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Paul Rademacher – "Spiritual Hitchhiker"

Paul Rademacher How does a Princeton-trained theologian fit into The Gateway Experience? Is there really a conflict between religion and spirituality? A good person to ask these questions to is Paul Rademacher whose autobiography is entitled “The Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe – Travel Tips for the Spiritually Perplexed”. From building contractor to Presbyterian pastor to Executive Director of The Monroe Institute, the creators of The Gateway Experience. What an exciting journey!

Paul Rademacher – His Personal Journey

This book describes his personal journey and addresses the how he sees the differences between religion and spirituality. And as the title suggests, he gives his readers some tips for their own journeys.

If you have never read an issue of SuperConsciousness Magazine, then their current interview with Mr. Rademacher is reason enough. In the interview, he addresses the OOB experience. The interviewer made this statement:

“There tends to be a misunderstanding about out-of-body work that reinforces the material/ spiritual dichotomy, yet it seems to bring spiritual validity to our perceived material world, we have to come to the understanding that spirituality includes the body, not separate from the body.”

His response:

“It is an interesting dichotomy. On the one hand the Institute has been known for the out-of-body exploration, but that has been a misnomer. That is something we struggle with all the time as we try to reshape the public perception of what we do since most of that point of view comes from just reading Bob Monroe’s books which were all about the out-of-body experience.
In truth, Bob Monroe and the Institute over the years have found out that this is just one small slice of a very, very big pie. There is a renewed emphasis on bringing together the physical experience and the metaphysical experience into a whole. We really see ourselves as being of service to humanity and continue to look in the best way possible to help promote some kind of global awakening. That is really the force that drives us to do what we do.”


I would encourage you to check with your local bookstore to get this issue and read the whole interview. If your bookstore doesn’t carry it, ask them to start doing it; or go online and order it there: http://superconsciousness.com/

Paul Rademacher – The Path Documentary

Another way to get to know this fascinating gentleman is to listen to him talk about his insights in this short video.


One thing that comes out of the SC interview is that there should be no dichotomy in the search for spiritual understanding; spirituality always includes the body. It is the temple in which we experience this life. The so-called “out of body” state is really a misnomer; we are simply exploring an expanded state of consciousness while we are in our bodies.

And if we are wise, we bring the knowledge gained on our explorations back to our physical world and apply them to make this a better world to experience in our bodies. This is the mission that Paul Rademacher is now pursing within the Monroe Institute.

Skip Atwater talks about Robert Monroe

Skip Atwater has the perfect background to be the President of The Monroe Institute.

During his time in the US military as a U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent, he visited the Institute and had his first experience with Hemi-Sync and what was known as the gateway Voyage, TMI’s in-house program. It is this program that has become the home study course called The Gateway Experience.

Skip talks about this first meeting with Robert Monroe in this short video.


F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater has had a long association with Robert Monroe. Like others before him, he migrated to the Monroe Institute from the STARGATE Project, which was the CIA directed experiment and application of remote viewing in counter espionage, conducted during the late 1970’s and 1980’s.

For ten years Skip Atwater was the Operations and Training Officer for this secret remote-viewing program. He recruited and trained an elite cadre of professional intelligence officers to do remote viewing for the Department of Defense and various members of the national intelligence community. He planned, conducted, and reported thousands of remote viewing intelligence-collection missions.

His upbringing in a spiritually oriented family environment, allowed a young Skip Atwater to experience many extraordinary psychic adventures. Subsequently, these childhood experiences allowed him to thrive in the STARGATE Project when he entered it as a young adult.

In 1977, as a representative of the military on a fact-finding mission, he first met Robert Monroe, who introduced him to the Hemi-Sync® technology in one of his laboratories. With headphones on and music playing in his ears, Skip went into the “body asleep/mind awake” state where he had quite an unusual and extraordinary experience, as he felt the bed rise up he was laying upon.

“After a period of time.. my entire perspective changed and I was in a boundless, open white space watching myself,” he described of that eventful day.

“And it was very meaningful, like, ‘wherever you go, there you are’. At that time, in this state of consciousness, it was (as if) I’ve come all of this way to find out I am already here,” he said of this revelation he felt. “I was so involved in this journey, I had completely forgotten about Mr. Monroe. I felt so embarrassed.”

After retiring from the Army, Skip Atwater began to work with Robert Monroe and participated in experiments and research into the realms of human consciousness which led him to adopt a spiritual perspective in his own life. Eventually, he was appointed as Research Director of the Monroe Institute.

In his roll as Director, he published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness, and authored the inspirational book, “Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul: Living with Guidance” in 2001, now available as an e-book.

He has assisted hundreds of individuals in experiencing and exploring expanded states of consciousness through the Hem-Sync® and other technologies, pioneered and invented by Robert Monroe.

Today, Skip Atwater guides the Monroe Institute boldly into the future as its President and Treasurer.

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