For over 25 years, Paul Rademacher has been studying the intersection between consciousness, spirituality and the Christian tradition. After graduating with a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1985, Mr. Rademacher spent 15 years in the pastoral ministry working in congregations in Muncie, IN and Charlotte, NC. From 1989 to 1992 he pursued doctoral studies in the areas of mysticism, meditation and spiritual practice, at the Ecumenical Theological Center in Detroit, MI.
In 1997 he attended, for the first time, The Monroe Institute and continued as a student there until 2000. In 2001 he became a residential facilitator at the Institute leading groups in experiential explorations of their inner awareness. Since October of 2007 he has served as the Executive Director of The Monroe Institute.
Before leaving the traditional ministry in 2000, Mr. Rademacher was able to bring together the worlds of spirituality and consciousness by introducing the Monroe methodology to small groups within his congregation. Through courses he designed and taught, the participants were not only able to move personally into profound altered states of consciousness, but were also able to see the connection between these states and what Jesus termed “the kingdom of heaven.” For most of them it was their first introduction to perceptions beyond the physical body – an experience that was life changing for many.