Edgar Mitchell, who, along with Alan Shepard, walked on the lunar surface in 1971, traces the progress of two remarkable journeys: his life-changing space flight and his exploration of the ineffable mystery of consciousness and being. "Everyone has talked about science and religion . . . but Mitchell has really dug into the main paradoxical issues ...
Edgar Mitchell, who, along with Alan Shepard, walked on the lunar surface in 1971, traces the progress of two remarkable journeys: his life-changing space flight and his exploration of the ineffable mystery of consciousness and being. "Everyone has talked about science and religion . . . but Mitchell has really dug into the main paradoxical issues and comes up with a resolving viewpoint".--Harold E. Puthoff, Ph.D.
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Publishers Weekly, 1996-03-18 Among authors trying to bridge the gap between science and spirit, former astronaut Mitchell brings unique credentials. Originally scheduled for the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, Mitchell, as told in this smooth blend of autobiography and exegesis, journeyed to the Moon in 1971 (and generated great controversy over ESP experiments he conducted on the flight). As he gazed on Earth, surrounded by blackness and an unfathomable number of stars, he experienced "an overwhelming sense of universal connectedness" that was to change his life. Within a few years, he had left NASA and founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences, aimed at the systematic study of the nature of consciousness. At the institute, he came to some fascinating conclusions, detailed here and based on principles of resonance, regarding a possible natural explanation for psychic powers. In later years, Mitchell has developed a "dyadic" model of paired opposites-mind/matter, life/death, etc.-that he also covers here and that owes as much to quantum physics' wave/particle duality as to Taoism's yin/yang. Mitchell isn't afraid to go out on a limb; his contention that the universe "intended" to evolve to higher levels, for example, goes against mainstream Western science. He grounds his ideas in data and reason, however, making this a strong offering for those who enjoy the books of Larry Dossey, Ken Wilber and others pushing the envelope of the science/spirit paradigm. BOMC, QPB and One Spirit selections. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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