Friday, February 04, 2011

SUPERNATURAL FRIDAY
























What is the supernatural? If we follow the dictionary: of, pertaining to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal. A being, place, object, occurrence, etc., considered as supernatural or of supernatural origin; that which is supernatural, or outside the natural order. The supernatural: A. supernatural beings, behavior, and occurrences collectively. B. supernatural forces and the supernatural plane of existence: a deep fear of the supernatural.

In other words, something outside the norm of day-to-day life—the extraordinary to the mundane. The supernatural pertains to entities, events, or powers that are regarded as beyond
nature, in that they lack a clear scientific explanation. Religious miracles are typical of such “supernatural” claims, as are spells and curses, divination, the belief that there is an afterlife for the dead, and innumerable others. Supernatural beliefs have existed in virtually all human cultures throughout recorded human history. Supernatural themes are often associated with paranormal and occult
ideas.


Argument and controversy has surrounded the issue on both sides. It is said that there is no exact definition of what “natural” is, and what the limits of naturalism might be. Concepts in the supernatural domain are closely related to concepts in
religious spirituality and occultism or spiritualism. The term "supernatural" is often used interchangeably with paranormal or preternatural
— the latter typically limited to an adjective for describing abilities which appear to exceed the bounds of possibility.

Whatever the case might be, supernatural defines ghosts, vampires, werewolves and other shapeshifters of the world, witches, sorcerers, wizards, magic, ghouls, zombies, and yes, even going into the fairy realm, gods, and more. As people, we’re fascinated by it, what to know more about it, and read paranormal books in both fiction and nonfiction.

That is what this blog will be about every Friday—something new on the subject. This means articles by me, book reviews, interviews with authors who write it, either fiction or nonfiction, paranormal investigating, reviews of TV shows and movies, hopefully interviews with an actor or director or someone, and even interviews with paranormal investigators and more.

As Twilight Zone always started: “You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Twilight Zone!”

3 comments:

Sharon Hamilton said...

Fabulous idea. I hope the Angels of Writing descend upon you and bring you brilliance!

Sharon Hamilton said...

Fabulous idea. I hope the Angels of Writing descend upon you and bring you brilliance.

Kari Thomas said...

Love this subject, Pamela! Sorry Im late, but didnt get the note in Digest until today. I'll try to visit back each Friday!

hugs, Kari Thomas
www.authorkari.com