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Return to Book Page. Preview — Supernature by Lyall Watson. Supernature by Lyall Watson. Lyall Watson has challenged scientific orthodoxy by applying new criteria to the investigation of supernatural phenomena. His fascinating and open-minded scien " A fascinating feast of cosmic law and order His fascinating and open-minded scientific study proves beyond doubt that science is stranger than the supernatural.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Supernature. Apr 02, Michelle added it. This hit the spot. It has the added bonus of giving some glimpses into questions real scientists were asking back in the 70s.
An excellent book to read while stoned. Aug 29, Gayle Lui rated it really liked it. I read this book in secondary school, it has had a huge effect on my life and how I think about the world! View 2 comments. May 20, BLRBrazil rated it it was amazing. Perhaps the most influential book I have ever read, it opened my eyes, back in the s, to what a fascinating world we live in and how much we still have to learn about it and how it functions.
I think that, more than 40 years later, that is still true. Lyall Watson makes a serious attempt to come up with possible explanations for the weird and wonderful things that occur that science has no answers to. In Supernature II he even bravely tried to draw the threads together in search of the elusiv Perhaps the most influential book I have ever read, it opened my eyes, back in the s, to what a fascinating world we live in and how much we still have to learn about it and how it functions.
In Supernature II he even bravely tried to draw the threads together in search of the elusive unifying theory.
Ultimately, he wasn't successful, but the journey is well worth embarking on with him anyway. Mar 30, Ashen rated it it was amazing. A phenomenal introduction to the supernatural, looked at from a totally different angle.
This is one of my dad's favourite books, and it's been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Jun 18, Alexander rated it it was amazing. The ideas explored in this book are literally mind-blowing! Some awesome as in spectacular , though provoking and tantalizingly credible ideas which could have changed science and anthropology irrevocably had he stuck to the science.
He did his reputation enormous discredit with some of his barmier ideas, though. Although some would say he already was, I believe he could have been a great speculative fiction writer had the fancy taken him. Feb 04, Jeff rated it really liked it. Yes,this is a book revisited. Most thesis presented have been accepted as fact these days. For me,Watsons'fancival prose is the only thing that sounds dated. Jan 06, Robert rated it it was amazing. I read this compeling book many moons ago in the 'roaring' s.
I loved it so much and I decided to read it again. LW explains the seemingly unexplainable in a simple way.. I'm currently looking for Vol.
View all 3 comments. Excellent book, extremely intriguing, would recommend. Jul 08, Kerry rated it it was amazing. One of the most interesting books I have ever read. Read it many years ago now and I would love to revisit his research in the 21st Century. Fascinating stuff! This book literally changed my life: it opened my mind to science which I went on to study , to nature, to possibilities I had never imagined. Apr 17, Shaun McNamara rated it really liked it.
I borrowed it and enjoyed it hugely at the time. I recently bought a copy that i chanced upon in a 2nd hand book store. I enjoyed this grab bag of interesting subjects just as much as i did the first time around.
Jun 16, Penney Peirce rated it it was amazing. An older book but chock full of great ideas! Dec 01, Amanda Ure rated it liked it. I really enjoyed this book and found it fascinating, but unfortunately I strongly suspect it's a complete tissue of lies. Jun 27, Mariana Santos rated it really liked it. Really interesting book, thoroughly enjoyed it!
May 11, EthericRemedy rated it it was amazing Shelves: physics , consciousness , evolution. A super important read for anyone looking to discover the secrets of the universe. Feb 12, Johann Kotze rated it it was amazing. A must read for anyone interested in exploring the biology of consciousness. Without books like these, published 40 years ago, the world may not evolve. Science vs supernatural. What an interesting book.
Sadly, Mr Watson died in but he got good obits in the various newspapers. I didn't realise that he was born in South Africa and attended Wits when he was just Classed as a New Age author, he probably wasn't taken very seriously in the academic world and he was responsible for letting Uri Geller loose in the world. Of all the things he did he was known to be an explorer as well as an author the strangest to me is that he also co c Of all the things he did he was known to be an explorer as well as an author the strangest to me is that he also commentated on Sumo wresting on UK TV.
At 23, he was a Director of the Johannesburg Zoo which I didn't realise when I was visiting the place. Mar 27, John Sheahan rated it really liked it. This caused a ferment of debate among a group of us senior boarders. Regardless of its merits, this book opened this bush-boy's eyes to the possibility that all was not as it seemed. From here, I was excited to explore the origins of humankind, and the weird goings on at the edges of mainstream academia.
Examining breakthroughs in science from biology to biofeedback, from quantum physics to paraphysics, the author proposes a revolutionary synthesis of nature and supernature. Beyond Supernature is a groundbreaking new chapter in the never-ending search for reality. It is a book for anyone who can still look at the world with both common sense and a sense of wonder. Born in Johannesburg, he earned degrees in botany and zoology from Witwatersrand University, and a doctorate in… More about Lyall Watson. Read An Excerpt. Category: Philosophy Category: Philosophy.
Lyall Watson, 69, Adventurer and Explorer of the ‘Soft Edges of Science,’ Dies
Lyall Watson 12 April — 25 June was a South African botanist , zoologist , biologist , anthropologist , ethologist , and author of many 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 coining the " Hundredth Monkey " phenomenon in his book, Lifetide. He was born in Johannesburg as Malcolm Lyall-Watson. He had an early fascination for nature in the surrounding bush, learning from Zulu and! Kung bushmen. He enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand in , where he earned degrees in botany and zoology, before securing an apprenticeship in palaeontology under Raymond Dart , leading on to anthropological studies in Germany and the Netherlands.