So What is RiPA All About?

Posted by Atticus on Monday, November 30, 2009

Phew.... busy times at RiPA Rectory due to charity events, theatre productions, documentry projects oh, and paranormal researching!  So where to begin with this update? Lets go back to basics and take this time to talk a bit more about RiPA's ethics and website.

RiPA is probably different from most 'ghost hunting' groups out there. For one, we dont do 'ghost hunting', we do paranormal research. Whats the different I hear you ask?

Well let me tell you in an abridged way, 'Most Haunted' are 'ghost hunters'. They go to allegedly haunted places with a camera and some funky gadgets in the hope of detecting ghosts. And thats pretty much it. Paranormal Research goes a lot deeper. RiPA are a Paranormal Research team that do projects, talks, educate, experiments etc on all things paranormal. Of course, this also includes visiting supposedly haunted places.

This brings me on to an fantastic Xmas treat for the RiPA's, after 5 years of negotiating, I have finally managed to secure a fantastic location whose history is deep and interesting.
What makes this extra special is that this location may not be around for much longer so RiPA are honored to have the chance to conduct a study.

What does RiPA stand for?
'Research into Paranormal Anomalistics'
A lot of people ask us about the 'Anomalistics' part as its
not the most common of words. 'Anomalistics' may be defined as the study of extraordinary phenomena of behaviour and experience, including (but not restricted to) those which are often labeled "paranormal". It is directed towards understanding bizarre experiences that many people have without assuming a priori that there is anything paranormal involved. It entails attempting to explain paranormal and related beliefs and ostensibly paranormal experiences in terms of known psychological and physical factors.

A more detailed explanation can be found on the RiPA's
This brings me on to the website. Although most of RiPA's work happens behind the scenes away from the website, somethings we do will be mentioned other may not, the website works as a great resource for your educational needs.

RiPA have many
paperson the site which range from the historical aspect of techniquesto more recent studies on sleep paralysis and why its important to have insurancein this day and age.

RiPA are also hosting a
projectin collaboration with Golds University College on mediumship.
Now we have had many applicants come forward, but none have ever gone for the actual project.
The project in question is not humiliate or embarass the participants but more to give us a greater insight in to the way mediumship works. I would of thought that, due to the hard time mediums/psychics are getting at the moment, that people with this 'gift' would jump at the chance to prove to the critics that this ability does exist.
If you have this ability and would like to take part in this event, please visit our
'exps'page and follow on screen instructions

Amongst all this, we have a great
forumthat you can join to debate, argue, share and put your point across.
Maybe a
forumisnt your thing and you prefer live chat? well thats good because we have catered for that too.

We also bring to you a
mediasection where you can find a whole host of goodies from video'sto picturesto sounds
(ok, the sound page is still being worked but hell, you get the idea!)

What im trying to say here is take some time to look around the site and have a nose. The site is stil fairly new so stuff will be constantly added.

Oh by the way

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