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A term for the paraphysical force that is believed by inhabitants of Oceania and the Hawaiian Islands to exist in the universe. Tribal witch doctors are chosen based on their ability to tap into mana from heaven, which they may demonstrate by exhibiting psychokinetic skills (e.g., levitating objects or making them appear or disappear) or by displaying a second sight or clairvoyance (e.g., which tells them when and where food animals are plentiful, or how to treat a person’s illness).

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Rather, he is inspired by supernatural forces, chosen, if you will, to reveal the Arab idea to his people.
Mendoza and all San Franciscans were hoping it was the work of a serial killer because the thought that a supernatural force was committing these executions was much too unsettling.
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What many of us fail to realize, however, is that behind, within and around every deadline is a force much greater than the deadline itself - a supernatural force responsible for nearly every great invention, idea and achievement throughout history.
Blowing the whistle, he awakens a disturbing supernatural force.
They discover that the box harbours a terrifying supernatural force, which is poisoning the girl's soul.
The fifth season shows brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, who 25 years ago lost their mother to a mysterious supernatural force, fighting the ultimate evil back to the fiery depths of his underground prison.
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Kidman is magnificent as the mother whose grasp on her sanity gradually slips as she comes to terms with the presence of a supernatural force in the family home.
One of the most enthralling and engaging of live acts it's a mystery why the animated trio haven't yet made that great leap forward, as on stage they gel like some sort of supernatural force.
Something is up and the prison has been `invaded'by a eerie supernatural force,killing anything in its path.
The blues is a supernatural force that can take on human characteristics and possess its victims, just like a West African orisha.