Welcome to the Institute of Paraethnology (IP). The IP is a division
of Burton Beyond, and seeks to further the goals of Burton Beyond as a medium of scholarship and develoment of relevant method
and theory. The ISP will provide materials toward the expansion of the field of paraethnology.
As noted on the home page, paraethnology, like its conventional counterpart,
ethnology, is comparative over space and time. Archaeology, biblical studies, ethnology, folklore, history, mythology,
paranormal studies, philosophy, and religion all fall within its parameters of study. Paraethnology, however, focuses
more on preternatual manifestations in culture, rather than more readily categorized events and phenomena.
At present, the IP seeks to provide the general public and other communities with information on this
growing field via this website. Beyond, the official publication of Burton Beyond, deals with many paraethnological
issues, and will be of value to interested parties. Long term goals include a quarterly peer-reviewed Journal of Paraethnology,
expanded articles archives, research reports, and other services. Please check back regularly.