The Essential Supernatural

On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester

Author: Nicholas Knight

Publisher: Titan Books


Category: Supernatural (Television program : 2005- )

Page: 232

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A deluxe, full-colour coffee table book, that dissects the show (up to season 10) season by season, tracing the Winchester brothers as they travel across the US. It is illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos, exclusive production art, posters, maps, blueprints, and other elements.

Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science

Critical and Constructive Essays

Author: Fraser Watts

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 360

The cognitive science of religion is an inherently heterogeneous subject, incorporating theory and data from anthropology, psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology, and philosophy of mind amongst other subjects. One increasingly influential area of research in this field is concerned specifically with exploring the relationship between the evolution of the human mind, the evolution of culture in general, and the origins and subsequent development of religion. This research has exerted a strong influence on many areas of religious studies over the last twenty years, but, for some, the so-called 'evolutionary cognitive science of religion' remains a deeply problematic enterprise. This book's primary aim is to engage critically and constructively with this complex and diverse body of research from a wide range of perspectives. To these ends, the book brings together authors from a variety of relevant disciplines, in the thorough exploration of many of the key debates in the field. These include, for example: can certain aspects of religion be considered adaptive, or are they evolutionary by-products? Is the evolutionary cognitive science of religion compatible with theism? Is the evolutionary cognitive approach compatible with other, more traditional approaches to the study of religion? To what extent is religion shaped by cultural evolutionary processes? Is the evolutionary account of the mind that underpins the evolutionary cognitive approach the best or only available account? Written in accessible language, with an introductory chapter by Ilkka Pyssiäinen, a leading scholar in the field, this book is a valuable resource for specialists, undergraduate and graduate students, and newcomers to the evolutionary cognitive science of religion.

Television, Religion, and Supernatural

Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods

Author: Erika Engstrom

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 585

This book uses a theory-based inquiry of the nuanced religious messages in the TV series Supernatural, which presents religious themes through horror and fantasy to show a Christianity without Christ. It uncovers how entertainment television provides a conduit for religious messages that speak to the role of contemporary American faith.

Supernatural and Philosophy

Metaphysics and Monsters ... for Idjits

Author: Galen A. Foresman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe havehad their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and mostgruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer wasdiabolically clever? Think again. No son is more waywardthan the one who squanders his intellect and academic careerpursuing questions as poignant as “Half-awesome? That’sfull-on good, right?” Gathered here for the first timesince the formation of Purgatory, a collection of research soarcane and horrific that it would make even the late, great BobbySinger blush. Supernatural and Philosophy tackles all the big ideas in thelong-running hit show Supernatural, covering thorny issuesin a fun and accessible way. Even those unfamiliar with the showwill find fascinating insights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons,God, and Lucifer. A unique collection of insights into the many philosophical,religious, and paranormal topics in the hit TV show,Supernatural Accessible treatment of thorny issues for a generalaudience Written by philosophical fans of the show, for philosophicalfans of the show Those unfamiliar with the show will still find fascinatinginsights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, God, Lucifer, and Goodand Evil Contributors tackle issues ranging from the biologicalclassifications of monsters, to the epistemological problems ofghost hunting

Supernatural Gods

Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths

Author: Jim Willis

Publisher: Visible Ink Press


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 150

Black Holes. Dark Energy. Dark Matter. Entanglement Theory. Quantum Physics. Modern science estimates dark energy permeates roughly 68% of the universe. Dark matter makes up another 27%, leaving the "normal" matter visible to humans at less than 5% of the cosmos around us. String Theory and Membrane Theory both suggest that parallel dimensions very probably exist. Quantum Entanglement Theory shows two objects connected despite being large distances apart. What does the universe hold—and hide? Where do we come from and where are we headed? Can science explain psychic and supernatural phenomena? Exploring the collision of science, the universe and the "supernatural" unknown, Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths by Jim Willis looks at the myths, stories, history, science and facts of healing energies, psychic connections, heavenly messengers, miracles, déjà vu, dreams, out-of-body experiences, and many other psychic phenomena beyond the limits of the five senses. Surveying scientists and experts, it probes the physical existence of "gods" from other dimensions and realities. The past, present and future are investigated to glimpse at the truth of animal envoys, earth spirits, evolution, parallel universes, religious stories, mythological shape shifting superheroes, the origins of the agricultural revolution, alien visitors, dowsing, past life regression, channeling, intuition, meditation, shamanism, spiritualism, and much, much more. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness.

An Invitation to the Supernatural Life

Author: Michele Perry

Publisher: Baker Books


Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 973

An unlikely missionary shares miraculous personal stories of God's power and shows how you, too, can experience daily, life-changing, supernatural encounters with God.

Social Evolution

Author: Benjamin Kidd



Category: Civilization

Page: 310

View: 697