Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force aeon , eon (gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the supreme being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe. A deity (/ ˈ d iː ɪ t i / ( listen), / ˈ d eɪ-/ ( listen)) is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred the oxford dictionary of english defines deity as a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion), or anything revered as divine. Human beings are remarkably prone to supernatural beliefs and, in particular, to beliefs in invisible agents - beings that, like us, act on the basis of their beliefs and desires, but that. Religions will continue to thrive despite the rise of science and rationality because we are all born with a tendency to believe in the supernatural, according to research published yesterday. It would be rare for a religion to promote mere belief in the supernatural — worship of the supernatural is almost always called for one of the attributes of god in traditional theism is a being that is worthy of worship worship may take the form of ritual sacrifices, prayer, consultation, or simple obedience to commands from supernatural beings.
Belief in several gods and/or goddesses (as contrasted with monotheism-belief in one god or goddess) priest or priestess a full-time religious specialist formally recognized for his or her role in guiding the religious practices of others and for contacting and influencing supernatural powers. Supernatural explanations often entail the interference of an alleged supernatural being to explain a real-world event for example, the suggestion that the christian god sent hurricane katrina to punish the us for something or other. The belief of supernatural being is the basic feature of taoism taoism deems that common people may live forever and become supernatural beings as long as they can cultivate in earnest after becoming supernatural beings, they can select to stay on the earth or live in the heaven.
Actually seeing or hearing a supernatural being could also be a sign of mental illness, which can be inherited schizophrenic persons see and hear things that aren't really there. Related wordssynonymslegend: switch to new thesaurus noun 1 supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events spiritual being belief - any cognitive content held as true occult, supernatural - supernatural forces and events and beings collectively she doesn't believe in the supernatural deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural.
(alternative belief systems) the quality or condition of being supernatural 2 (alternative belief systems) a supernatural agency, the effects of which are felt to be apparent in this world. An examination of the origins of paranormal and supernatural beliefs leads to the creation of two models for their development we are taught such beliefs virtually from infancy some are secular, some religious, and some cross over between the two. A deity (/ ˈ d iː ə t i / ( listen) or / ˈ d eɪ ə t i / ( listen)) is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred the oxford dictionary of english defines deity as a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion), or anything revered as divine c. In a personalistic system of belief, illness is believed to be caused by the intervention of a supernatural being or a human being with special powers a supernatural being might be a deity or a dead ancestor. That's why vampires, and werewolves are able to transform others into their kind via transmission of a supernatural virus either you're born a werecat or you partake of some ritual in communion with a nature god who is a patron of cats.
The cognitive psychology of belief in the supernatural belief in a deity or an afterlife could be an evoluhonarily advantageous by-product of people's ability to reason about the minds of others. A being, place, object, occurrence, etc, considered as supernatural or of supernatural origin that which is supernatural, or outside the natural order behavior supposedly caused by the intervention of supernatural beings. This tendency to explain the natural world through the existence of beings with supernatural powers — things like gods, ancestral spirits, goblins and fairies — formed the basis for religious beliefs, according to many cognitive scientists collectively, some scientists refer to hadd and tom as the god faculty, clark said.
In particular, religion encourages people to be more charitable by promoting belief in a supernatural agent, according to his research in a 2007 study published in psychological science (vol 18, no 9), norenzayan and azim shariff primed participants with thoughts of god by having them unscramble sentences containing words such as divine. The known list of supernatural beings supernatural paranormal encyclopedia a more up to date directory of supernatural beings don't see a supernatural being. Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of supernatural being): deity divinity god immortal (any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force.
Common elements of religion one of the hallmarks of religion is a belief in supernatural beings and forces they can take a variety forms, not all of which are found in every religion. Hence the human belief in invisible person-like beings, such as spirits or gods there are also forms of supernatural belief that don't fit the 'invisible person-like being' mould, but merely posit occult forces - eg, feng shui, supernaturally understood - but the hadd doesn't account for such beliefs.
Religion & belief in supernatural beings belief in the supernatural, especially gods, is one of the most obvious characteristics of religion it's so common, in fact, that some people mistake theism for religion itself, yet that is incorrect theism can occur outside of religion and some religions are atheistic. Medical beliefs the three main organs in the body according to elizabethans were the heart, liver and brain the liver was thought to create the blood,and produce the energy needed for a person to survive. Reapers are a type of divine supernatural beings that work for death, though their physiology appears to be completely different to regular angels, as they do not require a vessel to manifest reapers assist spirits in moving on from the mortal realm when they die, maintaining the natural order of life and death. Belief of a supernatural being i believe that there is a supernatural being this being is so powerful and almighty that no one can fully understand how or why he does such amazing and sometimes shattering things.