May, 2009

Issue 241

Paul Rademacher
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Perceptions

“At the fringes of our awareness lies the encounter with infinity. In the twilight zone between sleep and wakefulness live vistas of breathtaking wonder. These are the realms of wisdom, dreams, visions, and divine encounter. We visit these regions nightly in sleep, occasionally in trauma, and sometimes during intense creativity.”

We have been taught that awareness of nonphysical worlds is reserved for saints, shamans, and gurus at best and the mentally unbalanced at worst. As a result, our contemporary world is sadly impoverished as we deny whole ranges of perception that are our common birthright. The pace of life and the ceaseless demands of western society all but insure our distraction from the spiritual quest.

Is it possible for ordinary people to experience inner realms of wonder? Yes! The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia—known for its pioneering work in the exploration of human consciousness—has been helping people to do just that for over 30 years. A unique audio technology, Hemi-Sync®, along with supportive group interactions and serene environments has enabled thousands to explore the inner landscape in life-changing ways. Many have discovered perceptions in just a few days that might otherwise take decades of discipline by more traditional means.

Paul Rademacher is Executive Director of The Monroe Institute. His interest in consciousness exploration was sparked by a mystical experience following a construction accident in 1981, a profoundly life-altering event that led him to study theology and then to serve as a Presbyterian minister. For 15 years in that role, he studied extensively in the fields of consciousness and spirituality, seeking to bring together traditional meditation techniques with contemporary expressions of spiritual exploration. He was a Residential Facilitator at TMI from 2001 until 2007, when he became Executive Director. He is also a former building contractor, designer, and journeyman carpenter; an experienced public speaker, seminar leader, artist, and closet musician; and a husband and father of three. His book, A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe: Travel Tips for the Spiritually Perplexed, is scheduled for release on May 22 by Hampton Roads Publishing.

In his presentation, Paul will share his own journey of self-discovery and describe The Monroe Institute’s methods and effectiveness, drawing parallels between this modern-day technique and ancient practices. For a portion of the event, he will be joined by Dawn A. Tobin, a Raleigh-based Accredited TMI Outreach Facilitator, who will share her TMI experiences, preview the Saturday workshop that she will lead, and help address your questions. You’ll hear samples from Hemi-Sync® programming CDs, as well.

There is a world of wonder awaiting discovery. To enter it is to see ourselves in an utterly new context and to come awake, perhaps for the first time.

Learn more about Hemi-Sync®, TMI, and its programs atat

Purchase Advance Tickets Here:

Regular Attendee $10:
Seniors / Students $8:

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Beginning Expanded Awareness ~
An Introduction to Expanded States of Consciousness

with Dawn A. Tobin, Accredited TMI Outreach Facilitator

Saturday, May 9; 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Sheffield Manor Community Clubhouse
9805 Koupela Drive, Raleigh
(Near I-540 & Falls of the Neuse Road)

A map and directions will be provided when you register.

Fee: $65 in advance; $75 after Thursday’s lecture

A patented audio guidance technology—Hemi-Sync®—developed by The Monroe Institute, combined with explanation, discussion, and supportive group interaction, is used to facilitate your direct personal experience of the vital internal resources hidden within each human mind. You experience deep, total relaxation, your thoughts are stilled, and your mind expands beyond your physical senses, revealing vast new resources of internal wisdom.

In this introductory program you’ll have several opportunities via wireless headphones (provided) to experience Focus 10, a deeply profound internal state that can be described as “mind awake, body asleep.” While unique to each individual, this state represents an internal state utilized by remote viewers, and supports out-of-body exploration. Focus 10 is a platform—a starting position—from which to explore and develop your new perceptions. Profound revelations are surprisingly frequent among Monroe participants.

The value is not in the novelty of such experiences, but in the practical application of expanded awareness to all aspects of living: Hemi-Sync® facilitates a state of “whole brain function” making available a broader range of perceptions with which to solve problems, develop creativity, obtain guidance, relax, reduce pain and stress, focus and concentrate, meditate, sleep deeply, enhance spiritual being, and even release self-limiting thoughts and behaviors. You’ll return home revitalized and empowered with a greater understanding of your total self, and with new resources and opportunities for the practical purpose of living more fully every day.

Dawn was introduced to The Monroe Institute in 1995, when she was captivated by the book Journeys Out of the Body by Robert A. Monroe. Wanting to continue the adventure, she soon found herself attending her first program at TMI, a residential campus with programs designed to allow others to explore the vast expanse of their own consciousness in Monroe’s pioneering footsteps. She found validation of an internal spiritual landscape free from the boundaries and limitations conceived by society, guided by internal knowing and direct experience—a catalyst to real empowerment, answers to life-long questions, the release of self-limiting behaviors and fears, and the beginning of true freedom.

Dawn is an accredited TMI Outreach Facilitator, a standing member of The Monroe Institute and TMI’s Professional Division, and a graduate of multiple residential and off-campus TMI Programs; she is also a program developer and facilitator for other non-accredited Hemi-Sync®-based consciousness development programs. Her areas of study include quantum physics, sacred geometry, spirituality, comparative religion, mysticism, the paranormal, ancient wisdom, the cosmos, human relations, and other topics beneficial to acquiring a very balanced understanding of our physical and non-physical systems. She is a certified Reconnective Healing Practitioner, is a standing member of The Institute of Noetic Science, and holds a professional degree in paralegalism.

For more information about the workshop, contact Dawn at; learn more about Hemi-Sync®, TMI, and its programs at

In person, payment must by made by check or cash; to pay (in advance only) with a credit card via Paypal below.

You can now pre-pay using your credit card via PayPal.

Maximum attendance: 20

For directions, or to register in advance, contact Jim Fletcher:

May 7, 2009
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall
3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607

Doors Open: 6:45 PM
Lecture: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $10
Seniors/Students: $8 with valid ID

Early Meditation: 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE

Saturday Workshop
Beginning Expanded Awareness: An
Introduction to Expanded States of Consciousness
Dawn A. Tobin,
TMI Outreach Facilitator.

May 9 , 2009

Location: See Below



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This Month's Angel Door Prize

This month we have two!

· A gift certificate to Harmony Farms Natural Food Store, presented personally by store owner (and long-time SFF supporter) Steve Long.

· A Hemi-Sync® CD. A variety of TMI books and CDs will be available for sale, also, with a portion of the proceeds going to SFF.

Our Newest Feature- Raffle Tickets

Buy a $5 ticket for a chance to win a one-hour energy healing with Alice Hough.

Alice is a light worker and energetic healer. Drawing on a wide range of training and experience, she works with Spirit to channel loving energies from the Earth and Universe into your body and energetic field, allowing you to release old patterns, restructure beliefs, and replenish energies. Many forms of healing can occur as the flow of healing energy works with you on all levels, altering your energetic alignment and creating a healing state of grace in your life.

On the path of her own growth and healing, Alice studied many healing practices and spiritual traditions: She is an ordained priest in the Order of Melchizedek, a level II Reiki practitioner, a certified Theta Healing practitioner, and a member of the Order of Michael. She is also trained in DNA activation and healing techniques, energy balancing, aura clearing, and shamanic journeying. She is a student of Kabalah and other mystery school traditions, both eastern and western—teachings that greatly enrich her life and spiritual practice, helping bring deep compassion and insight to her healing work. She is also a long-time supporter of SFF with service on the board (writer, chairperson, and treasurer), by printing fliers for our monthly programs (with the support of Tremont Medical Center), financially, and spiritually!

Become revitalized, more aware of your vital internal resources, and empowered with opportunities for living more fully every day.

To learn more or to make an appointment, contact Alice at 919-622-2329 or; or speak with her at the lecture Thursday night.

The refreshments this month are provided by SFF

If you would like to sponsor the refreshments at one of our monthly events, please see any of the board members. Your contribution is tax deductable.

Upcoming Events

June 4, 2009 - Psychic & Healing Fair
Our annual fund raising event~
Two dozen intuitive & healing practitioners offer 20-minute mini-sessions—a great
opportunity to sample several!



Early Meditation
Birgit Patty

Birgit has studied the eight limbs of yoga since 2000, including the Sahaj Marg (natural path) system of Raja yoga and, since 2005, Kundalini yoga. She has completed a course in Nuad Boran (Thai yoga therapy) for yoga practitioners and body workers. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance and is a certified Integral Yoga teacher. Birgit is committed to yogic living and to teaching techniques for an integrated yoga practice, primarily concentrating on Hatha yoga. Her studio, Apex Yogic Living, is in historic downtown Apex, NC. Contact her at (919) 280-8818 or for more information.

The early meditation is held at 6:30 PM in the Ralph Waldo Emerson room of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh. If coming from the front parking lot, go down the steps between the two buildings. There's an entry door on the right side of Peace Hall. Go in this door and down the hall, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson room is on the left at the end. If coming from the back parking lot, go up the steps between the main building, which houses the sanctuary in front and Founders Hall in the rear, and Peace Hall, the building to the left. Entry door will be on the left a short distance up the stairs. Please arrive on time.

Come early for the Healing Meditation. The first few minutes are focused on sending healing Love and Light to Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

The meditation begins at 6:30 pm in the Ralph Waldo Emerson room. Please arrive on time to optimize the energies of the group.

Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Raleigh Mission

At SFF, our mission is to enhance the spiritual, mystical, and metaphysical awareness and consciousness of our community by sponsoring programs that facilitate personal growth and development and a holistic approach to health and living.

Within the scope of our mission, we choose speakers who offer a variety of views and philosophies, but SFF does not endorse any speakers’ statements or beliefs. You are invited to come with an open mind and depart with all that feels true for you.


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