origin of the aboriginal inhabitants of the continent. There is poetic and romantic suggestion in abundance. The student of ethnology or of natural history or of theology and even the merely curious reader will find the book one of great interest. We can but admire the learning of the author, and his diligence in research. Contents: Introduction. Chapter I. Races And Religions In America. Chapter II. Totemism And Mythology. Chapter III. The Serpent Symbol In America. Chapter IV. The Serpent Symbol In America. (Continued. ) Chapter V. Animal Worship And Sun Worship Compared. Chapter VI. American Astrology Or Sky Worship. Chapter VII. The Pyramid In America. Chapter VIII. The Cross In America. Chapter IX. Phallic Worship And Fire Worship In America. Chapter X. The Water Cult And The Deluge Myth. Chapter XI. Transformation Myths. Chapter XII. The Worship Of The Rain God. Chapter XIII. Ethnographic Religions And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XIII — Continued. Anthropomorphic And Mountain Divinities. Chapter XIV. Commemorative Columns And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XV. Personal Divinities And Culture Heroes. Chapter XVI. Culture Heroes And Deified Kings. Chapter XVII. Personal Divinities And Nature Powers In America.

The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Mythologies

Appropriately his subjects were the nagas, semi-human serpents worshipped by
the indigenous population of the Indian ... important places in Hinduism, Jainism
and Buddhism: the preserver god Vishnu rests on the cosmic serpent Ananta, ...

Author: Arthur Cotterall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129966

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is a unique work of reference which breaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical mythologies of the Old World as a whole. Never before have the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Persia, India and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact that the first four have much in common through their Indo-European ancestry. Arthur Cotterell shows how much more can be understood about 'classical mythology' by comparison and contrast of its five major traditions. Another key aspect of The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies is that the myths are not simply recounted; their least accessible features are helpfully interpreted by reference to the culture in which they arose. Thus, for example, the profound influence of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster's thinking on Persian mythology is made clear, along with the far-reaching consequences its adoption would later have for Christian thought. The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies also includes over two hundred original illustrations, which have been specially commissioned in order to reveal how gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, sages, villains and demons were actually envisaged during the classical period. Taken together with the well-devised entries and the informative introduction, these unusual illustrations make The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies an indispensable handbook for both students and the general reader.

The Mars Mystery

Clube and Napier, Cosmic Serpent, 36. Ibid, 36, 39. Albritton, Catastrophic
Episodes, 99. Clube and Napier, Cosmic Serpent, 40. Ibid, 215–16. Ibid. Clube
and Napier, Cosmic Winter, 143. Ibid, 134. Palmer, Catastrophism, 5. Clube and
Napier ...

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307557790

Category: Science

Page: 368

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An asteroid transformed Mars from a lush planet with rivers and oceans into a bleak and icy hell. Is Earth condemned to the same fate, or can we protect ourselves and our planet from extinction? In his most riveting and revealing book yet, Graham Hancock examines the evidence that the barren Red Planet was once home to a lush environment of flowing rivers, lakes, and oceans. Could Mars have sustained life and civilization? Megaliths found on the parched shores of Cydonia, a former Martian ocean, mirror the geometrical conventions of the pyramids at Egypt's Giza necropolis. Especially startling is a Sphinx-like structure depicting a face with distinguishable diadem, teeth, mouth and an Egyptian-style headdress. Might there be a connection between the structures of Egypt and those of Mars? Why does NASA continue to dismiss these remarkable anomalies as "a trick of light"? Hancock points to the intriguing possibility that ancient Martian civilization is communicating with us through the remarkable structures it left behind. In exploring the possible traces left by the Martian civilization and the cosmic cataclysm that may have ended it, The Mars Mystery is both an illumination of our ancient past and a warning--that we still have time to heed--about our ultimate fate.

Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science Van Gogh s Eyes and God

“straightens” the cosmic serpent. The resulting scale order, however, is almost
straight line as in Figure 5. Only in Equal Temperament can 12-tone scale order “
straighten” the ancient Egyptian cosmic serpent Apophis perfectly. Caleb spies
the ...

Author: B.E. Babich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401717672

Category: Science

Page: 500

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This richly textured book bridges analytic and hermeneutic and phenomenological philosophy of science. It features unique resources for students of the philosophy and history of quantum mechanics and the Copenhagen Interpretation, cognitive theory and the psychology of perception, the history and philosophy of art, and the pragmatic and historical relationships between religion and science.

Dreaming of the Council Ways

They fathomed that our minds are the cosmic serpent, spiraling in the universe,
like the Milky Way. In addition to their incredible astronomical and mathematical
minds, they had an accurate magical intelligence. This is what made their world ...

Author: Ohky Simine Forect

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609251490

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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Integrates the matriarchal teachings from Canadian Indian, Mongolian, and Maya roots to create a written manifestation of these early cultures. She invites you to grasp the true universality of these symbols and traditions, to combinetheir ancient knowledge, to live the council way today. She provides practical information about shamanism, power animals, and includes charts that offer guidance for Spiritual Warriors so you can handle both worlds. Illustrated. Color insert. Index.