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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These were elements I had a much harder time with. Have given dozens unknonw copies of this book to all sorts of people over the last 25 years.

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My first reaction when I reached the last page was burst into tears. A British biologist’s rich but far-fetched telling of his initiation into a world of “”natural knowledge”” on a volcanic Indonesian island.

Not as good as Elephatom in my mind. Twyla rated it it was amazing Jun 23, The scene with the glowing sea creatures was the highlight, which unfortunately opened the book: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: My favorite book of all time. There was wason problem adding your email address. And that, unfortunately, is not something I have the background to determine. What a lovely book! Oct 17, Scott rated it liked it. Aug 23, Alex Kelly rated it it was amazing.


At once a scientific exploration and an imaginative Discover the extraordinary island of Nus Tarian, in Thinhs, where everyday reality contains terrifying, inexplicable, and miraculous phenomena.

I know something is magic with Tia when I read how this 11 years old explained about names and color. Each participates completely in the other. For example, the children on the island all seem to be able to “hear” color. I liked the ants giftz track across the pages too. Nov 05, Pilar rated it liked it.

Home Reminds me of: So basically, he’s telling the reader to question the world and keep an open mind Jan 06, Harry Owen rated it it was amazing. Books by Lyall Watson. Watson’s boat is unexpectedly caught in a typhoon of incredible ferocity. He goes on to say that he has “equally great misgivings about any persuasion that hardens into dogma,” which can be interpreted to mean the pedestal of science and cold hard fact that so many of us look up to.


This was my favourite book of all time when I read it in Anyone interested in Magic, Anthropology, Indigenous Religion. Watson’s astonishing and life-transforming journey becomes our own, challenging many of our fixed beliefs about the “real world.

Jul 28, Derek Baldwin rated it really liked it. When the storm abated, Dr.

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Aug 10, Mel rated it it was amazing. She brings me a feeling I imagined also felt by Dr.

An old man is able to “hear” fish underwater, and directs the islanders to fishing spots when supplies are scarce. Want to Read saving….

To view it, click here. God knows what brings me to tha It took me months to finish it.