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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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It's not supernatural forces that Messrs Dowie, Wilson and Jackson will have to contend with over the next few weeks, only the normal laws of human behaviour.
Rather, he is inspired by supernatural forces, chosen, if you will, to reveal the Arab idea to his people.
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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.
By Cheryl Mullin Games reviewer who sets out on a quest to stand against anapparently unstoppable supernatural force.
Blowing the whistle, he awakens a disturbing supernatural force.
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.
It willshootoff themarkfromzero to62mphinundersixsecondsand grip the roadas if it its Pirelli tyres weregluedtherebysome supernatural force.
45pm (2005) (15) A family move into a seemingly perfect house, but soon find the building's grisly past impacting on their present, as their lives are threatened by a supernatural force bent on destroying them.
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.
As the two try to help the girls become accustomed to a civilized living environment, they realize an eerie supernatural force is protecting them.
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.