February 11, 2017
One definition of supernatural is “above nature”; where “above” can have a sense meaning “beyond”, so correctly understood, supernatural describes phenomena beyond nature and natural laws.
Manifestations of supernatural phenomena can no longer properly be described as beyond nature. Once in reality, entities must conform to physical and natural laws; to suggest otherwise implies there are other realities than what men experience. This suggestion of alternate realities is a type of supernatural knowledge not available to all readers.
We can only know, in the proper sense of knowledge, about the material world; therefore, we can only speculate about supernatural entities.
Speculation regarding things beyond nature can be amusing. Similar to extraterrestrials of science fiction, one can speculate about supernatural entities: their appearance, their motivations, their superhuman knowledge, and their powers over, and influence of, nature.
Of supernatural speculation, there is no end.
The possibility exists of supernatural entities, yet, we can not know of them, unless they manifest, but then, they are not supernatural. We doubt that once they appear, they are capable of returning to the supernatural realm. We conclude that there are no interactions between the natural and supernatural worlds and it follows that just as we have no knowledge of the supernatural, so they have no knowledge of us.
We readily admit the appeal of supernatural speculation, fantasy, and daydreaming. However, mentally healthy people do not confuse fantasy and reality, do not blend imaginings and nature.