Guidepost #1: Open for conversation!

As we build this community of open-minded, science-rational thinkers pondering what we do not KNOW about consciousness and the universe down to the quantum level, we start off with an overarching philosophical discussion. Join us at Guidepost #1, where we are beginning to write our own responses to questions that the 10-page e-guide about Edgar…

Guidepost Conversation #1: Explaining Mystical Experience

The first e-guide in this series laid out groundwork based on concepts offered by Edgar Mitchell’s research and writing for The Way of the Explorer. It lightly touched on how quantum physics shook scientific foundations by reminding us that we don’t know what we think we know… and what we now think we know doesn’t…

Being a “Giver” in Today’s Interconnected Universe

I recently saw the movie version of “The Giver,” which focuses on how a society protects its citizens by essentially removing all memory and experience of individuated emotion. A world without pain, suffering, loneliness and war… is also by necessity a world without joy, choice, love and free will. In order to create a safety…

Conscious Conversations

I have had the privilege of participating in a “Consciousness Circle” this year — a group of 12 to 20 of us, formed partly through the database of local members of the international Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) organization. I have long appreciated the effort to gather people together to talk about Real Things in…

Who is Edgar Mitchell?

Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard

During a recent trip to Chicago with my kids, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry — where millions of people learn how tornadoes work and how chemicals combine, explore facts about our bodies and genes, and explore what our future might look like with gadgets and systems envisioned by today’s innovators. Good, solid…

Entanglement: What might it mean?

I had the unexpected pleasure recently of being on a conference call with Dean Radin, researcher and author with the Institute of Noetic Sciences. His 2006 book, Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality is one of the first I stumbled upon in a used bookstore when I was building a library for myself…