Biography

Paul Rademacher’s life changed in 1981, when during a construction accident, he encountered a profound mystical state. To better understand that experience, he entered Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree. During 15 years of service as a Presbyterian pastor, he studied extensively in the fields of consciousness and spirituality.

In 1997, Paul attended a program at The Monroe Institute (TMI) and realized that Monroe’s methodology was a more direct route to the numinous. He became a residential facilitator for TMI in 2001 and later served as TMI’s Executive Director from 2007 to 2011.

Since then, Paul has been investigating the mysteries of the heart and its capacity to integrate daily life with the spiritual journey. The Conscious Heart: New Realities of Time, Money, Dreaming and Enlightenment, and an upcoming book by the same title, are the result of that very personal and transformative journey.

Paul is also a building contractor, designer, carpenter, public speaker, spiritual director, artist, husband, father, and grandfather. His first book, A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe: Travel Tips for the Spiritually Perplexed, was published in 2009.