posted on March 27, 2017 by Augustina Van Hoven

Ghosts and Other Supernatural Beings

by Augustina Van Hoven

Do you believe in the supernatural?  Have you ever thought you were by yourself only to catch a movement in the corner of your eye?  Belief in these things is a personal matter, but there is a lot of evidence that suggest they really do exist.

The common belief is that the spirit of a living person is called a soul and the spirit of a dead person is a ghost.  There are many thoughts on what happens to a person after they have died.  Most talk about a life after death, but what happens to spirits who do not move on but linger here on earth.  All cultures have stories about the spirits of long dead loved ones appearing and helping their families.  There are also tales of spirits haunting places where a tragedy or a battle has occurred.  These stories have one common point; the spirit has something that tethers them here rather than allowing them to pass over to the other side.

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary the simple definition of a spirit is “the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power”.  The full definition is “a supernatural being or essence”.  These two definitions show that there is more than one kind of spirit.

The full definition speaks of supernatural beings.  In most cultures this refers to angels and demons.  Many cultures and even the Bible talk about angels who appear to men and giving them advice and guidance or demons controlling people and using them to further their own goals.   The Rose books tell the story of two supernatural beings and their battle to influence the world of men. Their plots use living men and spirits of the dead as pawns on a chess board.

Each book in the series, The Kiss of a Rose, The Thorn of a Rose, and The Bloom of a Rose continues the tale of romance in the world of politics and the complications caused by ghosts, angels, and demons.

Proving Love is Strange.

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Augustina Van Hoven

Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two dogs and three cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she's not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines.

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