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The REAL Science of Ghosts

Posted by Atticus & Delores Grunion on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : Science 

Is there really life after death or have people merely invented ghosts as a way to explain hallucinations in a way that provides hope for the continuation of existence beyond the grave?

Join RiPA as we take a peek at the REAL science behind ghosts.

There are a few problems with the idea of ghosts as they’ve been presented. Often the evidence comes down to a few strange photographs or eyewitness accounts, although some paranormal investigators have used advanced technology to attempt the ver...


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10 Percent Myth

Posted by Atticus & Ben Radford on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, In : Science 

Someone has taken most of your brain away and you probably didn't even know it. Well, not taken your brain away, exactly, but decided that you don't use it. It’s the old myth heard time and again about how people use only ten percent of their brains. While for the people who repeat that myth, it’s probably true, the rest of us happily use all of our brains.

At our latest RiPA meet, The conversation came around to the brain and its usage. A certain guest at the meet was adamant that we on...


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Why Parapsychology DOES matter

Posted by Atticus on Thursday, February 25, 2010, In : Science 

Most psychology professors, and people who work in a field related to parapsychology, are quite skeptical of psychic phenomena. The same is true of biologists, physicists, and others involved in the physical sciences. They do not put much credence in the claims of things like telepathy, clairvoyance or telekinesis. Many psychology students, however, are not so skeptical — they tend to believe that these phenomena are real.
RiPA is the cross over between this gap. 
RiPA accepts that there coul...


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Critical Thinking & Its Importance To The Paranormal

Posted by Atticus on Friday, September 18, 2009, In : Science 

Ok, you hear it alot within the paranormal world and RiPA speak about it quite often. But what exactly IS Critical Thinking?

No one always acts purely objectively and rationally. We connive for selfish interests.  We gossip, boast, exaggerate, and equivocate. It is "only human" to wish to validate our prior knowledge, to vindicate our prior decisions, or to sustain our earlier beliefs. In the process of satisfying our ego, however, we can often deny ourselves intellectual growth and opportunit...


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Plasma Life Forms - Spheres, Blobs, Orbs and Subtle Bodies - pt.4

Posted by RiPA Rep on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Science 

Subtle Bioplasma Bodies in the Metaphysical Literature

According to plasma metaphysics the subtle bodies described in the general metaphysical literature (particularly the yoga and New Age literature) are bioplasma bodies.

The Subtle Body is a Bioplasma Body

Subtle bodies have signature features associated with plasma. These include:

• Networks of filamentary currents (known as "nadis" or "meridians" in the metaphysical literature).

• Helical currents, aligned with the spine, which r...


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Plasma Life Forms - Spheres, Blobs, Orbs and Subtle Bodies - pt.3

Posted by RiPA Rep on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Science 

Plasma Orbs in Paranormal Literature

In 2004 (as reported in the Physical News Update by Phil Schewe and Ben Stein) an experiment was conducted where particles in a plasma crystal arranged themselves into neat concentric shells (or rings - from a two-dimensional perspective), to a total ball diameter of several millimeters. These orderly Coulomb balls, consisting of aligned, concentric shells of dust particles, survived for long periods. This structure was described as an "onion-like archite...


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Plasma Life Forms - Spheres, Blobs, Orbs and Subtle Bodies - pt.2

Posted by RiPA Rep on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Science 

Plasma Life Forms in the Laboratory

This is not the first time in recent years that plasma life forms have been studied. In 2003 physicists; Erzilia Lozneanu and Mircea Sanduloviciu of Cuza University, Romania, described in their research paper Minimal Cell System created in Laboratory by Self-Organization (published in Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, volume 18, page 335), how they created plasma spheres in the laboratory that can grow, replicate and communicate - fulfilling most of the traditio...


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Plasma Life Forms - Spheres, Blobs, Orbs and Subtle Bodies - pt.1

Posted by RiPA Rep on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Science 

This 4 part article goes into detail from  studies conducted around 2003 to present day. Mainly dealing with Orbs and their consciousness. This is just another theory to be added to many others out there.

Life-Like Qualities of Plasma

Bohm, a leading expert in twentieth century plasma physics, observed in amazement that once electrons were in plasma, they stopped behaving like individuals and started behaving as if they were a part of a larger and interconnected whole. Although the individual...


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