The Paranormal – What do you Believe?

In Books on August 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I really enjoy reading and writing books with a paranormal plot. When I was a teenager, my favorite guilty pleasure was curling up with a good Stephen King novel. Books like Carrie, Firestarter, and Thinner both delighted and scared the crap out of me. The paranormal genre is a trend that has taken a firm hold in the young adult book market. But how much of the paranormal do you really believe in outside the pages of your current read?

My novel, The Third Eye of Jenny Crumb, focuses on a girl who has psychic ability—probably not as common as the host of vampire or zombie books that are out there, but a popular theme, nevertheless. For me, I honestly believe that everyone has some sort of psychic ability or intuition. Have you ever made the mistake of not following your gut instinct and had bad results? Or conversely, you followed your gut instinct and it turned out great? In my opinion, there are people who have psychic ability and can see things that the majority of us cannot.

So, I want to hear from you! Do you believe there really are people with psychic ability? What about telekinesis (the power to move things with the mind,) pyrokinesis (the ability to ignite or extinguish fire with the mind,) or astral projection (the ability to separate from your body and travel distances with your mind?)

Tell me about your experiences and whether or not you think any of this is real or if it’s just fantasy. I’d love to hear from you!

  1. I also loved paranormal as a kid. “Stranger With My Face”, which dealt with astral projection, was the first time I got my socks scared right off — and I loved it!

    I don’t know if you could call it psychic powers, but sometimes I think people are tuned into each other a lot more than they think. 🙂

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