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Jeremy Narby



Jeremy Narby, PhD, is a Canadian anthropologist and author focusing on Indigenous shamans and their knowledge of plant medicines, especially their use of psychedelics. He lived with the Ashaninca people of the Peruvian Amazon for several years, cataloging their use of Amazonian plants and their traditional knowledge systems in order to help keep them from losing their homeland to development in the 1980s. He has spent three decades as the Amazonian projects director for the Swiss nonprofit organization Nouvelle Planète.

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Jeremy Narby - My Life as a White Vampire: Gringos, Amazonians and the Antidote of Reciprocity

Jeremy Narby's talk at the 2019 World Ayahuasca Conference explores the practice of extracting knowledge from the Amazon, reflecting on how Western people tend to end up in vampiric relations with indigenous Amazonian people despite their best intentions.

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Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

While undertaking anthropological fieldwork in the Pichis Valley of the Peruvian Amazon, Narby became intrigued by the local community’s claim that they received their phenomenal biochemical knowledge under the influence of hallucinogens.

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Jeremy Narby: Beyond the Anthropo-Scene - Bioneers 2017

The renowned “anthropologist under Amazonian influence” and indigenous rights activist Jeremy Narby, author of such classics as The Cosmic Serpent and Intelligence in Nature, considers the intelligence of living beings and wrestles with his own culture’s anthropocentric concepts.

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Shamans Through Time: 500 Years on the Path to Knowledge

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.

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Helical Visions

In 1985, Swiss-Canadian anthropology student Jeremy Narby spent a year at Quirishari in the Peruvian Amazon, studying how the Ashaninca tribe made use of indigenous resources.

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Jeremy Narby on Nature & Life Intelligence

Jeremy Narby, an anthropologist, discusses the intelligence of life, nature, ayahuasca and DNA communication. The interview also discusses how modern man has overlooked the inherent intelligence in nature.

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The Psychotropic Mind: The World according to Ayahuasca, Iboga, and Shamanism

In the Amazon, shamans do not talk in terms of hallucinogens but of tools for communicating with other life-forms. Ayahuasca, for example, is first and foremost a means of breaking down the barrier that separates humans from other species, allowing us to communicate with them.

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Is Ayahuasca an Antidote to Modern Life?

In 1995 I published a book called The Cosmic Serpent that dealt with ayahuasca and other subjects. The enthusiasm of many readers took me by surprise. In the book I describe ayahuasca as foul-tasting and my experience drinking it as an ordeal involving vomiting and frightening visions of serpents.

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Biospheric TV

Short piece of an interview with Jeremy Narby on the mystery of consciousness and biospheric television. NY April 12, 2008.

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Jeremy Narby at the World Psychedelic Forum

Jeremy Narby on science & shamanism.

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