The Super Natural

A New Vision of the Unexplained

Author: Whitley Strieber,Jeffrey J. Kripal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101983566

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Two of today's maverick authors on anomalous experience present a perception-altering and intellectually thrilling analysis of why the paranormal is real, but radically different from what is conventionally understood. Whitley Strieber (Communion) and Jeffrey J. Kripal (J. Newton Rayzor professor of religion at Rice University) team up on this unprecedented and intellectually vibrant new framing of inexplicable events and experiences. Rather than merely document the anomalous, these authors--one the man who popularized alien abduction and the other a renowned scholar and "renegade advocate for including the paranormal in religious studies" (The New York Times)--deliver a fast-paced and exhilarating study of why the supernatural is neither fantasy nor fiction but a vital and authentic aspect of life. Their suggestion? That all kinds of "impossible" things, from extra-dimensional beings to bilocation to bumps in the night, are not impossible at all: rather, they are a part of our natural world. But this natural world is immeasurably more weird, more wonderful, and probably more populated than we have so far imagined with our current categories and cultures, which are what really make these things seem "impossible." The Super Natural considers that the natural world is actually a "super natural world"--and all we have to do to see this is to change the lenses through which we are looking at it and the languages through which we are presently limiting it. In short: The extraordinary exists if we know how to look at and think about it. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Supernatural?

Author: Lionel A. Weatherly,John Nevil Maskelyne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108029191

Category: History

Page: 292

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A lucid investigation of paranormal phenomena, first published in 1891, featuring an entertaining chapter by celebrated illusionist J. N. Maskelyne.
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Cutting Jesus Down to Size

What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity

Author: George Albert Wells

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698673

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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In this provocative book, noted scholar G. A. Wells tells the story of Higher Criticism: the close study of the scriptures that reveals difficulties and discrepancies. Wells traces the discipline’s German beginnings, exploring the problems in the New Testament that prompted scholars to revise traditional theories of the scriptures’ origins. Wells then traces the development and reception of these views from the 18th century to today. Drawing on current biblical scholarship, Wells explains how the Jesus of Paul’s epistles differs radically from later versions and addresses conservative Christians’ attempts to reconcile them. He carefully analyzes what the New Testament says about miracles, the Virgin Birth, the Nativity, Jesus’ conflicting genealogies, the Resurrection, the post-Resurrection appearances, and the failed prophecies of imminent apocalypse. Wells persuasively profiles the New Testament as a fascinating but flawed collection of incompatible viewpoints, revealing Jesus as a shifting, ambiguous, legendary figure who reflected the evolving teachings of a fragmented, emotion-based cultic movement.
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The Supernatural Enhancements

Author: Edgar Cantero

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385538162

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A mesmerizing novel...what begins as a gothic ghost story soon evolves into a wickedly twisted treasure hunt in The Supernatural Enhancements, Edgar Cantero's wholly original, modern-day adventure. When twentysomething A., the European relative of the Wells family, inherits a beautiful, yet eerie, estate set deep in the woods of Point Bless, Virginia, it comes as a surprise to everyone—including A. himself. After all, he never knew he had a "second cousin, twice removed" in America, much less that his eccentric relative had recently committed suicide by jumping out of the third floor bedroom window—at the same age and in the same way as his father had before him . . . Together with A.’s companion, Niamh, a mute teenage punk girl from Ireland, they arrive in Virginia and quickly come to feel as if they have inherited much more than just a rambling home and an opulent lifestyle. Axton House is haunted... they know it...but the presence of a ghost is just the first of a series of disturbing secrets they slowly uncover. What led to the suicides? What became of the Axton House butler who fled shortly after his master died? What lurks in the garden maze – and what does the basement vault keep? Even more troubling, what of the rumors in town about a mysterious yearly gathering at Axton House on the night of the winter solstice? Told vividly through a series of journal entries, cryptic ciphers, recovered security footage, and letters to a distant Aunt Liza, Edgar Cantero has written an absorbing, kinetic and highly original supernatural adventure with classic horror elements that introduces readers to a deviously sly and powerful new voice. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Supernatural

Your Guide Through the Unexplained, the Unearthly and the Unknown

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780286953

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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It's the hot genre of the decade so far, and now Colin Wilson lends his weight to the subject of the Supernatural, in this far-reaching encyclopedia of whole spectrum of supernatural phenomena from ghosts and poltergeists to reincarnation, and from precognition and 'psychic detection' to magic and demonic possession. In these pages we meet real-life vampires, doppelgangers, witches and magicians; and we learn about elemental theory, Odic forces, Atlantis, ley lines, UFOs, crop circles, Velikovsky's 'worlds in collision' theory of the origins of the planet Venus - and much else besides. Anyone who loves the mystery and excitement of vampires, werewolves, psychics and other supernatural occurrences will enjoy this book. An authoritative yet entertaining author, Colin Wilson tells you everything you ever needed to know in a book that you'll love to read.
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Miracles

Author: W. Sumner Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595265529

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Considered by many as a pinnacle exploration into the inner workings of the "Miracle Event" this book has captured the imagination of readers for years. Soon to be re released. From basic ideas to first hand accounts, Miracles follows the lives of people before and after their miraculous events, and how these events have shaped their lives.
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