Continued collaboration and focused public pressure for responsible disclosure

All beings have inherent value and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity

The emergence and evolution of consciousness is a common and ongoing phenomenon.

An Introduction

The New Paradigm Institute acknowledges that humanity is still in the early stages of understanding the universe and that other conscious entities may have a more profound and expansive understanding of it. Our belief is that all life, including non-human life, has intrinsic value and is interconnected.

We are exploring the implications and responsibility that comes with the awareness of advanced consciousness. Humanity must develop a more holistic view of the universe that acknowledges the interdependence of all life and prioritizes the preservation of the environment if we are to survive and enter into the larger community of life and consciousness in the universe.

New Paradigm Institute Objectives

‣ Promote a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of all consciousness, life and the universe

‣ Dismantle systems of oppression and inequality that prevent individuals and communities from living in harmony with the universe.

‣ Support scientific research into the nature of consciousness, as well as the development of technologies and practices that facilitate spiritual growth and connection.

‣ Engage in community-building efforts that bring people together across cultures and traditions, and promote collaboration and cooperation in pursuit of a non-human-centric worldview and ethical framework.

Prepare humanity for acceptance of non-human advanced consciousness
New Paradigm Institute seeks to radically shift the current societal paradigm

The current human-centric paradigm is causing massive destruction to the environment and other life forms on this planet.


Universal consciousness is the underlying fabric of the universe, and all life forms are interconnected and deserve equal consideration and respect.

Dismantle Broken Systems

The current political and economic systems prioritize profit over the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, and radical action is needed to shift towards sustainability and social justice.

The New Paradigm Institute’s Objectives

THE ROMERO INSTITUTE hereby establishes and stands up a new “Wholly-Integrated Auxiliary” NEW PARADIGM INSTITUTE to undertake the following objectives:

Objective 1

To oversee and “watch-dog” the performance of the new December 23, 2022 United States Congressionally-created Washington, DC Office To Investigate The UFO Phenomenon (code-named “AARO”) as well as the Congress of the United States in effectively enforcing its mandate that this office

Objective 2

To organize, mobilize and convene the “important citizen discussion of the profound philosophical & theological questions posed to our human family by the up-coming discovery of life elsewhere in our universe” publicly called for by the November 11,2009 Official Announcement of The Catholic Church (which, according to Official Vatican Spokesperson Father Jose Gabriel Funez who was tasked, by Pope Benedict XVI, to issue this Official Statement, is: “another highly-intelligent and highly-technologically-developed…but distinctly NON-human…species, here in our Milky Way Galaxy”);

Objective 3

To undertake the active investigation of The UFO Phenomenon and its attendant “sightings” and “encounters” with human beings;

Objective 4

To perform each of the more than 84 specific “tasks” that were assigned, by Senate Bill 4503, to be undertaken the new “Unidentified Aero-Space and Undersea Phenomenon Joint Program Office” proposed by the U.S. Senate in Senate Bill 4503, any one of which is NOT being adequately performed by the new All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (“AARO”);

Objective 5

To identify “The Profound ‘Philosophical’ and ‘Theological’ Questions Posed to Our Human Family by The Discovery of Life Elsewhere in Our Universe”….as well as “The Profound ‘Sociological’; ‘Psychological’; ‘Socio-Psychological’; ‘Political’; ‘Geo-Political’; ‘Economic’; ‘Public Policy’; and similar Profound “Soft Science” Questions Posed to Our Human Family by The Discovery of Life Elsewhere in Our Universe. (The “Hard Science” Questions will be addressed by other Institutes.)

Objective 6

To identify the “answer” that will likely be provided to each of these Profound Questions by the adherents to each of the presently-operative Seven Dominant Human Worldviews (Authoritarian; Reactionary; Conservative; Moderate; Liberal; Progressive; and Utopian);

Objective 7

To discern and explicate a NEW PARADIGM WORLDVIEW that will “supplement”… and/or “modify”… this set of presently-operative Human Worldviews to accommodate and integrate the reality of the existence of another highly-intelligent and highly-technologically-developed… but distinctly NON-Human…species, here in our Milky Way Galaxy; and

Objective 8

To effectively convey this NEW PARADIGM WORLDVIEW: (1) to Our planet’s Universities; (2) to Our planet’s Religious Institutions; (3) to Our planet’s Secular Governments; and (4) to The People of our planet.

Implications of highly advanced civilizations

If highly advanced civilizations, such as Type 2 and Type 3 civilizations, were to coexist for billions of years in a universe, it would suggest that the emergence and evolution of consciousness is likely to be a common and recurring phenomenon in the cosmos. This is because advanced civilizations have each achieved a high degree of technological and cultural sophistication, which in turn requires advanced cognitive abilities and self-awareness.

It is possible that the emergence of consciousness in such a universe may have occurred through a combination of factors, including the evolution of complex organisms with advanced nervous systems, the development of language and communication systems, and the emergence of cultural and societal structures that promote knowledge sharing and innovation. These factors create a feedback loop that leads to increasingly complex and sophisticated forms of consciousness.

Another possibility is that consciousness may have emerged through the interaction of the physical environment with intelligent agents. For example, in a universe with abundant resources and complex physical structures, it is possible that intelligent agents may have developed the ability to manipulate and interact with their environment in ways that lead to the emergence of consciousness.

The fact that highly advanced civilizations have emerged and coexist would suggest that the emergence and evolution of consciousness is a common and ongoing phenomenon.


If non-human interplanetary conscious beings are eventually communicated with and they have no concept of a god in a developed, self-consistent understanding of the universe, this could have significant implications for human-based religions. Some religions have a central belief in a deity or deities who created and govern the universe. If these non-human beings do not share this belief, it could challenge the fundamental beliefs of these religions.

The implications could vary depending on the religion. For example, some religions may adapt and incorporate the concept of extraterrestrial life and adjust their beliefs accordingly. Other religions may reject the existence of these beings altogether, seeing them as incompatible with their religious teachings. Still, other religions may interpret the existence of these beings as evidence of the greatness of their deity or deities, seeing it as a further affirmation of their faith.

Ultimately, the implications for human-based religions are difficult to predict, and it would depend on how each religion chooses to interpret and respond to the existence of non-human interplanetary conscious beings. It may require a significant shift in religious thinking and interpretation, and it could lead to a reevaluation of the role of religion in human society.


A Universal Consciousness framework would shift the focus of capitalism from short-term profits and individual gains to long-term sustainability and collective well-being. This means that businesses would need to consider the impact of their actions on the environment, society, and future generations, rather than solely focusing on maximizing profits.

Additionally, capitalism could incorporate principles of resource sharing and cooperation, recognizing that the resources of the planet are finite and should be managed responsibly. This could include concepts like the circular economy, where waste is minimized and resources are used efficiently and sustainably.

In terms of advancing humanity’s understanding of advanced consciousness, capitalist ventures could be directed towards research and development in areas like space exploration and communication with extraterrestrial life. This could lead to a greater understanding of the universe and our place within it, and potentially provide opportunities for new economic ventures.

Ultimately, the goal would be to move away from a purely profit-driven system towards one that values sustainability, cooperation, and collective well-being, while still allowing for innovation and economic growth.

The Individual

Here are some simple concepts that individuals can work towards every day to align themselves with the principle that advanced consciousness pervades the universe and humanity is a young and inexperienced civilization:

‣ Practice empathy: Recognize and understand the experiences and perspectives of others, including those who are (very) different from you.

‣ Foster connection: Seek to build connections with others and the environment around you, recognizing that all living beings are interconnected.

‣ Practice mindfulness: Take time to be present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and how they impact those around you.

‣ Practice self-reflection: Reflect on your own biases, assumptions, and behaviors, and work towards personal growth and development.

‣ Practice gratitude: Take time to appreciate and give thanks for the world around you, recognizing the interconnectedness of all things.

‣ Be open-minded: Seek out new ideas and perspectives, and be willing to challenge your own assumptions and beliefs.

‣ Act with intention: Consider the impact of your actions on others and the environment, and act in ways that align with your values and beliefs.