Gifts of Unknown Things: A True Story of Nature, Healing, and Initiation from Indonesia's Dancing Island

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By Lyall Watson

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Lyall Watson

Lyall Watson
With doctorates in anthropology and ethology (animal behavior) and additional degrees in botany, chemistry, geology, geography, marine biology, and ecology, Watson logically investigates illogical events. He speaks nine languages and has worked as the Seychelles commissioner for the Intern More...



Discover the extraordinary island of Nus Tarian, in Indonesia, where everyday reality contains terrifying, inexplicable, and miraculous phenomena. Magical feats, extrasensory perception, and psychic healing are commonplace in this land where the natural and the supernatural coexist and challenge our beliefs about reality.

At once a scientific exploration and an imaginative adventure, Dr. Watson's astonishing and life-transforming journey becomes our own, challenging many of our fixed beliefs about the "real world."