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.

Perils of the Night

A Feminist Study of Nineteenth-Century Gothic

Author: Eugenia C. DeLamotte

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195363463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 8184


This book argues that the source of Gothic terror is anxiety about the boundaries of the self: a double fear of separateness and unity that has had a special significance for women writers and readers. Exploring the psychological, religious, and epistemological context of this anxiety, DeLamotte argues that the Gothic vision focuses simultaneously on the private demons of the psyche and the social realities that helped to shape them. Her analysis includes works of English and American authors, among them Henry James, Mary Shelley, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, and a number of often neglected popular women Gothicists.

Ghosts - Ghost Stories Unexplained Mysteries of Occult, Supernatural and Paranormal Activity

Author: Frank C. Chastain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387244868

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7264


Explore the Fascinating and Frightening World of Ghosts: Are you fascinated by the occult? Have you always wondered if those Ghost stories might be real? Do you have a fascination for the Supernatural? Have you wondered about Paranormal Activities? Do you want to know the truth behind haunted houses? With this book Ghosts - Ghost Stories: Unexplained Mysteries of Occult, Supernatural and Paranormal Activity , you'll learn more about the most famous and scariest ghost stories, as well as discover some not so popular, yet frightening tales.

The Supernatural?

Author: Lionel A. Weatherly,John Nevil Maskelyne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108029191

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 1690


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

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

View: 6448


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.


Author: W. Sumner Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595265529

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5415


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.