Thursday, February 8, 2007

The Supernatural and Kind:

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01.-06. [yet to happen]:

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07. reference tools:

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the American Heritage Dictionary states:

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[in “Supernatural”]

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“of or relating to existence outside the natural world [...] attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces [...] of or relating to a deity [...] of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine power; miraculous [...] of or relating to the miraculous”;

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(click here,

http://www.bartleby.com/61/8/S0900800.html)

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the Cambridge International Dictionary of English states:

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[in “Supernatural”]

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“supernatural [...] caused by forces that cannot be explained by science: Ghosts and evil spirits are supernatural. She is said to have supernatural powers and to be able to communicate with the dead [...] the supernatural [...] things that cannot be explained by science”;

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the Compact Oxford English Dictionary states:

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“attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature [...] exceptionally or extraordinarily great [...] supernatural manifestations or events”;

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(click here,

http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/supernatural?view=uk)

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[Microsoft's] Encarta World English Dictionary states:

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[in “Supernatural”]

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“not of natural world: relating to or attributed to phenomena that cannot be explained by natural laws [...] relating to deity: relating to or attributed to a deity [...] magical: relating to or attributed to magic or the occult [...] supernatural things: supernatural beings or phenomena [...] world of supernatural things: the realm of supernatural beings or phenomena”;

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(click here,

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861717073)

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Merriam-Webster's On-Line Dictionary states:

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“of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially : of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil [...] departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature [...] attributed to an invisible agent (as a ghost or spirit)”;

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(click here,

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=supernatural)

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Wikipedia states:

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[in “Religion”{03-05-07}]

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“a religion is a set of beliefs [like naturopathy's vitalism, spiritism, teleology-finalism and kind] and practices [e.g., treating patients with those three in mind] generally held by a human community, involving adherence to codified beliefs [the ND sectarian creed] and rituals [the ND therapeutic order...] as well as personal faith and mystic experience [...] religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system of thought, unseen being, person, or object, that is considered to be supernatural, sacred, divine, or of the highest truth [e.g., naturopathy's 'vital force life spirit']. Moral codes, practices, values, institutions, traditions, and rituals are often traditionally associated with the core belief [naturopathy's 'the naturopathic'...] 'religion' is sometimes used interchangeably with 'faith' or 'belief system,' but is more socially defined [the ND sectarian creed, oath, therapeutic order and kind] than that of personal convictions”;

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(click here,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion)

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in Wiktionary

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[in “Supernatural”]

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“supernatural [...] above nature; that which is beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by God or some force beyond that which humans are born with [...] something that is not of the usual. Something that is somehow not natural, or has been altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all [...] something for which there is neither ocular proof nor is measurable. For example, even though electromagnetic waves, subnuclear particles, et cetera may not be visible, yet they are measurable and their existence can be repetitively tested. However, we cannot either see or measure a ghost [...] synonyms: extraordinary, unnatural”;

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(click here,

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Supernatural)

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Wordsmyth states:

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[in “Supernatural”]

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“of, pertaining to, or caused by forces separate from or superior to what are considered natural laws. Example supernatural phenomena [...] synonyms: transcendental [...] paranormal, metaphysical [...] preternatural [...] of or pertaining to a spiritual entity such as a god or deity [...] of, pertaining to, or caused by a ghost, demon, or the like. Example: a supernatural visitor [...] collectively, ghosts, demons, and the like and the occurrences they are considered to cause";

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(click here,

http://www.wordsmyth.net/live/home.php?script=search&matchent=supernatural&matchtype=exact)

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