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    Title
    The Way of the Explorer
    Subtitle
    An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Edgar Mitchell, By (author) Dwight Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781564149770
    ISBN 10: 1564149773
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WNX, BT, VX
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.6
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    DC22: 629.450092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 130
    BISAC V2.8: OCC031000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000
    LC classification: TL789.85.M57 A3 2008
    Thema V1.0: VX, DNX, WNX
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Career Press
    Imprint name
    New Page Books,US
    Publication date
    06 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    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, for example, goes against mainstream Western science. He grounds his ideas in data and reason, however, making this a strong offering for those who enjoy the books of Larry Dossey, Ken Wilber and others pushing the envelope of the science/spirit paradigm. BOMC, QPB and One Spirit selections.