Edgar Mitchell, RIP
Dr. Edgar Mitchell, lunar astronaut, passed away at his West Palm Beach home on February 4, 2016 at the age of 85.
In 1971, as pilot of Apollo 14’s lunar module, Mitchell became the sixth person to step foot on the moon.
Mitchell was a founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Formed in 1973, IONS is a non-profit research institute concerned with, as the name indicates, the nature of human consciousness. Author Dan Brown made IONS a centerpiece of his bestselling novel The Lost Symbol.
In 2011 the Leonardo da Vinci Institute for the Study of Thinking, of which I was president at the time, inducted Dr. Mitchell into the Society and presented him the prestigious da Vinci Medallion. The opportunity to know and share time with Ed Mitchell was an honor indeed.
Ed Mitchell, RIP.
“I theorize that there is a spectrum of consciousness available to human beings. At one end is material consciousness. At the other end is what we call ‘field’ consciousness, where a person is at one with the universe, perceiving the universe. Just by looking at our planet on the way back, I saw or felt a field consciousness state.”