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supernaturalism

Paranormal
The belief that forces exist outside of the plane of human experience, and that these forces may affect the course of human events.
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Devine argues that this legislation was a response to continued concerns that Catholic sympathisers attempted to use witchcraft to influence the political in this highly unstable period, and the inability of the ecclesiastical courts to effectively deal with politically charged supernatural acts.
Now people see these tales and think the supernatural aspect detracts from his being a great leader.
Legare said the findings contradict the common assumption that supernatural beliefs dissipate with age and knowledge.
The second chapter, 'Queer Haunting Spaces: Madeline Yale Wynne and Elia Wilkinson Peattie', looks at the gendering and haunting of domestic space in supernatural tales by American women.
Destined to become a classic on the teaching of the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.
After enjoying the humour of the moment, I was reminded that for too many students the supernatural does not loom very large in their minds.
Furthermore, many teachers will attempt to promote their personal view of the Supernatural based on their particular faith--it will just be too hard to resist.
Along the same lines, Menkiti argues that the ontological commitments and metaphysical posits in many African traditions cannot be construed in supernatural terms.
According to one of the chroniclers, "The first time I experienced this, I saw a shadow of a moving figure, arms outstretched, and I was absolutely sure it was supernatural and evil.
Where medievalists revel in accounts of supernatural phenomena, treasuring them as invaluable insights into the mentality of the so-called "early modern" world, historians of the modern era are rather "ill at ease with, if not actually repelled by," modern variants of the same supernatural phenomena.
But he also says, "Where Bruno took radical departure from Ficino was in his view that, just as contraries like heat and cold are inseverable from one another at the highest as well as at the lowest stages of the heroic lover's drive to the infinite, so are the contraries of harmonizing supernatural frenzy and discordant natural melancholy" (324).
The believer or nonbeliever in the supernatural may be inclined to grab hold of their mojo or leave the night light on--just in case.