The Supernatural World

Preface to The Supernatural World by Danish author and philosopher Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff:

Dear reader!

Are you fascinated by the supernatural? By the idea, that there may be a deeper meaning to existence?

That demons – or just beings from other worlds or dimensions – actually exist? Or do you simply wonder why some people seem to believe in, or even in some form experience, the supernatural?

If not, then you probably belong to a very small minority. In all likelihood it will not have escaped your attention, that there are entire retail chains, that exist to provide you with anything from gemstones with healing properties to inverted crosses – anything according to taste.

What is it all about? And what has auras and reincarnation got to do with the religion we were taught at Sunday school?

Are people who communicate with spirits insane, do they have real contact, or maybe both? And is the fascinating “forgotten wisdom” in any way compatible with modern science?

In this little book you will meet supernatural beings, and even follow them into their own world. You will learn about how they think, and what they are doing here. You will discover that they are neither angels nor demons, men from Mars or hallucinations, but that they nevertheless visit us for a very specific reason.

And what is even more: That they and their world are only separated from ours with a thin veil. That it does not require a mystical spell to get to see them, but on the contrary that we every day more or less unconsciously perform a “ritual of deflection” to keep them away from us.

Have you ever had the feeling that you were not alone, even though you ‘knew’ that you were? Or thought about how goldfish in a bowl might feel the same way?

Maybe this book will answer questions, which you have asked yourself a thousand times. Or maybe it will start you on a journey of discovery, more exciting that you would ever have dreamt possible.

Happy travels!

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18 Comments on "The Supernatural World"

  1. kowalityjesus | Nov 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm |

    Why don’t you link to “400 Resurrection Miracles” by Father Alfred Herbert? Among the miracles, St Anthony, uninformed, returns from abroad to resurrect the victim of a murder to exonerate his father. The man wakes from the grave, proclaims his innocence, asks for last rites, and returns. Though obviously within his power Anthony refuses to divulge the perpetrator. What, sucka, you thought the gospel was a fairytale?

    • yeah it is a fairy tale actually. everything we humans tell each other is fairy tales. Stop trying to push the one you choose to believe in onto others. it makes you look bad, honestly

      • kowalityjesus | Nov 24, 2012 at 1:16 am |

        Thanks for your candid opinion. I share because I care, not for my image.

  2. bobbiethejean | Nov 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm |

    Oh, what utter nonsense. they and their world are only separated from ours with a thin veil. If that’s the case, you’d think we’d have more than books and hearsay to evidence their existence.

    • A thin veil does not necessarily imply an easy crossing. Although no iron locked door is blocking the exit from Plato’s cave, it’s still a prison, as the prisoners simply don’t know how to turn around. Anyway, literature is of course full of stories about encounters with the supernatural. But I guess you are one of those “sceptics” who prefer to keep your prejudices, rather than investigate, which is of course fine. Allow me to cite a paragraph from the book:

      ” .. if prejudice is what the word says – a judgement, which we pass before we see for ourselves – then prejudice is defining the way we see things and therefore also what we see, and it is very unlikely, that we would be able to survive without such prejudices. It is however more than likely, that they provide us with ‘tunnel vision’: That they in other words prevent us from experiencing what we may or may not have benefitted from experiencing.
      In the end our relation to the supernatural does not hinge on whether or not our assumption of its existence is in accordance with some more or less ‘scientific’ belief, but whether we can benefit from this expansion of our field of experiencing or if we would be better off staying in our back garden. This is not a decision for the author to make – he is not on a crusade.”

      • bobbiethejean | Nov 24, 2012 at 8:37 am |

        Listen, I only have a few moments before the wraiths come back. I believe you. I’ve seen through the veil and you’re right. There are forces that naturally repel beings like us because we’re not meant to see what’s on the other side. We’re not capable of processing what we would see. But I have seen. That world is a dooryway to infinite other worlds, all containing things that defy the laws of nature.

        Skeptics are just too “smart” for their own good. They demand “evidence” and “proof.” But how do you prove something that can make itself unprovable! If they could only see what I’ve seen, then they’d believe!

        The wraiths are coming back. I must continue pretending to be a skeptic or they will probably kill me- and I don’t mean just death, I mean ultimate death. They’ll erase me from existence. Yeah, they can do that. In fact, if they wanted to, they could erase me from time altogether. I’m not supposed to see the things I see, let alone act on what I see. They were assigned to keep watch over me a long time ago when I was a child. I was able to envision shadow people, ghosts, and even a stray spirit or too. But I was also able to see deeper things, things that, things no human should be able to see. So the wraiths were assigned to ensure that I never saw those things again. If I do ever see into their world again, I’m sure they’ll ensure that I can’t reveal their masquerade.

        At least I think that’s what they’re up to. I think the reason they haven’t just outright killed me by now is because they haven’t figured out why I can see the things I can see. I’m afraid of what will happen if they do figure it out. Gods help us.

        • There are a lot of interesting ideas here. To me skeptics (the obnoxious people that self identify as skeptics, not people of normal skepticism) are people that like to take interesting ideas and phenomenon and render them boring. I think they are kind of aspergersey. Like the Rain man, they prefer safe routine to the unknown. To me a true scientist would be drawn to mystery, not hostile to mystery and desirous of ready explanations for everything.
          But still its good to be skeptical. There error is in thinking that thats a good approach to have in general, and that its the best approach to begin with. A more fruitful approach is to suspend disbelief first, try an idea on for size than then to turn the skepticism on.
          The process is like “Hmm that might be interesting. I wonder if it makes sense? Might it explain anything? Then often conlusion is reached that its nonsense. I think of skeptics as more “Oh no is something new? How threatening! Quick how can I poison the well as fast as possible! where are my cliff notes? I need a straw man!”

  3. matteyhunter | Nov 23, 2012 at 4:13 am |

    This book goes nowhere. It is one big rant. Bad.

  4. Simon Selvfed | Nov 23, 2012 at 10:08 am |

    I just wanna add as a Dane, that this guy is a horror and sci-fi writer, that he’s a catholic who studied philosophy and was the editor of the early porn magazine “Weekend Sex”. I’m not saying any of this is wrong, just that he’s a colourful person. At least.

  5. I’m starting to cultivate somewhat of a dislike for the term ‘supernatural’ in relation to these phenomena :/

    • Yeah, I know what you mean. Of course even if you don’t call it that skeptical debunker types will talk to you like you are a born again fundamentalist Christian and give you canned responses like “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” etc. etc.

      Maybe I should write an article explaining what a Mystic is and how its not a faith position and how relating ones experience is not making an assertion. I’m actually a skeptic just not a debunker. Shades of nuance are the first causality in these discussions.

      Too bad there aren’t scads of fundamentalists posting here so that some of these debunker arguments would hit the mark once in a while.

  6. There’s gonna be any glitter vampires in it? Cause it hould be just lame!

  7. Matt Staggs | Nov 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm |

    Just because it’s not true doesn’t mean it’s not useful.

  8. Some interesting ideas about the supernatural might be for example symbols that inhabit human consciousness in the nooshphere have become self aware and are now able to influence events in reality.
    This actually doesn’t really neccesarily violate a materialist paradigm, (so skeptics don’t have to feel overly threatened by it) and it has the potential of explaining verious weird “supernatural” seeming phenomenon.

  9. Maybe “skeptics” have some type of mental gate keeper that resembles an enormous heavily armed body gurard on steroids.
    My Body guard is more like “come in weird idea, walk around make yourself at home, tell me about yourself.” then after a while. “Ok, you have to leave now, thanks for stopping by, I have some other stuff I have to do.”
    I mean the idea is they don’t move in and stay, they just come to visit. Suspension of disbelief. To me its a fun visit. I don’t demand thair ID, and run ten background checks, and cross reference them a million times, just to let them in the door.

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