The Trickster and the Paranormal

The Trickster and the Paranormal

Author: George P. Hansen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462812899

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 564

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Paranormal and supernatural events have been reported for millennia. They have fostered history’s most important cultural transformations (e.g., via the miracles of Moses, Jesus, Mohammed). Paranormal phenomena are frequently portrayed in the world’s greatest art and literature, as well as in popular TV shows and movies. Most adults in the U.S. believe in them. Yet they have a marginal place in modern culture. No university departments are devoted to studying psychic phenomena. In fact, a panoply of scientists now aggressively denounces them. These facts present a deeply puzzling situation. But they become coherent after pondering the trickster figure, an archaic being found worldwide in mythology and folklore. The trickster governs paradox and the irrational, but his messages are concealed. This book draws upon theories of the trickster from anthropology, folklore, sociology, semiotics, and literary criticism. It examines psychic phenomena and UFOs and explains why they are so problematical for science.
The Trickster and the Paranormal
Language: en
Pages: 564
Authors: George P. Hansen
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-20 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Paranormal and supernatural events have been reported for millennia. They have fostered history’s most important cultural transformations (e.g., via the miracles of Moses, Jesus, Mohammed). Paranormal phenomena are frequently portrayed in the world’s greatest art and literature, as well as in popular TV shows and movies. Most adults in the
Stalking the Tricksters
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Christopher O'Brien
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-11 - Publisher: SCB Distributors

Manifestations of the Trickster persona such as cryptids, elementals, werewolves, demons, vampires and dancing devils have permeated human experience since before the dawn of civilization. But today, very little is publicly known about The Tricksters. Who are they? What is their agenda? Known by many names including fools, sages, Loki,
Domestic Demons and the Intimate Uncanny
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Thomas G. Kirsch, Kirsten Mahlke, Rijk van Dijk
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-10-21 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores local cultural discourses and practices relating to manifestations and experiences of the demonic, the spectral and the uncanny, probing into their effects on people’s domestic and intimate spheres of life. The chapters examine the uncanny in a cross-cultural manner, involving empirically rich case studies from sub-Saharan Africa,
Eden: The Knowledge Of Good and Evil 666 Volume 2
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Dr. Joye Jeffries Pugh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-28 - Publisher: Lulu.com

EDEN - The Knowledge of Good and Evil 666 is a comprehensive story of good and evil-brilliantly told, thought provoking, enlightening, and uniquely timely! Dr. Joye Jeffries Pugh has a tenacious grip on the history of the continuing journey of good and evil. This is a one-of-a-kind book paralleling the
The Language of Mediums and Psychics
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Robin Wooffitt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Every week thousands of people in Europe and the USA consult psychic practitioners. Communication is crucial to the performance of psychic powers in a range of settings. Psychic practitioners use language to demonstrate their powers, whether they are reporting the words of their spirit contacts or interpreting the spread of