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Oct 7, 2007

Instant Epiphany

Instant Epiphany: The Overview Effect and Cosmic Consciousness

For astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the defining moment of his life was not the moment when, on February 9, 1971, he became the sixth man to walk on the surface of the Moon. Rather, it was something that happened to him on the way back from the Moon - something he would later describe as a "spontaneous epiphany experience".

As the Apollo 14 Command Module barrelled homewards, Mitchell, during a rare idle moment, looked out through the window. His gaze took in the stars, the Sun, the approaching Earth, all seeming to gracefully revolve about him (though in fact it was the spacecraft itself that was rotating).

And then it happened. Suddenly, Mitchell was no longer experiencing himself as a detached observer looking out at the Universe. Instead, he was truly in the Universe. And so was everything, and everyone, else. Everything was connected. Everything was joined in a unified whole in which matter, time and space were merely different aspects of an all-pervading universal consciousness.

"I actually felt what has been described as an ecstasy of unity," he later explained. "The thought was so large it seemed inexpressible, and to a large degree it still is."
read the rest @ Cabinet of Wonders

2 Comments:

At 11:27 PM , Blogger twit said...

I'd feel like I'd wasted my time if I didn't have an epiphany in that situation.

 
At 5:37 AM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

The irony in that being Mitchell's epiphany was that nothing is ever wasted.

 

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