Shelves: books , asia-related , indonesia-related , southeast-asia , non-fiction , biography I have wanted to read this book for some time now already. The title seemed mesmerizing. But first I had to make a trip to the library and find the book. Lyall Watson is a South African biologist, who was also very fascinated by and tried to make sense of the supernatural.
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Faukasa His book is really a teaching unknkwn, urging us literally to come to our senses and, in his terms, to turn on our whole body and tune in to the entire spectrum of information the world sends out. It is hard to believe that this story is true, but even harder to believe that Watson made it up.
Notify me of new comments via email. Price may vary by retailer. People which live in a traditional spirit based way, at one with nature, seem to have the ability to gain valuable insights about watdon from their dreams and even precognitions.
I reread it over the last few days to use some quotations in a journal I was making an entry in, and it is still my favourite book of all time. I think part of the power of this book was that the supernatural elements, the parts that are a harder to reconcile with, grew in scope as the story unfolded. Quotes from Gifts of Unknown Much of the science was completely over my head. Lyall Watson was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, tyings, and author of many new age books, among the most popular of which is the best seller Supernature.
Aug 17, Linda rated it liked it. Notify me of new posts via email. The power gicts this book is not in its words but in the understandings that will resonate within the reader as the story of this incredible experience unfolds. In it the creator and the thing created, the artist and the expression, are one. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a story about belief. However, those statements and the connections he drew relied a great deal on the assumptions that such theories are indeed viable and are able to be applied in such situations.
This is a journal lyalll a personal odessey that changed the life of the author and will influence the life of everyone who reads it. Gifts of Unknown Things — Wikipedia Tia, the heroine an orphan with magical powersrepresenting the forces of natural religion with Marduk, the heavy, thinhs the constraints of civilization specifically, Islam. It is a hypothesis that aroused both interest and ire in the scientific community and continues to be a topic of discussion over a quarter century later.
This child, in her innocence, was doing the proper thing. Painting and architecture are a part of space. I liked the ants that track across the pages too. Just like his father! Singing one of the soft, sad songs in the old language. But this book is too engaging to have the same treatment. Gifts of Unknown Things Nov 04, H. Nov 05, Pilar rated it liked it. My daughter told me to read this book.
Dec 12, Trudie marked it as to-read. You have to learn to immerse yourself in the silences between. 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.
May 04, Megan rated it it was amazing. It took me months to finish it. Related Posts
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He had an early fascination for nature in the surrounding bush, learning from Zulu and! Kung bushmen. He enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand in , where he earned degrees in botany and zoology, before securing an apprenticeship in palaeontology under Raymond Dart , leading on to anthropological studies in Germany and the Netherlands. Later he earned degrees in geology, chemistry, marine biology, ecology and anthropology. He completed a doctorate in ethology at the University of London , under Desmond Morris. He also worked at the BBC writing and producing nature documentaries. Around this time he shortened his name to Lyall Watson.
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