Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Real Supernatural World vs. The Fake One

By Lisa Grace

With the prevalence of science fantasy and science fiction books and movies, the line between the real supernatural world and the fake have become blurred.

The practice of magic, the use of Ouija boards, and tarot cards, have become common place and are no longer considered by society as dangerous and a form of attracting demons.

On twitter and other forms of social media, you can get in touch with thousands of people who practice drinking blood, and practicing magic. Many believe because of the blurred lines, these practices are just “fun” and not a way to attract demonic activity.

For this reason, I would love to see a distinction made between the real supernatural world and the fake one.

In the book world, I believe it's time for a new genre. Science fiction and science fantasy are separate genres. In science fiction, you have stories that must fit into the science world based on known or plausible theories of science.

Science fantasy includes but is not limited to the aliens, wizards, dragons etc... and things that do not exist in our world, and do not have to follow the 22 rules that hold our universe together.

Books about the supernatural should be split the same way. We know certain supernatural creatures exist form the Bible. (Colossians 1:16, Romans 8:38) They are split into several categories: The Arch Angel (We are aware of only one from the Bible), Angels, Seraphim, Cherubim, Principalities, Authorities, Powers, Thrones, Might, Dominion, disembodied Demons, Nephilim, Giants, the women (in heaven), and the beasts before the throne.

Other supernatural creatures are man-made, such as vampires, werewolves, zombies, aliens etc...

I would like to see a split in the genre between the real supernatural and the rest.

What do you think?