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Intelligence in Nature     [Click graphics to see videos/books]

Anthropologist and ethnobotanist Jeremy Narby explains that Native American shamans recognize the intelligence in nature that is ignored by Western science. It is a different way of "knowing" that the West has forgotten. By investigating intelligence in Nature, Narby wanted to serve as a diplomat between the two system of knowledge to see if they can work together.


Narby shares the findings from his groundbreaking book Intelligence in Nature. He describes his quest around the globe to chronicle how leading-edge scientists are studying intelligence in nature and how nature learns. Narby uncovers a universal thread of highly-intelligent behavior within the natural world, and asks the question: What can humanity learn from nature's economy and knowingness? Weaving together issues of animal cognition, evolutionary biology and psychology, he challenges contemporary scientific concepts and reveals a much deeper view of the nature of intelligence and of our kinship with all life.

Narby discusses the intelligence of life, nature, ayahuasca, and DNA communication. He shows how Western science has overlooked the inherent intelligence in nature. Narby discusses his experiences with the diplomat plant, Ayahuasca, and his work with the Ashaninca in the Peruvian Amazon. He cataloged indigenous uses of rainforest resources to help combat ecological destruction. Narby is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, Intelligence in Nature, and Psychotropic Mind: The World According to Ayahuasca, Iboga, and Shamanism.

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