Jeremy Narby and 3 Botanists
Robert Tindall says in The Jaguar that Roams the Mind: An Amazonian Plant Spirit Odyssey that Swiss ethnobotanist and anthropologist Jeremy Narby, who wrote Intelligence in Nature and The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins
of Knowledge, worked with Juan Flores Salazar, an Ashaninka shaman.
Tindall says: "Narby brought three molecular biologists to Flores's center for traditional medicine...to see whether, in sessions with ayahuasca, they could 'obtain biomolecular information' in their fields of research....the three biologists all agreed they had received information about their paths of research. The two female biologists also reported 'contact with 'plant teachers,' which they experienced as independent entities,' an experience that 'shifted their way of understanding reality.'"
"All three research scientists expressed great respect for Juan's skill and knowledge;
he had been able to orient them so quickly to the realm of visions and facilitate their extraction of useful scientific knowledge from the visionary state."
Intelligence in Nature is online. Narby discusses Juan Flores in Chapter 2.
Juan Flores Salazar