Astronaut and founder of the Institute for Noetic Science says:
"non local communication forms, such as Remote Viewing and
telepathy, are possible forms for ET communication, and claimed
by some", and in another context he adds: "it
is time to release the constraints on UFOs and extra terrestrial
information that has been avoided or hidden by most nations, and/or
in agreement with Extraterrestrials themselves".
and text by Torbjorn Sassersson
December 14, 2004
are astounding statements coming from a highly educated, awarded
and intelligent man with a lot of credibility and is to be taken
seriously. Also keep in mind that he is the founder of IONS a
research institute studying parapsychology, the mind and human
consciousness. The institute has, by the way, the known researcher
Dean Radin author of the book, "The Conscious Universe",
in its staff.
To be fair as an article writer I do
not however want to make the impression that Dr Mitchell in his
work at IONS pursue means of ET communication.
D. Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon. He did this
with Alan Shepard as part of the Apollo 14 mission on February
9 back in 1971. Mitchell obtained a Doctor of Science degree
in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He also
has two Bachelor of Science degrees. He was awarded honorary
doctorates from several universities. Mitchell's academic
interests include consciousness and paranormal phenomena.
1974, he founded the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS).
The aim of the non-profit Institute is to conduct and sponsor
research into areas that mainstream science has ignored, including
Telepathy Experiment in Space
Mitchell describes that being in space looking
down on Earth had a profound impact on his mind and his thoughts
about man and our place in cosmos. But even before this moment,
as he described as a "spontaneous epiphany experience",
he was open-minded enough to perform a telepathy experiment without
NASA knowing it during his Apollo mission in space.
amusing information Edgar Mitchell admits in a radio interview
with Art Bell for Coast-to-Coast AM in 1996 (Download
info about the complete audio interview content). He had to
do the experiment, which turned out to be very successful, secretly
since NASA in those days where not too (openly) interested
in neither Extraterrestrials nor paranormal phenomena.
example, according to Mitchell, NASA had no ET protocols
to follow in case of an unexpected encounter in space. That may
have come handy since several former astronauts, according to
certain Internet sites and books, speaks of seeing big discs,
cigar shaped objects and strange lights in space and on the Moon,
something that Edgar Mitchell denies.
the information about the secret telepathy experiment leaked out
somehow and that was good. Otherwise this little story might never
have reached the public.
for a More Complete Cosmology
you listen to Edgar Mitchell it is not hard to tell where he has
both his Heart and Mind. It's in the area where knowledge meets
the frontiers of the human consciousness. He speaks of the Soul
as a hologram and our interconnectedness with the Universe.
asks in his book "The
way of the explorer", isn't awareness the fundamental
nature of matter and he claims that human kind has reached a point
where its evolution has come under conscious control.
the task to inhabit outer space and pursue even more sophisticated
technological advancements on Earth there seem to be an eminent
need for proper guidance. There is a need for guidance by
our spirit meaning that the human spiritual development has to
level with our technological achievements, he says. What value
systems are needed to evaluate new technologies as such?
order to make a scientific case of these thoughts Mitchell
has put considerate efforts to evolve our understanding of the
so-called Zero Point Field. The Zero Point Field is thought to
be an ocean of subatomic vibrations in the space between things,
interconnecting everything in the universe.
this exciting new science offers is a radically new view of
the way the Universe as well as our bodies work. The mind and
body are not separate from their environment, but rather energies
constantly interacting with a vast sea of other energies. This
creates a new scientific theory, which could explain paranormal
order to put this into practice on the individual level Edgar
Mitchell and IONS has developed a close co-operation with the
Monroe Institute founded by Robert A. Monroe. This
institute is specialized in helping people having direct experience
of their true energy nature and the mobility of the mind as a
vehicle for consciousness.
is done by inducing Out-of-body experiences, experiences
of awareness of our insides and outsides, of presence in the Sea
made you lay the foundation of the Institute for Noetic Science?
Was it your experiences of watching Earth from space that changed
your direction in life?
Mitchell: "Yes, the view of the cosmos and Earth from
outer space caused a spontaneous epiphany experience, that has
caused me to question many of our cultural assumptions about cosmology
and our place in the universe."
consciousness, and its many facets, attributes and states, and
its evolution have been my primary interest for 30 years, and
the reason for founding IONS."
you still in contact with the other former astronauts?
Mitchell: "The Association of Space Explorers is the
organization representing all those who have flown in space from
all nations. It is one means of maintaining contact with all astronauts
sponsors: "leading-edge research into the potentials and
powers of consciousness" and explores "phenomena that
do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining
a commitment to scientific rigor." What are the major findings
of IONS so far?
Mitchell: "The work at IONS, independently, and in conjunction
with affiliated organizations, has helped make the case for conscious
choices and intentionality as a basic cause in creating reality.
That is to say that Cartesian dualism and scientific materialism
are demonstrably flawed concepts."
IONS regard the Out-ofBody phenomenon to be of interest
in your research efforts?
Mitchell: "Out-of-body experiences (OBE) are an interesting
phenomenon for study. Quantum principles suggest, however, that
OBEs are a variation of remote viewing (RV) of non local quantum
information, and that nothing is really "out" of the
you yourself experienced OBEs, lucid dreaming, clairvoyance or
Mitchell: "Yes, all of the named experiences."
have repeatedly over the years claimed that you have seen proof
of Extraterrestrial highly intelligent life forms. Can you please
tell us some more about that?
Mitchell: "Not so. I have never had first hand experiences
of ETs or UFO phenomena. Rather, I rely upon the testimony of
trusted "old timers" and more modern government and
military personnel whose official duties and need to know, placed
them in position to have such experiences. I have been briefed
by such individuals."
you sure these life forms are extraterrestrial? Could it be that
they are extra dimensional?
Mitchell: "No valid case has yet been demonstrated in
physics for the existence of extra spatial dimensions. If ET visitation
is real, it is not likely extra-dimensional."
seem to be an obvious connection between altered states of consciousness
and Extraterrestrials in terms of communication. Could telepathy,
Remote Viewing or the OBE state function as communication bridges?
Mitchell: "The non local communication forms, such as
Remote Viewing, telepathy, are possible forms for ET communication,
and claimed by some. I have no direct knowledge of these communications."
and Human Psychics - Can we Talk?)
do you think it is time for us humans on a wider scale to know
and understand that we are not alone in the universe and that
we have been visited by these "space brothers" for a
Mitchell: "I think it is time (now) to release the constraints
on UFOs and Extraterrestrials information that has been avoided
or hidden by most nations, and/or in agreement with Extraterrestrials
themselves. The evidence for existence and visitations is now
widespread enough that enormous upheaval of earthly institutions
you very much for your time Dr. This has been most interesting/
add to the ET mystery Edgar Mitchell, in an
article published in February 18, 2004, by Waveney Ann Moore
a St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer, he says:
cabal of insiders stopped briefing presidents about Extraterrestrials
after President Kennedy".
Mitchell was brought up in Roswell, New Mexico, in the
notorious little town where it is said an Extraterrestrial vehicle
crash-landed in 1947. In the interview with Art Bell mentioned
above Mitchell says he is certain it really happened and that
over a 100 witnesses with direct knowledge and experience of the
event have come forward to tell their story.
no governmental confirmation about UFOs in Roswell has ever
surfaced. Instead they maintain that it was a weather balloon,
and later on changing their story to "revealing" it
was an experimental spy balloon that fell from the sky.
that is where we end up again. We ordinary people are put
on hold both regarding a presumed Extraterrestrial presence as
well as the truth about paranormal phenomena. On the other hand
today there exists means to find out the truth anyway.
us return to this matter in Soul Travel Magazine.
Mitchells personal homepage
for Noetic Science
Astronaut: We've had visitors, St. Petersburg Times
about Edgar Mitchell
Secrets of Redgate
Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the
Material and Mystical Worlds
Radin's book: The
Association of Space Explorers (ASE) is an international nonprofit
professional and educational organization of over 300 individuals
from 29 nations who have flown in space. ASE's mission is to provide
a forum for professional dialogue among individuals who have flown
in space, support space science and exploration for the benefit
of all, promote education in science and engineering, foster greater
environmental awareness, and encourage international cooperation
in the human exploration of space."
debunkers say about Apollo 11
are explorers and the most compelling frontier of our time is
human consciousness. Our quest is the integration of science
and spirituality, a vision that reminds us of our connectedness
to the inner self, to each other, and to the Earth."
late astronaut Gordon Cooper revealed before he died in October
believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are
visiting this planet from other planets, which obviously are a
little more technically advanced than we are here on Earth,"
he told a United Nations panel in 1985."
feel that we need to have a top-level, coordinated program to
scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth
concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to
interface with these visitors in a friendly fashion."
added, "For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy
imposed on all specialists and astronauts. I can now reveal that
every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of
form and composition unknown to us."
article Oct 5, 2004