posted on May, 29 2008 @ 06:13 AM
Supernature (and Beyond Supernature, the sequel) are both excellent books. After the intitial succes of Supernature, Lyall Watson was given the time
and money to investigate the things he hadn't been able to initially. I wholeheartedly recommend all of Watson's books.
For those who don't know the books, they are collections of verified accounts of the weird and wonderful. The idea being, hence the title, that
nothing is outside nature so what we today call paranormal and so on is just misunderstood nature.
There are too many things covered in the book but they range from the author witnessing (and keeping) a tennis ball turned inside out (in Beyond
Supernature) to witnessing operations performed in the Philippines with no cutting instruments that leave no scars.
My favourite thing from his books (from "The Secret Life Of Inanimate Objects I think):
Author takes part in 3-day religious ritual in India (not sure town name) and on third day walks on hot coals. One of the religious representatives
holds his hand during the experience (Author is only white person there and gets special treatment) and the heat singes off the hair on the author's
lower legs. The next day the author meets a french photographer in the hotel and mentions the ritual. The photographer is surprised and says that he
was in the country specifically to photograph the event and remembers the elderly white man walking on the coals! When the photographs are later
developed all that can be seen is the ritual in general with all the other fire-walkers and the religious representative with his hand outstretched
but the author isn't in any of the pistures (despite both author and photographer remembering the event and the hair still missing from his legs.