Words from Dr. Edgar Mitchell

From Stig Agermose:

“To explore is to expand the horizon.  Through this process we have found more questions to pose… But in this grand effort,
we have fallen in closer step with the Tao.” --Dr. Edgar Mitchell

DURING THE PROPHETS CONFERENCE, taking place in the beauty of Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend
Washington, August 27-29, DR. EDGAR MITCHELL, sixth person to walk on the moon, will present a workshop entitled
"Evolution's Rosetta Stone: The Quantum Hologram."  He expertly show us how humankind's exploration of both outer and
inner space represents the next epoch in the evolution of life itself, a process over which human beings have increasing

Dr. Mitchell will also join an unprecedented panel called together for this Prophets Conference to explore “The UFO:
Anomaly, Reality, Implications.”  Other panelists are Joe Firmage, Dr. Robert Anton Wilson, Dr. John Mack, Dr. Steven
Greer, and a powerful newcomer Marcia Schafer.  Dr. Mitchell will also participate on the “Evoking the Numinous: A Path of
Revelation, Evolution, Awakening” panel, where he will be joined by Gregg Braden, Joan Ocean, James Twyman, and Ilona
Selke, as they bridge the material and spiritual, the scientific and the shamanic.

Dr. Mitchell's extraordinary career personifies humankind's eternal thrust to widen its horizons as well as its inner soul. He
founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1973 "to expand knowledge of the nature and potentials of the mind and spirit,
and to apply that knowledge to advance health and well-being for humanity and our planet."

Dr. Mitchell's book “The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds,”
as well as a number of other books, are available through the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Mitchell was inspired to found
the Institute in part by his experience of viewing the earth from orbit.  It is Dr. Mitchell's passion to see the scientific proof of
the spiritual.  He is a strong voice in calling for an end to government secrecy regarding Extraterrestrial Species.


DR. EDGAR MITCHELL - The Associated Press brought national and international recognition to the comments expressed
by Dr. Edgar Mitchell at The Prophets Conference presented in October 1997.

The following widely quoted excerpt from the transcript of Dr. Mitchell’s comments at that conference may be of significant
interest to those concerned with finding truth.

Following a statement made by Dr. Steven Greer regarding technology and the efforts to brief government officials on the
UFO phenomena, Dr. Edgar Mitchell responded by saying...

"I would like to add a bit to what Steven had to say.  It was a marvelous report, but what I would like to add to it, is that in
the briefing of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Group, it became very clear that they were naive.  They did not really
know any more about this effort than we do, if as much. That is because…most of the people in government were not in
government when I retired twenty-five years ago, they are younger people.  The files going back fifty years just no longer
exist.  They have  either been purged, compromised or whatever.  They do not exist.  So when we blame government for not
being forthright, they really do not have anything to be forthright about, at least at that level.  Now, somewhere there’s
knowledgeable people... And in my own efforts in talking with these folks, and talking with government, the question often
comes up as to how they could have kept this a secret for so long.  And friends, they haven’t.  It’s been around us all the
time, but it has been denied, and obscured.

"I often like to state the condition, the story, the myth, if you will, about Columbus coming here and some of the Indians not
seeing the ships simply because it was not in their collective consciousness and their repertoire, they at least did not want to
see them.  Much of what we’re seeing now is what many people do not want to see either.  There has been a massive effort
at creating the mind denying the obvious, of saying that you’re not seeing what’s sitting right in front of you right now, thus
causing doubt in your own mind.  It’s amazingly effective.  So, documentation and evidence that is probably the smoking gun
type of evidence has been totally compromised by saying that it’s simply not true.  So it is not true that they (government)
have kept the secret.  They haven’t kept the secret, but it has been totally compromised by misinformation and disinformation.

"Now for my own experience, I have had no first hand experience like so many of you. I have not encountered a UFO, and
we did not have them trailing us, as far as we know, going to the moon.  We did not meet anyone on the moon.  We did it
just like we said we did.  For the last twenty-five years we have dealt with the issue of, on one hand, the flat-earthers who
said, 'you didn’t go anywhere, it was all filmed out here in the desert,' and on the other hand, another fringe that said, 'yes you
have been there, but you were followed.  You were in contact with UFOs.  There were beings on the moon that you met and
had contact with.'  Well, that’s not true either.  So, we have walked between these two extremes of misinformation,
disinformation and pure ignorance.  We did what we said we did, and I want to assure you, from that period up until the
current time, NASA was one of the organizations ignorant of this type of activity.  And the prevailing wisdom in NASA
(at-the-time) was that we did not even think about it.  It was a ridiculous idea that we would encounter beings on the moon.

"However, in the last twenty-five years since that time, I became quite knowledgeable and became friends with Allan Hynek.
I know and work consistently with Jacques Vallee, and for me, with all the evidence, it is not a matter of believing, it is a
matter of the preponderance of evidence, and the evidence keeps building.  The sightings keep happening.  So, it is clear that
if they are ET -- and I will question some of the sightings as to if they are ET -- they are making their presence known.  I also
think that the prevalence in the modern era of so many events -- the sightings, the continual mutilation events, the so-called
abduction events -- that we are looking at likely reversed engineered technology in the hands of humans that are not under
government control or any type of high level control -- I find that quite alarming.

"With regard to the technology itself, I work with folks who do know what is in our technological data base and what is
available to modern armies.  The so-called ET technology, the ability to have silent engines and flying machines that make no
sound, flying machines that have the characteristics that are consistent with
reproduction of UFO sightings, are not in any nations arsenal, but they do exist.  So if there are back engineered technologies
existing, they are probably in the hands of this group of individuals formerly government, formerly perhaps intelligence,
formerly, under private sector control with some sort of oversight by military, or by government.  But this (oversight) is likely
no longer the case as a result of this access denied category that is now operating.  I call it a clandestine group.  The
technology is not in our military arsenals anywhere in the world, but it does exist, and to me that is quite disconcerting.

"I do work with a number of groups.  We do know about some of the things that the technologies are used for, and I want to
assure you that these technologies are not that far beyond our current state of knowledge.  Now understanding it scientifically,
understanding how it can be, is a long way from having a fully developed usable technology.  But if in our knowledge we can
understand how it has to be in order to create that technology, we’re not that far away.  So I want to assure you that we’re
not talking about technologies that are so farfetched that we can not understand them.  They’re just beyond the technological

"I want to tell you that it does not appear we need to be using ultra-dimensions and wormholes, etc., for this.  It looks like our
three-dimensional or four dimensional space-time universe is about what it appears to be, and that we can operate within that
space-time universe with these types of technologies.  We have tended, like the ancients of old, to have invented myths about
too many dimensions and time travel, wormhole
travel, etc., and it does not look like that is necessary to explain what we are seeing."

Education Activities Awards

On January 31, 1971, Navy Captain Dr. Edgar Mitchell embarked on a journey of over 500,000 miles in outer space, that
resulted in him becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon, during Apollo 14. This historic journey ended safely nine days
later on February 9, 1971 and was made with two other men of valor - Admiral Alan Shepard and Colonel Stuart Roosa.

Scientist, test pilot, navel officer, astronaut, entrepreneur, author and lecturer, Dr. Mitchell's extraordinary career personifies
humankind's eternal thrust to widen its horizons as well as its inner soul.

His academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, a
Master of Science from the U.S. Navel Postgraduate School and a Doctor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition he has received
honorary doctorates in engineering from New Mexico State University, the University of Akron and Carnegie Mellon.

Dr Mitchell has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the USN Distinguished Service Medal, the NASA
Distinguished Medal, and three NASA Group Achievement Awards.

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