Only 24 days for the event I’ve been waiting for all freaking year: The Paradigm Symposium, the kind of eclectic event suited for open-minded-yet-grounded people like the members of the Grail, is bringing once again an impressive menagerie of thinkers and researchers to the Twin Cities from October 1st to the 4th.
Paradigm started in 2012 as the brainchild of Scotty Roberts and my Cosmic Compadre Micah Hanks, taking positive advantage of the ‘esoteric’ momentum of that year, and the renewed interest in ancient mysteries through shows like ‘Ancient Aliens’, in order to have –as Micah put it, very tongue-in-cheekly– “the best ‘end-of-the-world’ party we could throw.”
Obviously the world didn’t end that year –or maybe it did, in ANOTHER dimension!– and so Scotty and Micah, with the help of John Ward and others, decided to soldier on and make Paradigm an annual event with its own, distinctive flavor. The tone has shifted away from the initial ‘ancient aliens’ vibe –which IMO is for the best– and although prehistoric mysteries and megalithic sites are still a central topic, they are counter-balanced with presentations about other subjects like UFOs or altered states of perception –although of course, we Grailers know these are not isolated phenomena anyway…
So please, check out the symposium’s website if you’re interested in having a phenomenal time with some of the best thinkers in the field, like Randall Carlson –who gained a lot of notoriety thanks to Joe Rogan’s podcast, and will gain even more once Graham Hancock’s Magicians of the Gods is released– Nick Redfern, Peter Robbins, Rich Dolan, and many MANY others.
If you’re still undecided, perhaps reading my ‘Take me Down to Paradigm City’ series, which I wrote for Mysterious Universe as a review of everything that transpired last year might finally convince you.
And if you do decide to come, please look for me and say hi –I’ll be the tall guy wearing a red luchador mask 😉
UPDATE (14/09/2015): Unfortunately, the Paradigm symposium has been postponed. More later.