Thursday, June 18, 2009
Do Our Different Cultures Make for Different Beliefs in the Paranormal?
I'll admit I'm not familiar with other countries. I've never been abroad. Would love to someday. But, living here, in the US gives you this melting pot of people. With different beliefs, that they so willing to share. And, there would be naturally different paranormal beliefs too. In the Northeastern part of the country they follow Wicca, Pagan, and other Northern European beliefs that came with them to the New World. In the Southern part of the country they follow Voodoo or Hoodoo. It's the mixture of the slaves, the French, the local Indian Tribes. And, with Spanish speaking countries in the New World came Santeria. The mixture of the Spanish, slaves and local Indian Tribes. This is a very interesting subject that know one so far have tried to bring to the surface. They'll say, "These are religions?". But, these are religions that believe in the supernatural. They believe in spells, mediums, spirits and hauntings.
This is where there is a problem in understanding, "Beliefs". When people are trying very hard to put "Science" into the mix. There is an old saying, "You have to crawl. Before you can walk". The same holds true here. You have to understand the "Beliefs" before you can throw "Science" into the mix. Is the paranormal different in other parts of the world, or is it all the same? That's the question?