The book came about as a result of Mitchell’s quest to understand the nature of consciousness. In February 1971, during a voyage to the moon, he says, “I made a test in extrasensory perception (ESP), attempting to send information telepathically to four receivers on earth. Since then, people have asked me why an astronaut would take such an intense interest in a subject as ridiculed and unacceptable in respectable scientific circles as psychic research.”
Mitchell’s answer? “Psychic research presents a challenge that science can no longer avoid.”
Mitchell went on to found the Institute of Noetic Sciences—a widely respected organization considered pioneers in psi research in the 21st century.
Back in 1974, Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell said this in the introduction to his book:
“Research over the last fifty years by little-known, but forward-looking, thinkers has shown there is a vast creative potential in the human mind that is yet almost totally unrecognized by science. Nonrational cognitive processes have so far eluded scientific description. However, this potential has been previously known and described by a few ancient sages and enlightened religious teachers, using veiled prescientific language to express what they discovered through subjective, intuitive, experiential means. We are, in my opinion, on the threshold of rediscovering and redefining those concepts and insights through the objective, rational, experimental efforts of science—if dogmatism and outmoded belief structures do not prevent it.”
An amazing quote back in 1974. Luckily, the research has continued into the 21st century. The new foreword by Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, and Dean Radin, PhD of the Institute of Noetic Sciences who are currently involved in pioneering work in psi research bring us up to date with their studies and findings and show how we’ve come along way in understanding psi phenomenon since 1974 yet we still have much to learn.
Psychic Exploration is a book for those want to delve deeper into the field psi research. Each chapter contains a historical overview on the subject, a conversation by an immenent researcher as to the current research in the area, and well documented experiments on the topic. This book is an important reference guide for those looking to pick up where others have left off in the quest to understand the nature of reality and consciousness.
Explore Beyond the Usual gives Psychic Exploration A Challenge for Science by Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell 4 stars for being a pioneering book that will be used by future generations to support their own exploration into the field of psychic research.
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