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The Way of the Explorer, An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds
Dr. Edgar Mitchell, with Dwight Williams
An Apollo astronaut's remarkable quest to reconcile science and religion in a self-organizing universe

1 "We've discovered that matter is interconnected and resonates in some mysterious manner throughout the entire universe, and that patterns repeat themselves as though a template were being used over and over again on different scale sizes."

2 "Our presence here (in space), outside the domain of the home planet, was not rooted in an accident of nature or in the capricious political whim of a technological civilization. It was rather an extension of the same universal process that evolved our molecules. And what I felt was an extraordinary personal connectedness with it. I experienced what has been described as an ecstasy of unity. I not only SAW the connectedness, I FELT it and experienced it sentiently. I was overwhelmed with the sensation of physically and mentally extending out into the cosmos."

3 "In space it seemed so obvious that the processes of the universe are innately and harmoniously connected."

4 "I've witnessed the efficacy of group prayer directed toward particular individuals. Traditionally this would be deemed miraculous, but I prefer to think of it as the result of resonance and human intentionality operating quite naturally."

5 "Before linguistic capabilities were well developed in early humans, we already had the capacity for creativity, imagination, and problem solving….Visualization, creativity, and problem solving are all required to create tools, cooperate in the hunt, or to organize socially – all of which are developments observed in the animal behavior from which we emerged. This is clearly indicative of an inner life of significance before the linguistic period."

6 "The need to understand human consciousness has demonstrated to us that nature is more intimately connected, conscious, and purposeful than was previously assumed."

7 "Each life expresses one of nature's emergent potentials that may prove significant for the whole."

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