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Edgar Mitchell
DR. FRED ALAN WOLF ( who was featured in the
recent hit movie
What the Bleep Do We Know?, and
The Secret) earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. He
continues to write, lecture throughout the world and con
duct research on the relationship of quantum physics to
consciousness. He is the author of 11 books including
Taking a Quantum  Leap which received the National
Book Award. He has taught at the University of London,
the University of Paris, and other universities  
throughout the world. Wolf notes, "Though we tend to use
the words ‘mind’ and ‘time’ to mean different things,
from quantum physics and  ancient wisdom, we are now able
to comprehend  how the concepts of time and mind are
reconcilable --and can, in fact, have the same meaning.
This realization  comes from recognizing that the mind
works by a  process of ‘defocusing’ and ‘focusing,’ which
is  also the practice of mind yoga. I have added a new twist
by  suggesting that this process is actually what brings our
sense of time about."
DR. EDGAR MITCHELL
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 goes against
mainstream Western science. Dr. Mitchell  is the author
of the fascinating book,
The Way of the Explorer.