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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Applies recent developments in astronomy, biology, and psychology to the mysteries of memory, dreams, visions, UFOs, gods and devils, hypnosis, ghosts, ESP, creativity, and consciousness, recognizing natural bases for paranormal occurrences
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 1st 1980 by HODDER & STOUGHTON LTD (first published January 1st 1976)
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Nikos Karagiannakis
Άλλο ένα ξεχασμένο διαμάντι από τις (επίσης ξεχασμένες) εκδόσεις Ωρόρα. Ο Lyall Watson καταφέρνει, από τη σκοπιά του βιολόγου/ζωολόγο/φυσιογνώστη/ανθρωπολόγου/εθνολόγου, να δώσει μία εκπληκτική περιγραφή των λειτουργιών της συνείδησης. Τις απόψεις του (ακόμα και κάποιες που ίσως ξενίσουν πολλούς) τις παρουσιάζει με τόσο κομψό τρόπο και γοητευτικό τρόπο, που είναι απίστευτα δύσκολο να τις αντισταθείς.

Είμαι σκεπτικιστής από τη φύση μου (και λόγω της φύσης του επαγγέλματος), παρόλα αυτά με συνεπήρ
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book blew my mind repeatedly with the sheer volume of knowledge. Never mind that it was published in 1979; i learned more than i did in all my science classes combined. No, i didnt pay much attention in class, but this book is phenomenal! Must read more of his work.
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I see why lots of people like this book.

It’s one thing to have and utilize the scientific method; it’s quite another to admit that n a lot of our scientific inquiry, is not discernably conclusive. It s therefore, science’s limitation. However having said that, we deduce what we learn and use it for good or ill.

Nevertheless, Watson’s book explores the changing life tide in that we as humanity focus on things, situations, ideals based upon our cultures and what we perceive to be true … and what w
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was a mind expander and life enhancer for me.
Grace Dadoyan
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating and thought-provoking book about consciousness. Although the book was published in 1979, it does not feel dated as he is exploring consciousness from every aspect - from its cellular origins, its presence in different species, how it influences our perceptions and communications with other people, etc. He cites many interesting studies in both humans and animals dealing with normal and extra-sensory perceptions. He questions what he sees without being skeptical and he is open-minde ...more
Mark Smith
I loved this book as a young adult. It opened my eyes to so many wonderful things in nature.
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read several Lyall Watson books back in the 70s & 80s. I recall really liking this one, although this type of "supernatural nature-ism" writing has little appeal to me now. ...more
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Loads of interesting stuff, but I found it a bit dry and heavy going at times. Even so, it was still easy enough to pick up and read, and I finished it, no problem.
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Lyall Watson was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many new age books, among the most popular of which is the best seller Supernature. Lyall Watson tried to make sense of natural and supernatural phenomena in biological terms. He is credited with the first published use of the term "hundredth monkey" in his 1979 book, Lifetide. It is a hypoth ...more

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