Compiled by Carol Mersch
A collection of poignant insights and harsh observations
from the files of the extraordinary and controversial
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
On January 31, 1971, Edgar Mitchell embarked on a journey into outer space that resulted in his becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon. As he hurtled earthward through the abyss between the two worlds, he became engulfed by a profound sensation—a sense of universal connectedness. He intuitively sensed that his presence and that of the planet in the window were all part of a deliberate universal process—and that the glittering cosmos itself was somehow conscious. The experience was so overwhelming that Mitchell knew his life would never be the same.
His perspectives of life on earth, the useless ravages of war, and our individual power to make a difference have changed little since his historic walk on the surface of another world. You will find in these pages a selection of profound observations gleaned from a voyager who has journeyed far beyond the ordinary reaches of space and mind.
“As tiny as our physical bodies are on the scale of the universe, our minds can reach out to become one with all that is.”
- Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell