supernatural mechanisms

supernatural mechanisms, explanations for the efficacy of spiritual healing and prayer that refer to a force, which is outside nature and natural laws altogether, such as God, gods, or spirits.
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One of Simmons arguments is that the n'anga and traditional healers in general are unfairly judged as relying on supernatural mechanisms for explaining health and illness that allow allopathic doctors to dismiss their perspectives out of hand.
moves though his thematic discussion of topics such as religion and science, human perception, the debate about free will, the mind-body problem, evolution, evil, eschatology, theories of language, morality, common sense, civilization, and truth, he takes pains to show how Whitehead and company can provide a way to talk about a form or conceptualization of theism that is both adequate for religious sensibilities and does not need to appeal to supernatural mechanisms of divine efficacy.