Although we live in physical and metaphysical worlds, the average Westerner perceives that he exists only in the physical reality. The things that science is not able to explain are considered supernatural and as having nothing to do with the “norm”.
In accordance with the theory of Reality Transurfing by Vadim Zeland, an infinite number of real-life scenarios are spread in the past and future.
Focusing on a certain scenario by visualization, affiliation, etc., one can achieve a better or worse life scenario in line with his thoughts.
In “The Butterfly Effect,” the main protagonist, Evan Treborn, has a supernatural ability – to be transferred to his past and influence his life by his own personal will. A slight change in his mental state generates a new life scenario, slightly or completely different from the one he experienced before.
This movie is a great example of the coexistence of Free Will and Fate, with Free Will working as a tool to choose and Fate working as a fixed reality scenario which already exists in the space.
Chaos Theory doesn’t provide a strong explanation of this supernatural phenomenon, though the theory of Reality Transurfing justifies the story perfectly.