Hodder & Stoughton, 1976, Blue Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
Decorated throughout by b/w. drawings of ants in various numbers & postures; "Lyall Watson's 'Gifts of Unknown Things' continues the fascinating investigation into so-called supernatural happenings which began with Supernature. In his search for an understanding of other realities, the author describes the time he spent on a small volcanic island in Indonesia where extra-sensory perception, psychic healing, precognition, power places and survival of death are taken for granted as natural events. The islanders have no trouble in accepting those among them with extraordinary gifts and powers. Becoming part of this small community, the author looks for explanations which are acceptable to the ever-changing theories of Western science. He provides a perfect blend of mystical happening and scientific investigation, striking the exact balance between thinking and feeling, experiment and experience. Lyall Watson's fascinating personal journey reaches a dramatic climax as he witnesses a bitter struggle for spiritual control of the community. At a time of great urgency, all kinds of hints and clues are cropping up everywhere: more than ever before, we need to come to terms with separate realities and know better those with gifts of unknown things. " Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 240 pages. some minor marking to fep. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket has chunks missing, but is otherwise intact, with both flaps. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink to fep. Gilt titles spine. blue cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Esoteric; Ethnology; Supernatural; Indonesia; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0340207795. ISBN/EAN: 9780340207796. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4054.