Gifts of Unknown Things by Lyall Watson – Discover the extraordinary island of Nus Tarian, in Indonesia, where everyday reality contains terrifying. A British biologist’s rich but far-fetched telling of his initiation into a world of “” natural knowledge”” on a volcanic Indonesian island. Gifts of Unknown Things. A True Story of Nature, Healing, and Initiation from Indonesia’s Dancing Island. By (author) Lyall Watson. Gifts of Unknown Things.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Tia is an unforgettable character. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. I know he’s written several other books, so I might have to hunt them down. My daughter told me to read this book.
lyyall Jan 17, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: He had an early fascination for nature in the surrounding bush, learning from Zulu and! And as a result, all we succeed in doing is destroying all hope of tranquility.
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You are commenting using your Facebook account. But mostly the book jumps from one miraculous episode to another–about extraordinary powers knowing the colors of sounds, extrasensory perception, precognition, psychic healingmagical dances, sacred stones, power spots, communicating fish, and even a resurrection. Extraordinary tale of transcending preconceptions.
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It is a hypoth Lyall Watson was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many new age books, among the most popular of which is the best seller Supernature.
Much of the science was completely over my head. His days on the island, hardship interaction with its people, tradition, mystical being, were the frame of what he brought to the readers. Makes me look at rocks totally different. With doctorates in anthropology and ethology animal behavior and additional degrees in botany, chemistry, geology, geography, marine biology, and ecology, Lyall Watson logically investigated illogical events.
You have to learn to immerse yourself in the silences between. AND I never told him — he made it up by himself! Add to Cart Add to Cart. Alleges to be a true story; comes off as fantasy and naturalism. I know something is magic with Tia when I read how this 11 years old explained about names and color. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lyall Watson was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many new age books, among the most popular of which is the best seller Supernature. At once a scientific exploration and an imaginative Discover the extraordinary island of Nus Tarian, in Indonesia, where everyday reality contains terrifying, inexplicable, and miraculous phenomena. Apr 17, Dylan rated it lyalp liked it Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem?
Nov 04, H. She was singing to him.
Jan 30, Loly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I really enjoyed reading this book. God knows what brings me to that. Biologist and paranormal seeker Lyall Watson is storm thrown and laps up on a name-changed Indonesian island in the early 70s.
Nevertheless, he’s a wonderful writer who has related a fantastic tale. There could be no better metaphor for an understanding of the mechanics of the cosmos. Watson wants to show the deep interconnectedness of things–of the cosmos, the natural world, and man–and the existence of a universal harmony that largely escapes the grasp of conventional science but is revealed in primitive traditions and exploited by shamans, adepts, geomancers, etc. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
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To ask other readers questions about Gifts of Unknown Thingsplease sign up. Oct 17, Scott rated it liked it. Tia, the heroine an orphan with magical powersrepresenting the forces of natural religion with Marduk, the heavy, embodying the constraints of civilization specifically, Islam.