OK. In my readings, Laurell K. Hamilton especially, the word preternatural is used to refer to things like lycanthropes and vampires. I'm not sure when this word came into vogue, but I've always used the word supernatural to discuss pretty much anything occult and beyond normal nature.
Have I been wrong all this time?
What is the distinction between the two?
If vampires and werewolves are preternatural, what are sorcerors and zombies? Are they supernatural because they use magic or were created through magic?
Is magic supernatural? Or is that preternatural too?
And what about mediums, ESP, and so on?