Understanding the Paranormal

“What exactly does paranormal mean?” The term paranormal is used to describe a wide variety of activity and phenomena. According to the Journal of Parapsychology, the term paranormal describes “any phenomenon that in one or more respects exceeds the limits of what is deemed physically possible according to current scientific assumptions.” The actual word is derived from the Latin use of the prefix para meaning “outside or beyond” what is considered normal.

Many people associate the term paranormal as only dealing with hauntings and ghosts. However, the paranormal also includes subjects considered to be outside the scope of parapsychology including UFOs, cryptozoology, telepathy, ESP, faith healing, clairvoyance, and many other subjects.

An anomalous phenomena is an observed incident or experience for which there seems to be no agreeable scientific explanation. Because such observations do not easily fit into how many view our reality, these instances can be (and usually are) the subject of controversy. Since paranormal phenomena is not generally accepted as real by traditional scientists, most of these ideas and theories about hard-to-reproduce anomalies are considered pseudoscientific (not a real science), partly because science needs evidence to be reproducible in a controlled environment. Some anomalies eventually get a scientific explanation, losing their status as unexplained phenomena. For example, while the idea of stones falling from the sky was once considered anomalous, meteorites are now acknowledged and generally well understood.

Misunderstandings of the paranormal

The paranormal or the supernatural is a subject intriguing many; yet the misunderstanding of what it truly is keeps most people away from it. The paranormal is made up of two main topics, the UFO phenomena, including aliens, and the occult, meaning the interaction with inter-dimensional beings. Although UFOs and aliens are now somewhat more acceptable by the mainstream media and the public than they were five years ago, the idea that there are living beings in other dimensions overlapping ours remains absurd to many.

The Occult World is Nothing to be Afraid of

The word “occult” means “hidden.” The fear of the occult, the paranormal or the supernatural is due to the negative association often made with the topic. Ancient texts and drawings, such as the Bible, portray the occult world with demons harming people, demonic possessions and other malicious beings and experiences. We must keep in mind that there is a positive and a negative side to every subject, and the occult is no different. On the other side of the balance, there are positive beings or higher-frequency beings we know as angels. While people are aware that the messages of angels and other higher-frequency beings are about love and guidance, few are aware of universal concepts and the natural laws of existence these angels also speak of. Unbeknownst to those who are yet to believe and understand the world of the occult in general, the influence of the information, both positive and negative, coming from this hidden world controls every aspects of life through our belief system. It is important to understand that ancient religious texts like the Bible are only some of many existing perspectives of the occult world.

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