Edgar Mitchell Quotes.
You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty.
We need a community of nations capable of space flight because we all have to be off this planet sometime in the future. Our sun is going to burn out eventually, and we are not in a sustainable situation.
We should be ready to reach out beyond our planet and beyond our solar system to find out what is really going on out there.
The best experience that we have on Earth is the fact that we have scientific stations, weathering over stations down in the Antarctic for almost the entire 20th century to learn how to exist in exceedingly hazardous conditions; and the Moon is far more hazardous than Antarctica. At least they have water there.
Science is methodology. As a belief system it’s disastrous.
I have been privileged to be briefed and to know that we have been visited [by aliens]. I do not have first hand experience in this regard, but I have been on investigating teams and I have been briefed by insiders who do know.
Death may simply be an alteration in consciousness, a transition for continued life in a nonmaterial form.
We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians.
We do need different types of propulsion to get to Mars. I wrote one of the first Ph.D. theses on that in the 1960s.
When you transcend the transcendent states, you get past the ego structure, and at that point you don’t need laws, you have “morality!” You have inborn, natural ethics, because it is built on Love.
At the end of October 4 in 1957, when I was coming back from sea duty in the South Pacific, Sputnik went up. I realized that humans would be right behind robot aircraft or spacecraft even though I really had no plans of being in aviation or a professional aviator and certainly not in the military.
I don’t think there is much value in trying to use the moon as a base to go to Mars. That’s going into one gravity belt and having to get back out of it again. And the moon doesn’t have a lot to offer as a resource base.
It was a beautiful, harmonious, peaceful-looking planet, blue with white clouds, and one that gave you a deep sense of home, of being, of identity. It is what I prefer to call instant global consciousness.
Our ignorance, and it is based on the egos we have. It is the unwillingness to go beyond ego.
I experienced an ecstasy of unity. I not only saw the connectedness, I felt it and experienced it sentiently. The restraints and boundaries of flesh and bone fell away.
The main problem is that we, as an Earth civilization, have not come to understand ourselves – see ourselves in a cosmic sense at all.
We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it’s creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us.
I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.
Transcendence gets you beyond ego. If you go beyond ego, you see all of this in a more decent perspective and you can start to put all the pieces together. We haven’t done that yet. Not as a civilization.
There are no unnatural or supernatural phenomenon, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural… we should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance.