Spiritual Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe Paul Rademacher from Monroe Institute

Paul Rademacher from the Monroe Institute talks about Spiritual Perplexity,

Infinity, Eternity, Spiritual Interaction and Remote viewing in this inspirational video.

He also talks about his new book,

A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe: Travel Tips for the Spiritually Perplexed

More about the book from the Spiritual Hitchhiker website

A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe is the perfect book for readers who feel that their religious tradition no longer satisfies their spiritual needs. An elegantly written memoir and meditation, the book explores the many paths of enlightenment available to readers looking beyond today’s churches, temples, and synagogues.Author Paul Rademacher, a former minister, found that too often church focused too much on eternity—what happens when we die. With this book, he shows that the rightful focus of any true spiritual path is on infinity—how to experience eternity, the fullness of our divinity, in the here and now. Rademacher has written a deeply personal book that often uses biblical texts as a jumping-off point to explore enlightenment outside of any traditional religious institution. His quest for enlightenment ultimately led him to discover the work of the Monroe Institute, where he is now executive director.

A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe is a beautiful book for any spiritual seeker who wants a deeper spiritual life than traditional religious life can provide.

More about Paul Rademacher and his work at Monroe Institute:

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.

More about the Monroe Institute:

The Monroe Institute® provides experiential education programs facilitating the personal exploration of human consciousness. Over the last 30+ years, thousands of people have attended the Institute’s residential and outreach programs, and millions have benefited from our educational materials. The Institute admits students of any race, color, creed, and national or ethic origin.

The Monroe Institute also serves as the core of a research affiliation investigating the evolution of human consciousness and making related information available to the public. The Institute is devoted to the premise that focused consciousness contains definitive solutions to the major issues of human experience and a greater understanding of such consciousness can be achieved through coordinated research efforts using an interdisciplinary approach.

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Corinne Edwards March 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I read Paul’s book and I felt he took a long time to get to the interesting part – which is his connection to the Monroe Institute.

It was nice to hear his journey but there was far less emphasis on the Institute. It has always fascinated me.

I think you should bring him back and really explore what they do there.

There was one comment that I particularly liked and that was -

“We cannot be on the wrong path.”

He is a great interview but somehow I felt he could have given us more information.
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Sue Tinkle March 17, 2010 at 9:49 am

Great interview! You are GOOD at this. Skip Atwater was there when Stephen and I went 16 years ago. He was the one who took me through the “out of body” experience at the end.

I like the site, makes me want to listen to more of the interviews…


Pamela Kelly March 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm


Another great interview! The discussion about Sacred Contract and Life Purpose especially caught my attention. Paul’s explanation is aligned with my knowing i.e.

There are two kinds of Sacred Contract:

The first Sacred Contract is the contract between your Authentic Self (also called your Higher Self) and God/Source to do and accomplish your life purpose as a spiritual being having a human experience. This benefits you (as the spiritual being) by raising your consciousness vibration level and thus helping you ascend. It also benefits God, Schekina (also known as The Universe) and those of the highest light who are also spiritual beings having a human experience through us. I believe Neale Donald Walsh also made this point in your interview with him that God experiences himself as he is through each of his creations.

God/Source gives us certain gifts, talents and abilities. What we do and how we express our gifts is the gift we give back to God. This is the Sacred contract between us and God.

The second Sacred Contract is the contract between your higher self and other spiritual beings that you have “Karma” with to raise each others consciousness with each of the various encounters and relationships you have with each other. To this end, Schekina provides the messages, conditions, and insights we need to shift us along this journey to re-membrance and re-enlightment. This is the Sacred Contract that we have with Schekina.

Keep them coming Michelle!


Navi March 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Mr. Rademachers’ message is very interesting. I’d love to see more of his interviews.
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