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He makes much of the hologram principle–that each point in space and in time contains information about the whole–and tries to corroborate primitive beliefs and practices with recent scientific thingz. Be the first to discover new talent!

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. In it the creator and the thing created, the artist and the expression, are one. Mar 11, Fred Mindlin rated it it was amazing.

The scene with the glowing sea creatures was the highlight, which unfortunately opened the book: Notify me of new posts via email. It just got tedious to me. Something which modern man can no longer do.

Gifts of Unknown Things

He talks vifts truly magical things and how he no longer feels the need to explain all of it with science; to justify it with science, to be the scientist that he is. Here w While exploring the uncharted lyqll of the Javanese Atoll, Dr.


After all, the ending was not so much unpredictable. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It is hard to believe that this story is true, but even harder to believe that Watson made it up.

Watson more than 40 years a go, when the moment actually happened. My favorite book of all time. Jan 06, Harry Owen rated it it was amazing. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!

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Watson’s boat is unexpectedly caught in a typhoon of incredible ferocity. There could be no better metaphor for an understanding of the mechanics of the cosmos. Anyone interested in Magic, Anthropology, Indigenous Religion. This is the phenomenal sequel to Supernature, and yet another inspiring collection of odd tales and modern research. Jun 05, Alison rated it really liked it.

This child, in her innocence, was doing the proper thing. For example, the children on the island all seem to be able to “hear” color. My first reaction when I reached the last page was burst into tears. Now I’d like to learn some more about him In the late s he presented Channel 4’s coverage of sumo tournaments. He was born in Johannesburg as Malcolm Lyall-Watson. His book is really a teaching story, 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.



However, raising a man from the dead? AND I never told him — he made it up by himself!

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Not how to move the whale, or gitfs to move the people; but how to be kind and to keep in touch.

And that, unfortunately, is not something I have the background to determine.

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A few decreasingly absorbed and increasingly sceptical reads Where it went: Dec 12, Trudie marked it as to-read. 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.

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.