The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds. Astronaut Signature, Edgar Mitchell, Dwight Williams.

The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds.

New York: Putnam, 1996. First Printing of the First Edition. A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dj. Inscribed by astronaut Mitchell on the half-title page. Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell offers a vision in which technology and intuition are harmonized in pursuit of a more advanced consciousness. When Mitchell was hurtling back to earth after walking on the moon in 1971, he had a profound sense that all things are interconnected and that the universe is an intelligent process with which we need to link up. We hear how Mitchell began a career as a fighter pilot in the years following WW II, switched to NASA with the hope of being part of the new space program, and came to know the legendary Wernher von Braun, whom he believes was a true visionary rather than a Nazi opportunist. Mitchell tells how, while returning to earth, he carried out a private ESP experiment that seemed to yield positive results. Subsequently, he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences, in order to test paranormal phenomena scientifically. He offers us a tour of Western thought from Aristotle to Newton, arguing that intuition and science were divorced until the advent of Einstein and quantum physics. We hear a lot about synchronicity, left and right brain, and the concept that psychic events are quantum exchanges in the brain that link us with the larger world. From "Kirkus" Item #25653
ISBN: 0399141618

Price: $250.00

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