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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Sep 09, Pam rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: His scholarly thinking history as biologist grounded him to have a logical explanation on every natural phenomenon he experienced before.
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It’s hard to know whether the events Watson relates are true, or if they’ve been creatively embellished. My daughter told me to read this book. Where it came from: A few decreasingly absorbed and increasingly sceptical reads Where it went: Notify me of new posts via email.
There may be a number of occurrences in the world which don’t fit into the scientific model of logic an yet at the same time are not untrue. Watson’s astonishing and life-transforming journey becomes our own, challenging many of our fixed beliefs about the “real world.
Thus, we are all connected. Hmm… those after some kulcha who happen to have a bag of salt handy Also reading: Jun 16, Penney Peirce rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Twyla rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Alleges to be a true story; comes off as fantasy and naturalism. Thank you for signing up, fellow lylal lover!
Gifts of Unknown Things
He makes much of the hologram principle–that each point in kyall and in time contains information giffs the whole–and tries to corroborate primitive beliefs and practices with recent scientific findings. Home Reminds me of: And is some level of Reading the book raised many profound questions, chief of which, for me, might be: Must redeem within 90 days.
Discover the extraordinary island of Nus Tarian, in Indonesia, where everyday reality contains terrifying, inexplicable, and miraculous phenomena.
Jan 17, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: Extraordinary tale of transcending preconceptions. But the real main character of the book is a young girl raised in the traditional animist beliefs of the island who is an extraordinary dancer, is able to perform psychic healing, and plays with the idea of reality as we know it. This book is a chronicle of his time spent on an Indonesian island in the mids, where he supposedly experienced a lot of things that seem crazy to our Western way of thinking.
Apr 17, Dylan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There is plenty to raise an eyebrow at here, but with some suspension of disbelief, one might gain from it an enhanced sense of the world’s mysteries and of the untapped reservoirs of human sensitivity and will. Jun 05, Alison rated wafson really liked it.
But only the dance lives at once in both space and time.
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When you start reading something as non-fiction, and approach something that might be outside the realm of widely acceptable truth, it is easier for the reader to accept those occupancies as happenings of nonfiction when they are small at first.
Aug 10, Mel rated it it was amazing. The last book listed is fictional. 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. I just got an odd mental image of myself dressed in Amazon Warrior attire, bow and arrow at the ready, on the trail of wild books Apparently Watson is a biologist who writes about science as well This book was so interesting and engaging, I had a hard time putting it down.