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Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey J. Kripal 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 - 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.
©2016 Walker & Collier, Inc., and Jeffrey J. Kripal (P)2017 Tantor
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"A cohesive reframing of the 'pantheon of the unknown'...A thought-provoking, intelligent reconceptualization of supernatural events." (Kirkus)
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By Kindle Customer on 10-02-17

great book but hard as audio book

I really enjoyed the book but what I found to be most difficult was the fact that one narrator did both voices. I think things would have been clearer had they had two narrators or if he would have changed voices or something along those lines to differentiate between the two different authors in the chapters that they were writing.

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By Luke Welch on 09-15-17

I will be reading more fromm Strieber

This book was perfectly placed along the path I am on, a path that has been blowing my mind at every step.

There is a lot of good stuff in this book from Strieber and from his co-author, Kripal. Kripal gets a tad too academic for me at points but it was worth it for the insights and ideas he provides.

As each chapter begins it is a mental game to figure out which author is speaking as there is no notification as to who authored each chapter. That could have been smoother.

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