[...] we have no word for the supernatural. The closest we come to this concept is 𝘠𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘣𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘢, "the thing that knowledge can't eat." This word suggests that the life and power of certain things depend upon resistance to the kind of categorizing knowledge the human beings apply to everything.
— Malidoma Patrice Some
Malidoma Patrice Some
'Of Water and The Spirit' (1995)